Off the grid events at Hot Modernism at SLQ

8 Jul, 2014

State Library of Queensland today launches their major exhibition Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75 which will run until 12 October 2014. Hot Modernism is the outcome of an important partnership between State Library and The University of Queensland along with support from the Australia Research Council Linkage Project funding….

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture

8 Jul, 2014

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture: Forecast program was launched last week, overlooking the Festival site on the Brisbane River. The Festival Creative Directors, Diana Snape, Sharon Mackay and Catherin Bull, in an advisory role, promise a program of participatory experiences and conversations. ‘Forecast is designed to inspire and engage…

BDAV Building Design Awards

2 Jul, 2014

Some of the best local building designers and projects have been nominated to receive an award at the 2014 BDAV Building Design Awards. The Awards recognise building design projects across a wide range of categories, including residential design, interior design, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, heritage conservation, and non-residential design…

Open House Melbourne

2 Jul, 2014

Open House Melbourne is back with a number of new and exciting elements to the program for 2014. On top of the ever-popular Open House Melbourne weekend on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, there is a range of city based events in July including Nite Art installations, the Speaker…

Australian Garden Show Sydney launches program of events

19 Jun, 2014

Australian Garden Show Sydney Event Director, Anthony Bastic, AGB Events, today welcomed the return of the Show which in 2013, its inaugural year, attracted over 25,000 garden lovers to the grounds of Centennial Park. “I look forward to seeing visitors from across the nation embrace their love of the great…

First solar powered light at Vivid 2014

5 Jun, 2014

A light sculpture with its own personality ­ ‘Ray’ ­ is the first ever solar­powered installation at Vivid 2014, Sydney’s annual festival of music, light and ideas. In the first week of the festival it was also the most popular installation with more than 200,000 visitors! Passers­by can say #HiRay…


5 Jun, 2014

Facewall is an interactive art installation to be held in September 2014 at Federation Square. The installation is about making the consumption of digital content on mobiles less anti-social by making users look up at their surroundings via an interactive ‘selfie’ game. The ‘wall’ consists of a grid of lamps…

the greenroom

6 May, 2014

The greenroom is back. Check out some of our favourite products and read about their lifecycle at designEX 2014. Over three days we will be on deck  and eager to chat about sustainability in design. A video of the designers and their products will be online during the event and…

My Nana Says

5 May, 2014

A national campaign is being launched to encourage young women to reduce how much food they waste by sharing tips and good old fashioned adages that have come from their grannies. The campaign “My Nana Says” is being run by 1 Million Women, the largest women’s movement in Australia acting…

2014 Fringe Furniture: LIVING TRACES

10 Apr, 2014

The story of human life is told by the traces of our journey through it. Every object we create is a time capsule to be rediscovered, a monument with fascinating tales to tell. From ancient times to the present, the artefacts we design become evidence for coming generations to understand…