The heritage-listed McCraith House in Dromana expresses something essential about the Southern States' relationship with the beach. Where our Northern cousins celebrate the tropics with long-legged Queenslanders or romantic weatherboard shacks, the harsher climate of Victoria inspired a boom of exceptional modernist beach houses. No trip along our wild Southern coast is complete without a slow wind through sandy back streets, where flat-roofed modernist-elegant shacks nestle in the scrub.
These days the 'Butterfly House' belongs to RMIT and has been stunningly preserved and furnished with original mid-century design. It's primarily used as a venue for RMITs writers' residency programmes, but every once in a while a design magazine gets a look in too. McCraith House is something like a dream of the Victorian beach shack - a fantasy of simplicity, playfulness, sea, and surf made real.
Postcards featuring Harper and Charlie's range of original retro prints. Celebrate the culture, architecture and design of Melbourne and Australia with a tiny piece from Melbourne's contemporary design community!
Inspired by art from the 1950s and 60s, Harper and Charlie use vintage print techniques to achieve their authentic feel. If you look closely you might be able to spot the careful details - slipped registration, slight colour-bleed, or light scuffs in the design - that give these beautiful designs their warmth and character.
Material(s): Printed in Australia on 100 percent recycled 300gsm card.
Dimensions (cm): 14.8 x 10.5 (A6 standard postcard size).
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