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Heroes and Villains

Our post the other day reporting the demolition of an Iwanoff designed home in Perth touched a nerve with those WA Modernist Australians who emphatically decry such vandalism. Fair play to you, we know its #notallperth. And let it be said that across this...

Iwanoff destroyed

We cast a wide net on MA with some listings clearly on a higher plain of architectural merit and build quality than others. One such home which we prized as being on this higher side and indeed on par, we think, with the early forays of Boyd and Seidler...

Big Night Out – Let’s Talk MCM Heritage Panel with MA!

Image: Buchanan House, by Wolfgang Sievers, Pictures Collection State Library of Victoria.   The Australian Heritage Festival, brought about by the National Trust in conjunction with interested organisations from across the entire continent is on the...

Design week @ The ICI Building

Weee! Melbourne Design Week is almost here and with it comes a brain singeing list of events, tours and talks - all ready to provoke and please the soul. We could spend hours combing over the joy catalogued in the daily calendar, from chats about...

Under the Tree

As the retail panic sets in, a few delicious tidbits for loved ones or maybe yourself (you've been very good this year right?) have fallen into our line of sight, well assured to delight the MCM nerd of any household. Take a look. First up, a brand new...

Vale Neil Clerehan 1922 – 2017

It is with wistful resignation we wish to pay our respects and recollect the awe for architect and Australian Modernist giant, Neil Clerehan who passed away late last week, 7 weeks shy of his 95th birthday. A man of wit, generosity of knowledge, a pioneer...

Canberra Modern – a capital MCM celebration

If you didn't already cop onto Canberra's status as possibly our best city to explore Mid-Century design, including such architectural icons as the Australian Academy of Science AKA The Shine Dome, as well as a clutch of impressive domestic and public...

An invitation for you – ‘The Fast Can’t Lose’

Your fix of MCM homes and all the browsing joy it entails would not exist without web mastermind - Peter Bakacs. It is his unending toil which ensures MA is always live, looking neat-o and that any IT snafus are fixed ASAP. But that's not all. Pete has...

Vermont Park Open Day

It's been a while since we checked in on the Boyd Foundation's bustling events calendar but this weekend is a particular ripper for those who revere progressive architecture but who, like us, are perpetually irked that civic planning and more highly...