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Why cork is becoming sustainable design’s favourite material

Why cork is becoming sustainable design’s favourite material

Members of the design world are on a mission to locate materials that bring us closer to achieving sustainability targets, while also being beautiful and long-lasting. Cork is becoming a prime candidate. When we think of cork, we’re likely imagining popping open a celebratory bottle of champagne or pinning our favourite photos onto a board in our living room. But nowadays cork is gaining popularity in the world of design for...

By London, UK
Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

What if you could build a house in less than an hour? The US company Pallet has created a shelter that does just that in an effort to fight homelessness. It can be a huge task building homes. Planning, construction, and plumbing can take months and even years, with sizeable costs and materials required before you can start. These nifty temporary shelters from Pallet skip all of those obstacles, however,...

By London, UK
Milan Design Week showcases innovative biofilm breakthrough

Milan Design Week showcases innovative biofilm breakthrough

At the world’s most important design event, Dutch designer Lionne van Deursen presented an innovative biofilm made from yeast. The eco-material could one day replace pesky plastic films that are notoriously difficult to recycle.  Phasing out plastics is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. With 9 billion tons of the stuff produced over the last seventy years, we’ve created a mess so difficult to eradicate that plastic can...

By London, UK
RCA’s Virgil Abloh Scholarship fights underrepresentation in the arts

RCA’s Virgil Abloh Scholarship fights underrepresentation in the arts

The Royal College of Art has announced a new scholarship honouring the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh – in an effort to support underrepresented communities.  A new scheme by the Royal College of Art will see one ‘extraordinarily talented, but financially restricted, Black British student’ offered an annual scholarship to study at the prestigious arts institution. The Virgil Abloh scholarship, named after the late fashion designer, will provide a single...

By Brighton, UK