'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

Thursday March 7 to Friday May 31, 2013
The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is playing host to a superb new art exhibition from the 2012 Artist in Residence, Phillippa Carnemolla. Fascinated by the complex relationships between plants and animals that she observed in her year of residency, the exhibition portrays sacred geometries of life, historical biology and the interdependence of plants and animals. The exhibition features an array of stunning sculpture and fine jewellery pieces, and is an event not to be missed for any art or nature buff!

Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
When: March 7 - May 31, 2013.
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 Chatswood Chase Sydney Fashion New Year Design competition

Fashion New Year Design Competition

Monday 11 February - Friday 15 March, 2013
The Chatswood Chase Sydney Fashion New Year Design competition is not be missed by any aspiring fashion designers looking for a way into the industry. The competition offers fashion students the opportunity to score a two week internship with legendary fashion designer Lisa Ho, to get an inside look on how the industry works. The competition is also taking on an environmental element, with extra points being awarded to designs that display a sustainable flare. The competition is open to anyone who is currently studying fashion design, or has studied it in the past 12 months.

Where: Everywhere and anywhere
When: Entries close: 5:30pm, 15 March. Public vote: 21 March - 4 April
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An energy-positive home

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Marc Bernstein talks us through the Melbourne Design Studios’ 10 Star PassivHaus, a new house he helped design that generates more energy than it uses.

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Biomimicry course - South Africa

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Claire Janisch who heads up South Africa's Biomimicry hub will show participants organisms that can provide us with innovative and progressive solutions to the design, engineering and other challenges that we now face: energy, food production, climate control, benign chemistry, transportation, packaging, and more. The vision is to create new ways of living through products, processes, organisations and policies that are well-adapted to life on Earth over the long haul.

Green Architecture - Green Homes From Around The World

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Here's how the greener half live in their beautiful, and sometimes quirky, sustainable homes. The video was inspired by James Wines' book, Green Architecture - a must-read for anyone interested in green architecture and design.

State of Design Fest

State of Design Festival

20 - 31 July, 2011

Stop by the State of Design Festival this July for a flash forward in innovative, sustainable design. The largest design event in Australia, State of Design is open to the public with workshops, exhibitions and forums, and free trade entry. Looking to get hands on? Become an up-cycling expert with a series of workshops in everything from fabric weaving to making your very own teepee. For the fort builder in all of us there’s the Eco Cubby Workshop where you can build a scale model of your very own mini eco home. And if you're looking to the bigger picture, see how one rural town turned sustainable with a walk through of Violet Town sustainability initiatives. For something more sedate, check out the 9 to 5 Talks Program, a series of conversations with Design Thinkers, held from the 25th through to the 29th.

Where: Various locations in Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 31 July, 2011.
Cost: Check out the State of Designwebsite for various event dates, places and costs.
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