Posts Tagged ‘Why is Australia so cool?’

Malcolm

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Malcolm is an Australian film released in 1986. I’ve been thinking about it for years. Maybe it automatically rates because it is full of homemade Rube Goldberg machines and nerd contraptions, because I grew up around those, but there’s also the enjoyable fact that they’re all produced by a naive and strangely appealing mechanical savant played by Colin Friels.

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Best bench/seating platform, and of course it’s Australian

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This is the ur-seating platform. Think how many people would gather here at a party, and even Le Chat prefers it. This is from a house in St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Why is Australian design so cool now? If you’ve ever seen Vogue Living Australia you know what I mean.

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