This week Indesignlive celebrates its second birthday, with two years of design and architecture news, events, projects and people. Veuve Clicquot and Mondaine help us celebrate.
December 4th, 2009
The competition relating to this article is now closed, but do read on…
Providing daily updates on the movers and shakers in the community and up-to-the-minute news, the site has rapidly gained a following, complementing Indesign’s print publications with its live updates and news on people, products and projects.
Two years on and the site continues to spread the word, with over two million page views to date and 81 newsletters (including this week’s).
To toast our birthday we’re giving you, our readers, the chance to win an amazing Veuve Clicquot Tw’Ice Bucket – a uniquely designed ice bucket that clamps to the side of a table and comes with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Vintage 1999 – and a Mondaine Swiss Railways Watch to keep up with the times. AND… stay tuned, because next week we’ll be giving away another prize package – two years, two giveaways, sounds fair!
All you need to do is fill in the form by clicking here (competition closed!) and the best answer will take home this week’s fantastic prize package.
We’ve also surfed our archives to bring you the top ten stories of all time chosen by you:
1. International Design Competition 2009
It appears that students really do spend a lot of time on the web, with this student design competition announcement from last year coming in at number one!
3. BVN Win Big at the Interior Design Awards 2008
The winner of the Interior Design Awards comes in third, and it’s not a one off with BVN taking home a raft of awards throughout the last two years.
4. Saturday in Design 2009
Always a winner, our Saturday in Design coverage this year was a huge hit, grabbing the attention of our readers – no doubt to spot themselves in the crowd. (We promise we didn’t put this one in just because it’s our event! The numbers don’t lie.)
5. Special Report: Australian Hyper-Realist Sculptors
This is one of those strange times on the web when you truly can’t explain why, but this eerie collection of sculptures continues to push this article into our top read list almost every week.
6. Children’s Activity Centre by Phooey Architects
Satisfying the child at heart, this project from Phooey definitely captured your imaginations.
7. Treehouse Dwellings
Sensing a common theme here, but who hasn’t dreamt of living among the treetops.
8. Brisbane Indesign 2008
The support for Brisbane Indesign is always overwhelming, with the Sunshine State bringing this little gem into the top 10.
9. The Vader House
Perhaps it’s the brilliant and intriguing name, but this project from Andrew Maynard Architects was enticingly clickable.
10. Gathering Place
Once again, the name may have attracted our readers, but it’s this wonderful design from HASSELL that kept the readers coming.
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