The MINI Paceman Pop-Up store went denim-on-denim last week, welcoming New York denim label 3sixteen as its special guest. Alice Blackwood reports.
From plastic spoons to pins and water bottles, Olivia D’Aboville’s artworks (featured in Habitus 20, on sale June 26) are an array of re-used mass-produced objects that could easily be mistaken for piles of oceanic debris. But upon closer inspection, her artworks are extremely delicate, even fragile, and tie into a sensitivity that is something much more than just good recycling practice. By Philippa Daly.
Public Sydney reveals a raft of hidden stories, fascinating people and obscure objects discovered in central Sydney, including flair bartenders from Hyde Park, corporate ping pong players at Darling Quarter, an historic one-tonne canon and a handmade cedar coffin from one of our city’s oldest cemeteries.
Natalya Hughes latest collection of work deconstructs, reconfigures and rewrites figurative images to form partially abstracted and highly patterned psychological worlds. Working broadly across painting, print, animation and installation, Hughes conflates the boundaries between beauty and the grotesque, realism and abstraction.
Internationally renowned Italian master jeweller Giampaolo Babetto has launched a small collection of gold rings through a Melbourne gallery specialising in handcrafted works by independent local and Italian jewellery makers; the first time his works have been shown in Australia. Stephanie Madison reports.
21st Century Residential Landscape Design is a collection of projects in which a designed atmosphere has been expressed and developed to the individual needs of clients. It is a celebration of Rolling Stone Landscapes’ philosophy that a perfect relationship can exists between the site, the environment and the architectural style of every home.
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is a national prize for free-standing sculptures of up to 80cm that draws dedicated support from artists, critics and collectors alike. This year the Prize has attracted 494 entries from Australia and other countries including New Zealand, India, Ireland, USA, UK, Ireland, Latvia and Japan.
Ercol hand-crafted furniture arrived in Australia in early 2012. Celebrating their launch with a ‘high tea’ event at Temperature Design, Ercol were proud to unveil a range of elegant furniture that’s made with elm, ash, beech, oak and walnut sourced from sustainable forests in North America or Europe.
Nicole Bearman is currently Project Editor for Powerhouse Publishing and producer of the Pecha Kucha Night. She has fifteen years experience contributing to Sydney’s cultural community and has previously worked as a writer, editor and producer for visual arts organisations, journals, state museums, and festivals.
Lou Weis is a designer, film producer and creative director based in Melbourne. In his most recent project Broached Colonial he brought together leading Australian and British designers to create limited edition products inspired by Australia’s colonial period. This week on Habitusliving.com we asked Lou to share some of his creative inspiration