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Been there. Done that.

Been there. Done that.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Ken Done weighs in on the debate about a new Australian flag design.

In a recent article on the DIA website about a proposed new design for the Australian flag, DIA member Russell Kennedy suggested that a new flag design may stand the best chance of being accepted if it was based mainly on the stars of the Southern Cross because ‘it features an established, pre-existing image.’

Ken Done, noted Australian artist, designer and DIA Hall of Fame member, has also been closely involved with designs for a possible new Australian flag for many years.

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An open and shut case.

An open and shut case.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Outdoor pop-up kiosks inspired by origami.

An architectural practice in London has designed some clever, origami-inspired outdoor food kiosks situated in London’s Canary Wharf precinct.

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Smart thinking.

Smart thinking.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Multi-talented designer re-designs airline boarding passes, makes 3D cities, and solves 50 problems in 50 days.

Peter Smart is apparently one of those people who have the talent and intelligence that drives the rest of us green with envy.

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Flagging the issue.

Flagging the issue.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

DIA member proposes revisiting design for Australian flag.

Russell Kennedy FDIA, a past President of Icograda, Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and member of AGDA, has been involved with a pet project of his for the past twenty-five years: the design of the Australian flag.

According to Kennedy (and some others), the current design of the Australian flag ignores Aboriginal history, ‘only references a colonial history’, and ‘is, and will continue to be, an obstacle to achieving reconciliation in this country.

‘The Union Jack is viewed by many Aboriginal and Torres Stait Islander people as a symbol of invasion, whereas a national flag should aim to represent unity,’ he says.

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Railroaded.

Railroaded.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

IKEA decks out a Japanese monorail train.

To help publicise the opening of a new IKEA store in Tokyo which has a monorail passing close by, IKEA decided to fit out an entire monorail train with items from the store.

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Busyness bragging.

Busyness bragging.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Interesting infographic shows how famous creatives spent their time.

In today’s society one of the most common complaints is that many of us ‘don’t have enough time’ to do anything any more.

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Outside the square.

Outside the square.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Famous Australian architect talks about his ideas and attitudes to his work.

He works from home, doesn’t have a secretary, reads only one architectural magazine, doesn’t know his own mobile phone number, hates post-modernism and all other architectural trends, doesn’t advertise, and has a waiting list of clients.

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Congregate and communicate.

Congregate and communicate.

Monday, 14 April 2014

World Communication Day 2014 is on the 27th April.

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The price is right.

The price is right.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Novel home exchange service just for designers and creatives.

Heading overseas?

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Exceptional returns.

Exceptional returns.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Survey claims businesses incorporating design are head and shoulders above the rest in the stock market.

The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an American-based, international membership organisation that seeks to promote design driven innovation.

It has recently released a ‘Design Value Index’ that has tracked the value of selected, publicly held companies and monitored the impact of their investments in design and innovation on stock value relative to the Standard & Poors (S&P) Index.

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