Ceramic form, 'Gazi V', stoneware, Marea Gazzard, Australia, 1972 .

Marea Gazzard, AO, CBA (1928- 2013)

The Powerhouse Museum, along with many others in the fields of visual arts and crafts, was sad to hear of the death of Marea Gazzard, on 28th October, 2013. Marea Gazzard was an important figure in the chronology of Australian postwar … Continue reading

Terrarium Amy Wong

Crafty ideas to green up your act

Australians spend about $50 billion on presents each year and around $700 million of that ends up as landfill. This year, make your own using recycled or sustainable materials instead. Here are some ideas: 1. How to wrap with cloth … Continue reading

A.E. Smith And Kitty Smith

Dragon’s blood and sustainable design

When talking of Dragon’s blood one would be forgiven for thinking of the enormously popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones‘, based on George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series but I do disappoint. I mean sustainability, I mean design. Inspiration … Continue reading

Lagamorph Design bike

Hot wheels turning bespoke bikes

Frame, wheels, pedals, seat: the formula for a making a bicycle has remained relatively steady throughout time. Sequins, dog house, golden leaf, bamboo: these are just a few examples of the immense diversity of material components and varied compositions of this creation which have resulted in some very obscure and often peculiar designs of this enduring invention.

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