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    Weekly round-up: interesting finds from around the web this week

    Mali in the City is a Melbourne Zoo 150th anniversary celebration event. They are inviting participation from professional artists and enthusiastic amateurs, artist groups, young people, set designers, photographers and the like to decorate one of fifty 3D elephant sculptures. The sculptures will then be auctioned off with proceeds specifically directed to Zoos Victoria’s Wildlife and Community Conservation programs. If you’d like to take part, or would simply like more information, visit the Melbourne Zoo section of www.zoo.org.au to download an application form.

    This 20-year retrospective 'scrapbook' by Wendy Mullins of Built By Wendy is a great read (especially for '90s indie music fans!).

    Jane from Life on Planet Baby has a round-up on her blog about a recent University of Tasmania lecture she gave about blogging. Some great food for thought in there including how to decide on the tone of your blog and techie things like post titles and profile pics.

    Did you know State of Green regularly post interviews on their blog? I only just discovered them myself this week. Favourites thus far have included those from Supercyclers and Ruba.

    Need last minute gift ideas? Try the Global Poverty Project's ethical retailers list.

    Survey results from over 180 designers on the apps and software in their 'toolkits' - definitely some newbies there to experiment with over the quiet January period if efficiency is one of your goals for 2012 (via @andreaevendesign).

    A quick interview (and some stunning images!) with 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama about her work, in the lead up to the exhibition Look Now, See Forever currently on at GoMA in Brisbane (disclaimer, my brother wrote the article! :)) (via @paulwdonoughue)

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