Tags: de lucchi, delucchi, desk lamp, tolomeo
This is the fourth post in a series of 26 on modern design icons (inspired by the Alphabet of Design Classics Poster by Blue Ant Studios.)
Tolomeo Desk Lamp (1986)
The Tolomeo desk lamp was designed in 1986 by Michele De Lucchi (pictured right) in collaboration with Giancarlo Fassina for the Italian lighting company Artemide.
At the time Giancarlo Fassina was in charge of Artemide’s technical department and played an integral role in the design of the technical aspects of the lamp. As a result Michele De Lucchi decided to share design attribution with him on the project.
Tags: charles, documentary, mcbride, ryan
This great documentary by Britt Arthur recently screened on ABC 1 in Australia.
‘Life Architecturally follows internationally acclaimed husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan, to discover what inspires their groundbreaking architectural concepts and designs. This intimate documentary observes the pressures of building a multi-story, twin-tower development; revolutionary new schools, one in the shape of an infinity symbol, and the ongoing construction and design of their own family home – which is on the backburner once again due to how busy they are. Plus, they’re part of an international consortium short-listed to design and construct the new billion-dollar Cancer Care Centre in Melbourne.’
The documentary is now available to watch on ABC iview
Watch the preview for the documentary below:
Tags: charles and ray eames, eames, ice cube, pacific standard time
This video was doing the rounds back in December but I still want to share it with you. Created to promote the Eames exhibitions and events in the Pacific Standard Time Cultural Festival.
Interestingly before his rap career Ice Cube studied architectural drafting. In the video he describes the Los Angeles he knows and gives props to Charles and Ray Eames.
Love the line: “They was doing mashups before mashups even existed.” – Ice Cube
Tags: architecture, my photography, photography, rammed earth
So… It has been well over a year since my last post.
A combination of being busy with work, spending an average of over 4 hours per researched entry and being frustrated that My Design Fix had turned into something that mainly documented the creative pursuits of others while neglecting my own led to the blog taking a serious back seat for a while.
But I’m back – and hopefully with a vengeance. The photo above is a sneak peak of one of the architectural projects that has been keeping me busy on the construction site for much of the past year.
So stay tuned – I’ll be back with more after this short commercial break…
Tags: Outré Gallery, robin boyd house, Shag, walsh street house
Before it becomes a distant memory I want to put up some photos from the ‘Mid-Century Soirée’ that I attended last month. Held at the famous Walsh Street House in South Yarra, the cocktail party was organised by Outré Gallery to coincide with US artist Shag’s ‘Inscrutable Mystery Guide’ exhibition.
The Walsh Street House was designed in 1958 by the architect Robin Boyd and is featured in two of Shag’s paintings, one of which was the centrepiece for the evening.
Shag and his painting ‘Dickie Bird’ at the Walsh Street House Photo: John Raptis
Tags: Exhibition, Josh Agle, Outré Gallery, Shag
Shag currently has an exhibition touring Australia titled ‘Inscrutable Mystery Guide’. The Melbourne opening night was held at Outré Gallery on Friday, August 14 with a cocktail party at the Walsh Street House by Robin Boyd on the Saturday night. With Shag also flying over from Los Angeles for the exhibition it seemed like the perfect excuse to fly over to Melbourne for the weekend. Below are some photo’s I took at the exhibition:
Tags: graphic design, letterpress
This is a really cool letterpress project designed and illustrated by Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative to mark the announcement of the birth of his son. The letterpress printing was done by Studio on Fire onto 220lb. Lettra paper. I really love the type, simple colours and attention to detail.
Tags: arco, castiglioni, lamp
This is the third post in a series of 26 on modern design icons (inspired by the Alphabet of Design Classics Poster by Blue Ant Studios.)
Italian brothers Achille (1918-2002) (pictured right) and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (1913-1968) are considered one of the great innovative design partnerships in modern industrial design. Both studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic but due to the lack of architecture commissions in Italy immediately after WWII focused much of their attention to industrial design.
Arco Floor Lamp (1962)
The “Arco” is an iconic floor lamp designed in 1962 by Achille and Peir Giacomo and can be found in many a modern lounge room throughout the world. Linking the qualities of both a floor lamp and a hanging lamp, the “Arco” satisfies the need for direct light on a table without having to be fixed to the ceiling.
Tags: camera, stop-motion, tattoo
For those of you that have been following the progress of Dabe Alan’s camera tattoo sleeve things start to get a bit digital in Part 3…
“So for this video the main two things that you’ll see are my very own Canon 5d Mark ii, and my favorite mouse I’ve ever owned, the Logitech MX518 (I TOLD you this was gonna get nerdier). With the addition of the glowing mouse, all the green that was glowing on the other cameras makes sense. You’ll also notice the 35mm film turning into pixels as it gets higher. Oh but it’s not gonna stop just there…” – Dabe Alan
For more great work and other impressive nerd sleeves check out Tony Touch’s flickr page here
Tags: architecture, australia, houses, modular, prefab
Queensland based architecture practice Donovan Hill have designed a series of prefabricated housing modules for designer pre-fab housing company Happy Haus.
Titled the DHAN series, it consists of base modules that include a fully fitted bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living space as well as smaller expansion modules such as additional bedrooms or living areas. With over ten different modules to choose from, multiple configurations can be created to suit any family, lifestyle or site. This allows owners to extend or add freestanding modules when needed as well as having the flexibility to downsize over time.