Design Podcast (ABC RN)
Sinking Ships of Culture: Vale leggings02/27/15
Susan Maushart bids farewell to a trusty wardrobe staple.
Should more architects aspire to humanitarian design?
Esther Charlesworth believes more students of architecture and design should be schooled in the concepts behind humanitarian architecture, instead of an emphasis on becoming an architect 'star'.
The ghost sign hunters
There is a growing movement around the world of ghost sign hunters - enthusiasts who photograph the fading advertising signs of past decades for prosperity before construction works envelops them forever.
Don't mind the gap - fill it!
Four years after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, a group of young architects and community builders are celebrating some novel ideas to re-invigorate the city.
The sun in your pocket - wearable solar power
Charging your mobile phone as you walk down the street is close than you think thanks to Australian science.
Designers cry foul over replicas and copies
Is Australia the 'wild west' when it comes to protecting designers' rights and intellectual property? One leading designer believes so.
What's that hiding in the brown paper bag?
Opinion is divided on the new Frank Gehry building opened this week at the University of Technology, Sydney with some likening it to a crumpled paper bag.
Blueprint for Living Saturday February 7, 2015
What's that hiding in the brown paper bag? Faking it to get home in time for Christmas. Blueprint Reviews: The Knick and The Torch. Designers cry foul over replicas and copies. Plant theft and botanic vandalism. Sinking Ships of Culture: from...
The dark side of Myanmar's fledging fashion industry
Until recently, Myanmar's fashion and beauty industry was nonexistent. Today there are modelling agencies, beauty pageants and even fashion weeks. But, under the surface is a culture of deception and exploitation.
Everything old is new again in adaptive reuse
Guest architect Stuart Harrison helps us get to the bottom of repurposing old buildings to new ends.
Cool hunter, London
London’s Central Saint Martins, the world famous art school, offers a short course called Cool Hunters, London. It's designed to teach students how to think like an artist, sharpen their powers of observation and see beyond the surface of now to the...
Australian Women's Weekly
For over 80 years The Australian Women's Weekly has featured the ever-changing trends of women's fashion and popular culture.
Shearers Quarters on Bruny Island designed by John Wardle
Crafted using leftovers from Tasmania’s apple industry, architect John Wardle’s award-winning Shearers Quarters is situated on a working farm that doubles as a conservation sanctuary.
European fashion 'casualisation' spawns fine wool opportunity
Europeans are wearing more casual jackets and coats, and that's good news for local wool growers.
'Here & Now 14': contemporary WA artists escape 'fortress ceramica'
Western Australia is a ceramic art hot spot. Here & Now 14, the first major WA ceramic exhibition in more than a decade, showcases a scene that's rapidly changing, highly diverse, often surprising.
The Kaldor Art Project: resurrecting Sydney's Garden Palace
Sydney Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones wants to build a ghostly version of the Garden Palace that burnt down in Sydney's Botanic Gardens over 100 years ago. He has been announced as the winner of the Kaldor Art Project's Your Very Good Idea...
Running away from home
Jane de Teliga had a glamorous and successful career as a fashion stylist but she decided to leave it all behind and find a new life in Paris and London. She has discovered how to live well with less and the joys of rural England.
Australian Art: A History
Sasha Grishin's Australian Art: a History ranges across the human and artistic landscape that tells the often complex story of Australian art.
A tour through nineteenth century Paris and the historical forces that shaped its art and culture.
Creative Cities: Paris
The art and culture of the world’s great cities is explored in a series of lectures at the National Gallery of Victoria. We are taken on a walking tour of Paris and the historical events which shaped the art , architecture and urban culture of Paris.
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