Sally Anderson’s New Works Balance Home And Nature In A Pandemic Age

Artist Sally Anderson moved her young family to a 10-acre property in Newrybar, NSW at the tail end of 2019, while their permanent Sydney home underwent renovations. What sounds like foresight was actually just luck, as the artist, her partner and 3-year-old son Augie moved to the Northern Rivers just before one of the most seismic years in living memory.

Now, they are waiting out the storm in an old farmhouse close to the sea, where Sally paints in a temporary studio she has set up in a spare bedroom. 

The relocation has represented a shift in Sally’s practice, one that can be tracked through the body of work which make up her new exhibition, Bridal Veil Falls, the Window and the Piano Lesson. The pieces in this exhibition are deliberately lighter, less dense and more direct than earlier works, and reference the work of Matisse, Bonnard and Richard 

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The Scandinavian Home Decor Trends You Might Regret, According to Designers

It’s tempting to follow decorating trends and go all in on a decor style that feels fresh, new, and exciting for your home. Like anything else though, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to a certain type of decor—especially if you are considering investing a lot of time and money into your furnishings. Take the Scandinavian aesthetic, for example, which has been a mainstay in global home design for at least the past decade or so. Scandi style has many positive aspects insofar as it’s fairly minimal, modern, and features clean designs while still feeling cozy. With furnishings that highlight natural elements like woods and leathers, and color palettes that are light and fresh, it is easy to design your home with elements of this style and not get sick of it. 

Even though design inspiration drawn from Scandinavian countries seems

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A Sorrento Beach House Devoted To Its Modernist Past

The owners of this 1960s McGlashan Everist home in Sorrento held off renovation plans for a decade until they found the perfect architects for the job. Armed with a back catalogue of the McGlashan Everist’s mid-century designs, and a reverence for this coastal piece of mid-century architecture, Melbourne-based firm Cera Stribley were the perfect collaborators for the job.

‘The client’s brief was not to create a new home, but to amplify and respect the existing architecture,’ explains principal architect and director, Chris Stribley. ‘It was very important that we retained as much of the original as possible.’

Rather than focusing on introducing new materials, or significantly changing the home’s footprint, Chris and his team worked on updating structural systems and making slight alterations to the floor plan to suit contemporary family living. Installing hydronic heating and double glazed windows were the first port of call, while replacing the original canvas

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This Modernist Homestead With The Best Lounge EVER Is On The Market

Designed in 1975 by modernist architecture partnership H. Ruskin Rowe & Elmes, the incredible double brick late modernist home is the ultimate party house, with a panoramic entertaining wing and a covered patio which wraps around almost the whole house! The kitchen sits at the centre of the home, in order to service both formal and informal dining spaces, and tucked away via a spiral staircase, the turret-like second floor contains just one room: a bedroom slash office space, whose in-built gingham (!) lounge looks out over the treetops.

Though the refined modernist details throughout the rest of the house deserve attention (we’re looking at you, pink Italian marble lining the diva-esque master bathroom), who could draw their eyes away from the spectacular lounge?! The psychedelic fitted sofa suite is built into the wall, forming a semi-circular arrangement around the statement gas fireplace. A suspended copper hood is the centrepiece

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A Rare Mid-Century Gem Near Heide Is For Sale!

The suburb of Eaglemont in Melbourne’s north-east sits at the centre of the city’s bohemian history. With architecture steeped in mid-century tradition and located a stone’s throw from the Heide Museum of Modern Art (a hub for Australia’s early modernist painters!), the tightly held locale is rich with cultural esteem, and some seriously hot heritage property. 

So there will surely be fierce competition for this double storey, freestanding family home that just hit the market!

Designed by architect Michael Heffernan in 1966 in the style of Robin Boyd and Frank Lloyd Wright, this incredible brick home has only changed owners three times in its lifetime. Joceline of Mount Eagle General Store and her husband Jake bought the property for their young family in 2017, citing the distinct architectural features and ‘picturesque neighbourhood’ as the reasons for their purchase.

The house was inspired by Fritz Janeba’s iconic residential designs, dotted through

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Reporting The News In 2020 With New York Times Journalist Isabella Kwai

New York Times journalist Isabella Kwai does not do anything by halves.

Originally from Sydney, after school she got a scholarship to undertake a liberal arts degree overseas at Duke University in North Carolina. ‘It bought me some time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, because I was interested in literally everything’, Bella reflects. She ended up double majoring in Public Policy and English Literature, figuring she could balance pragmatism ‘while also writing terrible short stories in Creative Writing that will never see the light of day’ – relatable. It wasn’t until her final year that she started to seriously explore journalism, a field that might just allow her to combine all her interests.

From there, Bella was part of Atlantic Media’s fellowship program, where she worked outside of editorial scope, more on the business side of things. But by this stage, Bella knew she

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