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Hear all about it.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Free Melbourne forum on Design and Intellectual Property rights.

IP Australia, the Federal Government agency responsible for registered intellectual property (IP) rights, is hosting a free, design-based IP Forum in Melbourne on the 12th November at the Windsor Hotel.

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Short and sweet.

Short and sweet.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

DIA QLD 7x7 Talk Series underway.

The DIA QLD Gold Coast branch is holding the second in its 2014 7x7 Talk Series on Friday 31st October 2014.

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Online design.

Online design.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Faster, cheaper, and more accessible. A major threat or just another part of competition?

The increasing trend in our society towards outsourcing of products and services is something that has affected many professions in the last decade, and design is undoubtedly one of them.

Outsourcing is a reflection of many factors, but at its core it can probably be viewed as a logical outcome of two of the fundamental drivers of a capitalist economy: demand and supply.

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The business of design.

The business of design.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Applications invited for grants to attend Hong Kong design event.

The Victorian government is inviting Victorian design businesses interested in attending the Hong Kong ‘Business of Design Week’, running from 1-6 December 2014, to apply for grants valued at up to $2500 each.

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Red with a tinge of green.

Red with a tinge of green.

Monday, 20 October 2014

London’s iconic phone boxes may have a new role in the digital era.

London’s current Lord Mayor, Boris Johnson, has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2014 Low Carbon Entrepreneurs competition, which aims to encourage London students and graduates to help reduce the city’s carbon emissions and energy usage. 

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Silky smooth.

Silky smooth.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Luxury French retailer uses interesting new website design.

French clothing accessories retailer Hermés, famous among other things for its square silk scarves, has launched a new website that claims to allow it to offer its range of scarves in one location that would be either impossible or hideously expensive in a bricks-and-mortar store.

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Best designers in NZ.

Best designers in NZ.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Zealand’s annual awards winners announced.

The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has just held its ‘Best’ annual awards ceremony, which awards prizes in the categories of Graphic, Spatial, Interactive, Product, Best Effect and Nga Aho.

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Kickstarting your next design project.

Kickstarting your next design project.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The pros and cons of crowdfunding.

Thanks to well known sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, just about everyone has now heard of crowdfunding platforms.

For designers – particularly product, fashion, and furniture designers – crowdfunding may offer a unique way of bringing a design to market that might not otherwise see the light of day.

This is particularly so when trying to obtain traditional funding sources in a highly risk-averse environment.

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Communicating, Objects and the Built Environment.

Communicating, Objects and the Built Environment.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Laminex SA DIA Awards are about to be announced.

Winners of the 2014 Laminex SA DIA Design Awards will be announced this Saturday evening the 18th October 2014 in Adelaide. 

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Stepping out.

Stepping out.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

DIA Practice Member designs exclusive new footwear store.

Melbourne-based interior design studio and DIA Practice Member, Fiona Lynch, has recently finished the design of a boutique ladies shoe store in the newly refurbished shopping complex of The Strand in Melbourne’s CBD.

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