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Please don’t be seated.

Please don’t be seated.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

If you’re reading this sitting down, that’s very bad.

A report released earlier this year by a team of researchers at the Brookings Institution in America, who conducted a five year, 85 page study of American homes, offices, dining establishments, public spaces and patios to determine the state of America’s ‘seating availability and quality’, has concluded that ‘the United States currently has enough chairs and there is no urgent need to produce new ones.’

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Adding another dimension.

Adding another dimension.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Graphic designer develops typeface to make reading easier for dyslexics.

Dyslexia is a condition that affects an estimated 10% of the population and can adversely affect people’s ability to read, write and complete their schooling and further education.

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Interplay.

Interplay.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2015 Brisbane design research congress calls for papers.

IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research) is an international body which aims to promote research and study into all design activities by encouraging worldwide collaboration between independent design research societies.

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Typeface generates watch face.

Typeface generates watch face.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Famous Swiss company releases watch designed around even more famous font.

The Swiss are known for their punctuality and attention to detail, so the craft of high quality, precision watchmaking seems to strike a chord in their national psyche.

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‘How to think like an architect.’

‘How to think like an architect.’

Monday, 15 December 2014

Interesting and insightful series of short videos on YouTube.

Before he unfortunately died from leukaemia two years ago, American architect Barry Berkus, principal of his own design practice, produced a series of seven short but instructive videos he titled ‘How To Think Like An Architect’.

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Rewarding creativity.

Rewarding creativity.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Results of DIA (WA) Design Awards announced.

The 2014 DIA (WA) Awards were held on Friday 14th November, 2014 at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.

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Location location location.

Location location location.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Why a poorly designed, drafty old building might have less environmental impact than a well designed new one.

Bryn Davidson is a Canadian LEED-accredited building designer, consultant and small business owner with degrees in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, and is one of the co-founders of Lanefab Design/Build, a Vancouver-based design and construction company that built the city’s first energy-efficient ‘laneway’ house.

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Paradise found.

Paradise found.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Extraordinary beachside house in Andalucia.

If you like minimalism, sea views and the Spanish way of life, you’ll be in raptures over this incredible house by architect Alberto Campo Baeza.

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Rewarding the impact of good design.

Rewarding the impact of good design.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Australian Interior Design Awards announces important new awards category.

The value of good design can be a notoriously difficult thing to measure.

The difference between good and bad design is generally obvious, but quantifying good design in clearly defined business outcomes is not so easy – although it’s something that every corporate client inevitably considers when commissioning a new project.

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Genuinely green.

Genuinely green.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Textile printing with completely non-toxic dyes made from algae.

The marketing claims routinely made today for being ‘sustainable’ and ‘eco friendly’ are so numerous as to have almost entered the realm of cliché, but there are a few people who take the descriptions seriously and try their utmost to incorporate the genuine principles in their work.

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