Designed V Designer Look

I recently read an article about the UK banning the sale of fake designer furniture.  The author of the article made the point that Australians often don't know the difference between furniture that has been designed and designer knock-offs. The result is a proliferation of furniture stores selling knock-offs at a fraction of the price of the real thing and, after the UK's stand, Australia leaves itself open to be a dumping ground of poor quality, "designer look" furniture. 

Why I hate lawn!

Time and time again I have clients asking me why landscape designers "hate lawn."

Well, hate may be a little harsh, but let me put it another way; why to clients love lawn? From a design point of view, the lawn is just another type of paving, a way of transitioning from one area to another. 

Sculpture in the Garden

I recently had the opportunity to meet Chelly and Peter Grey, two Castlemaine artists. The couple began their artistic life as ceramicists, however they soon found a love for wire, tin and rusty metal. Over the past 20 years their work has been seen on TV, in various lifestyle magazines including Vogue Living and Marie Claire and they have exhibited at local galleries as well as the Guggenheim in New York.