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Bedford Row water pump: A pretty piece of Georgian street furniture

Long before the likes of Thames Water pumped water directly into our houses, Londoners had to rely on outdoor, public pumps for our essential utility. While these days, we have the luxury of running water inside, many of the outdoor pumps – mostly out of use – remain as part of London’s street furniture. 244 more words


Great Fire at the Museum of London

I’ve not yet seen the Museum of London’s new Fire! Fire! exhibition, but I did speak to curator Meriel Jaeter for a preview in the current issue of… 321 more words


Bupa Aged Care Facility, Clemton Park

Custom seats designed by Street Furniture Australia fix onto raised garden beds at the Bupa Aged Care Facility in Clemton Park.

The facility offers 144 beds, with courtyards to allow green fingers of landscape to wrap around the wings on the eastern side, and on the west a courtyard creates a tranquil garden. 79 more words

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Talking of regeneration (as I was on the last Freeman Hardy Wallis posting), here’s a very over the top example I came across in Skegness earlier this year. 150 more words


AILA pop-up park VIC

Between lightbulb moments and deep thinking sessions, some 500 delegates of AILA’s 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture recharged at Street Furniture Australia’s This Public Life Park. 87 more words

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EVIII Post Box, Welshpool

This Edward 8th is a lovely bright and shiny post box!

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Escola, the new kid in school

Escola is a bright and playful suite of benches and tables that can be customised to suit a variety of height and length requirements.

Named after the Latin word for ‘school’, schola, Escola is ideal for school-aged children. 161 more words

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