Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

Sala de Jantar da Casa Monteiro de Carvalho

This is the sala de jantar (dining room) in the casa Monteiro de Carvalho, a house of extraordinary Deco treasures at Santa Teresa near Rio de Janeiro.

Sala de Jantar da Casa Monteiro de Carvalho

Take a look at the light over the dining table. Probably Lalique, a lot of the lights in the house were.

At the end of the room behind a wrought iron screen by Edgar Brandt, the master French iron worker of the Deco period, is the jardim de inverno (winter garden).

Jardim de Inverno da Casa Monteiro de Carvalho

With lots of great Deco furniture and fantastic leadlight windows.

Jardim de Inverno da Casa Monteiro de Carvalho
Jardim de Inverno da Casa Monteiro de Carvalho

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AEPB Substation, Auckland

AEPB Substation, Auckland

Auckland Electric Power Board Substation from 1946 at the corner of Quay and Plumer Streets, Auckland.

AEPB Substation, Auckland

AEPB Substation, Auckland

AEPB Substation, Auckland

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Apartments, Belo Horizonte

Apartments, Belo Horizonte

OK. These apartments in Belo Horizonte are not deco, in fact, I presume they aren't even 40 years old but I love the small windows lining the corner.

Apartments, Belo Horizonte

I say they are probably not even 40 years old because there is a concrete mural at street level by Maia Borkowski dated 1980. I assume it was done around the same time the apartments were built.

Mural, Belo Horizonte

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Melbourne Art Deco by Robin Grow


In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, using a lot of my images.

The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.

Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and online.

Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from Robin for $22, (includes postage within Australia).  For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact Robin at robingrow@ozemail.com.au if you are interested and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Apartments, Shanghai

Apartments, Shanghai

Interesting 1930s apartments in the former French Concession area of Shanghai. I wish I'd got a better picture of the panel under the upper window.

Apartments, Shanghai

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A House in Wagga Wagga

House, Wagga Wagga

Classic deco house in the New South Wales town of Wagga Wagga.

House, Wagga Wagga