The Captain & I caught a ferry on the Brisbane River to the Art Gallery to see the California Design exhibition. We hadn't been to the art gallery for many years, so it was nice to be back, as I spent lots of time there in my teenage years.
Here's some info on the exhibition......
California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way' introduces Australian audiences to a broad spectrum of industrial, architectural, commercial, fashion and craft design from California.
Pre and postwar Californian designers introduced numerous innovations to the design process, and exploited the availability of new materials such as moulded and shaped plywood, fibreglass, wire mesh and synthetic resins — materials and techniques, which, in many cases, grew out of the defence and aerospace industries and defined modern American material culture. Objects by the acclaimed designers Charles and Ray Eames, Henry Dreyfuss, Dorothy Wright Liebes and Raymond Loewy all feature, while the household names Levi Strauss and Mattel are profiled through displays of fashion and children’s toys.
Photos from the Citycat ferry on the Brisbane River
Below is the beautiful Brisbane Powerhouse
The Story Bridge
We departed the ferry at Southbank
And walked to the Art Gallery
Here are some things that caught my eye.....
Some 1960's jewellery
Gorgeous clothing....I love that first blue swimsuit & matching skirt
Arthur Espenet Carpenter rib chair from 1968
A lounge room to die for
While we were having lunch we met this prehistoric lizard. It was HUGE, & so tame.
The photos below will only mean something to Australian readers. They were filming for the upcoming series of My Kitchen Rules. I must say Manu was much friendlier with the crowd then Pete.
1960's David Jones frock - Vintage Wishes
Green necklace - Gift from my darling Squirrel
Yellow brooch worn as pendant - Ebay
Various vintage bangles - Op shopped
Scarf worn as headband - Gift from funky hippy mumma Trudie
Enamel flower brooch - Etsy
Two citrine rings - Op shopped
Fossil bag - Op shopped
Green sandals - Retail
Sunglasses - Ray Bans