Those on sale dates come around so quickly. Our Australian Residential Special 2009 hit newsstands today, and we've also extended our cover story of James Stockwell's Snowy Mountains House by including more photos by Patrick Bingham-Hall in our new edition of M+, which is due out tomorrow. I'm looking forward to chatting to people about the projects in this issue because I know that everyone will have an opinion.
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Just in case you missed it ... The cover of our Residential issue. Patrick Bingham-Hall captured this shot of the Snowy Mountains House at sunrise - with an unexpected light snowfall. We'd tried out so many different cover options and when this most recent series of photographs came through from Patrick we knew we had our cover. It was in such stark contrast to the already widely published 'sun-drenched' shots of the house and was in itself such an intriguing picture that we knew we had to make something more of it. It just fit. At the Miele dinner the other night the discussion came up about how we choose our covers. Am I easily bribed? Do the names go in to a hat? Is it simply a case of the biggest and brightest project getting the guernsey? Well, it’s a no to all of those questions and although there’s no scientific equation involved in making the decision, the question of fit is certainly the most important thing. Does the cover image convey something more than just being a pretty picture? Does it represent that issue’s contents in a truthful manner? And if the answers are yes, then the decision's an easy one.