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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...

Desecration nation – Melbourne edition

Sorry guys, after yesterdays St Ives discovery we wanted to let the whole negative trip rest but this morning it came like a kick to the shins once more. A text book case of the timeless elegance of Melbourne's most genteel suburb being ripped out and...

The Moderns is on till November!

We have been rather neglectful to not fully expand on the wonderful work of Sydney Living Museums and their celebration of Australian Modernism - time to remedy. 'The Moderns' is an exhibition and event series delving into Australian design and creativity;...

Keep on keepin’ on

It's always very gratifying to see a little press about our enduring struggle for the recognition of Mid-Century Modernist architecture in this country. Especially when simultaneously receiving bad tidings like the unholy demolition of Daryl Jackson's...