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Posts Tagged ‘ Australian ’

Iggy Azalea – Black Widow ft. Rita Ora


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“Black Widow” is a song by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, from her debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). The song’shook is sung by British recording artist Rita Ora, and its lyrics chronicle subjects of revenge and feminism in a failed romantic relationship. “Black Widow” was written by Azalea, Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Benny Blanco, and duo Stargate; the latter also produced the song.  The song impacted on mainstream radio stations in the US as the fifth single from The New Classic and the accompanying music video for the song. The song has currently peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming her third top-five hit, following “Fancy” and “Problem”. The song also became Ora’s first top-five hit in the US.

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Contemporary private Palm Beach property, Sydney


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Australian interior designers and architects Pike Withers Interior Architecture have designed a stunning residential property in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia. According to the architects:

The client had visited our recent project, the exclusive Qualia resort on Hamilton Island and wanted us to bring this resort feel into his beach house. He wanted a laid back feel that was intrinsically calming. A particular request was ‘to be able to sit on the view’. This required an extensive re-think to the planning of the whole house. The kitchen and living areas were completely re-planned to create larger spaces that flowed seamlessly into one another. Balconies were extended and an automated sliding roof was installed over the living area to allow the house to literally ‘open up’. It was important for us to maintain an Australian feel and avoid the Bali cliché’s in producing a resort aesthetic. Although the aim was to have open spaces that were more communal and social this needed to be balanced with quieter spaces. The use of built in banquettes throughout the contemporary Australian house created intimate spaces to sit and escape or soak up the view. A particular innovation was the installation of the retractable roof that spanned over the whole living area.As the project was a refurbishment, there was always a carefully considered approach to what we could re-use. The bones of the house were good, so nothing was demolished without justification. Some of the elements from the existing house, such as some large timber beams were re-used into the landscaping. There was also an emphasis on improving the amenity of the contemporary house. The building changes meant that ventilation and light penetration were improved greatly. The use of custom made sliding timber and glass louvered screens meant that these elements could be controlled and flexible and therefore prevented a drain on artificial heating/cooling and lighting.

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The Clock White by Humans Since 1982


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Sweden based Humans since 1982 teamed up with Australian engineer David Cox to accomplish this mind bending clock concept. This artistic clock re-contextualizes time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital. The clock is made of 24 two-handed analogue clocks. Six clocks make up a number, each of them displaying either one of its corners or one of its sides. All 24 clocks create one giant display similar to that of a digital watch. This work is notable for its digital/analogue format and the choreography that takes place between the minutes.

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Creative and Unusual “Covert Jewels”


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This creative and unusual jewelry was designed by artist Connamon Lee in collaboration with Australian design studio Metalab. Named as “Covert Jewels” this beautiful jewelry is a combination of metal and digital designing.

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The Australian Winter Cabin.


Australia is a land more often associated with sun and surf not winter and snow, but in the high country of Victoria and the resort village of Dinner Plain, there’s a house that brings winter to life.  Welcome to ‘Under the Moonlight’ designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio. It’s a contemporary (and expensive) take on the traditional cattlemen’s huts of the area.

“Perched on the edge of an alpine reserve in Dinner Plain Village, part of the highest approved freehold land in Australia, the home is located just 10 minutes from down hill skiing at Mount Hotham. Featuring extensive 8 x 9 sq metre glass panels, sweeping alpine views are drawn in to the interior of the home, which also features a 20 tonne cantilevered fire place made of local stone.”

Forget the stone fireplace look at the bathroom! A divan perched beside the spa. Dark and decadent. This is definitely a bachelor’s pad in the snow, no? A sexy private après-ski lair. Glühwein anyone?

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