Thursday, 6 August 2009


Party Dress by Dana and Karla Kalwas (image source)

As part of the Craft Cubed festival program, we are proud to present online component WHITEBOX.

Consisting of 50 international and local design projects, WHITEBOX presents a carefully curated selection of online articles, websites and blogs that address the festival theme CITYCOUNTRY. Our very own curator Nella Themelios has trawled through the vastness that is the internet to come up with a one-stop click central that will probably keep you occupied for the next couple of hours or so.

Free Spirit Spheres (image source)

Some of the standout projects include ball-shaped tree dwellings (pictured above), a party dress worn by five peolple that can be modified to form a shelter (pictured top), various articles on guerilla gardening, the fascinating concept of 'rural design' (as opposed to urban design) and a directory of edible vegetation in the city of Bristol, UK. Of course there are plenty more projects to read through so click click click!

Local inclusions include Urban Interior (who exhibited at CVHQ in September 2008), Fresh! 2008 exhibitor Rob Dumaresq's Switch Commuter Bike, Anthea van Kopplen's envelope garment, Bench Architect's rooftop garden and of course Ben Landau and Brittany Veitch's Bio-Accessories project, to name a few.

For your reading ease, brief easy-to-digest descriptions appear when the project is clicked. Aren't we thoughtful!

WHITEBOX is an exciting project for us as it is presents an exciting new virtual dimension to the Craft Cubed program. We hope you have as much fun reading it as we did sourcing it.

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