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Designersblock 2012 Highlights

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There were a few products and materials that stuck in my mind after a quick jaunt around this year’s Designersblock:

Kate Sibley‘s paper jewellery was inspiring, both in terms of embracing fickle fashion in a sustainable way and the choice of material.

Recycled gold findings (hooks) can be swapped between

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RCA Show 2012 – Three Interesting Projects from Innovation Design Engineering

Esource by Hal Watts

Yesterday I had a quick peek at some of this year’s RCA show, in particular at Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) where there was a great mix of projects. Here are three that caught my eye:
 

Esource by Hal Watts
Esource is an electrical cable recycling system designed for cottage industry recyclers

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Bristol and Newcastle: Britain’s Green and Pleasant Cities

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I recently posted about eco-cities Masdar in Abu Dhabi and DongTan in Shanghai. But what about Britain? Does Britain have any sustainable cities already? It’s all very well creating eco-cities from scratch, but more than half the people in the world now live in cities and these cities weren’t designed from

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Clerkenwell Design Week, 22-24 May 2012

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Clerkenwell is one of London and the UK’s creative hotspots and next week it will be hosting its annual festival to celebrate and explore design’s ‘creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements’.

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s packed 3-day programme of workshops, presentations, debates and exhibitions

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A Green Roof Over Your Head

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Roofs are valuable yet underutilised assets, I can’t help feeling that sometimes they are a bit ‘out of sight, out of mind‘. Encouragingly, I’ve been noticing more and more mentions of green roofs recently. I was also inspired and slightly surprised to spot a veritable jungle growing on the top of a high rise apartment block

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