Signs of Life

Having worked within the wayfinding and signage design industry for a number of years, I was particularly interested in these pieces by Brisbane based artist Al James. Using reclaimed street signs Al produces text based artwork, adding his own poetic licence and splash of humour.   As the signs of life website states “Rather than… Read on »

Assemble office by Assemble

It’s becoming one of the great challenges within design……. mobility! We are all ‘on the go’, sometimes our entire workload can be carried in our pockets. So how do you create a fluid office space that can respond to the day to day changes, without creating a space that feels soul-less when the majority of… Read on »

Sailing the pacific in a boat made of plastic bottles?

In order to design new exciting chairs, I never look directly at other chairs on the market but seek inspiration from other fields. Inspiration is a strange thing that you can’t really quantify; it’s something that can seep into the dark places of your brain only to come flooding back out onto a piece of… Read on »

The world’s skinniest house

In Warsaw, Poland, construction is underway on the world’s skinniest house. At just approximately 1.2m wide—and 68.5cm at its narrowest point—the “Keret House” is so thin it’s not even considered a real building by Polish standards. Designed by architect Jakub Szczesny of Centrala, the residence is wedged between two buildings and has three levels, with a… Read on »

Change Doesn’t Come Easy.

I have recently embarked on a new career, very similar to my old one but very different. After thirteen years of working in a variety of roles within the design industry, I have finally taken the plunge and set up my own business, Tane Furniture Design. The main underpinning philosophy of the furniture design studio… Read on »

The New Internet.

The Internet is about to become a more colorful place, and more stylish and enticing than .biz, .tv or even .xxx ever dreamed of. New gTLDs are “generic top-level domains” are scheduled to be released on the Internet in the third quarter of 2013. What does this mean? To start, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned… Read on »

Cardboard bike… What the!

The last time you purchased something made entirely from cardboard, chances are it was a box to pack up your belongings. While the sturdy material is perfect for moving your stuff, an inventor from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni… Read on »

This is your life cycle!

The second animation in the award-winning Secret Life of Things (SLOT) series. Taking a game-show format, “This is Your Life Cycle” is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek nod to popular reality TV makeover shows. Hosted by the whale Bill Krill, the five-minute animation puts an entertaining spin on the scientific process of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). With the contestants – including… Read on »

Wearable Instagram

These days many avid photographers don’t really think about printing their work, content to let it live on their phones, external hard drives, and social networks. But a new textile printing method that lets photographers, designers, and craftspeople print directly onto any natural fiber could change that mindset. The Lumi Process is the creation of… Read on »

chair produced from recycled sails

At first glance, these modern chairs by Spinnaker are stylish and comfy-looking – but turn them around and you’ll see what really makes them special. Each one is backed with recycled sail cloth, lending it a nautical vibe while at the same time making use of material that would have otherwise gone to waste. Spinnaker… Read on »