The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
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    I am a Product Design student at the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney / From an early age I've been surrounded by design (it's a family business) and now I've decided to forge a career in it too / I'm interested in designer-artisan collaborations, particularly those that work with artisans in areas where traditional handicrafts are under threat / Join me here to see my design work, check out what's caught my eye and keep in touch.
The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher

The Art of Looking Sideways

Where do you head for inspiration? Some designers fuel up on ideas by taking a stroll through nature. Others head online, trolling websites, blogs, and image archives for the latest and greatest. I’ve found myself gazing out the window, rummaging through tear sheets and looking for a miracle in my bookcase. Time and time again … Continue reading

Whatever you think

Written for young design graduates, this book by the late Paul Arden (famed Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi, 1987 -1992) has been one I have come back to time and time again. Enough said – go seek it out.

Artecnica’s Design w/Conscience

Design w/Conscience is a program to manufacture and produce products in accordance with humanitarian and environmentally friendly principles, founded by Artecnica in 2002. Artecnica had invited talented designers of international fame to contribute new ideas to an ever expanding design collection and to team them with artisans in need around the world, invigorating commerce and … Continue reading

Armadillo&Co’s Flower Rugs

Recently whilst flicking through a copy of Vogue Living, I came across these gorgeous rugs from Armadillo&Co. The brainchild of Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst, Armadillo&Co came about from a series of conversations whilst collaborating on a rug collection from Jodie’s company Bholu. Each rug is skillfully handwoven by talented weavers in India, using natural fibres, … Continue reading