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The paper lantern

The paper lantern

It may seem unusual to produce a paper-based biodegradable lamp. They are hardly disposable items. As Ingo Maurer – one of the most internationally recognised designers in lamps and light installations – once said: lamps are amongst the most long-lasting products for the home. Yet Claesson Koivisto Rune’s design for Wästberg isn’t your usual design.

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From half a teaspoon to megalitres

From half a teaspoon to megalitres

Is the water-conservation message getting through with noteworthy results, or have urban Australians become hardened and indifferent to government campaigns pushing water-smart lifestyles? Can many of the water restrictions in Melbourne and Sydney generally be described as feeble and tepid, at best?

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Long road for the all-Aussie car

Long road for the all-Aussie car

In 1997 a set of stamps depicting four cars ‘significant for Australians’ was released. The set included the 1934 Ford Coupe Utility, 1948 Holden 48-215, 1958 Austin Lancer and the 1962 Chrysler Valiant R, all of which were at least thirty years old and stemmed directly from overseas models.

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