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Interest, Recommended, Sustainability

10 Principles for better design practice

1. re-thinking
2. re-using
3. using friendly materials

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Interest, Recommended

Great re-use skate deck art

This stuff is awesome – it’s part of a show from Harvest by Haroshi called Skate and Destroy currently showing at plsmis gallery in Tokyo, Japan until the 27th Feb. All the artworks have been created with old worn, or snapped, skateboard decks.
Design, Recommended, Sustainability


via Interesting project by Steve a Plan-B Studio. To celebrate 10 years in business he is going to donate 10 days a month to a different Non-Profit/NGO organisation each month. He’s offering to do anything from give up his creative expertise to working in the soup kitchen – will be following this one to […]
Interest, Opinion, Recommended

via nice simple concept by VW – great way to highlight they are a think outside of the box kind of brand, while producing some great viral activity. After a time, ‘Fun’ can no doubt turn to ‘Novelty’ and we all know ‘Novelty’ easily wears off, but I love the notion of causing changes […]
Announcements, Interest, Recommended


via 9/10 October sees the Semi-Permanent design conference heading to Melbourne. As always there is a great mix of international speakers offering up a more colourful mix than many of the more serious design related conferences on the annual calendar. Speakers for 2009 include: Grafik Magazine Collider Industrial Light & Magic Three Drunk Monkeys […]
Design, Interest, Latest Work, Opinion, Recommended

City of Melbourne Identity

City of Melbournes new identity system, created by Landor over in Sydney, brings a comprehensive solution to the visual management of a cities activities and output…

Design, Interest, Recommended


via the one and only Andy Bobbin goes live with his excellent bobbindrawthis illustration blog – “more tea Ern?” Posted via web from tony’s posterous
Design, Interest, Recommended

Creative Review Subscriber packaging

via Start of a new series of experimental packaging solutions for Creative Review subscribers – will have to wait and see if the overseas subscribers get this as well – F/F hope so. Posted via web from tony’s posterous

make sure you are all ears – or use public transport in your research

The thing I love about public transport is that from time to time (more often if you take the headphones off) you get to overhear some very insightful conversations. Last Friday provided one such moment. I have to say in general getting out in public spaces can be a great way of gleaning information for a project or about a certain demographic – a stealthy bit of eavesdropping can be just as valuable if not more so than a well constructed focus group or user workshop.
Design, Digital, Motion, Recommended

Robots For Breakfast

Announcing a great new collective in Melbourne, Australia – Robots For Breakfast are made up from ‘Touch My Pixel’, ‘Renmotion’, ‘Dirty Puppet’ and ‘Something Splendid’. Between them they cover pretty much every aspect of the creative fields from full motion work to print and photography.

They are a young bunch, full of love and great ideas, and F/F are happy to be their friends.