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Winners Announced - 2016 Melbourne Design Awards

🕒 30/06/2016

Winners of the 2016 World [app] Design Awards have been announced by design100 Founder Mark Bergin including Best Studio less than 5 - Farrah Design, Best Studio 5 to 20 – Emote Digital, and Best Studio 20+ Monkii. The Design Champion award has been awarded to Mirvac and Best Startup named as Therefore Studio.

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Ghostbusters: Dimension - The World’s most Immersive VR Experience

🕒 29/06/2016

The Verge try out one of the world’s most expensive and immersive virtual reality experiences at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square. On July 1st, Sony and a Utah startup called The Void will open Ghostbusters: Dimension, which lets you become a ghostbuster in what The Void likes to call a "hyper-real" world.

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Are Branding Agencies Still Relevant?

🕒 29/06/2016

The old way of designing brands is in desperate need of a rethink, writes Edenspiekermann's Paul Woods for Fast Comany.

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Approval of Crown’s Barangaroo tower ‘disappointing,’ say Institute

🕒 29/06/2016

Crown Resorts’ proposed casino tower in Sydney’s Barangaroo, designed by UK-based Wilkinson Eyre, has been approved by the independent NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) – a decision the Australian Institute of Architects describes as “disappointing.

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Under The Same Sun - South London Gallery

🕒 27/06/2016

The other week I found myself south of the river in Peckham for the opening of Under The Same Sun; the latest exhibit at the South London Gallery reviewed by Natasha Nuttall.

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Blackbird Car Rig that becomes any CG Car You Want it to Be

🕒 25/06/2016

Just days ago, London-based VFX studio The Mill unveiled the Blackbird, a car rig built with a fully adjustable chassis, a programmable electric motor, as well as onboard cameras and lasers that produce "100% realistic CG renderings" of virtually any car in the world. Essentially, this thing can become whichever car you want—past, present, or future.

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How Brexit Could Impact The Creative Industry

🕒 24/06/2016

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. Fast Company discuss how design might change as a result.

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Dieter Rams is Finally Getting the Feature Film he Deserves

🕒 22/06/2016

Helvetica filmmaker Gary Hustwit is training his camera on the revered German designer who influenced Apple. It's about time.

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Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D Camera

🕒 21/06/2016

Hasselblad has unveiled the world's first mirrorless medium format camera, the X1D, boasting a 50MP CMOS sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range.

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Number26 Raises $40 Million for its Vision of the Future of Banking

🕒 21/06/2016

Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing all the services you’d expect from your bank.

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Is Business School the new Design School?

🕒 21/06/2016

John Maeda; American designer, design partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, technologist and the 16th President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) discusses for Tech Crunch.

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Designs for Swan Street Bridge upgrade unveiled

🕒 21/06/2016

VicRoads has released four designs for the $30-million redevelopment of Melbourne’s Swan Street Bridge for public comment. John Wardle Architects, BKK Architects, Sally Draper Architects and Watson Architecture and Design will go head-to-head in a contest to design the bridge.

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Barbican Timber Tower

🕒 20/06/2016

Researchers from Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture are working with PLP Architecture and engineers Smith and Wallwork to develop research on the future development of tall timber buildings in central London.

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Glastonbury: Chris Levine light show in honour of David Bowie

🕒 20/06/2016

A performance of Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony accompanied by a sonic laser performance by light artist Chris Levine will take place at midnight on Saturday.

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New Exhibition at RMIT Design Hub: Occupied

🕒 20/06/2016

RMIT’s Design Hub will provide ideas and answers to the unspoken questions of how the challenges of the metropolis era will be met, in a new exhibition titled Occupied.

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Muji Launches Collection of Homeware Handcrafted by Japanese Artisans

🕒 19/06/2016

Japanese brand Muji is introducing a range of handmade homeware – including woodwork, ceramic and glass pieces – to its stores.

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Australia is getting its First Capsule Hotel

🕒 17/06/2016

Sydney’s jumping on trend to replicate one of Japan’s most loved accommodation options – the humble capsule hotel.

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How North refreshed the Tate Brand

🕒 17/06/2016

To coincide with the opening of its new building, Tate invited design studios from around the world to pitch for a possible identity redesign. North, however, argued that the existing identity could still do the job – all it needed was a ‘deep clean’ and some clarity about its usage.

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International Appeal: How JEB works across Borders

🕒 16/06/2016

JEB International is a global leader in partition systems and operable walls – how do they maintain standards and meet client expectations across borders?

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Wolfgang Buttress' beehive-inspired Expo Pavilion - Kew Gardens

🕒 16/06/2016

The beehive-inspired pavilion created by artist Wolfgang Buttress for the Milan Expo 2015 reopens in London's Kew Gardens.

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The 2016 RIAS Architecture Award Winners

🕒 16/06/2016

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has announced the 11 winners of the 2016 award for best current Scottish architecture.

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Le grand fromage: Ich&Kar's cheese-themed concept store in New York

🕒 16/06/2016

New York’s Nolita is perhaps downtown’s coolest neighbourhood for good reason. The district boasts many a trendy haunts, and now there’s a new address that just made its debut: French Cheese Board, a concept store that successfully merges art, design and food.

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PBD Architects designs ‘sympathetic’ hotel next to Gothic neighbour

🕒 16/06/2016

PBD Architects has submitted a proposal for a boutique hotel development at a challenging location on George Street in Haymarket, Sydney. The proposed hotel is situated next to the three-storey heritage-listed Venetian Gothic Haymarket Library, built in 1875.

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The London Underground's Iconic Typeface Gets A Redesign

🕒 14/06/2016

Monotype overhauls Johnston, the official font of the London Underground, for the first time since 1979.

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The lost history of Kempthorne’s pioneering lighting design in Australia

🕒 8/06/2016

Kempthorne were an Australian lighting and design icon. In the early 1970s Kempthorne had a lighting design office in Clayton, Victoria where they designed classic domestic & commercial luminaires and for architectural lighting design projects including ANZ Towers, Museum Station, the High Court of Australia and Collins Place.

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Wardle-designed New Office Tower Lends Hand to Homeless

🕒 7/06/2016

A proposed office tower development in Melbourne’s Collingwood designed by John Wardle Architects will provide assistance to the local homeless.

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Play With a Parametric Version of BIG's Serpentine Pavilion in this Model

🕒 7/06/2016

Every year the Serpentine Gallery commissions an Architect to design a pavilion which will sit on its lawn, greeting the hundreds of thousands of people who will visit over the summer months. Unless you’re in London, you may not get the opportunity to visit the pavilion physically, but thanks to the web you can go there virtually.

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Chin Chin's Chris Lucas to Open New Venue on Flinders Lane

🕒 6/06/2016

By March 2017, you may conceivably be able to stand in line for Chin Chin’s fiery Thai food, then spin 180 degrees and be standing in a totally different queue, for sushi.

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Zero-car Bridge in Sydney opens

🕒 6/06/2016

A no-car bridge has opened in Sydney, connecting the communities of Rhodes and Wentworth Point on opposite sides of the Parramatta River. The $63 million bridge, named Bennelong Bridge, designed and constructed by VSL/Brady with urban design by Scott Carver Architects, is privately funded by four Wentworth Point landowners.

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Be a champion of design, innovation and creativity in Australia

🕒 6/06/2016

The Australian Design Centre calls for donations to inspire, inform and engage people with the power of creativity and also promote ‘design’ as a way of thinking and living.

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Join the KeepCup Revolution

🕒 5/06/2016

The KeepCup mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups. They do this with great products, but also by delivering a positive global campaign that strives to make a difference to how people think about convenience culture.

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Selfridges unveils iOS app with ‘shoppable’ Instagram feed

🕒 3/06/2016

With 60% of Selfridges’ online customers accessing the site from mobile, it was only a matter of time before the department store decided to launch a shoppable app.

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U.S. Track Cycling Team Training for Rio Olympics with Smart Sunglasses

🕒 2/06/2016

U.S. track cyclists training for the 2016 Olympic Games are equipped with a new high-tech wearable: the Solos smart cycling glasses. The shades display in real-time performance metrics, heart rate monitors, and other self-tracking devices, enabling riders to view their critical stats without taking their eyes off the road.

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Make, Architectus’ $1b Sydney tower gains final approval

🕒 2/06/2016

A $1 billion Sydney office tower development designed by UK-based Make Architects and Architectus has received approval from the New South Wales Cabinet, following the project’s development approval granted in September 2015.

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Factory Design District: 3 - 5 June

🕒 2/06/2016

Factory Design District: 3 days of events and dining - bringing greater exposure of craft practices to design enthusiasts and buyers in partnership with COMMUNE.

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Winners Announced - 2016 World [app] Design Awards

🕒 1/06/2016

Winners of the 2016 World [app] Design Awards have been announced by design100 Founder Mark Bergin including the Best Studio less than 5 – Appiwork, 5 to 20 – Millipede and the Best Studio 20+ Outware Mobile. 57 winners have been awarded in over 20 categories covering B2B, Innovation, Community, Lifestyle, Finance and mCommerce and Health and Well Being.

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Dyson launches LED lighting range with 30-year lifespan

🕒 31/05/2016

Dyson, the UK-based appliance company, has launched a range of LED lighting products to the Australian market. The collection, which includes the CSYS range of task lights and the Cu-Beam range of suspended lights, feature innovative heat pipe technology, allowing the LEDs to stay cool and thus sustain brightness and colour for up to 180,000 hours, the equivalent to 30 years based on 11-hour days.

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Airbnb's Secret Tool for Designing for Every Person on the Planet

🕒 31/05/2016

Designing an app like Airbnb's might not seem very complex. A dozen screens, maybe more, maybe less. But that's just in English.

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Two Industrial Design Titans Helping Brands Simplify Tech

🕒 27/05/2016

Future Facility, a spin-off of the British firm Industrial Facility, wants to make networked products work for us, not the other way around. Kim Colin and Sam Hecht, founders of the London-based industrial design studio Industrial Facility, have launched their design studio and consultancy which aims to help companies rethink how they approach connected products.

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London Design Festival Previews 2016 Installations

🕒 26/05/2016

Running across the capital from September 17-25, this year's London Design Festival brings together architects, designers and artists for over 400 events spread across the capital. Here's a preview of what to expect from what is considered the platform for the best of London’s design community.

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Designs of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Stations Unveiled

🕒 25/05/2016

The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority has unveiled designs of five new underground train stations, designed by Grimshaw Architects, for the city’s proposed Metro Tunnel. The stations will be built at various depths underground ranging from 15 metres at Domain, in the city’s east to 39 metres and CBD North.

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Royal Mail releases cute Animail stamps

🕒 25/05/2016

Osborne Ross has designed a range of Royal Mail stamps featuring illustrated animals hanging off the edges of envelopes. “The brief at the beginning was very open,” says Andrew Ross, “design something which has never been done before and which will appeal to children”.

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Giles Miller covers Clerkenwell Billboards with glass scales

🕒 24/05/2016

Giles Miller Studio has created a series of four glass-tile sculptures to help visitors navigate this year's Clerkenwell Design Week in London (24-26 May). Composed of over 8,000 hand-crafted glass tiles in vibrant matte and metallic colours, the four structures, collectively named Billboards, are located between the festival's main venues.

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Jean Nouvel’s First Melbourne Tower Unveiled

🕒 24/05/2016

Developer Sterling Global has submitted a planning application for a 70-storey, $700 million mixed-use tower in Melbourne, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel (design architect) and Architectus (executive architect). The tower, to be located at 383 Latrobe Street, will contain 488 residences and a 196-room hotel.

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Inside the Switch House – Tate Modern's Power Pyramid

🕒 23/05/2016

With its chainmail brickwork, vast spaces and panoramic views, the Tate’s £260m ziggurat is a mesmerising twist on the existing art gallery.

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Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron

🕒 23/05/2016

Opening on 17 June 2016, the new Tate Modern will be a model for museums in the 21st century. Designed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, a spectacular new building will add 60% more space and will open up the museum to the area around it.

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Google Releases New Project Ara Video

🕒 23/05/2016

The modular smart phone design is on the way. Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group has just released this new teaser video.

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Keiichi Matsuda's Hyper-Reality blurs real and virtual worlds

🕒 23/05/2016

London designer Keiichi Matsuda has released a short movie depicting a futuristic scenario where digital media and the physical world have merged to create a kaleidoscopic "hyper reality".

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Inside the Design of Google's First Smart Jacket

🕒 23/05/2016

Google's futuristic Project Jacquard is making its commercial debut - as a jean jacket. Last year, Google announced Project Jacquard: an intriguing plan to turn all of your clothes into touchscreen controllers, partnering with Levi's to incorporate the technology into its denim products.

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R/GA Moves into the World's Most Connected Office

🕒 23/05/2016

Several months ago, R/GA relocated its entire 900-person New York headquarters into a state-of-the-art connected office without a glitch. The technology worked flawlessly and the organization felt immediately at home in its high tech, yet surprisingly relaxed new digs.

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