This album consists 31 tracks by various independent artists, released to benefit the Red Hot Organisation. It is fan-bloody-tastic, and produced by Bryce and Andrew Dessner of The National. The Red Hot Organisation's main aim is to raise awareness and funds to HIV and AIDS. Absolutely perfect for a slow, relaxing and rainy day like today ... with a cuppa.
(Thanks Wiki :)
Back from Sydney -- spent the last day at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Olafur Eliasson's Take Your Time opened on the same day, what a treat! It was nothing short of amazing. I'm having a busy weekend, so will be writing about the exhibition sometime next week.
Took this photo yesterday while out in the city looking for beautiful brickwork. This one was off Lt. Bourke. Does anyone know how I can put larger photos on here? It's rather frustrating because they look rubbish when they're this size. Click on the photos to see a larger version - I'm thinking of getting this (and the previous photo) printed A3 size and framing them.
A self-indulged post:
This model is one small section (the bathroom and kitchen area, to be precise) of the award-winning Wheatsheaf House by Melbourne architect Jesse Judd of JLM Architects. It was a bit tricky to get the curves and angles right when constructing the model, I must admit - but worth it, definitely. This house is located outside Daylesford - main features include the beautiful and elegant use of steel and Colorbond cladding. How fantastically vivid are the interior colour palette! It creates an amazing contrast against, but somewhat also complements the dull surroundings that is the bush. If I remember correctly, this came out of the initial image/idea of a whale's rib cage (or some kind of rib cage ... shark?).
Finally took some photos of this 1:20 scaled domestic timber and brick structural model. I learnt an incredible amount building this. Literally every time I pass by a residential construction site, I have this smile on my face, I stop and I look at the structure. It's fantastic to see what I have learned applied to a real structure. It comes to live, what I've learnt becomes real! The process of construction excites me, just looking at how bits join, come together, to form a habitable space.
Now that is patience, which I currently lack, but I am getting better which is positive.