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Art, pattern and complexity

Art, pattern and complexity

The David Report contributor Kristina Dryza was at the artists talk for the new exhibition opening at the Royal Institution of Australia: Art, pattern and complexity. Photos detailing the night are below and the exhibition is open until 16 May, 2012.  
Wines of Identity

Wines of Identity

Family businesses rarely survive into a third generation and it’s said today is the golden age of startups. So when Kristina Dryza sat down to chat with Richard Angove, the global brand manager of Angove, a fifth generation family-owned wine company, she found an enterprise confidently bringing the past to the future. You’re a fifth...
An interview with the Balmond Studio

An interview with the Balmond Studio

Kristina Dryza recently chatted with Sarah Gormley, Director of Balmond Studio about masterpieces, poetic icons and her favourite public art installations. KD: Tell us why Balmond Studio was created? SG: Cecil Balmond’s designs transcend the architectural paradigm. They are scaleless. You look at these emergent and generative forms, products of his research, and you see...
Greenhouse Sydney: could this be the greenest building on Earth?

Greenhouse Sydney: could this be the greenest building on Earth?

Greenhouse has relocated to Circular Quay in Sydney – the most desirable address in Australia – for an eight-week stint. A temporary space, the pop-up bar and restaurant is housed in three 40ft shipping containers constructed from 100% recycled or sustainable materials. Sustainability is not an empty trend term for the team behind the project; it’s...
Chocolate + conservation: a delicious partnership

Chocolate + conservation: a delicious partnership

Philipp Kauffmann, co-founder of Original Beans isn’t just making chocolate that tastes better – it also makes the planet better. Made from rare cacao beans (the brand produced the world’s first single-source chocolate from the Congo), the pleasures on the tongue extend to the conscience as Original Beans plants a tree in the chocolate’s place...
Vegan fast food hits Singapore

Vegan fast food hits Singapore

Fast food has a bad rap and vegan food is seen as tasteless and boring but Veganburg a new restaurant in Singapore is changing these perceptions. Director Alex Tan explains why a vegan lifestyle is not only hip, cool and healthy, but also tasty. What made you set up Veganburg? I’ve been a vegetarian for...
Snapshots from Monocle Store Opening in Tokyo & After Party

Snapshots from Monocle Store Opening in Tokyo & After Party

Kristina Dryza has been at the Monocle store opening in Tokyo. Here is her report in pictures. Hot off the press. This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.
Snapshots from Merci, Paris

Snapshots from Merci, Paris

Here follows a series of snapshots of the shop Merci in Paris by Kristina Dryza.
The Cocoon experience at the Darwin Centre

The Cocoon experience at the Darwin Centre

Images from some of the exhibits within the Cocoon experience at the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London. This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.
Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Freedom = New Proportions: The Decadence Project

Each designer of DCI (Design Club International) teamed up with two young Shonan modelers to create a 1/4 scale model for an educational project sponsored by the Japanese government to educate DCI’s new modelers. As Alexandre Cornaert, a car designer with DCI explains, “For the modelers to practice and refine their skills, they needed a design to...