Author Archives: Daniella Casamento

Love Wheels celebrates Marriage Equality

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ELOISE, aka Newtown Treblemaker  to her Instagram followers, is a yarn bomber, yoga teacher and lawyer. She prefers to remain anonymous but this may not be possible for much longer. Her yarn bombing exploits made international news thanks to photos posted by the … Continue reading

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Dior retrospective hits a fashion high for the NGV

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FOR AN OCCASIONAL seamstress like me, the blockbuster exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture presented by the National Gallery of Victoria has fired up my fantasy as an undiscovered rock star fashion designer. If I steer … Continue reading

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Meet Alexandra Tyquin, a Future Design Leader

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ALEXANDRA TYQUIN is an industrial designer on the rise. From the moment she decided to follow her dream five years after completing year 12, she approached her degree at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne with a determined focus and a drive to … Continue reading

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New identity for Sydney’s underground retail hub

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GRAY PUKSAND has completed the refurbishment of 52 Martin Place for REST Industry Super and Colliers International. This sees the underground concourse and retail hub in the Sydney CBD revitalised for the first time in 25 years. The concourse connects Martin … Continue reading

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Field House creates delight in its amorphous architecture

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ARCHITECT ROBERT PUKSAND describes Field House as a living sculpture. Externally and internally his home is designed to be seen as an arrangement of planes that appear to float and connect in unexpected ways, to create a field where the … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s historic trams live on in Hawthorn.

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OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE is held on the last weekend in July and offers archilovers and history buffs an opportunity to indulge their curiosity and visit buildings they have admired from afar. For as long as I can remember, the Hawthorn Tram Depot … Continue reading

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Design Tasmania hosts Women In Design 2016

DESIGN TASMANIA hosts the second annual Women In Design colloquium in three weeks time. The weekend event in Launceston will see 12 inspiring women from fields as diverse as editing and writing, archaeology, architecture and design, design education and exhibition curation … Continue reading

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Redefining engineering learning environments

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This story first appeared online in ArchDaily in December 2015 and in print in inside INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW, issue #90 March/April 2016. GRAY PUKSAND has completed a $53.3 million multi-level education facility for Deakin University’s School of Engineering at Waurn Ponds in Geelong. … Continue reading

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The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower

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AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Elizabeth Harrower’s fourth novel The Watch Tower sat on my shelf for months amongst many other novels and non-fiction books waiting to be read. My decision to buy the book may have been influenced by Joan London’s compelling introduction in this 2012 edition. … Continue reading

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Adrift

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    Tectonic plates collide beneath my feet Rattled to the core Unsettled and heady We are set adrift you and I Our destiny unknown It’s dark then light as hours pass Ours is a silent and protracted death Yet you … Continue reading

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