All posts filed under: Musings

The greatest gifts

During 2017 we had some pretty challenging times. My husband would say it wasn’t too bad but he is the eternal optimist everyone needs in their life. For me, the demands of work and raising children are foremost on my mind and everything else comes […]

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Spring intensive 

We’ve made it to Boxing Day, 2017 and my head is now recollecting the past 3 months so this is an update about Spring and the intensive lead up to summer and today. Time has moved very fast since August. I received a letter from […]

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Travel for work and soul

In March we are often required to travel for trade shows, so our scheduled pool completion was once again on hold as we wouldn’t be there to see it happen. April and June was filled with kitchen and bathroom specifying, so lots to keep us […]

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Coast Modern, the film

I want to share our all-time favourite little documentary film about mid-century houses in the US. It’s a great backgrounder to the architecture of modernist and mid-century homes now loved by so many. Whenever I’m feeling a bit defeated, I sit back with a cup […]

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The Death of Model Making?

Is it real? Or imagined? Since our journey through the design process began for our own home, one thing has struck me. Computers, indispensible as they are, seem to have removed the one thing I loved about the idea of designing or building (or extending) a […]

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When is a Seidler not a Seidler

When I first started this blog a few months ago, foremost on my mind was the conservation versus renovation conundrum. We’re part of the way to solving that issue for ourselves because we’ve decided to respect our original building and develop ideas with our architect […]

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