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Alice Blackwood

Alice Blackwood is an editor, journalist and communications strategist. She is currently Editor of Indesign magazine. With over 10 years experience in the Australian architecture, design and media industries, Alice is a passionate supporter of the local design community, focusing much of her reportage on profiling the faces and forces behind top projects, innovative products and industry initiatives.

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Shop, but not. 5 fit-outs that recast retail

Shop, but not. 5 fit-outs that recast retail

Retail has become a hyper-dimensional experience. While a destination may draw you in for any number of reasons – social, educational, personal wellness – shopping remains the ultimate act.

How to design a carbon conscious project

How to design a carbon conscious project

We’re on a tight deadline to improve our carbon-crunching consumerist habits. Furniture by Design with The Footprint Company has developed a Carbon Calculator that helps us choose products that reduce our projects’ carbon footprints.

“We’re committed to radical positive change”

“We’re committed to radical positive change”

Meet Itay Shimony, Cosentino’s new vice-president of Oceania, leading the company into a sustainable, people-first future.

What defined work in 2021? Your picks.

What defined work in 2021? Your picks.

We take a look at the workplaces you loved most in 2021, and pull out five of the top ranking.

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Tune in to this podcast with Indesign editor Alice Blackwood and Gray Puksand’s founding partner, Robert Puksand.

Five revelations in hospitality and retail design

Five revelations in hospitality and retail design

Raise the topic of hospitality and retail and your mind instantly jumps to far-out fit-outs and awe-inspiring interiors. But before you even reach that finished product, there are many moving parts to negotiate first.

SLAB dreams big for tomorrow’s Social Office to win Herman Miller’s design challenge

SLAB dreams big for tomorrow’s Social Office to win Herman Miller’s design challenge

SLAB wins Work, Redefined – The Design Challenge with a Kit Of Pods for the Social Office. This 3-D printed off-the-shelf product is both a solution and a strategy that puts people at the centre of the new socially-driven workplace.

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

In Living Edge’s new Sydney Living Office, work is sensitively blended into the beautiful furniture showcases. It’s a dynamic destination that serves as a specification hub, and the central headquarters for the Living Edge team.

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

From hyper-real run-ins to fragmented customer profiles, Russell & George “slams” typologies to design spaces that make you put down your phone.

What’s cooking in hospitality design?

What’s cooking in hospitality design?

Indesign #85, the ‘Social Spaces’ issue is out now. Indesign Editor Alice Blackwood brings us up to speed on the retail and hospitality design topics informing this edition’s theme.

Russell & George redefine Melbourne dining with Society

Russell & George redefine Melbourne dining with Society

In just 10 days’ time, when Indesign’s ‘Social Spaces’ issue launches, we’ll be taking you on an intimate tour of Society. Until that time, we’re here to give you a sneak peak of what’s to come.

Australia’s top design minds compete to envisage the future workplace

Australia’s top design minds compete to envisage the future workplace

It’s the million-dollar question: what does the future of work look like? Herman Miller has put it to Australia’s top design minds to conceptualise what that future might look like, in its inaugural ‘Work, Redefined’ design challenge.

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