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Saatchi Sunday of Luxury

I’ve been suffering from end-of-a-helluva-long-year-itis lately, so this weekend was dedicated to rearranging and relaxing — “refilling the well of happiness” as Brain calls it. Saturday involved a trip to IKEA, that mecca of flat-pack furniture lovers, which isn’t the first place most people would think of going to for relaxation… Oh, IKEA. Land of … Continue reading

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Twenty-first century beauty: Piccinini and ‘Once Upon a Time’

It’s an elusive thing, beauty. Artists and scholars have devoted forests of paper, kilometres of canvas, gallons of paint – not to mention years, and often lives – to defining and capturing ‘the beautiful’. Is a litter of mutant babies beautiful? How about a single babe with flippers instead of feet, an elephant’s trunk instead … Continue reading