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Scribble, crumple, squeeze.

Scribble, crumple, squeeze.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Two new Frank Gehry buildings are coming on stream soon.

American architect Frank Gehry, who has won the Pritzker Prize, favours balls of crumpled paper for his sources of inspiration, and been described by Vanity Fair as ‘the most important architect of our age’, is about to have two new buildings designed by him opened in the next couple of months.

One is his first project in Latin America, the Biomuseo, located in Panama and due to open on October 2nd 2014.

The other is the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in the Sydney University of Technology, which will house the university’s Business School and is due to open in November.

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Objects at large.

Objects at large.

Monday, 22 September 2014

A peek at some of the London Design Festival’s offerings.

The London Design Festival has just finished: a week of exhibits, events, products, ideas, people and happenings to do with design in all its aspects, but especially interiors.

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Reading a book by its cover.

Reading a book by its cover.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Design organisation announces its best 50 book covers of 2013.

‘People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading,’ said American-born essayist and critic, Logan Pearsall Smith.

No doubt he would have approved of any efforts to maintain the presence of the printed book in our increasingly digital world – including the recognition of the design of book covers – which, despite the essential value of the words themselves, and the headline in particular, plays a vital part in motivating people to pick up and flip through the book in the first place.

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Improve your profile.

Improve your profile.

Monday, 22 September 2014

DIA partners with online home improvement service.

The DIA National President, James Harper FDIA, has announced a new partnership between the DIA and online home improvement and design service, Houzz.com.au

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A star is born.

A star is born.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Michelin-rated dumpling restaurant receives fitout from DIA Practice Member.

Sydney and London-based DIA Practice Member Design Clarity has released details of one of its latest interior design projects in Sydney’s Central Park shopping complex.

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Promoting design.

Promoting design.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Australian design delegation travels to Beijing.

Australian design, architecture and creative industries capabilities will soon be on show in China with the Australian Design Industry Delegation to Beijing Design Week taking place from 24-28 September 2014.

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Design is a business, not an ego trip.

Design is a business, not an ego trip.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

It’s not enough just to be creative, you’ve got to understand what business wants as well.

An article from some time ago that was originally posted on the Design Management Institute website (www.dmi.org) and subsequently reproduced on the Icograda website (www.icograda.org) is worth re-visiting if you’re interested in improving how your design business can improve the way it does business rather than just design.

The article in question was by Tennyson Pinheiro, Director of Brazilian design agency live|work and a professor and co-founder of the Design Thinking programme at ESPM Business School in São Paulo, amongst other qualifications.

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Love me tender.

Love me tender.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Government website offers automatic tender notifications based on your business interest.

Some people love tenders, others hate them, but whichever way you feel about them they're an unfortunate fact of life if you want to play with the big boys.

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Read, laugh, and learn.

Read, laugh, and learn.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Priceless advice for industrial design students and new graduates.

Core 77 has an invaluable and often amusing online series of seven discussion boards for industrial design students that has just concluded, all based around the ‘Back to School’ theme.

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Yes, you need to know.

Yes, you need to know.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

DIA Practice Member’s Top Ten Tips for creating fabulous interiors.

DIA Practice Member Nexus Designs, a Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary design practice specialising in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Product Development, recently compiled an interesting list of ‘Ten Things You Need to Know’ that it keeps in mind at all times when working on interior design projects.

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