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The Bunai Collection: A Dying Craft

Posted by Anjali Mody on


The Bunai Collection has been inspired by the phenomenon of cellular fusion. Each piece tries to depict different cells moving and then fusing together to create a larger, whole organism. The cane weaving fuses with the marquina marble to transform two very different ideas into one, final product. Each piece of this collection has been hand-woven by master artisans who have been working with cane for most of their lives. Cane weaving is one of the oldest and widest spread crafts in the world and most of these artisans specializing in weaving furniture. It is also a craft that is dying, forcing generations of families who have dedicated their lives to this art to look elsewhere for work. We spoke...

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Idol Weight

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Sydney artist Genevieve Felix Reynolds has been working on the paintings for her first Melbourne solo show for almost a year. With a background in digital photography, her work is painstaking, combining an almost ‘photographic’ precision with an intuitive flair for colour and geometry. Genevieve’s latest body of work Idol Weight is a series of paintings inspired by the digital age. ‘Today, our lives are abstracted, far more than they ever have been before’ she explains. ‘I wanted to make work that refers to the 2D, ever-present screen, while re-locating itself in the physical, tactile world.’ The exhibition references classical art and architecture, with a modern twist. ‘I am contrasting the weight of historic objects, against the flatness of abstraction and efficient, reproducible technologies’ the artist says.  ...

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A HOUSE ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER IN BEND, OREGON

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Seattle-based firm FINNE Architects designed the Deschutes House on a narrow lot that faces Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes River. The design had to include preserving a stone ledge that was close to the water by building the main deck to hover a few inches above it. To maximize the enjoyment of watching the water crafts going by, all of the major spaces in the house open up towards the water. The exterior is clad in both tightly space Western red cedar that’s stained a natural wood color and corrugated metal siding, creating the perfect contrast of warm tones and cold metals. The main living area is open and features two suspended pieces made up of curvy wooden slats that mimic an...

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Using Shelves to Make the Most of Any Available Wall Space

Posted by Prarthna Lalbhai on


Wall-mounted shelves can be used in spaces where floor-based shelving won't work.

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