Architects's Coming Exhibition
Some time next month the Institute of British Architects is going to prove to us that we, in our moderate homes, can really have well-designed furniture and household equipment.
Good design is not the prerogative of the luxury buyers, and just as we can all appreciate it, so can we all acquire it even in mass-produced articles.
The institute is out to show us how 1 understand the exhibition will include sections of furniture, silverware and cutlery, glassware. kitchen equipment, plastics, church-fittings, ceramics, textiles, and building-finishes and equipment.
After the visit to London, the exhibits will go on tour. deal with life's realities; with surf-riding, with " hen-pups," and occasionally with fairies, too, but these, being Bush fairies, are more masculine altogether than those who live in the bottom of our gardens in England.
Aunts, these are safe choices for your nephews and nieces—invest in them both, total expenditure only 6s. fid.
The Talking House is grand fun. It belongs to that category of children's books that are read and enjoyed first by the grown-up donor before being given to its rightful owner. I advise you to buy a copy in time to take a good look at it yourself before sending it up to the nursery.
The twins, Mary and John, are very real people, and the adventures they experience when they run away from their guardian cousins make a "junior" thriller of the book.
The illustrations, not the least pleasing part of the production, are woodcuts by Louise Whitlock, some of whose work deserves a more adult appreciation.