London Design week 2018

Sustainable Material Trends from London Design week

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

Selfridges’ Ocean Campaign Against Plastic Waste

Selfridges Project Ocean

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

The Great Recovery by RSA

RSA 100% Design 2012 London3The Royal Society of Arts Great Recovery programme, which looks at ways designers and manufacturers can reduce product waste by promoting fixing, recycling and remaking products. The Great Recovery, launched in September 2012, is building new networks to explore the issues, investigate innovation gaps and incubate new partnerships. A programme of practical workshops and events support a new competition led by the Technology Strategy Board, who are investing £1.25million into new design and business partnerships that re-think products, components and systems that ‘close the loop’. Continue reading

Waste Not

Barbican exhibition

A poignant meditation on family life and the artist’s own childhood during the Cultural Revolution.

The installation by Song Dong comprises over 10,000 items collected by Song Dong’s mother, Zhao Xiangyuan, over five decades – ranging from a section of the family home, to metal pots and plastic bowls to blankets, bottle caps, toothpaste tubes and toys. The activity of saving and re-using things is in keeping with the Chinese adage wu jin qi yong – ‘waste not’ – a prerequisite for survival during periods of social and political turmoil”. Continue reading