Category: Appreciating

Meet Shigeru Ban, Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Shigeru Ban: Curtain Wall House, 1995, Tokyo, Japan . Contemporary living space

Considered the Nobel Prize of architecture, the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize is given by Chicago’s Hyatt Foundation. It honors a living architect (or architects) whose built work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision and commitment, someone who has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. The 2014 winner is […]

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Steampunk and Other Beasts

randie feil steampunk art

Steampunk. Have you ever heard?   Well, me, being an advanced culture-consumer, I’ve heard. I’ve read and loved Robert Rankin’s novels, many of which fall into that genre. But that was the extent of my familiarity with the Steampunk. What is it, I hear you ask. Many things apparently, all of which have something to […]

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Architecture: Thrills of a Certain Lifestyle.

Architecture Photography: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta (9) (163269).

Prickly beasts contained behind a glass! Looking into the privacy of your bathroom, waving their fat thorny flappers at you, you – naked and warm, only just having emerged from the safety of your soft bed… They are waiting. Architecture Photography: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta (9) (163269).

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Practice Positive: 3 Things to Stop Saying to Your Home’s Visitors | Apartment Therapy


Years ago, when my older daughter was in her first year at the primary school, I and a couple of other mums were invited to a home of her schoolmate. Big family: four children aged between 1 and 7. Medium to small size house with ongoing improvements of various scale being done to its parts. […]

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