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Aleesha Callahan

Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Indesignlive.com. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha is able to get to the bottom of design by interviewing the brightest talent, and exploring the themes that are shaping the design and architecture industry today. She has written for a variety of publications and brings her knowledge gained working as an interior designer to the stories she writes.

Stories

A saccharine pink pond opens in NGV’s garden

A saccharine pink pond opens in NGV’s garden

Embedded into the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden with an eye-catching a inviting pink hue, pond(er) – the NGV’s 2021 Architecture Commission – is officially open.

HOTA Gallery makes its mark on the Gold Coast

HOTA Gallery makes its mark on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s new HOTA Gallery engages with the post-modern city in a casual surfside manner, coming to life through an organic, Voronoi concept.

The New Black – Cult Design’s Black Friday Sale

The New Black – Cult Design’s Black Friday Sale

As far as Black Friday sales go, this one with Cult Design is not to be missed with up to 20% off the best local and international design brands.

Enriching the landscape for Country, First Peoples and industry

Enriching the landscape for Country, First Peoples and industry

The 2021 Arcadia Indigenous Landscape Architecture Scholarship has earmarked QUT student Laree Barney as an emerging leader, of proud Indigenous heritage, in the landscape design space.

Let there be (good) light

Let there be (good) light

Our cities are not only oversaturated with light, they are made all the worse with bad lighting schemes that don’t consider people. Enter the CRI Awards – awards for awful lighting.

When Woods Bagot went carte blanche with Sculptform

When Woods Bagot went carte blanche with Sculptform

A statement showroom in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD gave Sculptform the opportunity to truly showcase its handcrafted philosophy and design credibility.

Meet Rhys Cooper, champion of local craftsmanship

Meet Rhys Cooper, champion of local craftsmanship

Aleesha Callahan talks with Rhys Cooper, an emerging Australian furniture designer, about all things design, materials and manufacturing.

What not to miss during Melbourne Design Week 2021

What not to miss during Melbourne Design Week 2021

Melbourne Design Week 2021 comprises a provocative lineup of talks, exhibitions and more, centred around the topic ‘design the world you want’. Here’s our two cents on what events are not to be missed.

Demonstrating kitchen excellence in a place of beauty

Demonstrating kitchen excellence in a place of beauty

Located in Surry Hills, Sub-Zero and Wolf’s new studio couples showroom functionality with the warmth that radiates throughout a home kitchen.

A case of 20/20 vision

A case of 20/20 vision

Four villages, two towers, multiple connecting stairs and an entirely new working model that’s been four years in the making. How did Bates Smart combat a “long runway” to future proof its design for Australian Unity?

Ellis Design Studio: Bringing stories to life across the pond

Ellis Design Studio: Bringing stories to life across the pond

London-based, Australian designer Alan Ellis brings a theatrical, narrative-led approach to his work. None more so than in his latest project, Electric Shuffle, which is envisioned as a beautiful factory brought to life.

When Co-Working Applies to a Hair Salon

When Co-Working Applies to a Hair Salon

Recently opened in Melbourne, Chiseled is a hair salon founded on more than design, it also brings in design thinking.

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