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68 Australian Innovations

— December 21, 2008 — Art & Design
Contrary to popular belief, Aussies don’t spend all their time drinking beer and eating vegemite toast. In fact, we are quite an innovative bunch.

This collection of Australian innovations showcases the amazing work of some of our talented artists and designers, and also provides a snapshot of Australia’s culture and lifestyle.

While Baz Lurhmann’s new epic movie ‘Australia’ gives people a glimpse of outback Australia, this collection of Australiana highlights the wonderful diversity of our cities and coastal regions as well.
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Earth Hour 2008
Earth Hour 2008
Sydney, Australia
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Spoiling Scalper Schemes
Spoiling Scalper Schemes
Aussie Fans Strike Back
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65
105 Ft Kangaroos
105 Ft Kangaroos
Space Art for Global Warming
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64
Online Swapping
Online Swapping
MumSwap.com Lets Mothers Exchange Goods and Services
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63
Graffiti Prevention
Graffiti Prevention
Graffiti Alarm Detector
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62
Hotels for New Mothers
Hotels for New Mothers
Maternity Wards in Plush Hotels
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61
Drinking Rain To Offset Carbon Emissions
Drinking Rain To Offset Carbon Emissions
Tasmanian Rain
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60
Duck Fashion Show
Duck Fashion Show
Sydney Loves Quacks
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59
Street Wall Magazines
Street Wall Magazines
'Not A Magazine' on the Walls of Sydney
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58
Relationship Status Pins
Relationship Status Pins
SHI Symbols (For Hetero and Homosexuals)
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57
Foster's Eco-Friendly Beer
Foster's Eco-Friendly Beer
Aussie Brew Goes Green
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56
Alternative Modelling Agencies
Alternative Modelling Agencies
Le Freak, C'est Chic
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55
Landscapes from Household Goods
Landscapes from Household Goods
Mundane Masterpieces
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54
Free & Charity Film Screenings
Free & Charity Film Screenings
Brits See ‘Australia' For Free, Taiwanese Support HIV
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53
Sperm Donor Shortages
Sperm Donor Shortages
Australian Backpackers Augment UK Supply
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52
Words As Accessories
Words As Accessories
Stannard Inc Jewelry
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51
Melbourne's Holy Pub
Melbourne's Holy Pub
Docklands Church
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50
Pencils as Canvas
Pencils as Canvas
The Art of GhostPatrol
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49
Electronic Super Bank Cards
Electronic Super Bank Cards
Credit Card With Keypad
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48
Australia Dumps Incandescent Light Bulbs
Australia Dumps Incandescent Light Bulbs
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47
Online Loyalty Program Trackers
Online Loyalty Program Trackers
Perkler Organizes Rewards, Points and Frequent Flier Miles
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46
Using Association to Promote Movies
Using Association to Promote Movies
Baz Luhrmann Heads Down Under for 'Australia'
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45
Energy-Saving Laundry Lines
Energy-Saving Laundry Lines
Mrs. Pegg's Handy Line Dries Clothes Without Electricity
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44
Designs Inpired by Trees
Designs Inpired by Trees
Sycamore Blade Ceiling Fan
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43
Water-Only Bars
Water-Only Bars
The Melbourne Smart Water Bar
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42
World's Largest Golf Course
World's Largest Golf Course
Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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41
Wave-Inspired Stools
Wave-Inspired Stools
The Flosion Seating System
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40
Revolving Loungers
Revolving Loungers
The Zull Chair 360
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39
Beer & Tool Holder Shirts
Beer & Tool Holder Shirts
Weber Utility Shirt
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38
Santai Resort
Santai Resort
Secluded Australian Luxury
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37
Arrousing Beverages
Arrousing Beverages
Australia's Hot Love Drink, Turn On
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36
Symbolic Skateboards
Symbolic Skateboards
Four Bunnies of the Apocalypse
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35
Woven 3D Animals
Woven 3D Animals
Louise Weaver's Needlepoint Take on Taxidermy
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34
55+ is the New Generation Sexy
55+ is the New Generation Sexy
Boomers Rule Australia's Sex Trade Industry
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33
Eco-Friendly Australian Farts
Eco-Friendly Australian Farts
Kangaroos Pass Green Gas
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32
Pencil Shaving Necklaces
Pencil Shaving Necklaces
Victorian Mason Jewellery
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31
Mini Uggs
Mini Uggs
Aussie Footwear For Babies & Kids
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30
Romantic Winter Dresses
Romantic Winter Dresses
The ‘Lover' Line
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29
Steel Condom Cases
Steel Condom Cases
Alessi ‘Cohndom Box'
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28
Fashionable Dog Toys
Fashionable Dog Toys
Ruff Lauren and Jimmy Chew by Finn + Sootie
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27
Tabloid Collages
Tabloid Collages
Celebrity Album Cover Mashups
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26
Nutritious Underwear
Nutritious Underwear
Essence by Aussiebum is Vitamin-Enriched
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25
Glow In The Dark Underwear
Glow In The Dark Underwear
Glo by AussieBum
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24
Green Aussie Architecture
Green Aussie Architecture
Eco Home by Zen Architects
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23
Strip-Searching Body Scanners
Strip-Searching Body Scanners
Australian Security Gadget Finds Contraband Down Under
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22
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Personal Train Capsules
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21
Instrument-Inspired Watercraft
Instrument-Inspired Watercraft
The Guitar Boat
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20
Green Hangers
Green Hangers
100% Recycled Cardboard Coat Hanger
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19
Living Green in a Eucalyptus Tree
Living Green in a Eucalyptus Tree
Aussie Arboreal Architecture
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18
Underground Dance Phenomenons
Underground Dance Phenomenons
Melbourne Shuffle is the New Moonwalk
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17
Horses with Hair Extensions
Horses with Hair Extensions
Equine Glamour Shots by Julian Wolkenstein
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16
Exotic Wood Furniture
Exotic Wood Furniture
The Box Table
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15
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Amazing Photography by Julian Wolkenstein
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14
Relationship Status Rings
Relationship Status Rings
Constellation Jewellery
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13
Australian Dream Home Auctions
Australian Dream Home Auctions
Hideaway Island House by Frank Macchia
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12
Topless Car Wash Offers Lap Dances
Topless Car Wash Offers Lap Dances
Australians Outraged
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11
Eco Underwear (Update)
Eco Underwear (Update)
Aussiebum Bamboo Boxers
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10
Etched Samurai Racing Suits
Etched Samurai Racing Suits
The Tattoo Ykz. by Dainese
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9
Ultra Low Cut Swim Shorts For Men
Ultra Low Cut Swim Shorts For Men
New From AussieBum
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8
Portraits of Historical Female Icons
Portraits of Historical Female Icons
‘Regal Twelve' by Alexia Sinclair
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7
Wonderbra of Men's Swimwear (Follow-up)
Wonderbra of Men's Swimwear (Follow-up)
AussieBum Sells 250,000 Wonderjocks
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6
Bringing Back the Fanny Pack
Bringing Back the Fanny Pack
Modern Bum Bags
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5
Free Boob Jobs For Sailors
Free Boob Jobs For Sailors
Aussie Navy Funds Augmentation
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4
AussieBum Wondercup
AussieBum Wondercup
The Wonderbra of Men's Swimwear
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3
Body Painting Evolved
Body Painting Evolved
Emma Hack, The Ultimate Body Artist
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2
Charitable Naughty Rugby Calendars
Charitable Naughty Rugby Calendars
‘Gods of Football 2009'
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1
Naked Protesting
Naked Protesting
Hot 'Chicks' Battle KFC in Australia
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