Education/ Offices : Vital Topics Installation by Heath Design, University of Manchester

Vital Topics Installation – University of Manchester

Eren McEwen Biophilic design, colour, Education, Environmental events, Furniture

  This week we were very excited to put together a multisensory, biophilic installation in the drum at University of Manchester for this year’s opening lecture of their Vital Topics series this year on Smart Cities. Vital topics discusses a variety of global business issues with this preliminary event investigating ‘Smart Cities – Solutions for Tomorrows World’ focussing on potential …

Earth Hour

oliver Environmental events, General

  Those readers with a keen eye will notice that I wrote this before Earth Hour, which happened on Saturday. But Earth Hour is such a great idea of bringing together people all over the planet, that I wanted to publish this even though it’s late – so that those of you who missed it, or took part but want …

Here comes Climate Week from the 3rd -9th March

oliver Environmental events, General

Having recently trained as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal advisor, I’ve come to appreciate the importance and vast opportunities available of saving energy in the home, and as a design professional it’s important that energy use is part of my offering when I’m giving more general design advice to home owners. (You can read more about my training …

London Design Festival my pick of the best eco homes products

oliver Environmental events, Furniture, General

Following on from my pick of the lighting at London Design Festival 2013, here is my favourites from the rest of the show, including classic furniture, innovative textiles and forward-thinking design services. HUSH by Freyja Sewell provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, airport, office or library. HUSH …

London Design Festival here i come …… my pick of 2013

oliver Environmental events, General

September sees the 10th year of the London Design Festival a citywide celebration of the capital as a global creative hub. With some 300 events taking place across the city over the next week, there is a head-spinning array of sights to take in, Design Junction, 100% Design , Tent London, and Decorex are just a few of the core venues that make up the Design Festival. Bold …

Plastic bag free day – for better, cleaner environment.

oliver Environmental events, General, Materials, Recycling / upcycling

Bag Free World are the organisers of the International plastic bag free day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate or radically reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in the world. There are some truly shocking statistics – in 2011 in the UK, 254 plastic bags were given out every second whilst around the world the average plastic bag …

Global sharing day is coming – make your eco home be part of an eco community

oliver Environmental events, General, Recycling / upcycling

Sharing goods, knowledge and services makes so much sense, and it’s fast becoming a popular, sustainable alternative to conventional consumerism that is taking the world by storm. Global Sharing Day 2013 is set to be The Greatest Share on Earth, taking place this weekend (2nd June 2013). It is a celebration of collaborative consumption, with the aim of making sharing …