Yearly Archives: 2013 Back

Up in the Clouds

Our heads are up in the clouds, dreaming of all the delightful design finds in the Brisbane edition of Design Delivery–Things We Love. So far we’ve given you quite a few clues about what’s inside the mystery box, including this sneak peek and clues 1 and 2. Today’s clue may seem somewhat obvious, but then … Read more

Design Delivery Thumbs Up

Our little Design Delivery project is going well. Design-lovers are sharing the design love this Christmas by sending boxes to their family and friends. But of course there’s still some mystery as to what exactly is inside these little boxes of design-goodness. We’ve already given you a couple of clues (Clue 1 and Clue 2), … Read more

APDL 2013 in Review

As another year draws to a close (I know, where did that go!), I again take the opportunity to reflect on all that we have experienced and achieved together as the design community through the Asia Pacific Design Library. While 2013 has continued to be a challenging year economically for many, we are extremely grateful … Read more

Patrick Newell Masterclass

After hearing about Patrick Newell’s background in social entrepreneurship in Japan I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to learn from his insight and experience  in his Masterclass, tied to the theme of “Economy” in the last session of SLQ APDL’s “Think Outside” program. The project that I brought to the workshop, with the … Read more

Design Delivery Sneak Peek

Design Delivery–Things We Love is here! For the past couple of months the team here at the APDL have been busily scouring boutiques, pop-up shops and online stores for amazing local design pieces to include in our new Design Delivery project. Design Delivery–Things We Love is a limited edition box of design objects curated by the … Read more

Design & the Crisis of Capitalism

Last September I was lucky enough to combine a bit of overseas travel with attendance at a range of international design events in Finland, the UK, Iceland and Singapore. One of the messages that continually emerged across the countries that I visited during this trip was public frustration toward the ethical imbalance of our current … Read more