Monday, November 1, 2010

Adelaide West End Association

On Sunday December 19, Leigh Street will be will be transformed into a quality art and design market/carnivale as a partnership between Casablabla, Mojo Inc, Magazine Gallery and the Adelaide West End Association.

Leigh street is an amazing setting for this sort of market and will be accompanied by by unique and interesting food vendors and a full day of live world music programmed by Casablabla.

We are currently seeking applications for stall-holders so if you would be kind enough to forward this email through your networks that would be appreciated.

Stallholder applications close on Friday November 12 and any queries can be directed to Andrew Dundon on - or 0402 425 973

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Visit and find out how they can help your creative business.

Supporting the business of creative enterprise, creativeinnovation is a website dedicated to growing the potential of Australia's creative enterprises, big and small. Find out more...

Creative Innovation Logo. Link to homepage.

Core77 speaks with Jonathan Ive on the design of the iPhone 4: Material Matters

Thursday, June 24, 2010


(Extract from The ADA)
Replicas, fakes, ripoffs. Call them what you will. Whatever way you look at it, they’re damaging to the design industry and people it supports. The Authentic Design Alliance is here to do something about it. We’re here to reward those who use genuine furniture in their fitouts and help our members to encourage their clients to choose the genuine article. So please, enjoy the website and if you believe in what we're doing, join the cause.

We recommend becoming aligned...
DCOSA would like to thank the Jam Factory, Creative Industries Innovation Centre and the Adelaide Review for their support last night. It was great to share our industry experiences in furniture and product design and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at Hung Out to Dry on Tuesday. To put forward a topic or speaker for our next event please email us!


Thursday, June 10, 2010


In celebration of World Industrial Design Day on 29 June 2010, we invite industrial designers from South Australia to participate in ‘Hung out to dry’. This event intends to raise the overall awareness of industrial design through the understanding of our discipline.

To demonstrate how industrial designers can solve social and environmental issues, local industrial designers and industrial design firms have been invited to design coat hangers made from recycled material.

We are asking aspiring South Australian industrial designers to be part of this show. A small number of allocated positions have been made available for the right candidates; this creates a unique opportunity to be able to have your work displayed alongside well known designers.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We are excited to announce the details of our next DCOSA night, just in time for World Industrial Design Day!

Wednesday June 23rd from 5:30 at the Jam.
What to expect? Motivation, Education, Insight...

Trends from the Milan furniture Fair and Design Week + what SA has planned for World Industrial Design Day 2010
Valuable information from Creative Industries Innovation Centre
Take a sneak peak into the creative minds of our friends at the Jam
We look forward to seeing you! contact us on this blog for more details.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Designing a resilient world.In case you didn't know, it's World Industrial Design Day on 29th June.

To celebrate it, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is calling on industrial designers worldwide to highlight how their work can help humanity prevent or respond to natural or man-made disasters.

This year's them is 'Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world.'

Icsid President Dr. Mark Breitenberg, said that there were 'expanded opportunities' for industrial designers in current society.

'Our field is growing from its historical role in the design of objects to the design of social systems and solving social and humanitarian problems through design,' he claimed.

'World Industrial Design Day gives designers an international platform to address these problems and shines a light on the sometimes antiquated perception of what industrial designers do.'

The initial World Industrial Design Day invited renowned German designer Uwe Loesch to create a poster for the event (lower image), which in turn inspired the successful introduction of the first student poster competition (top image), organised by Icsid in 2009.

This year's student poster design can be voted for online from the 11th to the 27th May, with the winning poster promoted internationally and distributed via the network of Icsid Members for use during their events.

Visit the Icsid Website at to help determine the winner.
(Images courtesy of Icsid, Carla Sapiain and Uwe Loesch.)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bowerbird Bazaar - Adelaide's Design Market

Anthony Caggiano has kindly pointed out that the Bowerbird Bazaar Design Markets are on this weekend 26, 27 and 28 March and also on 8, 9 and 10 October 2010 at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide. Anthony has written a short article on the event and that can be read here (

To quote the Market's website; "Bowerbird Bazaar provides a dynamic and upmarket environment where local and interstate designers, artists and craftspeople are proud to showcase and promote their work. There is an emphasis on attracting the public and appropriate retailers, businesses and media from SA and interstate to create ongoing relationships, wholesaling opportunities and sales. Bowerbird Bazaar also offers a relaxed environment with cool tunes, great coffee, boutique wine and gourmet delights."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bicycle Design

Some interesting ideas found here ( I kind of like the folding backpack bike as it is similar to an idea I had for my final year uni project but much much better. More info on the folding backpack bike here ( Special thanks to Stein from the Axles of Evil for this link.


What an amazing era to be living in. The funny thing is our children, and their children,
probably wont even see this as a process of integration between technology and reality.
It's just how things will be... they will be born into this completely seamless and
integrated way of life. I feel old already.

Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Check out this Ted Talk.

Some previous projects from Mistry's work at MIT includes intelligent sticky notes, Quickies, that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; and TaPuMa, a tangible public map that can act as Google of physical world. His research interests also include Gestural and Tangible Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, AI, Machine Vision, Collective Intelligence and Robotics.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Nice Website for Daily Visit

" is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Inhabitat was started by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher as a forum in which to investigate emerging trends in product, interior and architectural design. Mike Chino is the Managing Editor; Emily Pilloton, Olivia Chen, Evelyn Lee, Abigail Doan and Jorge Chapa are Senior Editors. The site was designed by Jill Fehrenbacher and runs off the fabulous blogging platform Wordpress."
Find more info here -

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Domestic and Small Commercial Wind Turbines from Phillipe Starck

From Good Is Website, "Phillipe Starck, the French designer famous for chic hotel interiors, strange watches, and minimalist furniture, has designed a range of small vertical-axis wind turbines for homes and businesses."

From Reuters, "The turbines, which will be made in the Tuscan city of Siena and can be placed in the garden or on the roof, consist of the quadrangular 400W WT model with a power output of 400W and the helicoidal shaped 1KW WT, which can generate power of 1 KW. Their Italian reference prices will start from about 2,500 euros ($3,515) and 3,500 euros respectively."

Official website for the turbines can be found here