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A bi-monthly electronic report that covers every facet of Queensland’s design and architecture sphere. Issue 10 now out.

What’s your Design IQ?


April 30th, 2008

Welcome to Issue #010 of indesignlive.com Queensland (iQ).

Note from the Editor:

“Having the privilege recently of walking through various projects entered into the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Regional Awards, I am struck by the importance, and success, of achieving conviviality in design.

In public and private spaces, designers are aptly igniting a conversation between outdoors and indoors and between public and private realms. Notions of privacy are changing and design is responding in interesting ways. Cyberspace interactions seem to encourage rather than disable the phenomenon of vibrant, active spaces, as Professor Carlo Ratti’s research (see video link below) would indicate.

Lively public spaces and private spaces which offer something back to their neighbours – the new millennium village perhaps – are exemplified in many of the projects in this issue. The clear china blue skies and crisp autumn air we’ve just started to enjoy again are welcome collaborators in the process.



Margie Fraser

Brisbane Editor




About indesignlive.com Queensland:

  • From the Gold Coast, through Brisbane, Fortitude Valley and right up to Cairns – indesignlive.com Queensland (iQ) is a highly-visual, boutique e-newsletter, dedicated exclusively to reporting on the latest in Queensland design, art, interiors and architecture – delivered directly to the reader’s inbox.


  • indesignlive.com Queensland (iQ) Issue #1 was launched to high acclaim in October 2007, with subsequent issues following bi-monthly.


  • iQ offers the opportunity for Queensland readers to submit any news they want to share – a new business venture, new showroom, new product – we want to know about it for future issues.


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Download the pdf of Issue 008 here (1.9 MB)


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