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“Between the experience of living a normal life at this moment on the planet and the public narratives being offered to give a sense to that life, the empty space, the gap, is enormous.” John Berger

The astute among you might notice a couple of things; the photography in this post is of an unusually high standard for this blog, and there also seems to be a prominent retailer presence making its mark. Every now and … Continue reading

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Details, details…

Going over old photos, I had to put up a few more detail shots of the last batch of Leatherback chairs – Getting the upholstery right was not at  all plain sailing – some of the seats had to go back … Continue reading

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“Your library is your portrait” – Holbrook Jackson

Any chance I get to make storage for books, I jump at these days. There is something honest and considered about bookshelves, and when I was asked to make a small library for an academic with eclectic tastes who lives … Continue reading

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“The discontented man finds no easy chair.” – Benjamin Franklin.

A long while in the making, these 6 dining chairs are an upgrade from the quite OK version we have put into cafe’s at times, but these have been made a deal more kindly on the derriere… Our patient patron … Continue reading

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Time heals all wounds…

In the holographic cosmos, all of life is right here, now – past, present, future. Growth rings mark time and times passing, showing each years face unique for those who stoop low to look close and slow and sweetly at … Continue reading

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“When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool” – African proverb

There is clearly something missing from this shot – something we have just delivered in healthy quantities to our good friends at Tivoli Rd Bakery South Yarra. And it is always a pleasure to remind ourselves of the excellent standards … Continue reading

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“The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal.” – Victor Hugo

We’ve been moving back up the chain recently… Before we had coffee, we had bread. Having worked ourselves hard on the Filter build for Andrew Kelly at Auction rooms last year, one of their good friends and an essential part … Continue reading

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