Category Archives: The bigger picture

“Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. ~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947”

This painstakingly hand made mixture of walnut, brass and steel, stamped with the initials of its maker and the number of its making represents something essential and something of a narrative that is more and more necessary in my mind. … Continue reading

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It’s not the devil, stupid…It never was!

In my mind, it is the things you don’t immediately notice about people that come to define them most deeply – It ¬†might be a mannerism that belies something deeper, or a quality of mind with which they see our … Continue reading

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Eye -eye sir!

I think I said a while back that many panels do not make light work, and lately I have availed myself of an ample opportunity to remind myself of this fact. In spades. Earlier today, a colleague of mine walked … Continue reading

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Pon-Pon, Gone…!

So settle down, and I’ll tell you a story, not a long one, but one that spans a good chunk of the last years work. Today is one of those mixed feeling days…. happy waving off one of our favourite … Continue reading

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Woof, bark!

So the other evening, we found ourselves hanging out with the big dog – of furniture that is…. Anton of Great Dane is an important figure on the Australian furniture and design landscape, and you should keep an eye on … Continue reading

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“…man no longer works at what cannot be abbreviated.”

‘He speaks of the perfect things in nature, flawless pearls, full-bodied, matured wines, truly developed creatures, and calls them “the precious product of a long chain of causes similar to one another.”‘¬†The accumulation of such causes has its temporal limit … Continue reading

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The voices in things.

Developing the theme of retaining and re-using the bits and pieces of our not too distant history, Spacecraft and The Gentleman Furniture Maker have developed this curious articulating item of record. It is a series of images that depict historic … Continue reading

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