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SIRIUS WIN!

A brilliant bombshell has hit the sphere of Australian Modernist preservation this afternoon. A megaton of court ruling which, when it landed and exploded, rained hope, celebration, encouragement and lifeforce to everyone across the nation fighting their own little...

Featherston find in the Deep North

A little tidbit from the social pages yesterday had our interest, so much so we'd thought we'd share. It began with a tale of lament on this wonderful Australian MCM furniture page (we'd highly recommend for any furniture queries you may have). One reader, Sylvia,...

Beaumaris Modern

'Thomas House', 27 Mariemont Avenue Beaumaris. Chancellor & Patrick Architects. 1960. Status; recently sold, very endangered. Image from Beaumaris Modern. The Melbourne bayside 'burb of Beaumaris has always has a small but intense collective of MCM soldiers to...

‘Lind House’ is this how it ends?

And so it seems that the 'Lind House', the wonderful, unmolested residence by Anatol Kagan which the previous owner tried so desperately to find a loving owner to buy, was purchased by developers instead. There was no heritage overlay, and none sought. These...

Ich bin ein McMansionheller!

If you are anything like us, you cry salty tears of mirth and recognition when perusing mcmansionhell.com. The way Kate Wagner offers architectural critique reaches far beyond the easy (and somewhat uninformed snobby) utterances of "It's just not cool" into the realm...

Bruce Rickard Kickstarter – 1 day to go!

Max Dupain, Swimming Pool, Rickard House I Cover image - Max Dupain, Exterior Perspective, Curry House II For those who came in late - we need to note immediately that the sensational Kickstarter project to have the archive of Sydney School, Modernist Australian...

Confetti and medals

When we listed a highly coveted, fully renovated residence in Hotham St Elsternwick, a few months back we just knew it would fall into some appreciative hands; "...its future as a abode for some cool cat, MCM diehards seems assured". Well, those cool cats in question...

It’s volley time!

Calling all Mod Sydneysiders, time to prove your dedication to our built heritage and get to rattle around our most iconic MCM residence at the same time; Sydney Living Museums have put out the call for volunteers to run guided tours of Rose Seidler House, sharing...

The Rumpus Room

Athleisurewear as once seen in rumpus rooms, patios and bars across the nation (The Sun newspaper, Sept. 29th 1983) Conjurer and ferryman to Australian suburbia of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Tim Ross has recently released a new book on the very subject and is now...

Three more triumphs!

Three seperate emails we've received in the last month, have filled our hearts with kind words and the good news that yet more homes, two in greater Hobart and one in the Blue Mountains, have fallen into the right hands. David and David (not related) have both swooped...