Je deteste le plastique

Je deteste le plastique

It is predicted that there will be more plastic bags than fish in our oceans by 2050 – World Economic Forum (WEF).

We’ve heard this horrific stat time and time again, but no one seems that fussed in Europe – except France. France has made a stand once again. First they tried to tackle food waste, and now they’re attempting to rid the country of disposable plastic. Continue reading “Je deteste le plastique”

What IKEA is going to flat-pack next

What IKEA is going to flat-pack next

IKEA – the blue and yellow shop of hope for students, newly-weds and homeowners alike – will launch something a little different in August 2016. Known primarily for its affordable, sustainable and well-designed furniture, IKEA has taken a step into the outside world and will be releasing the SLADDA bike. Continue reading “What IKEA is going to flat-pack next”

Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon

Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon

Across the world, plastic is having a detrimental effect on the environment, but in India it seems to be a more magnified problem connected to health too. With a large streetfood culture, India’s plastic cutlery waste is highly damaging. What if our plastic spoons could be disposed of in a non-destructive way or be used to create a positive impact? Narayana Peesapaty has the answer: Bakey’s Edible Cutlery. Continue reading “Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon”

I Ride My Cardboard Bicycle…

One of the things all design has in common is overcoming a challenge. Not only does it force you to take a new perspective on things, but it teaches you to use every skill you’ve ever learnt and apply it to the task at hand. No matter how hard it is, you’ll find a way to solve it and that is exactly what Izhar has done. Continue reading “I Ride My Cardboard Bicycle…”

Coffee Ground Coffee Cups

Waking up in the morning can be a chore for many of us, but with the help of our caffeine fix we can be ready to tackle the day ahead. Just a little cup of coffee is all we ask for… That’s around 500 billion cups of coffee a year. Now imagine how many coffee grounds that adds up to. Yeah, I know… tons. That’s why Julian Lechner, a German designer, has turned coffee grounds into coffee cups. Continue reading “Coffee Ground Coffee Cups”

Bike in a Bag: Kit Bike

Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve just finished University! Officially (scary) and have had all the celebrations and serious thoughts of becoming a ‘real’ adult! Now that graduation is over, I am currently trying to strike a balance between time in the sun, packing up my house and finishing job applications. I WILL give an update on New Designers that happened earlier this month, but, for the time being, here is a fantastic 21 piece bike that fits in a bag that twist and lock together! Continue reading “Bike in a Bag: Kit Bike”

Ideas Bloom with Jimmy Dorrell

My one and only lecture this term that is running in juxtaposition with my final year project is Principles of Eco Design. The module consists of a combination of external lecturers, a live project and short projects to give us a well rounded understanding of sustainable design, but I’m not here to tell you what my course is all about, on the contrary, I’m here to tell you about things that really caught my eye. Things that I find particularly interesting and that, hopefully, you will too. This module’s first external lecturer was Jimmy Dorrell from Bloom and here is a little of what I learnt! Continue reading “Ideas Bloom with Jimmy Dorrell”

“From WHOA to meh” – Jonathan Chapman’s Inaugural Lecture

On Wednesday 22nd, I was fortunate enough to attend Jonathan Chapman’s inaugural lecture: Meaningful Stuff – Designing Longer-Lasting Material Experience at the University of Brighton. Yes, I mean THE Jonathan Chapman, author of Emotionally Durable Design. This prince of sustainable design gave an inspiring talk that made the audience laugh at his touching experiences and gasp in horror at the horrifically inefficient lives we lead. Let me share with you a little of what I learnt. Continue reading ““From WHOA to meh” – Jonathan Chapman’s Inaugural Lecture”