Thursday, 30 September 2010

deliCATessen @ Tokara

Had lunch at DeliCATessen yesterday and what a super spot! Good food, amazing views and what an awesome kid's play area!
I love the fact that the jungle gym has not got a single straight line... the swings & the slides are just GREAT! I also want to be a kid again!!!
And this "little" nest is just to die for! I also want one to hibernate in for the winter!!!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

walking on the wild side...

I go walking five times a week with my parents two Jack Russels. But imagine my surprise when I saw what was lurking in the shadows! ; ) A werewolf or a hyena??? Well fortunately it's only the long hair Jack Russel that turns into a little monster! I in anycase decided to have some shadow puppet fun.
Obediently waiting at the traffic lights until it's time for us to go.

Monday, 27 September 2010

1910-2010: from PIERNEEF to GUGULECTIVE

Visited the South Africa National Gallery over the weekend and what an amazing exhibition they have running at the moment! So thought-provoking and inspiring!
This piece caught my eye as I am current attending Xhosa lessons. Thanks Brett!
Ndifunda isiXhosa! ; )

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Flags in the sand...

Another piece on exhibition at the Benesse House Museum in Naoshima in Japan. All the flags in the, including South Africa's (although it is the old flag... so the piece must be a couple of years old), have been created with different colours of sand.

Now for the amazing part... all the flags are connected at the back with little tubes for the termites to walk through...
they walk across the art work and gather sand to deposit into their own new little termite flag in the middle! Who would have thought...

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Naoshima - Art island

We were lucky enough to make a day trip to Naoshima, Japan on out trip in December. The island is littered with sculptures! What a treat! This sculpture is in the "park" at the Benesse House Museum desgined by Tadao Ando.
I just love this pic with the moon & all the holes in the sculpture. (Unfortunately it was getting late and freezing cold... so we never discovered who the author of the sculpture was...)

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The jewel of Lusaka

I have been fortunate enough to go to Zambia for business... and wow, what a gem I stumbled across... The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.
An amazing design & awesome craftsmanship! Designed by Ian Reeler from Hope, Reeler & Morris and the structural engineers were Ove Arup (same company that was involved with the Sydney Opera house). I have to mention the contractor as I think the workmanship is just amazing, Harold Mitchell of H.K. Mitchell Ltd. It was commissioned in 1956 and completed in 1962.
As we all know "god is in the detail", even if it is the paving details with mirror the ceiling design! BEAUTIFUL!
The stained glass reminds me of the stained glass ceiling at the National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. And apparently there is a direct correlation/relationship with the Coventry Cathedral.
One just has to LOVE Africa, it is full of surprises!