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Paul Davies’ Paintings Capture The Essence Of Iconic Modernist Architecture

Paul Davies’ Paintings Capture The Essence Of Iconic Modernist Architecture

Art

Sasha Gattermayr

Paintings by Paul Davies for his solo exhibition ‘Space Displaced’, showing online from October 13th – 31st at Sophie Gannon Gallery. Photo – courtesy of Sophie Gannon.

Built Facade in Yellow, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Built Facade in Blue, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Built Facade with Chairs, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Photo – Gary Heery.

Built Facade in Blue Forest, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Built Facade Fade, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Built Facade in Pink, 2020. 122 x 92cm

Artist Paul Davies lives in a house inspired by one of his own paintings. Usually it’s the other way around: iconic modernist homes inspire Paul’s work. But in this case, his mother-in-law was so enamoured with a piece he gifted her depicting the silhouette of a modernist house, she designed her beach house (brought to life

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Amazon Prime Day Echo Dot deals – savvy savings on supreme smart speakers

Amazon Prime Day always has some incredible savings on its own electronic devices. And today we’ve uncovered Amazon’s discounts for its third-generation Echo Dot. There are some terrific Amazon Prime Day Echo Dot deals that you can bag for Christmas, birthdays or a treat for yourself!

Not only is Amazon’s classic Charcoal Fabric speaker on sale, but the online retailer has also thrown in some great items with it. If you compare the deals below, you could bag yourself a Smart Plug or a high-tech LED smart bulb.


Best Amazon Prime Day Echo Dot deals 2020


Echo Dot (3rd Gen), Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal Fabric | Was £49.99, now £18.99 (save 62%), Amazon

If you’re simply looking for an Amazon smart speaker, you won’t find a better deal on Prime Day than this one. … Read more

A Fragrant, Inner-City Garden Rejuvenates This Heritage Home

A Fragrant, Inner-City Garden Rejuvenates This Heritage Home

Gardens

Sasha Gattermayr

Fiandre Urban White Porcelain paving stones from Artedomus. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

This garden displays an exemplary indoor-outdoor transition. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Boston Ivy creeps up the outside wall to create a lush green layer behind the concrete bench. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Inside and outside fuse perfectly in this concrete nook. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea Lambos.

Exterior painted in Dulux Monument and Shale Grey shades. Photo – Derek Swalwell. Styling – Bea

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You can now buy the iconic Escape to the Chateau tiles for your home

If you are as big a fan of Escape to the Chateau as we are, we have some very exciting news for you.

Related: Escape to the Chateau’s Angel Strawbridge flower bouquets are in full bloom on the high street

Dick and Angel have expanded The Chateau range to include personalised gifts. Including the Escape to the Chateau tiles that Angel created on the show to adorn the kitchen and bathroom.

The Chateau tiles

Angel created the original versions of the tiles using her tile printing machine. If you were a fan of the Diver tiles that adorned the Art Deco-inspired bathroom or the Chateau tiles that made up the kitchen splashback you can pick one up for £15 from the Chateau website.

The tiles are available in a huge range of designs, many of them can also be personalised with your name. While you could invest in a couple … Read more

These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

TDF Design Awards

Lucy Feagins

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series. Photo – Grant Hancock. Siân Boucherd, Oyster Shell. Photo – Yvonne Doherty.

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series

Though appearing separate, each mould-blown elements of these cubic glass vases is actually a distinct part,  fused with another to create a single, stacked body. To make these asymmetrical, geometric pieces, Liam Fleming uses the traditional incalmo (meaning ‘graft’ in a Venetian dialect) technique, wherein two or more elements made of different coloured glass are melded together to create one solid vessel. This process allow Liam to experiment with colour combinations in a contemporary composition, while still retaining a continuous form.

Liam draws on the colour theories of twentieth century artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian to explore how colour and form can aesthetically express the tempo of music.

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