CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013
Be a part of Australia’s Largest Sustainable Living Festival, 9-24 Feb 2013. Host an event in your city, town, shire or street. Join the state wide festival and boost your profile through the Festival’s promotions & networks. See this promo video:
Applications Now Open
More information http://festival.slf.org.au/
For all you modernist furniture fans out there who covet various pieces from Eames, Featherston, Parker and others, you are in for a modern day treat. A name you may soon be hearing more of is Matty Smith, who just last month won the 2010 Tasmanian Design Centre Award for Sustainability and Emerging Designer with his quirky take on a cabinet named “shortdivision”.
READ ON to learn more about Matty Smith in his interview with State of Green
February 12, 2011 to February 27, 2011
The Festival’s Big Weekend event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne will continue to celebrate the very best examples of ecological and social sustainability. The event will fuse interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances.
In 2010 the Festival attracted over 122,000 visits and engaged with hundreds of organisations and individuals to stage Australia’s largest and oldest sustainability festival.
The Repair Workshops is a five day collaborative exploration of the concept of ‘repair’. The workshops will be run as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival held in Melbourne in the last week of July. Eco Innovators are currently seeking expressions of interest from artists, designers, scientists and engineers to be involved in this exciting project that has received funding support from the City of Melbourne. Continue reading “The Repair Workshops: Expression of Interest for Collaborators (State of Design 2011)”
Australian design business Native, launched in 2009, is a collaboration between designer/ manufacturer Rob Young, and designer, Dhiren Bhagwandas. Their approach is from a socially and environmentally sustainable ethic.
Who Did That is a creative design business owned and operated by Loz Aberton. Based way out on the Carlton Bluff on the southern coastline of Tasmania, Loz creates the Grandelier lamps made from carbonised bamboo and hoop pine. Read the interview here