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Alice Blackwood

Alice Blackwood is an editor, journalist and communications strategist, specialising in architecture and design. She is currently Editor of Indesign magazine and Managing Editor of Cubes magazine, with Indesign Media. For more than 15 years she has been a passionate advocate of the architecture and design industry within Australia and the wider Indo Pacific region. Through her work on international design festivals, regional awards programs, as well as in print and digital media, she has helped establish numerous major platforms that recognise and celebrate the region’s most exciting architecture and design, and elevate those industry leaders into the global spotlight. “Our region’s design is defined by its fresh, yet hungry entrepreneurial spirit, its bold thought and brave actions, the flawless execution of complex ideas, and world-leading outcomes. I’m fascinated by all the moving parts of our architecture and design community – the businesses, the brands, the big-thinkers and everyday-doers.” Alice remains an active member of the Australian design and media industries as a Moderator, MC, Judge, Commentator, Mentor and Advisor.

Stories

Vale Boris Tosic: A life lived to the fullest

Vale Boris Tosic: A life lived to the fullest

It is with immense sadness that we report on the passing of Boris Tosic, founder of Élan. Boris was renowned for his irrepressible spirit, his drive and his big heart.

A breakfast soiree with HAY

A breakfast soiree with HAY

In Melbourne HAY launched its new city flagship – the second in Australia – with an intimate and relaxed breakfast soiree. Relive the morning, beautifully documented by HAY.

Temple of Boom riffs on a classic with contemporary flair

Temple of Boom riffs on a classic with contemporary flair

The NGV Architecture Commission has just opened for 2022 and it is classical, colourful and joyous in its homage to one of the world’s ancient wonders.

To know the future you must create it, Thomas Bentzen at Orgatec

To know the future you must create it, Thomas Bentzen at Orgatec

Thomas Bentzen presents a friendly and warm character, thoughtful in his responses, intuitive and just a little nostalgic in his approach to furniture solutions for modern working modes. Alice Blackwood meets Thomas at the Muuto stand, at Orgatec.

Indesign #88 presents new landscapes for learning

Indesign #88 presents new landscapes for learning

The ‘Education Outlook’ issue of Indesign magazine is now on sale! Explore new landscapes for learning, and read our top 10 education design articles.

“It’s a new sensibility”: Claudio Bellini on our modern work-life

“It’s a new sensibility”: Claudio Bellini on our modern work-life

The Elinor Low Back by Claudio Bellini for Pedrali encapsulates the modern sensibilities that define our modern work lives. Alice Blackwood speaks with Mr Bellini at Orgatec.

This workplace has definite village vibes

This workplace has definite village vibes

Working with Gray Puksand, this leading Australian retailer has crafted a workplace that captures those elusive work-from-home qualities in a relaxed, responsive corporate environment.

From the outside in: The story behind Extremis

From the outside in: The story behind Extremis

Extremis founder Dirk Wynants creates smart furniture pieces that speak to our very human needs, while also delivering solutions for the evolving workplace. Alice Blackwood speaks with him at Orgatec.

The stand designs that stopped us in our tracks at Orgatec

The stand designs that stopped us in our tracks at Orgatec

We’ve just arrived back from the Orgatec fair where the world of workplace was on show. Here are three inspiring brands whose product showcases invited us to experience and learn.

Insights from Orgatec – the world of workplace

Insights from Orgatec – the world of workplace

Indesignlive is on the ground in Cologne, Germany where the major workplace fair, Orgatec, has kicked off. Our editor Alice Blackwood brings us highlights from key brands showcasing at the fair.

Too comfortable to leave – Maker&Son launches Melbourne showroom

Too comfortable to leave – Maker&Son launches Melbourne showroom

Supremely comfortable. This is the catchphrase for Maker&Son’s luxurious sofas – and now beds, too. And we can confirm, they really are ridiculously comfortable.

Watch this beautiful collaboration between Helena Geiger and Milliken

Watch this beautiful collaboration between Helena Geiger and Milliken

In this video, we explore the collaboration between Indigenous Australian artist Helena Geiger and Milliken. Their new commercial carpet collection, Sandhills, is a collection that transports you straight into the Australian landscape, and it’s a story you won’t soon forget.

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