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Awesomely Australian are the words that spring to mind when it comes to qualify the coolness of Bay & Fyfe. The company takes the artwork of Aussie artist Daimon Downey and applies it to lush silk scarves. The result? An artistic statement to wear round your neck that is basically an Australian exclusive. Cool points? Cha-ching!
A Japanese man who likes to build robots as a hobby has created the first, real robot that transforms from a car into walking, shooting robot. Yes, it's real. Well, it's more real than various part of Megan Fox in the second Transformers movie.
While I may have Bananarama running through my head at the very name of this boat, it's still one hell of a tub. While sadly...
Bloomtools, one of Australia’s most ambitious website design firms, is celebrating its eighth birthday in style by offering a free website to charities throughout Australia and Kiwi-land.The total package is quite worth having, valued at $5850! Word!
When breast tissue first begins to mutate, our bodies helpfully build a network of blood vessels to help these 'new cells' grow. This usually occurs in the first three years of cancer cell growth. Tumours are not often detected until after 12 years of cancer cell growth. One bra may be about to change all of that.
There's no question that mobile devices have become a staple in everyday living around the world. Now more than ever it's important that websites be optimized for mobile devices. But, do you really need a website specifically for mobile cusomers?
It's a damn good question. Only one has wooden floors, so that's not it. If you spend any time on aircrafts, or in most coffee shops, you start to wonder about acoustics.
The much vaunted iPhone 5 has arrived, and as expected, sold out within hours. In all of the hoopla of the iPhone 5 launch, one little accessory didn't get much attention. The iPhone and new iPods come with an entirely new in-ear headphones, or earpods. And, they are a design feat in themselves.
An Australian startup, LIFX, has created a WiFi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED light bulb. A light bulb that can be controlled to switch on or off, or strobe, or change colour, all from your iPhone or Android.
In 1996 performance artist, Sue Austin found herself wheelchair bound. But, that didn't stopped her from learning to dive. And now she has, with the help of a dedicated team, created a wheelchair that enables her to not only dive but also, seem to dance, underwater.
Israeli designer, Izhar Gafni cycles as a hobby. While buying parts for his bike, he heard about someone who had built a canoe out of cardboard. At that was it. The idea was in his head. He wanted to build a bike out of cardboard. So, he did.
This is one of those things that, when you see it in action, you wonder why someone didn't think of it before. It took the designers seven years to gather data, stage bicycle crashes, examine accident data and obtain feedback from a head trauma specialist. They raised $10 million in venture capital to test, design and perfect their design. But they did the impossible.
It's winter. It's raining, cold. Then, the wind hits. And your umbrella does that magical thing of turning itself inside out once the wind...
What do shopping trolleys, Free Willy and the mouse for the Apple Mac have in common? Well, it's the stunning design process that IDEO used to design these, well sort of, every day items. Some people may have a need for an every day killer whale.
Remember the time that someone, be it a teacher, friend, classmate, parent or a complete random stranger, shattered your creative confidence. You were told your drawing looked nothing like a castle. Or maybe that your idea would never work. As an entrepreneur, you can face this situation often.
Don't want to have one of those boring, cylindrical extinguishers in your kitchen in case of a fat fire? Well, someone extremely creative had a genius idea. Disguise it as an artificial tulip fridge magnet. Creative, ingenious, and well, very kitsch. Dare I say it? This might be the perfect Mother's Day gift.
99designs, the world’s largest design marketplace, has gone and got itself a localised website. The announcement comes snapping at the heels of its whopping $35 million first-round capital investment from Accel Partners – the fellas what invested in Facebook, Dropbox and Etsy -- and the launch of local rival DesignCrowd.
As one of the driving forces behind Engineers Without Borders Australia, a humanitarian assistance organization, Adam Long was well-versed in the art of helping others. Now he's striving to create a new buzz with a crowdsourcing venture that will bring designs to reality and to market.
New Australian online t-shirt biz, HelloFresco, wants to trim the tricky business of having to choose your own new clobber. Instead of hitting the shops whenever your clothes fail the sniff test, they’ll send you two new tees each month, because “less choice is fresh choice”. HelloFresco founder and tee-signer (thunk that word-play up all by ourselves, we did.) Jono Chatterton says the website is the end result of five years of designing and printing t-shirts for friends.
Outsourcing big kahuna Freelancer.com has finally signaled its intent to muscle in on 99design’s graphic design crowdsourcing turf, stumping up US$20,000 in cash-money for creative types. Has Australia become the new global crowdsourcing hub?