PowerMe™ is Australia’s first smart bench. It is a table that integrates with a wide range of seats to enable people to sit back, connect and power up their phones. As we now rely on our phones to manage our schedules, catch up on news and for loved ones to contact us, especially in emergencies, running out of battery when out and about is not an option. Charging points in public spaces will provide peace of mind. The smart system is the first of its kind to be designed and made in Australia. It is compatible with Street Furniture Australia seats in different environments, including: The new Aria seating system, for modern, urban locations. The Classic Galleria range, for more traditional and heritage environments. The Mall range, classic and versatile to suit a …
Win A Smart Watch
Thank you to everyone who entered! See the winner of the smart watch, and the battle of the brands, in this StreetChat article.
Equip yourself for a smart city with a smart watch.
Get ready to go hands-free and enhance your smartphone with a clever wearable. The technology is maturing fast, with new apps and upgrades appearing all the time.
Benefits include checking notifications in meetings without taking out your phone. Track your fitness and health. Play music. Pay on the go. Use navigation apps on foot, hands-free. Set a smart alarm to wake you up in light sleep. Tell the time. Oh, and look cool.
One lucky StreetChat subscriber will receive a smart watch, your choice of Apple or Android, valued at up to $600. Will it be the Apple Watch Series 3, or Samsung Gear S3 Classic? Bring on the battle!
Tell us your favourite watch and why, in 25 words or less, and enter via the form to subscribe to StreetChat before August 30, 2018.
Already subscribed? Yes, you can still enter! Fill out the form, and follow us on your favourite social media platform.
Earn more entries by connecting to multiple platforms. Just let us know the username/s you’re connecting with to help us validate the entry.
Please see below for Ts and Cs.
Apple Watch Series 3 – For iPhone users, has an optional built-in GPS and eSIM, to make calls and send messages without being tethered to a smartphone. This gives the freedom to leave your phone at home.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic – If you’re looking for a watch that looks more like … a watch, the always-on display feels more like a classic timepiece. It works best with Android phones and is compatible with iPhone, though may not support all features.
With advances in apps, upgrades and hardware happening all the time, please double check with the manufacturers for up to date specs!
Thanks to everyone who entered! The competition is now closed, we are busy reviewing your responses, some of them very creative. The winner will be announced very soon via StreetChat.
Update, 3pm: With so many great responses it was tough to pick just one winner! We’re contacting them now to let them know, before we make the announcement.
Update, 4pm: We are excited to announce that Luke Cox, from Phillips Smith Conwell, is our winner. More details to come next week.
T&Cs: Valued at up to $600, the winner will choose one smart watch. Open to new subscribers, and existing subscribers who follow at least one social media page. Winner must live in Australia, and be subscribed and/or following a social page at the time of entry and August 30, 2018. Prize will be delivered by Street Furniture Australia to an address in Australia. Winner will be announced on August 31, 2018.
Street Furniture Australia is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field held 11-14 October at the Gold Coast this year. We summarise our top 7 must-see street furniture events and experiences. Book your festival tickets at the AILA website. 1. The Expanding Field Conference, at HOTA Home of the Arts. Friday October 12 to Saturday October 13. Curated by creative directors TCL, the Expanding Field Conference aims to promote the diversity within landscape architecture practice and its critical role in tackling contemporary challenges. The notion of expansion will be examined through six sessions: Pushing Boundaries; Reimagining Practice; Synergising Technologies; Expanding Territories; Cultivating Cultural Intersections; and Navigating Political Terrain. These topics provide the field of enquiry and will spark discussions on regenerative agriculture, post-colonial design, socio-political advocacy, cultural ecology, economics …
recycled Plastic Roads now on trial: Inventors are currently trialling recycled plastic road technology in the Netherlands, says The Economist, with a 30 metre bicycle track opened in early September. The first prefabricated PlasticRoad track in Zwolle consists of modular sections made in a factory from 70% recycled plastic and 30% polypropylene. Developers say it includes recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218,000 plastic cups or 500,000 bottle caps. Sensors to measure temperature, the number of bike passages, durability, flexing and the flow of water through drainage channels, are also fitted inside the path. Two Dutch firms – KWS, a road builder, and Wavin, a firm that makes plastic piping – are developing the product in partnership with Total, a French oil-and-gas firm. The trial follows an Australian test project installed in May, with a …
We are excited to announce the winner of the Smart Watch competition is Luke Cox! Luke is from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane. We enjoyed his acrostic poem entry, which has made him the proud owner of a Samsung Gear S3 Classic: As Per Policy Let’s Engage So A Master Samsung Usurps Next Generation Gear Escape Ascending Reality There were many creative and funny entries to choose from, so thank you to all who participated. We wish you all high step counts and sleek design wherever you go! Apple vs Samsung Of more than 200 entries, around 60 per cent said the Apple Watch Series 3 was their favourite of the two models – with plenty of shade being thrown on both sides. Some hedged their bets by entering …
Andrew Leuchars Congratulations! Andrew is the winner of one stylish navy Mixte bicycle from Papillionaire, valued at $599. He says, “I am delighted with this lucky win as are my two daughters and I am sure the bike shall see a lot of use.” Thank you to everyone who joined the competition and subscribed to StreetChat.
Street Furniture Australia is pleased to announce our three competition winners, for the Eames House Bird, Flower Chair and #BackyardExperiment selfie contests. Congratulations to all! Taking home an iconic Eames House Bird is … Ata Tara, Senior Landscape Architect with Mode Design in Brisbane. Congratulations, Ata. The 28-cm bird, valued at more than $330, will be winging its way to you shortly. Our Flower Chair prototypes were on show at the National Gallery for the 2016 NIMBY International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Delegates were invited to post selfies with a Flower Chair on the Street Furniture Australia Facebook page for a chance to win $200 worth of Interflora flowers for a loved one. The winning photo, which achieved the most Facebook likes, belongs to Sheila Nolan from Western Australia – congratulations, Sheila! A Registered Landscape Architect, Sheila …