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DIY Replica Crayon Rings…A New Life for Broken Crayons!

The DIY Concrete Ring Kit is the gift that keeps on giving. You can reuse your high quality silicone mould to create replica rings. Broken Crayons? Don’t throw them away; my favourite trick is to create a replica crayon ring, providing a beautiful juxtaposition between the permanency of concrete and the temporality of wax. Creating […]

What is the meaning of home?

Our homes represent more than our financial assets; they have a deep and unique emotional meaning. Our earliest memories of home are often connected to our childhood. For better or worse, they also represent the success of our parents: our homes are an outward expression of our family wealth, providing comfort, safety, and a sense […]

Interview with Elena Orte Largo & Guillermo Sevillano, SUMA

SUMA was founded in 2005 by Elena Orte Largo and Guillermo Sevillano. SUMA is a young architecture office who also venture in construction, project management, furniture, product design and teaching. Located in Madrid, SUMA have gained some serious credibility for their socially and politically conscious design propositions and research. Their latest project was recently featured on ArchDaily. Below […]

The Architact Collective collaborates with Kaitlin Beckett

The Architact Collective are delighted to introduce their first collaboration with Kaitlin Beckett of A Curious Bestiary. Inspired by graffiti, Linda reached out for Kaitlin to consider using her Timber House Rings as a miniature canvas. Together Linda and Kaitlin have created a series of 6 limited edition hand-painted laser-cut wooden rings. The rings are available […]

Smartphone Interior Design: 3 mobile apps for home decorators

Redecorating your home is never as easy as anyone would anticipate. Our world is rapidly changing with advancements in technology. Mobile technology in particular has become an invaluable part of our daily lives and one way of transitioning your house into a dream home is with the use of mobile technology. Thousands of applications are available […]

Is “​Crowd-Housing” the Next Crowdfunding? And how it will Empower Architects

Advancements in technology are shaping the future of our design and architecture industries. Alongside new sensors, robotics, 3D printing, and synthetic biology, crowdfunding is also transforming the way architecture is designed and created. For those who (somehow) don’t already know, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from […]

The Architact Collective will be at MSFW: Emerging Designer Markets

Spring is here and we could not be more excited (or honoured) to be taking part in the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Brought to you by the City of Melbourne, the Architact Collective will be at the Emerging Designer Markets, this Sunday September 7. Come meet team Linda Bennett (aka archi-ninja) and Dillon Bailey (aka all round […]

A Travelling Architecture School

Have you heard of a travelling architecture school? Although it is very old, it is on the verge of acquiring a self-conscience. The school currently has no name, it has no building, no steady campus and no fancy libraries. It is not career oriented or an institution. Some may even consider it as part of a […]

US Highlights: The River North Art District – Where Art is Made

United States Highlights – In Denver Colorado: When wandering around Denver, Colorado, the River North (RiNo) Art District caught my attention. The district is home to active studios, galleries and creative spaces for a range of disciplines. Repurposing a former industrial hub, the architecture within and around RiNo is rich in history, creating the ideal setting for emerging […]

Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Cold War Kid: During the 1961 Berlin Crisis President John F. Kennedy vowed to identify spaces in “existing structures both public and private that could be used for fallout shelters in case of attack.” After JFK’s speech, a fallout shelter economy occurred almost immediately […]

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