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Bindarri – Australian creatives for positive change

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on June 5th, 2009

The new Bindarri website will keep audiences informed of all the latest news and events relating to artists and designers working for positive change in Australia. The Bindarri website includes the largest online directory of Australian designers, as well as essential resources to assist others seeking to create positive outcomes.

The website showcases individuals and organisations which are leading in their creative fields in a number of special features which will be released bi-monthly. The first edition includes couture designer Rachael Cassar, photographer Rodney Dekker and artist Van Thanh Rudd, amongst others. The Bindarri team expect the project to grow rapidly once launched as it allows anyone the opportunity to add their own news and websites on the site.
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Media Release – Melbourne Designer wins significant USA Design Award!

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on February 19th, 2009

Melbourne Designer Mark Watson, Director of Design Providence has won the “Design Green” Award in “Design Green” Project Award competition from the USA. Mark has developed the concept of a collapsible Shopping trolley that uses detachable shopping bags. Developed as a concept through a ‘Design for the Environment project in conjunction with the former EcoRecycle Victoria, the Design Institute of Australia and the Centre for Design at RMIT, Mark has been perusing funding for a ‘proof of concept trial with the City of Melbourne at the Queen Victoria Market.

The trolley is designed to be collapsible for use with motor vehicles in managing the process of moving groceries from ‘store shelf to pantry, but it has been realised that the trolley can actually obviate the need to take the car shopping. The main aim of the trolley concept is to reduce the use of the plastic (singlet) shopping bag as well as addressing the interminable manoeuvring difficulties with the conventional shopping trolley.
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