Designing A Universe With Costume And Manufacturing Designer Jo Briscoe

When Jo Briscoe was youthful, she wished to be a dressing up designer, an environmental lawyer, or Marvel Lady. ‘I recognize how fortunate I’m that a type of got here true’, she laughs. As a manufacturing and costume designer in theatre, movie and TV, in addition to a lecturer in Design on the Victorian Faculty of the Arts (VCA), Jo spends her days creating bodily worlds for tales to happen in. However what precisely is manufacturing design?

‘The manufacturing designer creates the worlds for tales to happen in. We’re liable for each bodily factor you see on display, apart from the forged’s look’, Jo explains. That features structure, interiors, landscapes, automobiles, animals, all the pieces dealt with by the actors and any bodily results – manufacturing designers are actually in command of creating the climate! All these tiny and main design selections enrich the characters, and supply larger context for

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Portray Mild, Hopeful Utopias With Louise Tate

Simply earlier than the entire world went into lockdown final yr, artist Louise Tate squeezed in a residency in New York. It was universes away from her upbringing as a ‘little flower youngster with messy hair and grubby fingers’ within the Northern Rivers area of NSW, however the iconic painters of the final two centuries had a commanding maintain over her personal creativity. Whereas dwelling in Paris years earlier than, she visited the Musée d’Orsay a minimum of as soon as per week, the place the blurry Impressionist canvases washed over her in waves of awe.

Now returned to Australia, Louise has arrange store at a warehouse studio in Collingwood, the place she paints beneath the enduring influences of those inventive legacies. Amongst the hustle and bustle of interior metropolis Melbourne, she crafts her mild, sunny, worlds from a spot of calm. From this area, she will think about utopias

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An 1870s Church Turned Stylist’s Household Dwelling In South Australia

Sarah and Adam Fairhead Corridor knew of this outdated church in Willunga, South Australia, having often visited Sarah’s sister within the city. After they discovered the property was on the market, they put in a suggestion and crossed their fingers, and at last 5 months later, their provide was accepted!

The heritage listed former Church Of Christ constructing has a wealthy historical past, having functioned as a Masonic lodge, WWII management centre, Nation Girls’s Affiliation centre and extra since 1870.

‘It had been lived in by others since 1991, however no inner construction just like the mezzanine was put in place,’ says Sarah. ‘Once we purchased it, the church was employed out as a yoga studio, for stomach dancing courses and chanting, together with celebration rent. So A LOT has occurred on this house!’ Sarah says. 

The couple and their kids Story, (now 12) and Arlo (8) moved into the

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Julia’s Strawberry Crumble Cake


(Serves 10-12)

150g unsalted butter
150g uncooked sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
Zest of a lemon
½ tsp floor cinnamon
50g (⅓ cup) roasted hazelnuts or almonds, coarsely floor
180g (1 ¼ cup) self elevating flour

Strawberry filling

500g strawberries, trimmed and roughly chopped
2tbsp uncooked sugar
1tbsp plain flour
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp floor ginger

Oat Streusel topping 

210g rolled oats
3tbsp uncooked sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
Pinch of sea salt
170g chilled unsalted butter, lower into cubes


Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 21cm sq. cake tin with butter and line with baking paper.

Soften the butter in a small saucepan and simmer over a low warmth for about 4 minutes till nutty and brown. Put aside to chill.

In a big bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla till pale. Stir within the butter, adopted by the

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A Minimalist Dwelling The place The Panorama Takes Centre Stage

This Mount Mellum home is aptly described by Dan Sparks from Sparks Architects within the following assertion. ‘It’s a dwelling from which one can immerse oneself in nature and the better panorama, or the place one can pull again from it and observe in consolation.’

With this imaginative and prescient in thoughts, the Sunshine Coast home was designed as two pavilions in an ‘L’ formed formation to border numerous views all through. The decrease stage is semi subterranean and conjures up spatial experiences of rock and cave, whereas the higher stage opens totally to the panorama.

‘Its kind, materiality and hue and integration into the hill and panorama permits it to learn as an abstraction of rock and mountain,’ says Dan. 

Sitting reverse the home is the equally L-shaped pool that captures the central courtyard house designed by Conlon Group, which seems nearly as a mini model of the encompassing

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A 90m² Inside-Metropolis Block Turned Multipurpose Household Residence!

The proprietor of this house, named Eva, had a transparent imaginative and prescient when buying a 90m² block on a good Brunswick East road. 

Regardless of the land beforehand being an adjoining property’s backyard, Eva noticed potential to create a household house incorporating a floor ground workplace area and a self-contained granny flat, that might be rented out for added earnings. Additionally excessive on Eva’s listing; an out of doors terrace, and a Japanese-style tub!

‘She actually had a imaginative and prescient of how this home needed to work for her and her daughter and was not keen to compromise on necessities simply because the land measurement was small,’ says Antony Martin of MRTN Architects who designed the house.

The primary problem was figuring out how precisely all these components would match on website. Antony says this was initially solved via a ‘Tetris-like’ course of exploring numerous mixtures of house,

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