A SIMPLY great space

Posted by  admin —May 17, 2008
Filed in Just observations, Space

This little piece of artwork caught my eye today from the beer garden at Hotel Brunswick (in Brunswick Heads, northern New South Wales).

Sculpture at Hotel Brunswick 

At a glance, the bust of the singer appears to be suspended against a blue sky backdrop. Below him is an outdoor stage where weekly gigs are held. 

Stripped Back and Simple … 

Hotel Brunswick has recently been refurbished. The final result is a space that makes me want to return again tomorrow. I have already “remarked” to many about our experience … I suppose this makes the space “remarkable”.

During our second visit I noticed how “uncluttered” the space was. There was not a single chair, table or sign that was not needed. Like in this post by Garr Reynolds (Presentation Zen), he explores design by reflecting on a “Bento” purchased from a Japanese train station. 

Garr writes, “An ‘ekiben’ contains great content which is arranged in the most efficient, graceful manner. The bento is presented in a simple, beautiful, balanced way. Nothing lacking. Nothing superfluous. Not decorated, but wonderfully designed. A delicious, inspiring way to spend 20 minutes.”

Well, Hotel Brunswick is the ‘bento’ of pubs! Beautiful, balanced, nothing lacking and a truly wonderful space to experience food, music and conversation.

Geoff … still in Byron Bay 🙂

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