Design Blog / Peter Oliver Davies

Corrugated House – Sydney


It must be difficult for Australian architecture to shake the corrugated iron stereotype, despite its continued, widespread use throughout urban and bush architecture. In suburban Sydney, however, I came across this fantastic twist to the formula. Clad in old, rust and paint covered corrugated sheet metal, the recycled facade of this new build emerges from the alley as if spawned from the dilapidated fence that still lines the curb.

Nestled behind some classic examples of Victorian suburban architecture the resulting patchwork of colour is not dissimilar to army camouflage. Perhaps it could be described as urban camouflage? It would be interesting to find out the response from the planning office on this one.

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Beastman’s Natural Progression

Impressive exhibition by Sydney artist Beastman at Melbourne’s ‘House of Bricks’ gallery, this April.

“Beastman’s innovative new paintings explore the futuristic and overwhelming idea of nature coming to life in a way we could have never imagined… The installation will expose the artist’s thoughts and art making process whilst revealing the natural progression of his work over the last two years.”


This piece in particular, entitled “The Natural Progression”, was a winner for most at the opening night.

Buy a signed, limited edition print here.


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dopepod update

I have updated my old website… dopepod

“A sketch pad of ideas and playful geometric abstraction, spliced with digital techniques.

Visible only online via the use of a browser, each individual encounter is unique to the viewer due to randomization of colours and positioning of elements according to a viewer’s interaction.

The work relies upon up-to-date browser software in order to function correctly and render as intended. A deliberate aspect of the pieces, they reflect society’s swift adaptation to advances in technology and the distance created between those unwilling or unable to move with the shift. An idea that is analogous with the concept of art appreciation itself, where differences in social background create divisions in understanding, resulting in the aesthetic sense of one group or individual being perhaps not that of another.

Arguably each piece will itself depreciate as time progresses and new standards and levels of communication are reached. They are created using a medium compatible with and influenced by today’s standards and are therefore relevant only to this time and have a potentially short lifespan.”

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Introducing #StudioSounds –

  • Keeping you in touch with what’s playing in studios around the Twitterverse.
  • We compile tweets from Twitter which include the hashtag #studiosounds.
  • If it includes a link to a Youtube video or Soundcloud track (more to come), you can play it by clicking the ‘Play Youtube’ or ‘Play Soundcloud’ link.

14lox & dopepod collaboration — Follow us here @studiosounds_me

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2011 2011 2011

Admittedly not as special as 11/11/11 but worth a post anyway.

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Today, at eleven minutes past eleven o’clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 2011, sees a 12-digit date with the same digit, the last for 100 years.

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A Flying Disc Journey

A beautiful documentary by Stephan Stoll

This is the online version of the documentary short film ”A Flying Disc Journey” made this summer following the Freestyle Magazine Urban Disc Team on tour, traveling from Berlin to Luxembourg, playing at incomparable spots in association with MUDAM Luxembourg.
Directors cut with five minutes more incredible frisbee only aviable on dvd… contact
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Invader Melbourne

Invasion spotted in Duckboard Place / ACDC Lane, Melbourne.

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Melbourne, VIC

Why am i upside down???

Because I just moved to Melbourne, Australia…

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FreeStyle Magazine in Luxembourg


30/06/2011 to 31/07/2011 @ CAPSULE, 31 RUE PHILIPPE II, L-2340, LUXEMBOURG.



02/07/2011 11:00-20:00 & 03/07/2011 11:00-18:00

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