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    Environmentally speaking

    Australians are working to improve our quality of life without harming the environment: furniture made from plastic ocean waste, a rubbish bin for the sea, the tallest commercial timber building, 'green' steel, and sustainable chocolate-making...


    Class: design-style
    Health by design: Wearable tech
    Designer Leah Heiss is destigmatising medical devices by using cutting-edge technology to create beautiful, high-performing ‘wearables’. These include a world-first rechargeable hearing aid inspired by precious stones.
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    Class: design-style
    Design of the times
    The latest exhibition at London’s illustrious Victoria and Albert Museum — The Future Starts Here — is the work of Australian architect-turned-curator Rory Hyde. Melbourne-born Hyde is keen to examin ...
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    Class: design-style
    Touch wood: Sustainable building design
    Sydney-based Tzannes has been recognised internationally for its deep design philosophy dedicated to sustainability. The architecture firm’s newly finished project, International House Sydney, is the ...
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    Class: design-style
    Cutting-edge design with a conscience
    Designer Brodie Neill has taken his childhood passion for furniture-making and turned it into an international career, creating innovative pieces that could help to save the oceans.
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    Class: culture-style | design-style | design-style
    The science of Disney
    Disney animator and engineer Yasser Hamed is at the cutting-edge of film animation technology, blurring the lines between science and art.
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    Class: design-style
    Betty Tran: A cross cultural couture journey
    Since launching her fashion brand in 2012, Betty Tran has built a global empire fuelled by glamorous gowns and a commitment to giving back. The Vietnamese-Australian designer is renowned for her red c ...
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    Beth and Tessa Macgraw. Credit:Cara O'Dowd
    Class: design-style
    A winning way with Australian merino wool
    The Sydney sisters behind fashion label macgraw have created an innovative new lace from wool that is winning them attention on the global stage.
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    Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff. Credit: Meaghan Coles
    Class: design-style
    Designer of dreams
    In 2016 Australian fashion designer Paul Vasileff made his Paris debut with a haute couture collection of gowns that each took between 800 and 1500 hours to embroider. A favourite on the red carpet as ...
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    Class: design-style
    The Australian designer behind the burkini
    Sales of the burkini have skyrocketed following attempts to ban the garment. Australian designer Aheda Zanetti discusses how she created the burkini and why she believes her designs give freedom and c ...
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