A sustainable life beyond the Earth

Can the technology available on Earth be used on a different planet and is that enough to make sustainable living possible in space?

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Surface Design Show 2019: an ode to sustainable living

Known as the UK’s most dynamic event, Surface Design Show enlivened the rather gloomy winter setting of north London on the first week of February. Key interior and exterior design trends and themes were unveiled for the year ahead.

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Fusing nature with technology: Living coral as the colour of 2019

‘Living coral’ is set to highlight this trending social issue in contrast to humans’ ‘innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits’ and stands as a reaction towards a constantly changing and uncertain socio-political environment.

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Fashion trends: technologically-sustainable

Some might say that a relationship between fashion and sustainability is nothing but a paradox, especially when the former is the World’s second largest polluter and has repeatedly been accused of unethical behaviour.

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Psychology of packaging and water consumption

A study published in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management pointed out that the visual appearance of packaging is the most important indicator of quality and can help customers build trust towards the brand and even give it a try, despite never having heard of it before.

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Sustainability – a key highlight from Material Xperience 2018

With material innovations spanning across architecture, interiors, fashion, graphics and packaging at Material Xperience in Rotterdam, a great detail of focus this year was given to sustainability. Not surprising given the global waste and plastics crisis, the shift towards more environmentally friendly alternatives is high on the agenda across all industries.

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Feelgood super-sized cities

Congratulations go to Tokyo, 2015 winner of most liveable city as rated by Monocle magazine’s annual Quality of Life survey. Home to 38 million people, Tokyo is also the world’s largest urban area and qualifies for megacity status. Defined as a city with more than 10 million people, megacities are on the rise. According to the United Nations, there are currently 34 megacities in total, projected to increase to 41 by 2030.

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The economics of sustainability – part one

I hope you all enjoyed my last post on ‘How design can change the world’. In this post, I’ll concentrate on the economic case for fulfilling a full-scale migration toward environmental sustainment, through design, in addition to the wider global economy. So, are we moving toward a greening of capitalism?

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How design can change the world

In order for the world to evolve we as designers must set the precedent.

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Driving the alternative: renewables and energy storage

We have discussed energy issues before here at Pulse. Energy conservation has a vital role to play for people, planet and profit. Previous recession recoveries have been based largely on industry, consumption and energy intensive activities. Increased awareness of climate change and environmental damage intensify the energy debate.

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Links from the Studio (26.04.13)

Monday marked Earth Day 2013, a 24 hour reminder to raise awareness and take action towards the preservation of our planet and its natural resources. Keen to be green? Then take a peek at Matt’s link, a documentary on the environmental impact our waste has on the planet featuring a well-known face. Or if you think we’re doomed, there is always that option of a one-way ticket to Mars… who’s in?

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One man’s trash in another man’s city

Upcycling has a reputation problem, our ID intern David explores the world of reuse and finds out how urban materials are more valuable than you think.

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