Research & Realities
How sustainable is the colour dye in your top? Where did it come from and how long will its hue last in the wash before inevitably fading? We pick out colours for their shades and aesthetics, but it seems rare that we choose colours based o ...
Corn is one of the top three most-grown plants in the world, however its main purpose is not to supply food for people but to be used to make biofuels, […]
This is Copper
There is a problem within sustainable fuel industries whereby the main two factors that tend to effect change within them is either economic incentive or public perception. The difficulty is […]
Green in a Blue World
When does a fad become fundamental? When it comes to the clothes we wear the answer is now – if not yesterday. We all know that fashion thrives on the […]
Eternall Light and a Spotless Mirror
Light can be many things to many people; it can be a symbol of enlightenment, it can provide a source of energy to help plants grow, and, clearly without it […]
Familiar emotion in a new material
Five years ago, Ann Demeulemeester left her fashion house. After 30 years of tireless creating at the fast pace that characterizes fashion, she decided it was time for a different […]
A conceptual visualization of waste finding it’s way back onto your place. The project by chef and designer Diedriek Schneemann and photographer Aldwin van Krimpen responds to the Nature/Nurture theme […]
A Labour of Love
Fashion designer Kris Van Assche of Berluti and gallery owner François Laffanour discovered a shared passion for the furniture Pierre Jeanneret designed for Chandigarh. With their joint skills coming together, a limited edition collection ...
The Great Wall of China. The Garden of Eden. The Berlin Wall. The Maginot Line. The Atlantic Wall. The Walls of Constantinople. The Western Wall. And if he has his way, Trump’s dream of a "big, beautiful wall" between the US and Mexico. A ...
Seeing isn’t believing but believing is seeing… even if you have been looking through your mind’s eye. We can all think up the image of the Loch Ness monster (Nessie) with its whale like body and small head, or picture a Yeti roaming ...
Probing Emerging Futures
Factually speaking as humans we do not exist as single entities that go about living independently from one another, we are in actuality composed of a concoction of 60% foreign […]
Untangling Noises of Matter
Decades of experiments have proved that migratory birds are able to orientate themselves on their migration path using internal compasses guided by the Earth’s magnetic field. As humans we have […]
Artemide and the light of life
This year Artemide is celebrating its anniversary. Time to reflect on past achievements? Well maybe, but this is a company that has always looked to light to break new ground […]
Kvadrat and products of emotions
When Alfredo Häberli describes himself as a product designer he is not wrong, but it’s not a label that has limited his work. Here he talks about his approach and relationship with […]
Tarkett and Aquafil close the loop on carpet tiles
With the current surge in environmental concern, the metaphysical question of nature or nurture is worth revisiting once again in the context of materiality. Given the current notoriety of […]