Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

Magnificent MONA

After a recent and rather indulgent culinary trip to Hobart where I visited the world renowned MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, I was in awe of the architecture and general sense of design. Everything has been considered, from the moment you step on to the army camouflage painted fast catamaran ferry (which is the best way to get to MONA) to the cool iPod portable information device called ‘The O’. The architecture was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects and is a brilliant example of raw industrial modern sculptural design. The architecture also incorporates an original Roy Grounds, architect, residential house that has been adapted into the entrance and gallery foyer. It is very clear that David Walsh, the eccentric millionaire private owner of MONA, has been the brain child of the museum and has had a hand in maintaining a current, controversial and liberal point of view towards art and life. It is a must do experience to go to MONA and not once but regularly, as the displays change continually.

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