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Queen's Baton design competition.

Queen's Baton design competition.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Expression of Interest for the design of the Queen's Baton by Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)

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Home Swede home.

Home Swede home.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The house design that two million Swedes voted for.

In a kind of crowdsourcing publicity experiment, a popular Swedish housing and property sales website asked a firm of Swedish architects to design a house based on statistical analysis of the data clicks and visits to the website.

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No escaping the idiot factor.

No escaping the idiot factor.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Google reveals the accident statistics for its self-driving cars.

Douglas Adams, writer of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (a five part ‘trilogy’), said in his last book of the series that: ‘A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely fool proof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.’

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Doing good by design.

Doing good by design.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Unicef launches design competition to help disadvantaged children.

The United Nations children’s fund, Unicef, has combined with product design consultancy Frog and technology manufacturer Arm to launch a design competition called ‘Wearables for Good’.

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Minimalist design, maximum output.

Minimalist design, maximum output.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bang & Olufsen’s iconic designer dies aged 89.

Danish desig­ner Jacob Jensen, the designer whose skills produced some of the most recognisable designs for electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen, has died aged 89.

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An Invisible Store of Happiness.

An Invisible Store of Happiness.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Steam, sweat, and elbow grease shows the potential of wood.

The ‘shelves’ on a 3 metre high exhibit at Clerkenwell Design Week in London are empty but the object of the exhibit is to look at the structure, not what it might contain.

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Built like a tank.

Built like a tank.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Port Melbourne home uses water tanks for walls.

When the owners of a home site in Port Melbourne wanted to store lots of water at their property, they had little idea they would end up storing it in their walls.

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Furniture in your face.

Furniture in your face.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

High impact set designs in Milan.

Daring Dutch interior design brand Moooi displayed some of its latest furniture and homewares at the recent Milan Festival in Italy inside a warehouse.

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Natural meets artificial.

Natural meets artificial.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Uncommon textiles made out of common materials.

An Italian born, London-based textile designer, Piero D’Angelo, has won the international 2015 Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize with a woven ‘Hybrid’ textile inspired by psychokinesis, computer cables, ropes, recycled polyester and hair extensions.

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Outstanding potential.

Outstanding potential.

Monday, 18 May 2015

‘Exceptional’ University of Canberra design student wins 2015 Australasian Graduate Of The Year Awards.

Dylan White, an Object and Industrial Design graduate from the University of Canberra, has just been announced this year’s overall winner of the 2015 Australasian Graduate Of The Year Awards (AGOTYA).

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