Design Podcast (ABC RN)
Architecture as high culture05/15/15
With the rise of high profile architects and iconic designs, is architecture losing touch with the public and losing its way?
We've been told the book is dead yet apparenlty the libraries that houses them are sprouting up everywhere in some rather novice designs and concepts.
Guy Kawasaki - Tech Innovation Evangelist
The former Apple Chief Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki is now proselytising for an Australian design start-up.
Kaz Cooke on fashion items of history
Author and cartoonist Kaz Cooke, takes Michael Williams on a very personal tour of the stories behind the objects of fashion held at the State Library of Victoria.
Iconic Buildings: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Along with gondoliers and pigeons in St Mark's Square, the church of San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the most recognisable symbols of Venice. Colin Bisset takes a look behind the flawless Classical facade.
New Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale
Can a country be represented by architecture? It's one of the questions that the architects who've designed the new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale have been asking themselves.
It is solved by walking
A comment in an airport lounge in Albuquerque led one woman to raise a half a million dollars for a public labyrinth in a Sydney park.
Iconic Buildings: the Chrysler Building
Colin Bisset reveals the story behind New York's famed Chrysler building.
Fashion on the Ration: how World War Two shaped fashion
On this Anzac Day, Blueprint for Living explores how World War Two shaped fashions mid last century and what impact the war had on future design.
The rise of the mega skyscraper and 'vertical village'
Architect Karl Fender has a passion for high rise living. As a founding director of Fender Katsalidis Architects, he has seen his firm push the boundaries of what is possible in high rise living, including the soon to be constructed Australia 108...
Why I wear the same work uniform
New York Art Director Matilda Kahl joins RN Drive to explain why she has worn the same (clean) black pants and white shirt as her work uniform for the past three years.
Apple Watch Hands-on, Moore's Law turns 50
Plus we also examine the Minecraft Bracelet which promised to let you take your blocks with you.
Melbourne's mystery quilt
National Museum Australia wants the public's help in identifying the people whose names have been embroidered onto a rare "autograph quilt" dating from 19th century Melbourne.
The UK election is less than four weeks away but it has yet to capture the public's attention. Why and who is expected to win? The turn out is expected to be low which could mean no party will win outright and another coalition government will need to...
Twenty years of Australian Fashion Week
Next week Australian Fashion Week is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Its founder Simon Lock reflects on what the advent of an industry showcase meant for the industry - and how hard it was to convince international buyers and media to come.
Iconic Buildings: Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia is one of Spain's most infamous buildings - is it a folly or a work of genius?
Designing a dream kitchen
Celebrity cook Adam Liaw dissects what makes a dream kitchen and why we want them.
Sinking Ships of Culture: McMansions
Remember when big was .. . BIG? Big Macs, Big Hair, Big Brother? And who could forget the McMansion? That was once the biggest thing on the block too. Now?
Communal design gains traction amongst architects and...
Architects and residents are throwing out the rule book on apartment and town-house design, and turning their attention to shared communal space.
It's All Academic: gender and clothing
Jo Paoletti from the University of Maryland has spent over three decades looking at how we dress our children and ourselves.
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