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The Kombucha Project 2015

Fancy footwear is where it is at for first year QUT Fashion Design students. The students have been experimenting with a natural and sustainable substance called Kombucha as part of a design brief to fabricate shoes. Kombucha is produced by fermenting green tea using a ‘symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast’ or as it is better … Read more

Phew, 2012 in Review!

Phew, 2012 was a rollercoaster! It was a pleasure to share the ride with so many of you and so we thought we might take this opportunity to look back on some of the APDL 2012 the highlights: January 17      Design Online Thinktank at The Edge. Over 70 people from the design community coming together … Read more


One final little share on the Design Process. Design definitely doesn’t have to be all about the latest and greatest technology. All of the ideation and design thinking that I have done in my time at the Cooper-Hewitt has always been on paper in the first instance. Even IDEO uses paper in the process! I’m … Read more

Graceful degradation.

Graceful degradation is the property that enables a system (often computer-based) to continue operating properly in the event of the failure of (or one or more faults within) some of its components. Ever since I heard the term graceful degradation, I’ve wanted to use it in a real sentence. Like that one that you just … Read more

Deep Dive

On Friday morning, I attended a monthly meeting for HIVENYC members on Badging. But before I talk about that, I did the very New York thing of finding myself running late for a meeting. So in true NYC fashion, I ran into the street, stuck my hand out and whistled for a Taxi. I had … Read more