Love in times of Covid19

In the loneliness of the worst pandemic, the world had seen since the last Spanish Flu in the XX century. We had seen that no matter how well prepared we think we are, we would always faced dramatic surprises. The United States has been training since George Bush Jr.’s presidency. However, America was not able to achieve control the disease’s effects promptly. Meanwhile, Australia has been successful in the middle of the chaos surrounding the world. The low number of deaths is impressive compared to other countries in Asia, Europe or America.

Undoubtedly, the discussion towards the vaccine has become full of rage, protests and disagreements between authorities and citizens. I think we will be gd to return to the new normal collaboratively. Will it be possible to construct a less enraged environment where vaccinated and unvaccinated humans share in peace? History has shown how hard it to overcome cultural beliefs is. I understand citizens who suffered health issues or concerns about taking the shot.

The Government must implement strict control about social gatherings between those who received vaccines and those who will not. At this moment, there are still challenges to convince part of the population about how to fears, strong political beliefs about personal agency towards choosing the best alternatives for your health rather than following the recommendations of the Government.

Individualism vs Community safety

I believe this is the chore of discussion between the Government and protesters against a total vaccination of citizens. It is not necessarily that these groups are wrong. Their decisions are motivated by different interests and purposes.

The Government is concerned about keeping a safer space for all groups in society. From primary school students to managers. Furthermore, thinking about the ability of hospitals to manage a high number of people sick with Covid19. Although, it looks like a dictatorial ruling exercising pressure to convince people to get the vaccine. The reality is the main goal is looking to diminish the number of deaths and an overcrowded, non-functional health system.

Meanwhile, patients with complex diseases must have a wider pool of alternatives because they could die due to the cloth in their bloodstream. Undoubtedly, forcing them to take the vaccine to protect them from diseases could be a criminal offence if you think about the right people must have to protect themselves from dying. It would be in some cases a personal decision.

And even when it is harder to understand how taking care of your health could sound ridiculous for others or a selfish attitude. The truth is your mental and physical health is the most valuable element you have to acquire and keep everything else. Without them, you would not be able to take care of yourself, your family, your daily activities, and your relationships. Perhaps, Governments must consider the needs of people having reasonable and logical fears of getting the vaccine against Covid19.

The community should care about the health and risk of those who can face a real and significant risk of dying due to having an adverse response to the jab. On the other hand, it is more difficult to convince people of getting inoculated when they are against the vaccine due to a preference for natural medicine. I believe citizens have the right to protest, but individuals must follow the restrictions and enjoy limited access to public spaces. After all, the choice of not being vaccinated is dangerous for others.

I found multiple companies, community members, and marketing campaigns are trying to reinforce values like kindness, love, compassion and care. The principal purpose is to alleviate the stress from this period of the pandemic, which had caused a change in the life of people around the world with unemployment, sicknesses, educating children at home. Our home can be a comfortable place, but the lack of human interactions can be stressful, well warm and kind human interactions.

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First, infra-familial violence had increased due to the pandemic. Under circumstances of staying at home longer hours than commute to the office and being able to be in a safe space had increased the vulnerability of women and men in some cases to be at risk of suffering domestic violence. The promotion of values like compassion, kindness and safety should increase. Especially, to improve the mental health of kids, who should spend more time with their parents indoors rather than going to school or enjoying activities in the outdoors.

For romantic love, it had not been either a wonderful period. A lot of people had faced divorce, separation and economic issues. However, other couples had remained stronger in the middle of hardship and challenging circumstances. Undoubtedly, the most complicated part is feeling safe in a period, where everything felt overwhelming, unexpected, riskier, out of control. It is not really that people cannot face these problems. It is more the difficulties to surpass previous inconvenient experiences and handle to manage the repercussions from them while you must face an extraordinary amount of change in your routines and expectations of normalcy.

I think the most important lessons I had learned during this period:

First, you always must check for your safety. If you do not do it, nobody else will necessarily think about it. You only have one mother and one father. Sometimes, you could find a great stepfather or stepmother but beyond that, the majority of people can be dangerous in the wrong circumstances. And Covid19 had been an excellent example of it, for some households. In Australia, the relative imposed self-isolation had offered less complex environments except for Victoria but it is impossible to control the changing weather you experience regularly in that State.

Second, it is always a great time to be healthy. I remembered during Zombieland the main character’s advice towards training Cardio. It sounded funny and tragic but the reality is the healthier you are if you do not have any pre-genetic condition, which makes you more vulnerable to die of pulmonary failure due to the Covid19 virus, your possibilities of surviving are higher. However, you could even find people with excellent healthy lives losing their lives due to this disease. Anyway, good physical health will make you less susceptible to dying from secondary health complications.

Third, you always must request support for your mental health. No matter how educated, strong, successful, powerful, wild, beautiful, intelligent or smart you are. You need mental health support when you face critical experiences like seeing people you love dying. When you lose your job. When your marriage is broken. When your partner leaves you. When you are sick. When you are facing complex and dramatic situations that are severely affecting your regular habits, you must look for help. Just do it. Call for help and assistance. Lifeline 131114.

Fourth, falling in love does not get easier with age. The only thing you learned is to navigate the love currents with more respect for yourself and others. And you are more clear about what you want and expect, rather than tolerating things you were not trained to discern as disrespect in the school or in your house, while you were growing up. Also, you learned that Legislation is very different from country to country. Things that happened to me in the past could have been punished in a different jurisdiction. Also, respect for Law is something that sadly not everyone takes seriously or follow as we should.

Five, dating in the digital age had a decline in quality most of the time. I do not know about you, but I had more fun going to the cinema in my infancy than some dates I had to have in modern times. While I am trying to be straightforward, the question is: are we losing the savoir-faire of life? Some dates felt a little bit mechanical due to using dating apps. This new process means it is harder to find a spark or an emotional connection. I think that is the reason why I could fall in love deeply and harder in unplanned and unexpected encounters rather than I have found through excess of written messages on any dating platform!

Six, your friendships and personal relations require extreme measures to put you in a healthy position when you need police intervention. One of the most relevant things I had learned during this period even when everyone sees things or only express: “It is sad”. It is, sometimes, you must apply extreme measures to feel safe. Mainly when some people create dangerous situations for you without giving a second thought about it. If you are in danger, feeling unsafe or needing a neutral person to mediate, call the police and authorities. Sometimes, we think people will behave like us, but it is not a realistic appreciation of the world. Sometimes, friends and even family could create a dangerous environment.

In case of being in a dangerous situation, call 000.

Written by Rossana Naveda.

A lover of chocolate chips biscuits/cookies, sunbathing, watching movies, swimming, and writing. Not really good at cleaning 🙂 I could organise.

In case of emergency, call 000 in Australia or the number of safety services in your community.

The unfair price women will keep paying for having professional aspirations

It was shocking and a sad experience reading about how the Australian Government decided to ignore the genocide of women’s brains and skills in the workplace this week. I am not the only one perplexed, worried, and disappointed for women’s mental and physical health in the present and future. But, unfortunately, Australian politicians followed a decision-making process with such a deaf ear to women’s needs after they voted dubiously for less than half of the recommendations to stop workplace sexual harassment in the workplace.

Australian political representatives lost the opportunity to change unfair legal paradigms to offer women the same fair go men have in the workplace. Their decision was against the values promoted by Australian Identity. Something challenging to understand and impossible to accept, especially when you are a woman who had witnessed and being affected by these errors in the legislation.

Scott Morrison‘s Government had affected women’s future safety and well-being in the workplace, perhaps because it is hard to acknowledge and accept mistakes like Brittany Higgins. It is despairing that the Parliament House rape case’ shame made the Federal Government tried to protect itself in this votation. A decision clearly showed a blind desire to deny how ingrained, rooted and shadowy female abuse is considered a habit in Australian society.

When I used the word unfair, I am not the obnoxious old feminist that I often heard people complain of or accuse me of being but a rational citizen who knows that I and the rest of the Australian females living in Australia pay taxes. Consequently, it is devastating that not even being a productive member of society means anything for the Politicians working in the Federal Government, who are paid monthly by the taxes women paid -51.8% of all people employed in 2019 were women-. Is it possible we call this a representative democracy?

I am sure that the people who vote did not represent Australian females’ concern and desire to have the opportunity to work without thinking that she could be a victim of sexual violence. 

The Federal Government must approve laws to ban workplace sexual harassment. Also, establish requirements for employers to try to stop sexual harassment in the workplace. Furthermore, protecting victims of sexual harassment against massive legal bills for taking actions against perpetrators and the fair work system to be reviewed to establish that sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited.

Working towards a goal 

Talking about the National Women’s Safety Summit efforts to protect women and children from domestic violence and abuse, it would be important that everyone work together, not separating the workplace from the households.

After all, those breadwinner men are the same who returns home after working 9 to 5. It is interesting how everyone is blind to the habitual thinking that men are the household’s breadwinners. All the construction of masculinity archetypes attached to a man comes from biological, psychological and sociological structures developed through centuries. 

Females are not against the positive aspects of this role but the negatives ones. Suppose you consider that the Australian Federal Government had voted to keep supporting sexual harassment in the workplace. In that case, it goes against protecting females living in households raising children when you keep reinforcing the beliefs that abuse of women in the workplace is expected. How will male workers make a psychological divide that there are plenty of opportunities to exercise violence against women in the workplace and then go home and be a caring, protective non-violent partners to his family?

I am convinced that I am not the only one appreciating this irrational way of judgement in Federal politicians after this decision. Consequently, I think Australian politicians, society, and the National Women’s safety summit took this discussion further and promoted a political fight to establish safe spaces and more legal regulations against harassment for women inside and outside their houses. 

We should stop promoting this confusing Dr Jekyll, and Mr Hide male portrait that we had been enduring and supporting through centuries. Men also deserve better than that. Besides, women should not only feel safe because they have a ring on their hand and a husband but because they are citizens, who worked, live, take care of children, contribute and pay taxes, too. We belong, and we are part of half of the Australian population. It is irritating to receive unfair treatment from the Australian Government. We are invisible targets in a political system, trying to protect dubiously sexual harassment in the Constitution and legal bodies. At the same time, it plays a democratic facade through discourse and social gatherings.

We need fundamental changes made by the Parliament and in the Law. We need less showbiz and more real representative democratic change.

Written by Rossana Naveda.

Cinemagia from Bvlgari

The art of making unforgettable pieces.

Lights, camera, action!

Bvlgari welcomes its new magnificent high jewellery act to the stage: Cinemagia, an extraordinary exercise in daring creativity and unparalleled craftsmanship. The splendid fascination with The Seventh Art inspires the kaleidoscopic, ultra-precious and intriguing world of Cinemagia, which through an impeccable combination of fantasy and boundless goldsmith savoir-faire, confirms Bvlgari’s leadership in the high jewellery segment.

In keeping with its Roman heritage and cultural exuberance, which deeply influenced the Italian movie industry and the legendary Cinecittà studios, Bvlgari looks to cinema as a limitless source of inspiration. For this reason, Bvlgari has become a strong supporter of the art of moviemaking on a global scale. From the West to the East, Bvlgari has sponsored a range of festivals, including the Berlinale, the Cannes Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia and the Shanghai International Film Festival. Strongly believing in the importance of fostering and promoting new talent, Bvlgari has also teamed up with Tribeca Studios to produce a multi-year short movie series, bringing to the spotlight courageous women who are breaking boundaries and shattering cultural norms.

Highlighting this profound, indissoluble bond with the art of filmmaking, Bvlgari unveils the enchanting, dazzling magic of Cinemagia, which is both an homage to the magnificent world of cinema and to the ability of the luxury brand to transform dreams into unique high jewellery creations.

For making this launching more exciting they had a long list of guests attending their events from Kate Hudson, Eva Green, to Lady Kitty Spencer.

In keeping with its Roman heritage and cultural exuberance, which deeply influenced the Italian movie industry and the legendary Cinecittà studios, Bvlgari looks to cinema as a limitless source of inspiration.

For this reason, Bvlgari has become a strong supporter of the art of moviemaking on a global scale. From the West to the East, Bvlgari has sponsored a range of festivals, including the Berlinale, the Cannes Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia and the Shanghai International Film Festival. Strongly believing in the importance of fostering and promoting new talent, Bvlgari has also teamed up with Tribeca Studios to produce a multi-year short movie series, bringing to the spotlight courageous women who are breaking boundaries and shattering cultural norms.

Highlighting this profound, indissoluble bond with the art of filmmaking, Bvlgari unveils the enchanting, dazzling magic of Cinemagia, which is both an homage to the magnificent world of cinema and to the ability of the luxury brand to transform dreams into unique high jewellery creations.

Epitomising the most authentic spirit of Bvlgari’s vision, visionary and bold, the Action! necklace celebrates 1885’s groundbreaking invention of celluloid roll film, which is evoked through a sinuous and flexible construction that hides a spring mechanism. This dynamic, exuberant piece, which required 800 hours to be fully assembled, is crafted from black-silver zirconium, a hyper resistant metal which Bvlgari incorporates for the first time into a high jewellery collection. Producing a soft and supple effect, Action! is covered with diamonds, making this necklace a must-have piece on the red carpet.

Inspired by the magical capital of the Land of Oz in the film The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City reveals a graphic, 3D diamond, emerald and mother of pearl pavé, which enfolds the central 21.49 karat emerald stone, stealing the spotlight with exuberance– a distinctive feature of Bvlgari’s outstanding creations. The Roman jewellery house’s savoir-faire with colourful, brilliant gemstones is also fully expressed with Forever Emerald, a geometric necklace dominated by a show-stopping 24.31- carat cabochon emerald that evokes a timeless and indomitable allure.

Facing success

Everybody asked you about how success feels and being able to inspire others with the stories we write in our blog. It is interesting how we started in 2014 with this mindset about violence and discrimination towards women in different scenarios of our society happen daily.

Sometimes finding support for creating more content related has not been an easy task. Since the beginning I heard people saying “You are crazy”. However, watching around all the things happening with #metoo movement let me feel that even against all the voices from different people telling me that WStrength as project was completely chimeric.

However, I do still believe having women in Science and different fields related to creation like Architecture, Design (beyond Fashion industry, where you can find still the lack of female representation). I found that only 3% of women are working actively in STEM careers. Our purpose is motivating more women, who are attracted or interested to pursue a career. I hope we can have more interviews this year. Particularly, when it has been complicated to find support from experts in this are to share more about their careers to motivate younger generations to get into these fields.

I hope you enjoy our new stories.

Aaia Maasarwe, another woman killed in Melbourne

Once and again, a woman was raped and killed in Melbourne. It is a sad reality, some people is saying my blog is not working but when I faced the reality of any women to suffer such type of crimes, it is disgusting that some people would not like to even try to establish new ways of changing what is a sad reality for female.

Perhaps, Aaia Maasarwe didn’t have enough bad experiences in her lifetime like I faced while I lived in South America, where the levels of tolerance for men’s bad behaviour is supported sometimes by other men or women. Or Aaia hadn’t been ever kidnapped to develop the fear of walking in the streets of Melbourne like any other local girl or woman. However, in few words she should not have to face a horrendous act of violence. Particularly, when she was preparing herself to bring her talent and skills to the world, that is the saddest part. She and her family and friends would not have a way to imagine what could she have become or been in the future.

Throughout this lost they will have the chance to remind her forever. I think it is a good point to keep promoting and trying to change and modify the violence women usually faced when her sexuality is used as a risk for themselves and not only as a part of their humanity. Sadly, some members of our society still believe that your sexuality is provocative and for that reason you should not allowed yourself to walk freely in the public space. It is honestly sad that women must fear someone attacked them under the ideology of a female’ sexuality cannot be controlled by her but it should be controlled, used or destroyed by someone who wanted to make use of his physical, or another type of force to determine where and when she should use it.

I don’t believe it is not working. Perhaps, it required a double effort and it would be a great idea to determine what is the best way to do it in this New Year. I don’t pray so often but I will do for her, her family and mine because I understood in many levels what kind of fear being a woman in the wrong social context you can feel.

 

When kids protested : An optical illusion on Christmas time

Between the new exhibition inside the NGV’s world which appears as a Christmas gift Esche x Nendo Between Two Worlds presents nearly 160 of Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s works. This exhibition plays with the regular optical illusions of how we see the world in different perspectives. This exhibition has been designed for the NGV by Japanese design studio, nendo.

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The exhibition features Escher’s most iconic works, including Day and Night, 1938, a woodcut representing black and white birds flying over a Dutch landscape of exactly mirrored towns, fields and waterways; and Snakes, 1969, Escher’s final masterpiece created three years before his death in 1972 at age seventy-three. Other famous  Escher works in the exhibition include Up and down, 1947, Drawing hands, 1948, Relativity, 1953, and Waterfall, 1961.

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I believed mirrored towns can easily confirm the changes in the weather in different part of the worlds. Even younger students had been protesting in the streets about Environmental change as well as Adani’s Carmichael project in Queensland, which is not anymore a 10 billion project but it is going to work as a 2 billion independent project, where local government is not involved at all.

Sadly, it was quite ironic the diffusion of information took place the same day a 14 year-old boy died in an accident provoked by an unbearable storm in New South Wales, which caused floods, and multiple damages across different suburbs, particularly, those located in North Sydney. The damages provoked by the Sydney storm let $10 million in damages.

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Considering these facts, even when some parents could believe that kids must remain in school and avoiding taking part of political partisanship, the truth is these kids are going to face all the consequences from adults and politicians’ unconscious choices about Politics, Environment and Climate change. In that sense, even if some adults could believe could study more, the truth is they should also be concern about what is the future of the Earth we, adults manage resources each day.

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There is popular slogan about Visa saying Life takes Visa is something which lives inside us and we believed that we can charge environmental security as we do with our money and sadly, that is not true or even possible. We had already excessively charged so next generations should be not only involved as partisans but as a collective pressure because they will need to survive the consequences of Climate change. When they grow up here or in any place located in our world there will not be mom or dad to do it. Furthermore, they are protesting for their own sons and daughters, if they are lucky enough to see them grow.

Perhaps, Nendo showed a good example of a political illusion throughout his painting with white and black birds. No matter if you live in a developed or underdeveloped economy, each time one of those birds or kids fly to one place or another, they will face the same global consequences. It is reasonable those birds whistle a song against climate change, which is truly worst than homework as one of the protesters exposed in a cardboard during the protest in Martin Place last Thursday.

Perhaps, Environmental measures should be more relevant for the G20 meeting which is happening right now in Argentina, rather than the ‘high five’ between some world leaders.

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How to land a job in the tech industry?

william-iven-8515A few weeks ago I attended an event in General Assembly, where you will meet professionals working in an interesting firms like Microsoft or another companies in the Tech industry. General Assembly organised an interesting approach about the regular questions some Web developers, designers, project managers, marketing strategists had about how to land a job in this particular industries.

Sometimes, some people can grow up thinking that you need to become a notable Astrophysicist to get a job in a company like Google.com. However, they assure us that it is not the main thing behind this. Of course, having great grades wouldn’t hurt your application they explained how the industry has changed their philosophy for hiring people. Now, they are searching for people who can learn and re-learn faster than ever.

The old style of searching for a professional who was an expert in a specific area is something from the past because technology changed really fast so they required people who don’t transform technology, process or programming language in a religion or dogma. They want people who got plasticity in their way of thinking to adjust faster to new changes around them.

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So what is so difficult then?

One of the participants explained that the most important thing is understanding the differences. It is not the same aspiring a position in a structured company like Microsoft or Apple than getting a job in a start-up. 

Sometimes the start-up environment can feel like Heaven but it is not really so good when there is a linear hierarchy where everyone can do most of the things they want without following or respecting internal rules. When the Politics inside the biggest corporations are a key element to keep your job or lose it, if you don’t know very well how to manage it?

This was probably the most interesting part of the discussion because most of the time understanding the environment of your company gives you a better understanding of the industry.

About the tests to get a job in companies dedicated to software, offer services online, security, advertisement, social media, among other similar activities, the situation can be easy if you got a good background in a particular area. For example,  Tanguy Fournier Le Ray, who worked as Regional managing director & Co-Founder @Palo IT for Australia & Singapore. He was specific about how he had previously experienced as a sales manager in England for a water company, so even when he should face the process of learning new elements in his career after finishing the University, he got a good understanding about a particular field, which is required in the Tech industry.

Meanwhile, the experience for Alec Smith has been quite different…

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Sydney: What is behind horses, betting and screening images on Historic Buildings?

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It is simple. The first time I visited Sydney I did because I wanted to see the fireworks in front of the Sydney Opera House. It was really interesting and beautiful. Then I drink a beverage watching the sails and it felt completely dreamy. Some people would not understand the reason behind the protest against Alan Jones’ fiery statements in an interview against Louis Heron, Chief Executive of the Sydney Opera House. He called for sacking her from her job after she was not supportive to promote the Everest horse racing on this building.

Everybody has paid attention to this fight. Especially, when Horse racing is also a big tradition in Australian Culture. In that sense, it is understandable that Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, found like a complete non-sense this discussion.

However, numbers contradict this situation when you can find the number of people who had lost almost everything provoked by gambling addiction. Perhaps, in that sense showing a message to promote this event without any intention to promote gambling but, the both topics are very attached and well-known as a problem, which multiple Australian families face daily, and that is the real deal.

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I remembered I met Adam* and we were in his car at the beginning of the year a few meters, where the protest took place yesterday. And I remembered how he gave me details of how he must ending his relationship after he discovered her girlfriend had stolen money from his bank account to gamble. Perhaps, for politicians the link between both topics can look completely out of common sense but I believed it is in part the real deal behind it.

In 2008 Gambling Solutions created a survey. In this document with 200 young participants from 13  to 24 years old found this:

    • 96% of people from 18-24 had gambled for money or possessions.

 

    • 62 % of those under 14 years old and 77 % of those aged up to 17 had gambled for money or items, including mobile phones and MP3 players.

 

    • 25.5% of 14-17 year olds and 55 % of 18-24 year olds had lost more than they had intended,

 

  • and 6% under 18 had played a poker machine

Other aspect is how Australian citizens felt about Private sphere, in this case, Everest brand’s owners taking the public space to promote a ‘famous’ but still private event. And the attitude from Mr. Jones what really made Sydneysider felt outrageously angry. It was a sum of subtle issues like addiction, which is affecting the local community plus a bad-tempered comments from Alan Jones, radio personality, during an interview.

Finally, the common sense won and they had decided to take a different path. Perhaps, they would win more support if they chose to promote a plan to help people who is struggling with gambling issues. Perhaps, that part of this issue should have more attention. It would be an interesting turn in this clash about Culture, business, horse tradition, advertisement, economy and high-profile events in Australia.

 

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Beyond the pleasure of a beautiful decoration

In the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the NGV’s history, the Rigg Design Prize 2018 brings together ten leading Australian interior designers and decorators to each create a purpose-built room within the gallery.

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The ten shortlisted designers for the $30,000 triennial prize are: Amber Road, Arent & Pyke, Danielle Brustman, David Flack, David Hicks, Hecker Guthrie, Martyn Thompson Studio, Richards Stanisich, Scott Weston Architecture Design and The Society Inc by Sibella Court.

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The entrants have responded to this year’s theme of Domestic Living and, through their creations, have highlighted the importance of interior design in shaping and influencing the way we live today. It is a good opportunity to know more about the quality of this talented creators of amusing environments.

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The winner will be judged on their philosophy and design expertise formed in relation to interior architecture, decoration and the use of materials, processes, tools, methods, traditions and aesthetics. Also, who knows and you would be able to match with your decorator soulmate and you could hire them to recreate the inside of the house or office of your dreams.

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The Director of NGV has said, ‘The Rigg Design Prize 2018 recognises the central role that interior design plays in our lives and reflects the NGV’s commitment to elevating the cultural value of contemporary design in Australia. The participants concepts are thoughtful reflections of interior spaces and their ability to shift perceptions and tell personal stories of place and identity.’ Undoubtedly, Tony Ellwood has his favourites, as well, as I do.

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The Rigg Design Prize 2018 is generously supported by the Cicely and Colin Rigg Bequest, managed by Equity Trustees. The exhibition is FREE and on display from 12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019 at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square. Additional information is available from the NGV website

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