Archive for February, 2006

Podcasts: the new direction in museum experience

February 28, 2006 Leave a comment

Attracting a new generation of museum visitor including those who can relate to the technology, those who feel comfortable experimenting with it and those who want to make their own museum critique, podcasting is on it’s way to becoming the alternative audio guide.

A tour can be downloaded from a home computer directly to an iPod or MP3 and taken to the Museum to be listened to while viewing an exhibition at leisure. Offering discounted entries to visitors using the technology, museums are laying the stones for a secure future attracting the new generation of technology users.

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Categories: Design, Ideas

Esa Jaske Gallery

February 28, 2006 Leave a comment



Chippendale is the place to spot the up and coming galleries. Esa Jaske Gallery is currently exhibiting two fabulous exhibitions, Species, by Joachim Froese and Parapraxes, by Eva Marosy-Weide. Read more…

Categories: Design, Exhibition

Queensland design awards

February 28, 2006 Leave a comment

Entries are now open for the Queensland Design Awards 2006 – Queensland’s largest multidisciplinary design awards program, presented by the Design Institute of Australia, Queensland Branch and Resene. The competition is open to Queensland designers and design students. An exciting new addition to the program is the POL Oxygen and Arts Queensland Designer of the Year Award.

Entries close 4pm March 9, 2006.

The QLD Design Awards are sponsored by POL Oxygen magazine and O2+ Design Directory.

Via POL Oxygen

Categories: Australian, Design, Event

Paul Wrigley @ Barry Keldoulis

February 27, 2006 Leave a comment

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Be seen @ Gallery Barry Keldoulis, one of the fastest growing contemporary galleries in Sydney. After having started in Chippendale, Sydney, the gallery has moved to the coverted Danks St complex – prime commercial gallery space – which stages some of the biggest simultaneous launch nights. Not only will you see good art but its also great if you’re into people watching. Read more…

Categories: Design, Exhibition

Les especies mes perilloses del mediterrani – best poster ever!

February 26, 2006 3 comments

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In my opinion this is one of the best poster designs I’ve seen. Designed to get the beaches cleaned up in Spain the poster depicts each species under threat of extinction using rubbish regularly found on the beaches. It’s amazing how simple yet beautifully crafted each image of sea life is and how instantly recognisable they are using just a few visual cues. As they say it’s what you leave out that completes its beauty hence making it so poignant. Putting this aside I hope this campaign is a successful one and achieves it’s objective.

Via Blog dels Ambinautes

Categories: Design, Ideas


February 26, 2006 3 comments


Last week I attended the regular Powerhouse Museum Event, dfactory, an event that has been growing in popularity and supported by a loyal audience of students and industry professionals. Read more…

Categories: Australian, Design, Event, Ideas


February 25, 2006 1 comment


The burden of fetching water in developing or third world countries is invariably over long distances by cumbersome and far too often, unhygienic means. Now there is a solution. The Q-Drum solves the problem.

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Categories: Design, Ideas