Breezy

17 Feb

Grotty, right? Did you grow up with these, gracefully dilapidated, crumbly and softened at the edges but still so cool and perfect in their geometry. I absolutely love them. I love them in a setting like the above, a little piece of modernism in the burbs.

Of course, their true origins lie in much more glamourous climes, such as here:

That is, I believe, Jonathan Adler in front of The Parker, Palm Springs.

Now, I have screens on my mind because we’re building a deck, and like seeing red umbrellas when you’ve just lost your on the bus, I’m seeing them everywhere, in new and encouraging settings like this:

St Katherines in Kew, Melbourne

Therese Rawsthorne Pop-Up Store, Surry Hills Sydney

And then Interior Design royalty comes to the party.

That’s a recent reno by Greg Natale, where breeze blocks are used with his signature OTT drippy elegance both inside the house and out. Hallelujah!

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4 Responses to “Breezy”

  1. Suzysiu March 7, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    There’s a lovely curvy one on Addison rd, between Enmore park and the Addison rd centre http://instagr.am/p/Gw2C_tvORi/

  2. urban rustic March 3, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I love these, great post.Glad I found your blog! But I’m pretty sure that’s not Jonathan Adler. He’s not that old and grey looking. Cheers

    • Rosalind Thomas March 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Sprung! Quite right, urban rustic. Int Design by Adler. Flamingo blazer wearing dude? No idea.

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