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Alice Blackwood

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.


People working in the Architectus' Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre office

Flexible and fresh design reigns in the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre

When your job is to be innovative and entrepreneurial, what does your workplace look like? Pretty flexible and “fresh” as it turns out. We visit the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre, designed by Architectus.

The 15-minute city and the death of ‘9-to-5’

Like “a hard disc thrust into a cloud computing space” – how lockdowns have forced people and organisations to reformat the way they work.

Dominic Russo talks the art of engaging people, brand and place

Diadem, the architectural signage and wayfinding studio, marks its 21st anniversary with a special podcast featuring Indesign editor Alice Blackwood in conversation with co-founder Dominic Russo.

How to balance people, planet and profit

When it comes to designing and operating in a design-conscious manner, there are plenty of ways to go about it. V-ZUG’s head of sustainability breaks it down for us.

Koichi Takada on his philosophy of conscious architecture

For Koichi Takada of Koichi Takada Architects the reigning imperative of our time is not simply to look back at history and preserve it. It is to move inexorably forward – in an environmental sense.

“It’s about people and place” – education design in 2021

How can we design our schools to better support our people and enrich our sense of community? Indesign Editor, Alice Blackwood, talks education and urbanism in 2021.

Not that much has changed for Helen Kontouris after all

In putting together Indesign #83, our Workplace Progress issue, we spoke with Helen Kontouris to get her thoughts on the longer term impacts of COVID-19.

Patricia Urquiola reveals her thoughts on design’s direction

As we teeter on the edge of rapid and volatile change, we look to one of the global industry’s leading lights for insight and direction.

Architectus’ boutique new build in Sydney’s CBD

Not many commercial buildings in Sydney’s CBD can boast a 2020 completion date. But one boutique office building, situated at 275 George Street, forged through to cut the ribbon and stake its future in shifting sands.

Living in Quiet Luxury

A life of semi-lockdown has shown us that comfort and freedom at home is essential to our everyday comfort. Here’s how one of Sydney’s most discerning multi-residential developments has perfected that living equation.

My kitchen rules – the secret is in the sous vide

Empowered by beautiful, intelligent, simple-to-use appliances, the kitchen is revitalising our quality of (home) life. One brand in particular is leading the renaissance.

Living in the age of environmental enlightenment

In Melbourne, HIP V. HYPE teams up with V-ZUG to deliver four high-performance homes that puts quality of life front and centre.

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