Posts Categorised: economy

The Power of Social Media

Now I had heard people talk about the power of social media, how businesses will go to untold lengths to avoid bad reviews on social media platforms such as Facebook, Trip Advisor, Twitter, blog or any of the other bazillion ways modern society can vent their frustration or indeed show their delight at a service… Read on »

Creative Happiness?

I heard something on the weekend that made me stop and think about everything I do not only personally but professionally. The question seems simple..”What is your definition of happiness?” The answer much more complicated. I set about trying to answer the question for myself and struggled to find the right words. I did not… Read on »

Believe In Me

I’m extremely pleased to announce that my business Tane Furniture Design has been successful in receiving a small business grant from the City of Melbourne. The money will go a long way to moving me into more suitable surroundings but aside from monetary benefits the fact that a major investors believe in me, my company… Read on »

Leaf Blowers – A metaphor for human mentality?

Well I hope not! Can I start by saying I absolutely hate leaf blowers. As a professional Industrial Designer, I feel they are one of the worst products that my profession has inflicted on the world. They are noisy, a complete waste of energy/fuel and serve little purpose except to move a ‘problem’ from one place… Read on »

The Price of Carbon

This short video, narrated by comedian and musician Reggie Watts, underscores the high cost we are all already paying for carbon pollution. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-ZnpWbJdw?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] From Superstorm Sandy to soaring temperatures in Australia, ongoing drought that has parched more than 60% of the U.S., and flooding from hurricanes around the world, we are experiencing the consequences… Read on »

School in The Cloud – TED Talk

Wow! It’s not every day that something stops you completely in your tracks…………. I have been watching various TED talks this week and this is the best of them all. It is by Dr Sugata Mitra, who turns education and the way we think about it completely on its head. The talk is only 20… Read on »

The Choice Starts With Us- Eco Buying

I just had a fantastic conversation with my dad, which has prompted me to write this post……… Yesterday I was in a well known office stationary supplier looking for a pack of paper. Faced with a huge wall full of options I started to look closer. The paper started nearest the counter with the cheapest… Read on »

10 Things Every Designer Should Do at Least Once in Their Career?

I just stumbled on this blog entry from the Core 77 website and it really struck a chord with my career to date. In 2012 I set up my own design studio, thirteen years after graduating with the intention to start instantly! Why did this process take so long you may ask? I think confidence… Read on »