Let love rule.
Excerpt from Rick Riordan’s ‘The Son of Neptune’.
Wangari Muta Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist. Image of Steven Siegel’s ‘Paper’ installation at NewActon precinct, Canberra.
Have you never felt a sort of fear in the face of the ageless, a fear that in that room you might lose all consciousness of the passage of time, that untold years might pass and upon emerging you should find you had grown old and gray?
Excerpt from Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s ‘In Praise of Shadows’.
Image of Original room number 241 by Ross Honeysett.
Quote from ‘Journey to the End of the Night’ by Louis-Ferdinand Céline.
Image of the Nishi building at dusk by Tom Roe.
I fancied you’d return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)
Excerpt from ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’ by Sylvia Plath.
Image of A. Baker wall at NewActon shot by Lee Grant.
Long before we made the connection between opulence and luxurious materials and the link with those luxury values in our minds, we were connected to raw, organic materials. It triggers something primal in you, even if you aren’t always aware of it. It’s like sitting in front of a fire, there is something about it beyond the warmth that makes you feel good.
Photo, Wee Jasper by Lee Grant.
Quote from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Bridge Builders’ (1893). The story (well the first half of the story) is a detailed description of the construction of a railway bridge across the Ganges in India.
This image is of the Grand stair at Hotel Hotel – a collaboration between Molonglo Group, March Studio and Oculus.
It was shot by Melbourne photographer Tom Roe.