Sustainable Design

How To Build A Tiny Home And Live A More Simple Life

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Creating her own environment and giving up living in the rat race has given her a new lease of energy and a completely different take on life. It sounds almost too good to be true. "I feel more free, and every morning I wake up and I am surrounded by nature, seasons, skies, plants, sounds, animals. It's beautiful and it feels like how it was always meant to be."

The Responsible Shopper's Christmas List

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

Appropriate for both men and women of any age, these items are unique, attractive and simple. In addition to this they are useful, functional and practical. What more could you want? Oh hang on, there's just one other teeny tiny point to mention: each product comes from a brand that designs and produces in a responsible way.

Eco-home design

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

What really constitutes a green home and how can we employ this into the design of our own properties? Let's take a look at some of the latest and greatest design principles and features to help you toward a greener future.

Framing the Landscape - Dream Homes With a View

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Humans are naturally drawn to a view; it is very often one of the most important features listed about a hotel room or a holiday rental. It is also a huge driving factor in the sale price of a house or apartment.

Sustainable Schools Project Boosts Exam Results

Green Futures | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

Learning spaces, for instance, cannot stay stuck in the old rigid mould where rows of desks face the teacher and blackboard. There's no greater enemy of sustainability than obsolescence.

We Can Never Be Truly Sustainable Because We Can't Change How We Think

Joey Faulkner | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joey Faulkner

The reality of the 'get well soon, Earth!' campaign is a perverse self-importance. It tries, like all of us really do, to hide the deep ingrained desires of a human being or moreover any creature that has managed to survive this long.

Bio-Slavery: The 2032 Factory Worker Is Likely to Be a (Plant) (Triffid)

Inma Martinez | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Tech
Inma Martinez

Professor Carole Collet, Reader in Textile Futures at the University Of The Arts, and founder of the Textiles Futures postgraduate degree course at Lo...

The Growth of Sustainable Fashion in the UK, From Haute Couture to High Street

Rachel MacDonald | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Style
Rachel MacDonald

In the past, eco-friendly fashion had two connotations. It could be prohibitively expensive and relegated to elitist boutiques.

Frugal Innovation Working for the Collective Good

Alan Moore | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK
Alan Moore

Recently I settled in to listen to In Business with BBC journalist Peter Day. Innovation and transformation of people's lives, economies, etc., is very much part of the No Straight Lines project so I was thrilled to hear Professor Jaideep Prabhu from the Cambridge University Judge Business school and Professor Anil Gupta from the Indian Institute of Management talk about Jugaad Innovation.

Christchurch Gets £2 Million Cardboard Cathedral

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Tech

Christchurch, the earthquake-ravaged New Zealand city, will finally have its cathedral rebuilt. But it's no ordinary nave and steeple construction. Ch...

Prophetik: Think Globally, Act Locally

Christine de Leon | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

What Jeff Garner is doing with Prophetik is unique. Apart from being an artist with a clear vision, he is an entrepreneur who owns his means of production, he is a businessman who understands the values of environmental justice drive that his brand forward and these factors combined create Prophetik's unique position in the market.

Recycled and Cooked: Sustainable Jewellery

Christine de Leon | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

I was at the Wellcome Trust recently to see an exhibition about charms and superstition called Charmed Life: The Solace of Objects, which is - you guessed it - about charms, amulets and superstition.

Kevin McCloud: End Of The Low Tech House

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Tech

The low tech house may be over, but the high tech future is sustainable, says Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham. Spe...