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Cover image: Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 Photographed by Marc Hom 
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The Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen’s astounding clothing designs have been the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. Known for breaking the rules, McQueen’s design philosophy finely balanced the creative and destructive forces of the designing … Continue reading

Makerversity drawing , by Andy Merritt

Makerversity: community of maker businesses, London

Maker communities have poped up in Sydney and all over the country supporting creative networks, helping them to connect with one another and to industry. Not just a local phenomena, Catherine Sidwell, based in the UK reports on Makerversity and the London scene: I met with Paul Smyth of Makerversity at the … Continue reading

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Sydney Design 2015

Sydney Design Festival 2015: 5 – 13 September

Sydney Design Festival 2015: FASHIONING SOLUTIONS will take place at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum and locations across the metropolitan region and beyond. “You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to … Continue reading

Blue Monkey by Spears Pacific, CobaltNiche and CABAC

2014 Good Design Awards

The Museum’s annual selection from the Good Design Awards shows how design touches every aspect of our lives. The display includes a clarinet learning tool, an improved forklift mirror system and new lightweight folding boat. The exhibition showcases examples of … Continue reading

The view from the atrium of One Central Park directly up to the heliostat. At night it transforms into a stunning light installation by artist Yann Kersalé.


Curiosity and creativity are at the heart of engineering. This exhibition showcases Australian engineering successes that are among the best in the world. Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in collaboration with Engineers Australia, Sydney Division, this … Continue reading

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Helsinki Design Week 2015

The Nordic countries’ largest design festival Helsinki Design Week gathers together over 150 design events around Helsinki every year. The programme consists of main events – produced by Helsinki Design Week in collaboration with its partners – as well as … Continue reading


Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Congress 2016

APSDA and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), hosts of APSDA 2016, invite you to join them in Adelaide, South Australia, for a three day multi-disciplinary, creative and collaborative regional experience. APSDA 2016 is a multi-disciplinary design conference promoting shared … Continue reading

London Design Festival

London Design Festival 2014

It’s that time again and with 6 design districts (Brompton, Clerkenwell, Chelsea, Islington, Queen’s Park and Shoreditch), the recurring landmark project, the Global Design Forum, five fairs and over 300 events across the city, LDF 2014 promises to be another great year for … Continue reading