Get into the Christmas Spirit with PNP

Fresh from the North Pole comes “PNP” or Portable North Pole. The website that brings Santa Claus right into kids’ (and grown-ups’) worlds through the magic of technology.

The website allows personalised videos to be created so that Santa Claus addresses the receiver (child) by name, and names the good (or bad) deeds they have done throughout the year. Then, a madly pedaling elf  starts a frenzy of excitement in Santa’s Village, as he powers the “Verdict Machine” which finally concludes if you are on the dreaded Naughty or most desirable Nice list, this year.

Yes, it’s all a lot of holiday fun – ho ho ho – but the best news is that every year PNP release a free video so that nobody will go without the wonderment of Santa. This year’s free video is set to come out any November day, now. For those who wish to upgrade the thrills to a premium video that gives more personalisation options, there are all kinds of fabulous packages and bundles to help you get giving, and 5% of all web sales will go to a participating children’s hospital near you.

PNP has partnered with Mater Little Miracles in Brisbane and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, this year, so Australian users of the website will be helping put smiles on more than one child’s face. Money that is raised during the holiday period will go to these worthy causes.

So, what are you waiting for? Get into the jingle bells spirit and head over to 

19.11.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

Lifeline Australia’s Crisis Support Line: 13 11 14

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Today is the 13th November, 2014 (13 11 14) – this is also the same number of Lifeline Australia’s Crisis Support Line: 13 11 14.

To recognise the unique date, Lifeline and Shout for Good have commissioned artist Darren Henderson to develop a street mural in Melbourne’s iconic Gertrude Street.

The mural pays tribute to the vital work of Lifeline volunteers and will encourage those feeling vulnerable to reach out.

Every day over 2,000 calls are made to Lifeline. Darren’s mural, completed yesterday took a little over 2days to finish – that means more than 4,000 calls will be received during its creation.

Lifeline expects that almost one million Australians will call 13 11 14 in the next financial year, reinforcing the need for ongoing support for the organisation.

Today we are asking people to donate to Lifeline via

13.11.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

Blue Knot Day’s online photo competition

Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) is calling on budding photographers and creatives to enter its annual Untangle the Knot Photo Competition, in support of the estimated five million adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse in Australia.  The competition is part of ASCA’s national awareness day Blue Knot Day, this October 27 2014, with a theme of ‘Recovery’. Read about Blue Knot Day’s online photo competition →

08.10.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

Crowdfund for a feed – help publish an Afghan recipe book (on Indiegogo)

We like a delicious cross-cultural typographic challenge. Here is one blending these ingredients into a community project. This cook-book is being created from a selection of traditional Afghan dishes involving the courageous spirit of the Afghan community living in Sydney. Partly bi-lingual, in English with Dari calligraphy, it is beginning to look rather tasty.

By assisting with this crowd-funding the call-out supports a nutritional education program working with Afghan refugees and aims to add community capacity and enjoyable values through a peaceful cultural interchange. Several recipes are vegetarian friendly with a focus is on healthy living while sharing heritage cuisine across generations, such as Boulani flatbread, Mantu dumpling, Shollah mung-beans and Afghan’s national rice dish Kabhuli Pilau.

To check it out, follow this link to Indiegogo

12.08.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

VIOLENTAMI – Feelings ( music video & EP remixes) Released 30th june 2014

The first release of Violentami (pop/deep house)aka Charles Rocher (Nouvelle New Wave /FR).

With a cinematographic comtempory dance music video directed by Frank Ychou working for bands like Chateau Marmont (Arista/FR) or Turtle (Beatnik/UK).

FEELINGS included three remixes from sexy depitch 90’s tune to space chill music with Kadavre Exquis, Gotham & Brandon Banal.

FEELINGS EP (4 titles) available soon on iTunes and now on soundcloud:
VIOLENTAMI on Facebook :  |  on Twitter :

Videoclip directed by Frank Ychou | Produced by RODS & Nouvelle New Wave

30.06.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

Industrial Designer Demelza Nussio

My name is Demelza Nussio and I am an emerging Industrial Designer based in

Recently, I was selected to exhibit my work in the Ventura Lambrate – part
of Milan’s International Design Fair in early April of this year. This is a
massive opportunity for me as an emerging designer and will provide the
platform to showcase my work, meet with international media and members of
the design community on an international scale. This will also boost
opportunities for my design work both internationally and nationally.

The reason that I need help is because I am looking for sponsorship to
transport myself, and my design work to Milan.  I have estimated that the
total cost for the trip to be in the vicinity of $8,500. This will cover my
exhibition costs, return flights, living away expenses, insurances and

Currently, I have a crowd funding campaign underway through Pozible. To view
the page, please visit the following link:

My campaign ends on the 16th of March – so please help out!

I am also running a Movie Fundraising Event, which is also on the 16th of
March afternoon. Tickets are $25.00 and can be booked through:

Details of the movie are:
The Monuments Men, starring Matt Damon, George Clooney and Bill Murray.
Location: The Regal Theatre, Kensington Road, Kensington Park, SA.

How Can You Assist:
You can help by one or more of the following ways:

  1. Make a pledge through my Pozible campaign
  2. And/or, come along to the movie event, remember to invite family and friends
  3. Or, consider sponsoring me – In return I will promote your business through my social media and future interviews etc.

I understand that I am not a sports person or a charity, but if you are
willing to think outside the box, support a female Australian Industrial
Designer (there aren’t many of us) who really is determined and hardworking
and willing to make the most of this opportunity, please make a pledge.

11.03.14. filed under Inspiration. 1 Comment →

What is Supergraph?

What is Supergraph?

We ask Mikala Tai, Director/Founder of Supergraph, who lets us in on the secret of this Graphic Art Fair:

Supergraph is a spectacular three day Melbourne event, celebrating design, print and illustration. Supergraph showcases original and limited edition contemporary artworks available for every taste and budget, and is ideal for all to broaden their knowledge and collection of graphic art works created by new and emerging talent.

Supergraph was a little idea that just grew. We were really aware that there was hardly any great affordable art within the $100 range and that many emerging artists and graphic artists were finding it hard to find a market for their works. It was from this place that Supergraph was born.

We hope to be a platform that celebrates great contemporary graphic art at a price that is too good to be true – but actually is!

In our first year paper is the real hero. Expect to see cardboard in all its glory, paper piñatas and rows upon rows of A3 and A4 prints for $60 and $30 respectively. In our booth section you will be able to wander through pop up artists’ studios and finally figure out the difference between a lithograph and a screen-print.

With masterclasses from The Jacky Winter Group’s finest and the hourly drawing smackdown ‘So You Think You Can Draw’ it will hard not to pick up a pen and get involved. Then, at night, join us for some dancing thanks to Indian Summer or kick back with a drink at the Truck Stop with our outdoor DJs and bar.

24.01.14. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →

Jeremy Austin

Friend of the federation Jeremy Austin has updated his website, check out the hotness at

14.12.13. filed under Inspiration. No Comments →


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