da Vinci’s Renaissance man, updated for the 21st century

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Art gets reinvented all the time. That stuff never gets old. We are just chuckling at these modern-age interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian Man or depiction of the perfect Renaissance man. Grilling, as you can see, is a very important skill for the Renaissance man of today.

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Melbourne’s Prahran Hotel: A pub with a difference

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 16 July 2013

The pub: a gathering place for mates, families and colleagues, but above all, an Australian institution. The one thing pubs usually aren’t, however, is architecturally flattering (unless you’re into super old buildings which have probably soaked up more spilled alcohol then your average alcoholic). The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne is a pub with a difference. […]

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Stunning modern vacation housing in Swizerland

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By Mkaio in Cool Travel on Thursday 30 May 2013

Living off the grid, escaping the compliant, complacent, commercial lifestyle of everyday Western living, has long been a fantasy of mine. Living inside a hill, or under one, or under a waterfall, or over a stream – that has been another life-long dream to build a unique home, completely enveloped in natural surroundings. I recently came […]

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A perfectly balanced modern cliff dwelling in Kyoto, Japan

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Thursday 7 March 2013

This gorgeously modern house perches delicately on a cliff overlooking Kyoto, Japan. It is a perfect triangle, absolutely clean and geometric. One wall is entirely made of glass, allowing for a flood of natural light. The house design Mega is clever and well planned. It sits atop steel beams which provide the necessary support for […]

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Amazing growing bookshelf by Dutch designer Reinier de Jong

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Say hello to the solution to all your book collection growth pains. Cleverly designed by Dutch designer Reinier de Jong, this bookshelf expands as your collection does. Function meets modern beauty in this gorgeous piece. Never run out of shelf space again! It’s time to take control of your clutter. This bookshelf helps you turn your boxes of books into something stylish. Finally, […]

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Australian fashion label Whillas and Gunn

Max Little Reader Find

By Max Little in New Fashion on Friday 23 March 2012

This band of renegade Australians launched Whillas and Gunn years ago, and what a collection it’s become. Think Mad Max meets The Proposition meets real wearable clothes for the modern city dweller. Rustic, waxed, urban and stylish. Head designer Richard Whillas comes from a bloodline of fashion, learning the ropes from the family’s trademark brand, Kakadu Clothing.

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Adam Brucker’s Impossible Curve sculpture

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By Bob Weaver in New Art on Tuesday 27 September 2011

A modern riff on ‘string art’ from the 60s and 70s, this artwork features modular panels of aluminum and nylon cord attached to the wall with powerful magnets.

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