Design Podcast (ABC RN)
Super houses: how to make a good home great08/28/15
A new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney ponders the art of creating a 'super house'.
It's All Academic: Marie Antoinette style
If the wardrobe of Marie Antoinette intrigues you, then you have something in common with the fashion historian Caroline Weber.
Hats off : Broome milliner solo debuts in NYC
By day Felicity Brown works in Broome as a public servant, but after hours she transforms into a world acclaimed milliner, making hats for local women, and now preparing thirty of her one off creations for her first solo show at the 2015 New York...
Sidney Myer Fund Ceramics Prize
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, the winner of the most prestigious award for ceramics reveals his influences.
Fashion's relationship to ageing
Fashion and senior citizens are having a moment in the sun, from the new hit documentary 'Iris' to young models and celebrities dyeing their hair grey and luxury fashion campaigns celebrating their wares with models in their sixties, seventies and...
Gaudi and the light
A radio essay on the life and art of Antoni Gaudi.
Madame Weigel: colonial fashionista
The mysterious Madame Weigel was a hugely successful pattern manufacturer responsible for clothing many colonial women.
A Woman's Rite of Passage
Glenda Nicholls has been named the overall winner of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards with a subtly political sculptural work - three netted, dyed cloaks decorated with possum fur, beads, feathers and trinkets - that represent stages in the life of...
Iconic Buildings: Fiat Factory, Lingotto
Who wouldn't want a race track on their roof? Italian car manufacturer Fiat made it a reality.
How Cyclone Tracy changed Darwin's architecture
The typical Darwin house is generally thought to be big and sprawling, on stilts with wide verandahs. But how accurate is the stereotype?
The quirks and contradictions of centrally planned design.
Iconic Buildings: Grand Central terminal
New York's Grand Central Terminal is famed for its looped tracks and monumental arched facade.
Carbon positive pre-fab house a world first
Australian architect Bill McCorkell has designed the world's first pre-fab carbon positive home.
The ethics of supply chains
How much can consumers really know about the ethics of the products we are buying or the food they are eating?
Will local brands be out of fashion?
The big two Australian department stores, David Jones and Myers, are reducing the number of clothing brands on offer in their stores, in response to online competition and the influx international brands.
Colin Bisset joins us to share his unmissable design destinations around the globe.
Shipping container homes
Used shipping containers are being given a second life, providing the structural bones for low-cost housing. But are they actually as cost effective as they seem? We hear some of the design tricks and tips when working with recycled containers.
Iconic Buildings: Chartres Cathedral
One of France's most famous buildings, the Chartres Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Construction started in 1193 and wasn't completed until 1220, and even today the cathedral retains a certain mystical power, writes Colin Bisset.
The life and times of Ginger Meggs celebrated in the...
A new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney is celebrating the history of Ginger Meggs, Australia's longest running comic strip. But what does the future hold for Ginger and other comic characters like him, in the digital age?
The crystal ball gazing of trends forecasting
Being on trend is big business for fashion designers and interior designers alike. How to trends forecasters predict what will be in fashion in two to three years time?
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