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INSIDE: happy holidays
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/10/2007



HARRY: Holiday season seems well and truly here…I’m starting to think about christmas cards. I like the idea of a very simple card with no message that I can put a photo of the kids in. I’ve never seen one with a photo on the front that wasn’t a bit tacky! I also like the idea of the kids making something. So may try that too. But I found this mix of cards around the web - click on each card for its link. Enjoy!

Categories: 94, Christmas, Harry


INSIDE: internet art
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 11/03/2007


HARRY: I am so excited. We just ‘won’ a painting on ebay. I mentioned awhile ago that I was obsessing over the indigenous art on ebay. Well, the obsession paid off. I know I shouldn’t think about it as winning - but we did win. We got it! It’s the piece above by Louise Numina. Her aunts are Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre - two indigenous artists I really admire but cannot afford. They are Utopia region artists, about 270 kms from Alice Springs in central Australia. Numina’s work is graphic, dynamic and powerful and I am so thrilled to have one in my house. It’s the kind of thing you imagine passing on to your kids. The gallery that sells them has a great rating so I am feeling good about it all. I’ll let you know if it never arrives!

Categories: 94, Art, Harry


INSIDE: wet pressie
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 10/30/2007


HARRY: Ahhhh…Christmas. My husband and I used to give each other art as gifts. And then we had kids and somehow we fell into the background and Thomas the Tank Engine and buckets of dinosaurs took over. Well, the kids are getting older and we are slowly getting back our focus. I want art again! I have always loved the work of Narelle Autio. She was (and still is) a photographer at the Sydney Morning Herald where I used to work. In her spare time she has perfected the art of underwater photography. You can see one of her pics above (to see more - and buy - go to Stills Gallery). She is also included in a beautiful new book (and exhibition at the Museum of Sydney) called ‘Sydney Now: New Australian Photojournalism’ (it’ll be out in December). I interviewed the book’s editor for Monument magazine - it really is an extraordinary snapshot of life in Sydney right now.

Categories: 94, Art, Gifts, Harry


INSIDE: light up
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 10/24/2007


HARRY: Our renovation is on board to start up early next year. So I am thinking more seriously about….everything. I’m trying to figure out lights right now. DWR has picked up Tom Dixon’s lovely copper pendants and David Trubridge’s planet-friendly light fitting (below). And then of course there’s the amazing Noguchi shades. I like the idea of these fine sculptural pieces. There’s something ethereal and lovely about a paper light fitting.

I’m heading south to Melbourne for three days so I’ll leave you in Sal’s very capable hands til Sunday!

Categories: 94, Harry, Lighting


INSIDE: local art
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 10/20/2007


HARRY: I bought my husband a rather selfish present for father’s day last month (one of those gifts that was as much for me as him!) It was the new beautifully illustrated and researched book on Australian aboriginal art, One Sun, One Moon. We’ve been interested in these beautiful paintings for a long time but never known enough about them to feel confident buying one. Armed with lots of knowledge from the ‘One Sun’ I’ve now started doing my own research. I’m collecting info on reputable galleries - like Cooee, Annandale, The Artery and Flinders Lane in Melbourne (who ship to the US). But I’ve also discovered art on ebay. My brother’s lovely girlfriend just bought two wonderful graphic aboriginal paintings on ebay so I checked it out and am now bidding on 6! I’m hopeless, hopeless, hopeless with this kind of stuff. But they all seem like such bargains - (and, best of all, most ship to the US). Of course, there are good dealers and not so good dealers but it’s easy to check all that stuff out on ebay and with Google. Right now I’m loving the work of Mitjili Napurrurla (above) and the amazing Gloria Petyarre (below) and Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri (bottom). I’ll let you know if any of my ebay finds work out!


Categories: 94, Art, Harry


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Harry & Sal is co-edited by friends Cerentha (Harry) Harris and Sal Taylor Kydd. As serious design addicts they wanted an outlet for their wonderful finds... More >