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Gehry in Sydney book launch

May 27, 2016

Sydney recently broke with a surge of excitement when it was announced that world-renowned architect Frank O Gehry had been commissioned to design the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building for the UTS (the University of Technology Sydney). As one of the most influential architects of this generation, there were many who, along with the city’s architecture and design communities, were understandably abuzz with anticipation. Gehry is famous for many iconic buildings. Works to date include the Dancing Building in Prague, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Peter B. Lewis Library Building at Princeton University. The design for his first building in Australia is unlike anything he has previously constructed. The...

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Our Collective Obsessions

April 21, 2016

by Stephen Crafti - This is an extract from Eclectic Collections. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN collecting things for centuries. Whether it’s something precious, or simply things that recall childhood memories, collecting can turn a simple hobby into a lifelong mission. What starts as a mild interest can, if left unchecked, turn into an obsession – always collecting the next piece of a much larger puzzle. The collectors featured in this book didn’t start out with the collections they have now. It could have started with a wrong turn that led them to an antique market or secondhand store. In the case of Sarah Guest, who collects Australian timber boxes, she was initially looking for a chest of drawers for her daughter and spied...

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