Friday, 28 September 2012

Grand Designs Melbourne

We visited the Grand Designs Live show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre last weekend. We've been watching the UK series of the show with Kevin McCloud for a while now, and became more interested in it when we started thinking about building.

The main focusses of the show were in the kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living, and media/lighting areas. And of course there was a main theatre stage on which Kevin McCloud and other celebrity designers presented.

Kevin spoke mostly about his own 'grand design', the Triangle - a community housing project in Swindon, UK. It was good to see and hear him up close. He was, after all, the star of the show.

The exhibits were slightly disappointing and probably not as helpful as the other home shows that are on during the year.

Miele put on a good display of their kitchen products. Fisher & Paykel also had a display of fridges and other stainless steel appliances, all of which you can see at good old Harvey Norman anyway. They did have an impressive BBQ on display though. Hmm... is it too early to dream about summer barbies?

The outdoor living displays were pretty good. We came away with some gardening ideas that may or may not make it into our back yard.


And there was another special guest - the Dulux dog! He is an Old English Sheepdog, and his fur feels like cotton wool. Very cute.

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