Archive for March, 2007

Good for the environment to the bitter end

March 16, 2007 5 comments

Eco Coffins, LifeArt Personalized Eco Coffins, custom designed cardboard eco coffins

Eco Coffins, LifeArt Personalized Eco Coffins, custom designed cardboard eco coffins

Apparently these Australian designed coffins by Life Art are big in Hong Kong and in due time we hope these concerns will extend to other parts of the world including those over populated regions.

Another solution has been offered by Bios

Unlike Karim Rashid the solution offered by both organisations is to quietly allow the deceased to blend into the environment in the true sense of the word whereas Karim’s solution allows you to preserve yourself and ‘stand out’ for the lifetime of the pod. We are talking 600 -700 years. Not much of a solution.

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TEZUKA: The Marvel of Manga

March 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Do I need to introduce Astro Boy by the manga master Tezuka Osamu and figurehead of anime industries?

Well you can see the exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW

23 February – 29 April 2007
Asian Gallery, Ground Level

Some brilliant podcasts with the curator of the exhibition can be found here

Australians can remember the old black and white opening to the show as colour television was not introduced here until much later than the USA.

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Categories: Australian, Design, Exhibition

March 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Intergration: the nature of objects, part 2

March 8, 2007 4 comments
Categories: Design

Intergration: the nature of objects

March 8, 2007 Leave a comment

Exhibition opening tonight @ IDG Gallery Sydney



Bollywood does Melbourne

March 8, 2007 Leave a comment

SETH STUDIOS (designer) - Mother India 1957, (printed 1980s)TILAK, TIRATH & OBERAI (designers), Bobby 1973
Cinema India; the art of Bollywood opens tonight At NGV International.

Here’s the blurb from the gallery

Featuring works from pre-independent India to the present day, Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood charts the historical, political and cultural changes experienced by the country, as seen through the eyes of the Bollywood film industry.

Theexhibition brings together some of the most remarkable examples of Indian cinema art, from large-scale hoardings and posters to photo cards, booklets, costumes, original film trailers and excerpts from keyfilms.

The exhibition will display landmark images andexplore major themes which outline the stylistic and historic development of Bollywood cinema. Posters from many classic films are represented including the Oscar nominated epic Mother India; Sholay (with its distinctive and influential typography) and recent blockbusters such as Devdas, Lagaan and Main Hoon Na.

Sounds great maan! This coincides with a month of Indian features on SBS television. Salam Namaste was first up on the list filmed in Melbourne and shown last Sunday – a nice intro and segue into the exhibition launching tonight. Stay tuned for Mangal Pandey, staring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee, a historical film about the Sepoy Mutiny this coming Sunday.

Here’s a little preview

Don't fear dear Sydney siders - the exhibition is set to come to Sydney later this year and I certainly will be attending.

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Smart Works: design and the handmade

March 7, 2007 Leave a comment


Smart works displays the inspirational work of 40 Australian and New Zealand designers and makers who value skills and have remained committed to a market that also values knowing the makers of the objects they love. It explores ways in which these designers have made solutions to production and manufacturing processes for local and international markets.

Exhibittors represent Rod Bamford, Donner-May Bolinger, Miranda Brown, Caravana, Designing Futures Project, Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliot, Emabella Arts, Fink & Co Akira Isagawa, David Trubridge to name a few.

The exhibition will open 30 March to July / August 2007

At the Powerhouse Museum

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