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Aleesha Callahan

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.


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

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

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

On the Move

We cover the latest moves, promotions and celebrations across the architecture and design industry, including Plus Architecture, Gray Puksand, Unispace, PTW and more.

Glenn Murcutt on his design for MPavilion

Indesignlive sits down with Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt, in the newly opened MPavilion, to talk about concept development, collaboration and designing through observation and curiosity.

Saturday Indesign is coming back to Melbourne in 2020!

Yep, you heard right. Everyone’s favourite design event is popping up again in Melbourne in 2020 – so you can get your design fix.

Private Women's Club by Kerstin Thomson Architects. Photo by Derek Swalwell.

Institute’s 2019 Architecture Award winners revealed

Diverse, responsive and innovative, 35 winners and 12 commendations have been revealed for the Institute’s 2019 Architecture Awards.

Doing it for the kids: Compass Immunology Clinic by whitewood

Compass Immunology Clinic is a unique concept clinic, one of the first in Australia, where children (and adults) can come for a holistic health approach to treating allergies.

It’s time to meet Jac

Introducing the people’s chair – Jac – Zenith’s latest collection of lifestyle and workplace chairs, designed by Schamburg + Alvisse.

On the Town!

From Futurespace’s famous client party to a restaurant opening and an intimate fine dining experience – here’s what’s been happening in the industry. Have you been out and about on the town?

Fender Katsalidis’ design solution for youth homelessness

A pro-bono project with heart, Melbourne City Mission Frontyard Youth Refuge has been given a world-first design solution combining accommodation and support services for Melbourne’s most vulnerable.

(L-R) Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong are the Venice Biennale 2020 creative directors for the Australian Pavilion. Photo by Anthony Richardson.

Venice Biennale 2020 concept and creative directors revealed

Tristan Wong (SJB) and Jefa Greenaway (Greenaway Architects and Academic) have been announced as creative directors for the 2020 Venice Biennale, alongside a team of collaborators.

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