The Weather Ring is onto its second issue, and lots has happened in the city since the Perth architecture/design mag launched last February.
The Weather Ring is the brainchild of Perthites Andrew Murray & Clare Wohlnick and is an attempt to chronicle and display the many facets of design in the state, from architecture to graphic and packaging design, past, present and future.
This issue features Tom Freeman writing on materials, a CODA Studio redesign of a rehab farm, recollections of a Montessori childhood, and a fascinating interview with veteran graphic designer Rick Lambert.
Printed copies of The Weather Ring are now available at FORM on Murray, or online on their blog.
'Think outside the parking box'
Nissan and Designboom have launched an international graphic design competition in search of a cutting edge design to challenge the concept of conventional urban parking.
Nissan's new vehicle, the Qashqai, is being pitched as 'Urbanproof'. Designs for the competition 'may challenge any element of urban parking... Ideas must challenge current perceptions of urban parking and offer a tougher, sleeker, or even playful rendering of it.'1