Monday, June 20, 2011

Home beautiful

Harold Desbrowe-Annear Chadwick house image via
I've mentioned my love of all things Art Deco before and I've been interested in art and design for a long time now.  I'm hoping to see the Vienna: Art & Design exhibition at the NGV over the winter and I never tire of looking at beautiful houses and interiors whatever style they are.

Before Art Deco, there was another movement known as Arts and Crafts.  One of the greatest exponents of this was local architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear who built three houses in the Arts and Crafts style in The Eyrie in Eaglemont.  If you're interested in having a look at these, the Harold Desbrowe-Annear open day is being held this Sunday 26 June from 10 am - 4 pm.  Tickets must be bought in advance from the Robyn Boyd Foundation.

I also read with great interest an article about Melbourne entrepreneur Michelle Matthews (who created the 'Deck of Secrets' cards) and Helena Nordberg-Hodge (an Australian-based 'localisation' crusader) the other week.  It was all about a new documentary called 'Economics of Happiness' produced by Helena Nordberg-Hodge.  It is also screening tonight at Rancho Notorious, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.  Bookings here.  Tickets are $10.

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