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Prints
Kate Ward

Original sketches for the VE Commodore
Holden Design Team

Crumpler
Russell and George

18 Carat white gold diamond solitaire ring with matching wedding ring
Nicholas Pike | MDIA

Modern interpretation of the classic Melbourne 'W Class' trams
CobaltNiche

VENN
Matthews Architecture in conjunction with Geyer

Woolball
Ilan El

Project Otherwise
Buro North

'Kiss of the Beast', publication
Queensland Art Gallery

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LATEST NEWS

‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You.’

‘All Our Patent Are Belong To You.’

Posted Sunday, 15 June 2014

Strange syntax and giving away patent rights highlights radical move by American electric vehicle company.

As stories go, this may be the story of the year.

When was the last time you heard of a business entrepreneur giving away the patent rights to the technology that he’s painstakingly developed and invested many millions of dollars in?

Elon Musk is a strange name, and the electric cars that he makes have got a strange name too (Tesla), so when he announced a radical new move to make available his many patents for free to his potential competitors, perhaps it’s not surprising that he is also canny enough to work out a cut through media technique by messing with the syntax of the headline in his press release.

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‘As a Textile Designer, I think it's important to be involved with an association that supports our industry.’

‘I have been a member since the Australian Textile Design Association merged with the DIA.’

‘As well as the many professional benefits available to all DIA members, my membership of the Textile Practice Group also provides a forum to network and discuss issues specific to textile designers.’

Peter Campbell off the cuff

Peter Campbell

Creative Director

Lives:
Newtown NSW

Likes:
Cold weather; Greek fetta; human music.

Best design I've seen lately:
The work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the National Museum of Australia.

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