October 24, 2011 in Architecture, Art, Built Environment, Community, Corporate, Eco Design, Engineering, Exhibition, Film, Graphic design, Illustration, Interior Design, Internet, Mixed Media, Multiple Disciplinary, National, Photography, Screening, Sustainable, Technology, Uncategorized
What could a sustainable neighbourhood in Melbourne look like? How could we transform a number of our existing urban communities through design ‘interventions’? If we are to develop low-carbon resilient suburbs in Melbourne, we need to have some vision of what a desirable future living scenario is, and the changes we can make today to set us on a path there. These films are a glimpse of that potential future. The animated films are a culmination of four years’ worth of work by students and staff from Swinburne University, RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, as well as from Melbourne design professionals. Each presents a different area of sustainable design innovation. These include new infrastructure schemes for water, food, energy and public transport, along with innovative design strategies for suburban development and new local employment opportunities.
View the films http://www.ecoinnovationlab.com/component/content/article/116-visioning-2032-city-of-short-distances/397-visioning-2032-films
August 29, 2011 in Art, Eco Design, Illustration, Sustainable
Local Fitzroy based framers PanelPop, have introduced an innovative new “canvas” to the art world. Made largely from products destined for landfill, the PanelPop comprises a porcelain like surface encased within a locally salvaged timber frame and backed with recycled polystyrene. What is so inventive about the PanelPop is the variety of ways it can be used – Artists can sketch, paint and even sculpt directly onto the surface. State of Green spoke to Emma Griffin about their innovative frames. Read on to find out more…
August 19, 2011 in Eco Design, Motion, National, Sustainable
Monash University industrial design student, Alexander Vittouris is challenging us to look at new ways we can approach product design in the future. His innovative design of the Ajiro bamboo vehicle is case in point. Rather than using energy intensive processes to bend sustainable bamboo into shape post harvest, Alexander’s unique approach involves manipulating the bamboo stalks during the plant’s growth process. Tension is applied to the bamboo stalks as they grow over a reusable skeletal sub structure, that forms the structural basis of the vehicle. The natural energy from the plant does all the rest!
Read On to find out more about Alexander Vittouris” inspiring Ajiro design!
August 4, 2011 in Adelaide+SA, Eco Design, Installation, Interior Design, Product design, Sustainable
The display encourages people of all ages to walk the resource journeys to find out what happens after something goes in the bin.
Ecocreative recently designed and developed an interactive waste display for the Adelaide Airport to launch its new recycling bins. It centres around the topic of waste and resource management in a lighthearted yet educational manner.
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August 2, 2011 in Calendar, Eco Design, Exhibition, Fashion, Graphic design, Launch, Mixed Media, Multiple Disciplinary, Product design, Sustainable, Sydney+NSW
August 1, 2011 to August 12, 2011
Featuring projects that innovate and enquire, educate and inspire. All on show in a stunning new venue. See more info at www.srdchange.org
A thought provoking selection of well developed, innovative Graduate concepts that address issues of sustainability, social equity and community selected from across Australia’s leading tertiary institutions.
SRD CHANGE 11 National is a special project of the SRD and part of SYDNEY DESIGN 2011 presented by the Powerhouse Museum.
Also check out SRD Change 11 National : graduate sustainable design exhibition ‘Cocktail Launch’
July 20, 2011 in Adelaide+SA, Eco Design, Graphic design, Illustration, Installation, Interior Design, Multiple Disciplinary, Packaging, Print, Product design, Sustainable, Web Design
A great opportunity exists for a new graphic designer to join the Ecocreative team! If you’re passionate about designing for a better world, we’d love to hear from you.
We want to fill the position as soon as we can, so don’t dally in downloading the role description and submitting your application.
Applications close 2 August 2011, and we will notify shortlisted applicants soon thereafter.
Please direct any queries to Jeremy Boyd, Creative Director or Sarah van Maarseveen, Sustainability & Operations Manager.