The Least House Necessary

During Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, teachers, designers and design enthusiasts are invited to attend a new APDL design minds workshop run in partnership with People Oriented Design. Are Queensland homes operating as efficiently and effectively as they should? Is that extra bathroom really a requirement? These questions and more will be something to ponder in The Least House … Read more

Design Finds with Jennifer Marchant

Libraries are an endless source of inspiration. In our series of designers accessing SLQ’s collections, we discover the process followed by Brisbane visual communicator Jennifer Marchant who researched the serendipitous connection of Queensland creatives living in the suburb of Yeronga. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? I have long been intrigued by my local … Read more

Artisan: Our Kind of Playground

The connections between space, touch, play and making are celebrated in Our Kind of Playground at Artisan. This exciting new exhibition invites visitors to have an immersive experience. They are encouraged to touch, reassemble and understand through the action of play while interacting with works and ‘play spaces’. Drawing the visitor to physically engage with … Read more

Design Finds with Nicole Phillips

Libraries are sometimes an overlooked resource in a designer’s toolkit. We are pleased to share Queensland designers’ experiences of exploring the State Library’s excellent collection of books, objects and other ephemera. APDL spoke to graphic designer, Nicole Phillips, of Typograph.her who spent some time exploring the treasures held within the State Library’s repository and presented her “design finds” to … Read more

Tom Emmett wins public artwork design competition

QUT design graduate and regular Design Online contributor Tom Emmett will design the façade for Lendlease’s new multi-level Kings Co-op car park at Brisbane Showgrounds. Design students from QUT and Griffith University were invited to participate in the design competition by Lendlease, The Buchan Group and RNA. Tom’s work was chosen from four shortlisted entries after an initial judging … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … Read more