Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thank you must go to Alister, a long time and particularly valuable b+c team member! He is always ready and willing to spread the word about the project and rallied everyone together to part with their gold coins for the night. Thanks also to all the thirsty students who together raised $234.80 for the secondary school for Girls in Katolo!!
Until next time, here's cheers!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
So for anyone who is in the area... make a date at The Blue Bar to see this talented singer/songwriter perform - the b+c gals know how good she is so it's only fair you do too! Visit her myspace for a demo or two.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
PlayPumps International’s mission is to help improve the lives of children and their families by providing easy access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health, and offering play equipment to millions of people across Africa. The PlayPump water system are innovative, sustainable, patented water pumps powered by children at play. Installed near schools, the PlayPump system doubles as a water pump and a merry-go-round for children. Already in communities across South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia- they are currently expanding to Kenya and fingers crossed we'll be able to work together to bring clean drinking water and a whole lot of fun for the kids of Katolo!
Have a look at their cool bags on flashbags - I am eyeing off the Spinning Smiles extra large box bag, with 10% of the profits going directly to PlayPumps International. It is on my Christmas list already- what a cool way to start a conversation...
It is going to be a great night with lots of food, drinks, dancing and general fun. With ALL proceeds going towards the Secondary School for Girls in Katolo, Kenya. We understand that for some $120.00 is alot of money but we can promise it will be a night to remember with amazing African entertainment and loads of great prizes (Bholu is one of our generous sponsors). We even have a short film of recent footage from the community of Katolo.
For more information or to buy a ticket visit our website here. We hope to see some of you there!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Upstairs is a retro lovers dream. The most beautiful chairs, tables, lamps, glasses, jars, typwriters and clothes.... just to name a few things! This is where the impatient buyer can get a quick hit. No auctions up here. Well worth a visit, the website is here.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I would have killed for these dolls houses and even this toy stove..... what a way to instil good design in small children. Get them young I say.....
With not one brush used on any of the works, Allen evokes the beauty and movement of the animals with expressive gestural marks on canvas. The small ink works on paper are just exquisite also.
The works are powerful and possess great energy - we wanted to take them all home!
Pictured are a couple of our favs (of course we love the african animals the most) Face Off and Ink Hippo above and the beautiful Red Stork below.
For more of these delights visit here.... but nothing beats seeing them in the flesh!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This weekend is the 7th annual Sustainable House Day. Throughout Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of September all across Australia sustainable homes will be open to the public. For open house locations click here. It's a great opportunity to check out how the ideas of sustainability can be put into practice. Image from here.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Big news from Bholuland over the weekend. Bholu won the Telstra Business award for social responsibility. Congratulation to Jodie and all our Bholu friends, what exciting news! Of course you deserve it, we always knew you were amazing and it's not surprising everyone else does too.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Kevin McCloud is the writer and presenter of Grand Designs and oh how we love his little words of wisdom - such as this which i found here:
'...it’s important to remember how all good architecture adds to places by enriching our environment, not by ticking boxes and conforming to a series of policy requirements. Good architecture has individuality and soul, man.'
Kevin accompanies self-builders on their journey to create their dream home, as he offers advice, guidance and often a sympathetic ear as budgets and schedules inevitably run over...as they always do! This weeks episode was classic! Kevin was worried about the outcome of the huge Lime Kiln House, but came to the conclusion once weathered a little this house will settle into its environment... hmm
We love how each build pushes the boundaries in some form or another, whether it be in the materials, siting, scale or the spaces themselves. You can catch Grand Designs now airing Tuesdays at 8:30 ABC.
We all love playing tennis, and we're always talking about getting ourselves organised to play regularly. Well I've finally got myself organised and am playing every Saturday. It's great, and surely as they say practice makes perfect, or even just a bit better?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sophie Daley the photographer and bikini designer, previously mentioned here has a new blog. It's called my lens of love and is a collection of photography, design, moments, art, music and people that inspire Sophie. It's sure to become a daily read, as with everything the talented Sophie does it looks beautiful.
Monday, September 1, 2008
We had a bricks + cartwheels working day on Sunday. We spent half the day working on the design brief for the school, we're getting it ready to send off to Kenya for community feedback. The rest of the day we spent at the library!
We first came across the work of William Kentridge. After being told about this amazing artwork by one of the b+c gals it didn't disappoint! The above image is What Will Come (Has Already Come) (2007). It is a film seen in a cylindrical mirror on a table, composed of revolving images – from familiar carousel animals through to tanks and aeroplanes.
I am not me, the horse is not mine (2008), is a multi-channel projected work based on The Nose (1837) by Nikolai Gogol. It is an awesome display that keeps you transfixed with its mixture of self-reflective, and absurd cutouts and projections. The music combined with the building itself made this our favourite art piece on the island by far.