This year’s Surface Design Show in London was busy, but not presenting anything new compared to previous years. Most noticeable was the increase of imitation materials offering cheaper option and more variety in terms of range and colours. However, it was often unclear how sustainable they were.
(Image hand woven fabric embellished with naturally grown cristal). Continue reading
Material Consequences theme at this year’s London Design festival produced the best variety of new materials at the show so far. The focus was to find new sustainable and natural materials. The outcome was a great variety in especially plant-based solutions. Continue reading
At the moment fashion trends are not moving as fast from season to season as before. Furniture and interiors have always been changing a lot slower compared to fashion, so it is not surprising to see very similar design choices to last year’s event at London Design Festival. (Picture Skandium townhouse). Continue reading
Local Marker Movements are now quite established in big cities. Recently there was a Maker Movement fair in Paris. It was dominated by DIY and tech, which is different compared to London Maker fairs. They are much more craft driven. Continue reading
In the next decade, our oceans could hold one kilogram of plastic for every three kilograms of fish. Selfridges’ Project Ocean is a partnership with charity The Zoological Society of London and the Marine Reserves Coalition committed to marine conservation and protecting the world’s oceans. Continue reading
According to a recent study by EU rooftop gardens could grow three quarters of city’s vegetables. In recent years urban gardening, agriculture and farming have been growing globally. The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is a good example of community garden program that has turned into a vibrant resource for the local community. Continue reading
This year is the 10th anniversary for the world’s biggest sustainability event Ecobuild. Looking back the transformation of the event is remarkable. 10 years ago the attendants were idealistic, modern hippie types, but today it is one word that describes the whole event – big business. Continue reading