What do Bill Toomath, Nat Cheshire, Pip Cheshire, Home of the Year, and Kiwi “Crocodile / Savage Sheep” Dundee have in common?

Well, not a lot – so this post is short.

In memory of Bill Toomath, the John Hiles film “Antonello and the Architect is playing TODAY at 4.00pm at the Paramount, all welcome, entry by donation to Mary Potter Hospice. Interesting – Bill is, as always, lovely to listen to.

Later that evening, at 6.00pm, Pip Cheshire, NZIA President-to-be and last year’s NZIA Gold Medal winner, will be talking at the School of Architecture. No idea what he is like to listen to – your chance to find out.

Last night, Campbell Live had an amusing wee article on the Home of the Year, which is actually two very compact and very black boxes somewhere in the North, which were designed by Nat Cheshire (son of the above) and they got trashed by a roving architectural critic – the local dick-head farmer who fancied himself as Crocodile Dundee, and doesn’t tackle crocodiles in the billabong with a machete, but instead just pootles about on his quadbike making less than erudite commentary about subjects on which he knows nothing… – but still helluva funny, as HOME editor Jeremy Hansen and Nat valiantly tried to restore their their tattered reputations…

That’s all for now. Yesterday’s post took inordinate amounts of time, so I need a cup of tea and a lie-down now…

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