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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.


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

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

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

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

Render of Landfill Gallery – A New Normal by DREAMER.

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

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

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.

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