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Hello! My name is Anita and I’m a blogger.

Now we’ve got that out of the way, I’m pleased to say I’m the newest member of the Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) team as the Online Content Coordinator. So if you’re reading an APDL blog post, newsletter, Facebook update, Instagram or tweet, it will most likely be written or sent by me.

I come to the APDL with many years under my belt working in communication roles. Recently, I’ve been blogging and freelancing; I’ve edited local independent publications such as Brisbane Modern, Australian Modern and Australian Modern Design. Needless to say, I developed a passion for Australian mid-century architecture and design and I’m living my ‘design dream’ of restoring a modernist home… of course, when time and money allows.

I’m looking forward to bringing you the latest news from our top design minds in and around the Asia Pacific region – from well-established designers and educators to those who are just commencing a design career. My aim is to share how design influences and affects our world view and conversely how design is influenced and affected by our world view.

We live in an exciting region where design is not only notable for its innovation but appropriate to its climatic, geographic and cultural context. There are many great designers out there who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in our own Asia Pacific backyard. The APDL is a great forum in which to learn about them, their ideas and the important work they are doing.

When it comes to my thoughts about what I’d like to achieve in the APDL online community, I think Charles Eames said it best: Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

The design community is a close-knit one and connecting with each other only makes that bond stronger. I hope we can connect, so I encourage you to subscribe to at least one of our social media channels to keep up to date with what’s on at the Asia Pacific Design Library and how to attend our free Think Outside lecture series coming up in September, October and November.

Feel free to tell me what’s on your mind, and I’ll tell you what’s on mine.

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