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Missed me bubble tea?  It’s been hella hectic with lots of exciting things happening at work and school… soo crazy that I almost forgot about Melbourne Fringe Furniture!  The temporal theme this year is ‘You’re Gonna Need  A Bigger Boat: Bright Ideas, Simply Put’.  Hmmm.  Inspired by the movie classic Jaws (WT?) that I may or may not have actually watched ever, the focus is on the “simple expression of challenging concepts” (cue Jaws soundtrack!)  Partnered with RMIT University, we can expect to see samples of sensational student work #woohoo

The exhibition is located this year in the angelic Abbotsford Convent.  Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they are the ‘meh’ in mainstream whenever they are in the City of Yarra?  Not jelly I swear, but damn those locals look sooo ridonculously cool with their lentil burgers and locally sourced organic wine #hipsteralert.  But I digress.  Anywho, if any of you get hopelessly lost like me, the gallery space is around the corner from the white building on your left when you enter the convent.  When you see the sign in the photo above, keep going and turn left again!  Please do not mind all those industrious looking peeps bumping in to film something (I knew I should have put my lashes on today *argh*)

Gotta love the splash on Pantone’s colour of the year ‘Tangerine Tango‘ to greet you upon arrival  #tastytasty

 

#51 Spume by Jo Li & Mark Watson (18mm laminated board) 1500x2200x700mm

#7 I am a Liar by Byron Raleigh (mock solid timber door – MDF, Radiata Pine, CNC router cut lettering) 2040x820x35mm

Under the sea, under the sea, darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me…

#50 Trap V2 by Graheme Mandelson (plywood) 40x50x1200mm

#36 Renaissance by Thomas Lentini (reclaimed Baltic pine floorboards, reclaimed hessian coffee sacks, reclaimed steel) 450x1400x450mm

Is anyone else thinking Coco Pops bling right now? #lightfittinglove

#43 Weave pendants by Edward Linacre (reclaimed timber veneers from an industrial waste bin, brass double cap rivets, steel fittings, light fixtures by Pakumba) 850/650x800mm or 800/600x600mm

We’re going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali…

We are truly blessed in Melbourne with so much homegrown talent in our hood #3000represent

#34 Tree by Cachet (bamboo plywood, glass) 395x1542x522mm

Although we’ve come, to the end of the road…

#39 Rough diamond pendants by Jonathan Ben-Tovim (old copper coil from air conditioners, steel wire, fishing thread) 1200x860x800mm

Winner of ‘Lighting Design Award‘, this showstopper was definitely my pick of the bunch!

Make sure you put your riding boots on and trek over the Yarra as soon as you can, the exhibition is on 11-5pm until this Saturday – eeek!

Ciao for now, brown cow!  Happy drooling xoxo

2012 Fringe Furniture @the Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford

Wednesday 26 September-Saturday 13 October 2012

http://fringefurniture.melbournefringe.com.au/upcoming-exhibitions/

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6 thoughts on “Creative culture @Fringe Furniture

    • I know right! My photos didn’t do them justice, there are some really outstanding pieces this year! Last day of the exhibition is this Saturday so make sure you don’t miss checking it out xoxo

    • Hahaha! I was very tempted to grab a coffee from the Boiler Room Bar and sample the fresh bread from the Convent Bakery but had gotten a bit carried away at the exhibition and took too long :( Plus it took me ages to park as they were filming either a period series or movie that day, there were big trucks as well as horse and carriages that were blocking the way (I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!) Maybe we can go there for lunchies someday, the Abbotsford Convent is really pretty and has heaps of things to do. Kinda reminds me of a bigger version of Gasworks as they also have the Collingwood children’s farm nearby and Yarra Bend Park xoxo

  1. Oh, I had a client lunch at this place before. Love the old building and what a great place to have this furniture event, Old with the New. The food they serve here is so good! not to mention the moster blueberry muffings. Sooo Good…

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