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A Way of Looking at What We Do…

  • 30 November, 2011

This blog moves a little away from the garden/nature theme to share a piece of work written while I was working in the hospitality industry. It deals with the principals involved in a transaction and I'm posting it because I feel that it has uses in pretty much any industry or circumstance where an exchange is made. The study came about when I was in a previous incarnation as a bar manager in London for 'All Bar One'. I was possibly the least formally educated of my team that was made up of full and part-time workers a lot of which were students. I had working with me people studying PhD's...

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Taste Place: November

  • 16 November, 2011

I'm not sure how comfortable this 'Membrane' chaise Longue by Korban/Flaubert would be but I think it's stunning to look at.   Korban/Flaubert is a Sydney based studio & workshop founded in 1993 by metal specialist Janos Korban and architect Stefanie Flaubert. K/B develop innovative forms by approaching their work as a process of discovery. They use the 'interconnectedness of systems and patterns' as a source of fascination and find this in mathematics, geometry and the natural world. Their work displays the 'tension between instability and equilibrium' revealing itself...

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National ‘Cook From The Cupboards’ Week!

  • 8 November, 2011

Ok, at the risk of painting myself in an inappropriate light for someone pushing their business into stratospheric proportions, suffice it to say that although I have exciting projects gestating they are not yet fledged and I have found myself ‘resting’ for a period – of course I’m not resting, I’m doing the things in the office that I am usually too busy to do, such as promote the business and write blogs. I do not intend for this period to be sustained but I have to say it is interesting. I’ve gone from cautious anticipation thru mild panic and now calm optimism. (I’ll let you know...

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