specialising in user-centred design on paper, screen and within interior spaces.

Recent and/or noteworthy projects:

 

Business cards for Mr Geh Photography

New business cards for Mr Geh.

Photographer Robert Geh was down to his last few business cards recently, so came to me in the hope I could remedy the situation.

After spending some time with a folder full of his photographs, he narrowed it down on a short list of a half dozen card designs. Rob found he couldn't narrow it down any further than six, so we standardised the typography and printed them all!
As you can see, all the cards are very abstract and quite illustrative in appearance.

 

Homebuilt Hi-fi website

Southbound audio CD sleeve

Twenty five years ago with hair piled high, Jason could often be found driving his vintage Chevy to all the rockabilly shows around town. (OK, the hair is long gone but the Impala still resides in the garage!)
One of his cohorts from back in the day — Francis Macri, still keeps the faith. Francis is the man behind Tiki Blue Recordings — who are just about to release their debut compilation album "Southbound". This a retrospective of local Adelaide rockabilly acts spanning the past few decades. The CD sleeve features a trio of very cool 'old school' rods snapped on the salt at Bonneville Speed Week this year. (Thanks to fellow rockabilly knockabout 'Markie' for the use of his image.)

 

Homebuilt Hi-fi website

Homebuilt Hi-fi website

A joint venture between studio threefiftyseven's Jason Porter and a longtime colleague, the aim of Homebuilt Hi-fi is to showcase some of the most outstanding DIY hi-fi projects being built by dedicated enthusiasts all over the world. Sadly, we will never be able to fully appreciate how good these components actually sound via a website.
For this reason we've chosen to focus on attributes we can fully appreciate online — aesthetics and design.
Visit the Homebuilt Hi-fi website.

 

Immanuel Primary School website

Immanuel Primary School website

studio threefiftyseven was recently commissioned to design and develop a full-featured, content-managed web presence for Immanuel Primary School in Adelaide.

The site utilises our own Content Chameleon CMS, with additional custom built modules that further enhance the administrative functionality. Visit the Immanuel Primary School website.

 

Handmade extra king bed

Super wide, super low, super king

A recent commission for a local client involved the design and fabrication of an ultra-wide, ultra low-slung super king size bed.
Hand made from hard maple, the platform style design features a custom made mattress, orthopaedic slats and tencel linen.

 

Bedside tables and drawers cantilever off each side, giving the appearance that the entire bed hovers off the floor. Lighting comprises three Artemide luminaires; two wall mounted reading lamps and a hidden centrally positioned uplight that adds a faint glow to the wall for added mood and ambience.

 

Handmade mailboxes

Hand made mail boxes

Petra recently made two custom mail boxes and a bird house for a group exhibition at Red Poles Gallery on the Fleurieu Peninsula. All three items are made from wood with sheetmetal roofs and a rather retro flavour. Feel free to contact Petra for specs and pricing info if you’re interested in purchasing one.

 

Open Doors publication

Open Doors

studio threefiftyseven was recently invited to submit work for a new design publication entitled ‘Open Doors; Fresh Thinking in Australian Architecture and Interiors’, published by ‘Ripe off the Press’ in Melbourne. Petra’s work is presented alongside twenty five other architectural and interior design firms. It’s a wonderfully produced volume and showcases some outstanding projects — well worth a read.

 

Designer ID advertisement

Ad featuring Jason wins AIGA award

Back in early 2006 Jason was approached by Brian Hock in Cincinnati to be part of a project being developed for the global design community called designerID. It's a web-based design community serving to assist designers, students, schools and organisations keep in touch with each other and gain access to a huge library of design work.

 

Jason became involved as a beta tester and helped in the promotion of the site by appearing in print ads produced by ‘Brian Hock Design’. As can be seen in the story on the BHD web site depicted above, this ad won an award at the 2007 AIGA Awards.