It was a year of collaborative projects, smart technology, smart furniture and smart cities – but first and foremost great public spaces that answered their community’s needs. Count down our top six StreetChat stories of 2018, that were most popular with subscribers. 6. Competitions: Win a Drone and Smart Watch StreetChat subscribers contributed some creative entries in both competitions, but there could only be one winner for each. Luke Cox from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane was named the winner of the android smart watch for his acrostic poem entry. Matthew Moore, also from Brisbane but with HASSELL, took home the DJI Spark Mini Drone for his beachside augmented reality Aria. See the gallery of entries. Matthew Moore’s augmented reality Aria, by the sea. 5. Smart Social Spaces Georges River Council and the …
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.
Seven special-edition rainbow Pride Seats, donated by Street Furniture Australia to the Inner West Council to celebrate marriage equality, have now been installed. Each seat recognises a local activist who has advanced LGBTIQ human rights, equity and inclusion. They are found in the suburbs of Newtown, Rozelle, Marrickville, Leichhardt, Summer Hill and Lilyfield. The unveiling … The first rainbow seat, installed in Newtown, was unveiled in an emotional ceremony attended by many of the dedication nominees, their families, friends and the community. Particularly moving speeches were given by the loved ones of those recognised posthumously. Elder Aunty Jenny Thomsen opened the event with thoughts on rainbows as symbols of healing and love, saying the seats will “reflect light out” into the community. “Public art is very important because it expresses who were are as a community …
If you are interested in smart furniture, this handbook is for you. PowerMe™, Australia’s first smart bench, the Aria seating system and eBin are all featured in this compact all-in-one publication. The handbook includes step-by-step guides to specify your range. Use Augmented Reality to visualise your furniture in the park. Select from a wide range of hi-tech finishes, including Woodgrain and Textura, for premium low-maintenance options. Download the Smart Suite Handbook (40 pages, 8.8MB) or order your own copy today
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 …