Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday InDesign

Saturday InDesign Sydney was on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July. There are a number of design showrooms that open their doors mainly for the design profession (architects, interior designers, specifiers etc) to visit. Many showrooms offered cloth bags with brochures of their products inside, food and drinks, and even live music. They had buses carting people around to the various showrooms as well. The areas covered included: Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Chippendale, Waterloo, and Alexandria. I enjoyed the new PYD building. It houses a number of showrooms including Roger Sellers bathroomware and Koda Lighting. Showrooms visited over the two days included: James Richardson, FY2K, Steelcase, Hafele, and Porters Paints.

Saturday InDesign:

PYD Building, Waterloo:

More photos of the day over at Flickr:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Chris Chun's Fragile Beauty exhibition - opens Sep 13

Chris Chun

The Fragile Beauty exhibition will feature New Works on Paper by Chris Chun.

The exhibiton will run from 11-30 September at the Washhouse Gallery in Rozelle, Sydney.
The opening night will be Thursday 13 September.

Chris Chun's website:
Washhouse Gallery's website:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Monday to Friday tshirts

I like the idea of these tshirts, especially the Friday one.

"Beep, beep, BEEP, BEEP, [hit snooze] Beep, BEEP, SHIT! Yep, you're late again, and you don't even have time to decide which pair of underwear is cleanest, let alone what you actually want to wear.

Monday to Friday tees are the answer to what to throw on in the mornings, the lazy man's (and woman's) uniform. Super-comfy, instant fashion, every working day of the week.

Just say 'no' to crippling clothing indecision, get yourself some of
these puppies, lay back and hit your snooze button. Twice."


Sunday, July 15, 2007

d/Art/07 - Jul 13 - Aug 18

Friday 13 July to Saturday 18 August 2007

Tue - Fri: 12.00 - 7.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm
Gallery 2

"d/Art/07 is the tenth anniversary of Australia's premier screen and digital media arts events presented by d/Lux/MediaArts. d/Art/07 examines the increasingly fragmented edges of the digital media world, where device shifting, bandwidth and media distribution technologies are fast becoming the key apparatus of contemporary screen culture. Exploring multi-user online environments such as Second Life the exhibition looks at how artists are penetrating the 'In World' to access the new audiences and unique opportunities these spaces offer.

d/Art/07 provides a sophisticated point of entry to some of the best examples of recent digital media works from Australia and overseas, complimented by a program of online and real-world screenings, industry discussions, talks and public forums."


Fernando Romero architecture lecture - August 8

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture 2007: Fernando Romero

"Fernando Romero, eminent Mexican architect and founder of LAR (Laboratory of Architecture) presents an illustrated lecture on this internationally recognised practice. Since establishing LAR in 1999, Romero has generated unprecedented spaces such as his award-winning Bridging Tea House Jinhua City, China, demonstrating his commitment to the exploration of new geometries and materials that redefine the contemporary built environment.

Distinguished for their dialogue between context, culture and refined spatial forms, Fernando Romero’s two architectural studios LCM (Laboratory of Mexico City) and LAR have been recognised with numerous national and international awards. These include the International Bauhaus Award 2004, SARA Prize (Society of American Registered Architects) 2005 and The Red Dot Award - best of the best, for Bridging Tea House 2006.

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture is presented by the MCA and Arts NSW, in association with Sydney Design 07, the Royal Institute of Architects and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

Date: Wed 08 Aug 2007
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art 140 George St, The RocksInternational Architecture Cost: $15/$10 MCA and RAIA Members and Concessions
Bookings essential: 02 9245 2484 or email


Sydney Design 07 - August 14-19

The 11th Sydney Design festival will include the following events:

SD07 International speaker: Joel Gethin Lewis of UnitedVisualArtists
Date: Mon 06 Aug 2007, Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Venue: Powerhouse Museum

Romancing wool - Akira Isogawa in conversation with curator Glynis Jones
Date: Wed 08 Aug 2007, Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Venue: Powerhouse Museum

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture 2007: Fernando Romero, eminent Mexican architect and founder of LAR (Laboratory of Architecture)
Date: Wed 08 Aug 2007, Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art 140 George St, The Rocks

d factory: Great design for under $10
Date: Thu 16 Aug 2007, Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Venue: Powerhouse Museum

Young Blood: Designers Market
Date: Fri 17 Aug 2007, Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sat 18 Aug 2007, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Powerhouse Museum


Looking Back Looking Forward - July 17

Architecture Foundation Australia and The University of Sydney Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning present: Looking Back Looking Forward

Speakers: Glenn Murcutt, Peter Stutchbury, Richard Leplastrier and Brit Andresen.
"Four of Australia's foremost award winning architects will reflect upon their past works and suggest how we go forth to meet the considerable challenges of the future. The lecture will be presented in conjunction with the seventh annual Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class, with participants from around the world."

Free public lecture. No bookings. First in best dressed.
Place Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney.
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm