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What design can learn from Lucy McRae

What design can learn from Lucy McRae

Pushing boundaries and fusing the philosophical with the physical – Lucy McRae has carved out an utterly unique body of work (pun intended) that has a firm eye on the future. We talk with the ‘body architect’ ahead of her first retrospective show, now open in Melbourne.

What can design learn from Burning Man?

What can design learn from Burning Man?

Elana Castle looks through her design lens at two of the stellar installations from this year’s extraordinary burn.

What design can learn from Dubai’s compulsory BIM mandate

What design can learn from Dubai’s compulsory BIM mandate

Are we moving fast enough for the times? Dubai’s Municipality Circular #207 mandate for BIM reveals a shocking skills shortage within Australia’s AECO industries. And little interest in bridging the gap.

What can design learn from Bowie Bonds?

What can design learn from Bowie Bonds?

For many furniture designers struggling to survive on two to five per cent royalties cheques, the recently departed David Bowie delivers a masterclass in ‘get rich or die at Salone’.

What Can Design Learn From Holly Golightly?

What Can Design Learn From Holly Golightly?

It’s a war for relevance … and you’re losing. Jump the queue. Throw caution to the wind. Treat yo’self. That Huckleberry friend is waiting ’round the bend.

What Can Design Learn From Kim & Kanye?

What Can Design Learn From Kim & Kanye?

You might think “not much”, but there are many industry lessons to be learned from the world’s most famous couple.

What Can Design Learn From The Sex Pistols

What Can Design Learn From The Sex Pistols

With little to no discernible talent or musical ability, The Sex Pistols became one of the most powerful forces in modern popular culture. No ads, no radio play, no major media – and only a working band for two years. They galvanised the fury of their Monarch-hating, Thatcher-loathing generation and lead the anarchist crusade with a spikey-headed army of passionate disciples in their wake. When was the last time design made you feel like that?

What Can Designers Learn From Issey Miyake?

What Can Designers Learn From Issey Miyake?

Are we creating an environment in design where the next Issey Miyake might flourish? If young designers take one lesson from the practice of iconic Japanese designer Issey Miyake, it should be the importance of bringing innovation to life.