Book Construction in Progress

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS of Sydney Opera House Book.. As you can see Reg’s depictions of the Sydney Opera House are culturally fascinating and unique as is the story in this book about the  rich inner life of one of the most famous buildings on the planet. The details become more and more special on this … Continue reading Book Construction in Progress

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The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

What’s different about my book is that it considers how the Sydney Opera House is brought to life. As the economics of publishing has pushed architecture books towards the profession, with the life, the “program” outside their scope, I describe performances and food culture that could only happen at the Opera House. The resident Australian … Continue reading The Sydney Opera House is a Living Thing

Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE & TRULY RARE REG MOMBASSA FANZINE. This very limited edition of my Sydney Opera House book (editionsballard.etsy.com) contains a whole section that will never be repeated, a unique appreciation of the art & music of Reg Mombassa intertwined. The next edition will be an altogether more ordinary thing. No concrete-seeming hard covers, no … Continue reading Truly rare Reg Mombassa Fanzine

Sydney Opera House book synopsis

Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings on the planet. A powerful magnet, luring visitors from around the world to its ridiculously beautiful harbourside setting to photograph themselves against the dramatically sculptural assembly of its upended, nestled white roof shells. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao with its billowing titanium … Continue reading Sydney Opera House book synopsis

All the Details Matter … Incremental Technological Change

“We’re building something here, detective. We’re building it from scratch. All the pieces matter.” Lester Freamon. The Wire This abstract photo is of the spotlights set flush into the floor along the front windows of the Apple Store in Sydney’s CBD. Going into the Apple Store yesterday was a valuable reminder of the value of … Continue reading All the Details Matter … Incremental Technological Change

One Sunday Morning in a Chicago Loft with Wilco Merchandise

Installation featuring Wilco’s home office accessories. Wilco are the Henry Dreyfuss’s of Music Merchandise, designing practical things. Just as Dreyfuss designed telephones, vacuum cleaners, typewriters & thermostats, in the middle of the twentieth century, Wilco’s merchandise includes practical things, pencils, erasers, cutting boards, calendars and the personalised musical equipment of the band’s musicians with a … Continue reading One Sunday Morning in a Chicago Loft with Wilco Merchandise

THE END OF THE APPLE ERA A report about Apple employees, heads down, looking at their iPhones and walking into the largest piece of curved glass in the world at their new massive “spaceship” headquarters has been bounced around the world by news aggregating bots and received by readers with a delicious glee. Super-secretive Apple … Continue reading