Entries in events (11)


Auction for cancer

Roan emailed Jo and I, and I had to post about this because he is a fellow Canadian, and my parents are both cancer survivors:

"I was hoping you'd be interested in perhaps blogging about my annual Cancer Society charity auction of 20th Century Design and Decorative Art. This will be the 5th year of the auction, with sales helping generate vital funding for cancer research and emotional support programs for those living with the disease. Held in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, a portion of every sale will be donated to the cause.

The auction will take place on eBay, with items to be listed throughout the week of November 28th, with all listings to end in sequence on December 8th.

This year's collection includes works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Jean Prouve, Charlotte Perriand, and many more. As well, some interesting art pieces by Takashi Murakami, Larry Clark, Mark Gonzales, and Jeff Koons are also in the mix.

The complete catalog is online now at: ModernLove "

The items up for auction are absolutely incredible. I seriously had a hard time not grabbing every single photo on the website. I love every single piece. Below is just a small sample of what is available. Wishing you lots of luck with the auction Roan!!


Out of the box

Scott Weston unfolded his concept and now he's delivered on his promise to reveal the "real" room. A chill out space for Sony at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. A place to preen an be seen. Great space Scott and it's hard to believe that the whole thing will disappear in a matter of days!

Here's what Scott had to say. "The finished room as requested. We thought you might like to see the real deal - just like the model only bigger. Fashion Week launched Monday 28th April & our client Sony thought our idea was so innovative that they asked us to do a mini- version at their main store in the city (Sony Central). We have a topiary space with architect designed printed carpet, curtains & glowing pots with peacocks & cranes studded with fresh flowers. We then took the idea further & designed cotton voile scarves in purpose designed boxes wrapped in tissue paper to give to the main fashion editors- Vogue, Harpers Bazaar & the A-listers. We have a team of florists coming in daily to look after our topiary family, keeping them young & beautiful!" Some one get me an invite and a glass of champagne!


What's in the box?

Scott Weston emailed earlier this month with a sneak peek at his latest perishable architecture. He wowed us with his installation for Nokia (see it here) and now it's time for an installation at the "oh so stylish must be seen at" Australian Fashion Week from Monday 28 April – Friday 2 May 2008. This is the concept model but I'll let him explain the idea behind this room.

"We have been asked to do a chic room for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2008 at the end of this month (April) for Sony.

We have presented a chillout space with (refer our concept model):
1. Purpose designed Black carpet in filigree roses, leaves & butterflies.
2. A continuous techo fabric printed in filigree roses to cocoon the space.
3. Topiary sculptures of peacocks & cranes sitting in glowing white pots studded with fresh flowers to reference the preening & strutting of our Sydney fashion editors.
4. Quilted leather chairs to sit, preen & be seen.

The idea of fashion (to be seen, preening & the art of display/artifice) we have referenced architecturally formed topiary sculptures of peacocks & cranes. We are working closely with a person who makes these topiary forms individually & painstakingly by hand. It's going to be the space to be at Fashion Week & our topiary will be mini works of living floral art for 5 days."

Scott says he took the idea of topiary from the spectacular eagle on a ball he has been tending in his backyard. Such a clever idea referencing peacocks and preening at a fashion week! Very tongue in cheek. I love these peeks into the creative process and Scott's presentation boxes just blow me away. Don't forget to send us photos of the finished room Scott.


Temporary beauty lasting impact

Scott Weston emailed with pictures of what he calls perishable architecture (and I call one amazing party space). I'll let him explain.

"Thought you might like to see a project we term perishable architecture. A dinner party for the latest Nokia 8800 phone based on the reference to light. We hand glittered all shapes & sizes of lanterns & they looked spectacular. The model demonstrates to the Client our design intent & then the remaining images show the real object. We even designed laser cut black leather placemats- very cool!"

Cool?!!! The whole event looks spectacular! How long did it take to stop finding glitter where you least expected Scott? Scott and his design team have an impressive portfolio of this sort of temporary beauty. You can find more of Scott's work that he has shared with us here and here.


Gloss Creative

When the A-list party in Australia it's Gloss Creative setting the stage. Three-dimensional design is an area we haven't featured a lot of ... until now. Event staging is huge and Gloss Creative is the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Hop over to their website and dream of making the guest list to the swankiest private parties, Fashion Week and every Australian's pinnacle of social climbing, the corporate marquees at the Melbourne Cup (that's a horse race to those scratching their heads). Here are some of their recent Melbourne Cup party tents. Yes tents. SWOON! Pass me a champagne.

Images from Gloss Creative