Sustainable design: Growing Furniture

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Nowadays, sustainable design is a hot topic, so growing furniture in-sync with nature might seem something quite revolutionary. Still, the natural world has always provided us with everything we need. Not only when it comes to natural and indispensable resources but also in terms of materials and utensils, already from prehistoric times. Last summer, I visited the museum dedicated to Ötzi, …

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Our Top 5 Findings This Week

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Welcome to a new series on Eclectic Trends! We get all the time the question of where we get our inspiration from. Our Top 5 Findings this week will give you some insights of a few internet readings we pick every two weeks, and you'll see they're not Interior Design related only. We hope you'll find it educating and useful. LIFESTYLE 1// How we will …

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Sustainable packaging melting away by Mi Zhou

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What is luxury to you? And what does this have to do with sustainable packaging? This is the question I am asking now an audience in almost all of my trend talks. I hardly never receive as an answer that luxury is a certain object that can be purchased, but our values and perception have shifted that much that luxury now …

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John Anthony dim sum restaurant by Linehouse

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  This is why we’d like to share John Anthony contemporary dim sum restaurant by Linehouse in Hong Kong: 1// In a nutshell: John Anthony is a contemporary dim sum restaurant located in Hong Kong with a sustainable message at his heart. The name is drawn from the first Chinese man to be naturalized as a British citizen in 1805, John Anthony, who …

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Studio Bentu creates chargers from recycled waste

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Chinese studio Bentu has recently released the sleek X10 wireless chargers made of recycled materials. The colorful mixture of reclaimed cement waste and quartz stone aggregate leftovers make possible for the digital device to go back into the environment and not become just another piece in the landfill. Their material research brought studio Bentu to focus on terrazzo, the composite material …

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5 Examples Of Sustainable Material Trends, part I

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Today we'd like to introduce a selection of sustainable and resource efficient ideas within a selection of disruptive materials that will be included in our first part of 5 Examples of Sustainable Material Trends. You might have seen that I had been lecturing a few days ago at the Interzum show in Cologne (Germany) where a comprehensive material exhibition curated …

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