Posts tagged "nature"
The enlargement project of the Botanical Garden of Padua

The enlargement project of the Botanical Garden of Padua

The Botanical Garden of Padua was founded in 1545 and is the origin of all botanical gardens in the world. The garden is now the subject of a significant enlargement project that will be completed by the summer of 2014. The expansion will consist in a new area of ​​15,000 square meters and will give birth to...
New trend report - Nature’s Living Wisdom

New trend report – Nature’s Living Wisdom

One of the world’s top trend forecasters, Kristina Dryza, explores nature’s living wisdom in this new issue of The David Report. Kristina asserts that rhythm is the keynote of nature and is fundamental to wellbeing. Not just a sign of life – rhythm is life. She writes that we often forget our body is part...
Plant a seed of form and function

Plant a seed of form and function

The new collection from Almedahls finds inspiration in colour tinges and mix of materials. Textiles with botanical silhouettes in fruity colours and carpets with influences from nature and its toning colour effects. This year Almedahls design studio has worked in collaboration with the designers Anna Kraitz, Iris Maschek and Pia Holm. Our focus is working with...
Promoting conscious consumerism with style

Promoting conscious consumerism with style

Pure Magazine is an illustrated album comming out twice a year. It is distributed among a closed circle of readers. The publication focuses on Finnish design, promotes conscious consumerism and living in harmony with the nature. The newest issue of Pure Magazine has a cover design by Yulia Brodskaya – an artist and illustrator known...
Twilight images and words

Twilight images and words

Here are some images of the sensious exhibition “TWILIGHT” by Tokujin Yoshioka held at Moroso showroom during Milano Salone last week. Thoughts by Tokujin are inserted between the images. Nature is beautiful, yet the unimaginable energy inheres behind its beauty. Its beauty uplifts our emotion, and resonant in our heart, yet sometimes shows its threatening...
International design in the Swedish nature

International design in the Swedish nature

20 designers at Biologiska is an exhibition about evolution and diversity in contemporary design. Housed in the historical setting of Stockholm’s Biological Museum from 1893, an exhibition with new work from 20 international designers, like you never seen it before. Open 9-12th February. Curated by Fredrik Färg, Emma Marga Blanche and Hanna Nova Beatrice.
Chocolate + conservation: a delicious partnership

Chocolate + conservation: a delicious partnership

Philipp Kauffmann, co-founder of Original Beans isn’t just making chocolate that tastes better – it also makes the planet better. Made from rare cacao beans (the brand produced the world’s first single-source chocolate from the Congo), the pleasures on the tongue extend to the conscience as Original Beans plants a tree in the chocolate’s place...
100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear

100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear

100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear features 100 photographs from one hundred different places around the world in risk of disappearing or seriously threatened by climate change. The pictures are taken by some of the world’s best photographers and all the places are based on reports from UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)....
Algae power for sustainable living

Algae power for sustainable living

What will the fuel of the future be? There are many candidates but one of the most promising is the initiative with fast-growing algae to produce hydrogen. Scientific research has come quite far and we at LOTS like to visualize and explore how algae farms can be a part of the urban landscape. Included in...
The Nature Manifesto

The Nature Manifesto

The Degree Exhibition at Konstfack, University college of arts, crafts and design in Stockholm presents the 2009 degree students: artists, designers, craftsmen and art teacher educators. For the first time in Konstfack’s history you can see all the degree projects at the same time. We picked the Growing chair by Michel Bussein as an example. Below is...