Being rooted is different from being connected or even grounded. As we know from our mobile phones, connectivity can be fleeting. Grounding is only at surface layers. Being rooted goes as deep in the earth as above in the sky, providing greater stability.
As well as a souvenir of the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival this anthology is a compelling argument for the future of books in print. Book objects are talismans as much as vessels for the content they carry.
The building sector globally currently consumes more energy than the transport sector or the industry sector. It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for significant cuts to greenhouse gas emissions compared to other sectors, at no cost.
Characters are designed to respond to specific concerns relative to time and context. But as we move deeper into the 21st century, what are those concerns, and how do they differ from those in the 20th century?
The Cool Japan program models how a new approach to the design industry might work in the degrowth economy. To paraphrase designer and engineer Buckminster Fuller, the best way to predict the future is to design it.
The only approach that you don’t find used in menstrual power protests is the use of menstrual blood as a love charm. Perhaps that's because it taps into the deepest fears of people, especially of heterosexual men, of being entrapped by the power of women’s fertility.
I think I have successfully talked my partner out of getting an Apple Watch. I generally do not interfere with his purchase decisions, but the description of the Apple Watch’s features, or those of any…
3D printing is predicted to transform the business landscape of design-led innovation. But how well protected are Australian designs from unauthorised use? IP Australia – which administers Australia’s…