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On Lemn Sissay…

On Lemn Sissay...

I came across Lemn Sissay's work at the Royal Academy of Arts recent exhibition Earth. His work on display was an audio visual of him and a few musicians presenting his poem 'What If?'. It was a brilliant piece of art and the message is

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Ska Rating EPD ISO 14025

Ska Rating EPD ISO 14025

Ska rating Good Practice Measures include as one of the criteria an Environmental Product Declaration according to ISO 14025 standard. In basic terms this standard covers the way a product will be reported on by its company. It is aiming to create a standard way of reporting environmental criteria in a consistent manner over the plethora of products, companies and countries of origin. This will ease designers and clients task when they are comparing the environmental performance between two or more similar products.

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Shelter in Place by Zed Nelson

Shelter in Place by Zed Nelson

Zed Nelson, a friend and award winning photographer, has created a film documentary called Shelter in Place. He showcased the film for a selected few at a morning screening on Sunday, December 13th at the Soho Curzon cinema. IIf you are interested in finding out about the lives of people without a voice of their own, finding out about further side effects of fossil fuels or seeing a well made film with real characters and great images, then go see it!

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Working Tool: Green Search Engine

Ecocho is a Yahoo-powered search engine that is working to help fight climate change. For every 1,000 searches made, the company plants two trees. To date, the company has planted more than 7,500 trees and helped neutralize nearly 4,000,000 kilos of CO2. Sustrans (the...

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Creative Thinking from the Fun Theory

VW the car manufacturer has launched an initiative aimed at increasing the development of green living ideas. They are using the fun approach as the medium of gaining interest and hopefully easier adoption by innovators and subsequently the public. Some of the ideas...

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Design Strategy for a Successful Office

How does the Interior Design of your office directly affect the performance of your staff? Interior Design is used in many commercial businesses to improve the way its users - the staff, visitors and clients - feel while using the space and aims to improve the...

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The Green Thing: ideas for a greener life

"I absolutely promise that I will do the Green Thing or may my soul frazzle to a crisp in a globally super-warmed hell of my own making. " That is what you must shout out from the top of a roof once you have joined the Green Thing. Well, not literally but the message...

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RICS Ska rating in the RIBA news

  The RIBA sent out this news cover informing members of the launch of Ska rating. It highlights nicely the free use of the system and is interesting that it describes it as diy! Very appropriate language and tag. Let's see if it catches on! "Fit-outs to compete...

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Design Council: Greengaged 2009

This September I attended a full day of talks at the Design Council during Design Week.  The issues were focusing on sustainability and the influence we have as designers. The areas covered ranged from fasion and travel to product and environment design. Needles to...

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