The recent spate of terrorist attacks and the horrific Grenfell Tower fire made me realise just how much I still […]
Tag Archive for ‘Sydney’
You know the thing – a postcard showing a view of a town or a building and in the corner […]
Standing for something.
What do you think of the word iconic? Rather like the word luxury, it’s thrown around with abandon: I can […]
The same old story
My suburb is undergoing an explosion of growth. Due to a change in local planning law, it is now possible […]
Cut down to size
This morning the usual peace and quiet of my suburban street was shattered by the sound of a chainsaw. […]
The bland leading the bland
I’ve just finished re-reading a magnificent book that was written by architect Robin Boyd and first published in 1960. I […]
War, what is it good for?
If there’s one thing that Australia does really well then it’s war memorials. Each one in the state capitals is appropriately […]
Taking the B out of Bland.
Bland buildings are horrible things. The world is full of them. They say ‘this’ll do’ rather than ‘this will make […]
On a superficial level
This week’s Design File is all about colour (see Pantone). As those who heard my essay on colour for By […]
The problem with clothes
This week’s Design File is the Little Black Dress . When I told my female friends that I was doing […]