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Taking The Creative Path Less Travelled With Graphic Designer + Not-For-Profit CEO, Micah Scott

The beauty of the creative fields is the myriad ways its skills and problem-solving are integral to non-creative work. Take Micah Scott, for example. The founding CEO of Australia’s first LGBTQIA+ youth organisation, Minus18 Foundation arrived at his career in the not-for-profit sector via training in design. What’s a key way to ensure your community engagement messaging is clear, effective and reaching the right audience ? Design!

In this instalment of our Words from The Wise series in partnership with Monash Art, Architecture + Design, recent graduate Kieran Medici talks to Micah about how training in design honed his communication skills, and how this led to a career at one of the country’s leading youth organisations.

Plus, get a squizz inside the brand new Victorian Pride Centre on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda – Melbourne’s hub for queer organisations and LGBTQIA+led events such as Joy Radio, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and, of course, Minus18. It’s amazing!

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Inside Melbourne Ceramicist Mali Taylor's Meditative Practice

Ceramicist Mali Taylor traces her love of ‘getting her hands dirty’ back to her childhood in northern New South Wales. Although she’s now based in Melbourne after moving here to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2016, the prolific maker says her creative journey started at a small Steiner school in Wollumbin, NSW.

Mali’s delicately coiled creations range from sculptural vases, treasure plates, planter pots to earthy kitchenware – all ‘undoubtedly influenced’ from her younger days immersed in nature. Read on for more about her thoughtful practice.

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A Tour of The Award-Winning Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland

Today we bring you our first garden feature from South Australia – an exceptional, functional ecosystem as well as a public sanctuary!

Taking out the 2017 Sustainability Award for Landscape and Urban Design, the 2.5-hectare Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland has been designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

The landscape architecture firm’s Director, Damian Schultz, takes us through this wonderful project, through which they’ve sought to highlight the poetry and processes of the natural world.


A Striking Cantilevered Extension To A ‘70s Country Home

Any good architect will tell you their work is site and client responsive, but that’s clearly the case when it comes to MRTN Architects. Look through this practice’s completed houses and you’ll find no two projects look the same – the mark of a truly contextual designer.

The practice’s latest project is a 1977 house in Kyneton, Victoria, featuring a new elevated, sculptural extension. Not only is this addition visually exciting, it sits comfortably within the existing garden, and supports the clients’ desire to age in place.

A Lush Inner-Melbourne Home That Powers Itself – The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

On a long, narrow street in Prahran, you might walk past this white-shingled cottage and think it was a modest new home. But behind this facade lies an unexpected gem – Garden House by Austin Maynard Architects –  a high-tech home that is completely self-powered.

In fact, this clever, contemporary home pushes far more sustainable energy back into the shared energy grid than it uses!

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