In a world of overconsumption and fast fashion we must look to alternatives that can potentially slow the effects caused. The fashion industry is a humongous contributor to climate change and the thought of using waste rather than mass produced fabrics may just be the answer that our planet is screaming out for.

Lobke Beckfeld and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten who are both design students based in Berlin have collaborated on their genius to produce a translucent vegan, Earth-friendly bag which aims to be a better alternative to a paper one. Made from a combination of discarded fruit skins that would usually…


Motorsport means so much to so many people around the world, the side by side racing, personalities and crashes all make for a fantastic viewing experience, Extreme-E though, with its fully electric 550bhp SUV’s offers something a little deeper in meaning and can potentially inspire a generation to focus on an important message while offering fun-filled entertainment at the same time.

This race series is potentially going to take the world by storm and is so forward thinking that even Lewis Hamilton has his very own race team in it called X44. The combination of picturesque backdrops, tough terrains, speed…


Swiss art curator Klaus Littmann has looked back to the Anthropocene era as inspiration for this stadium conversion, the 300 planted trees are aimed to show the beauty and transition of trees during different seasons throughout the year and focus the viewers minds on damage being caused by deforestation.

Upon the writing of this article in excess of 3,500,000 hectares of forest around the world have been massacred this year alone. This is a huge issue and sometimes in life when it isn’t happening on your doorstep it can be hard to accept that the issue is real, we must…


There is a saying in the western world ‘one mans trash is another mans treasure’. This is definitely true in this instance, the Nike Cosmic Unity sneakers are made from post-consumer and/or post-manufactured waste and look amazing too!

These futuristic basketball sneakers from Nike aim to entice the basketball community toward a more sustainable lifestyle choice. The combination of pleasing aesthetics, quality and materials makes this sneaker a must have for any sneaker head. …


The Aesop Store in Los Angeles by Brooks & Scarpa uses recycled cardboard tubes and paper to create an exceptional, climate friendly shopping experience that is the epitomy of good design.

Brooks & Scarpa have collaborated with Aesop to produce a unique store in Los Angeles made from mainly recycled cardboard tubes. The tubes are all locally sourced and within fitting of the area that the store is located. They say when creating good design it is the little things that count and this project truly fits the bill. Drawers, storage for products and even the lights are made from…


Poaching is a monstrous issue, we must come together to stop it and this collaboration between Cake, the South African Wildlife College and Goal Zero may just be a step in the right direction…

Poaching throughout the world is a serious problem but Africa takes it to a whole new level, in Africa thousands of endangered species are killed every day, this threatens the extinction of some of the worlds most iconic animals. This includes the Black Rhino, the African Elephant, the Mountain Gorilla, the Lion, and the Imperial Zebra. Data shows there are just 1,000 Mountain Gorillas and only…


The fashion industry is a rapidly adaptive sector that is constantly changing, it seems as though every day there is a new cut, colour or style emerging. Sometimes we consume without thinking about the effect we are having on the beautiful planet we live upon. Textile dying is terrible for the environment, something needs to be done and maybe Living Colour is the answer…

According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation the fashion industry uses around 93 billion cubic meters of water annually, this is equivalent to 74,000,000 swimming pools (25m length). Finishing and dyeing are the highest pollutants within the…


In 2020 The Tyre Collective won the James Dyson Design Award and when you take a moment to research into exactly what the ingenious concept is all about you will understand exactly why. Tyre pollution is actually a huge issue that many of us may have never considered, in the words of The Tyre Collective, “Save our air from tyre wear.”

Karl Benz who designed the worlds first Automobile powered by an internal combustion engine would be absolutely mind blown if he were to see that there are currently about 1.2 billion cars on the roads around our planet. …


Post Covid-19 we must look into how we make the general population safer as they go about their day to day lives and consider options that can potentially prevent anything similar happening again. In a rapidly growing human population we must find ways to combat the spread of disease and put a block on outbreaks as fast as possible. Could these ingenious Cinema seats be the answer?

As I’m sure pretty much anyone living upon planet earth in 2021 is aware, 2020 was a crazy year, one that we will remember for many years to come, it may even be…


This textured, wonder of architectural genius has been designed and produced by LCA Architetti, the residence combines a simplistic, modern vibe with eco-friendly materials that give it a little, in the words of Thierry Henry ‘Va-va-voom’.

Located about 30 clicks northwest of Milan, in the small town of Magnago sits a unique home, nestled deep within the Italian countryside it has been designed to think a little differently from most. …

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