Design History & Decorative Arts

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TDRF Adelaide – Passion for Portraits, Paintings & Porcelain

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery collection in Adelaide, showcases its owner’s passionate pursuit of fine portraits, paintings and porcelains

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NGV 2016 Architecture Commission: [email protected] Pink Car Wash!

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The NGV 2016 Architecture Commission Winner M@ STUDIO Architects vision for their hot pink ‘Car Wash’ entry is on display at NGV International until April 2017

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Labassa – National Trust in Victoria, Discover Your Heritage

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Plan ahead for autumn and winter at the National Trust in Victoria’s house Labassa where a program of events aims to expand knowledge of our heritage in design

The Block Triple Threat – Darling Site Ends, TV Show Begins

The Block Triple Threat – Darling Site Ends, TV Show Begins

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The Block, built to be modern when cream brick and stained timber was the rage, has been transformed with asymmetrical style, grey plaster and manor black

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The Culture Concept – Art Design & Style, Free Video Series

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The Culture Concept Circle videos survey the progress of architecture, gardens, interiors, paintings, sculpture & objet d’art FREE – Antiquity to Renaissance

The Block Triple Threat – Royal Favourites take on New Faces

The Block Triple Threat – Royal Favourites take on New Faces

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The Block Triple Threat in Darling Street South Yarra, a darling place to live, has four teams competing as they renovate old apartments into stylish residences

Books and on Being a Bibliophile – Heartbreak and Happiness

Books and on Being a Bibliophile – Heartbreak and Happiness

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Being a bibliophile is not only about heartbreak, but also happiness too and spending a rainy day reading in bed or on the sofa is certainly my idea of luxury

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Le Corbusier – Charles-Edouard Jeanneret’s Modernist Style

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Early in the twentieth century Swiss born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret adopted his grandfather’s name Le Corbusier presenting a new audacious style of architecture

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Diane de Poitiers – Moon Mistress and Woman of Influence

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Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol

A model presents a creation for Chanel during the 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 5, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK/Getty Images

Fashion – Is It More Than a Frock asks Carolyn McDowall?

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Costume encompasses all that we wear and today reflects a society in which privacy has been stripped bare – so what is fashion, is it more than a frock?

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Garden Art of Japan – Profound Happiness, Beauty and Bonsai

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The garden art of Japan devotee can approach his/her ultimate destiny calmly with great dignity, glorying in the beauty and majesty of the creation and creator

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

18th Century ‘Compleat’ Gentlemen – Rulers of Taste & Style

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Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle