Category Archives: sustainability

typewriter key jewellery.

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..quite fitting with my post yesterday from copenhagen, today I found these lovely handmade jewellery items made from old typewriter keys in an artsy shop which was part of the design museum in malmo, sweden. the jewellery came in various forms but my favourite are the cuff links ( :

luckkey lounge.

from dutch designer group t&nok who are theme bannenberg & nok snel. their collection for saatchi came together with an obessesion for office equipment.i love the unusualness of it all and the way in which the whole room is coated in computer keys not just a small part..must have taken them aaages!

see more from there here:

http://www.fthegallery.com/artists/all/41/t-nok

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tesco subway store. (!)

amazing!.. shoppers scan the qr codes on their way home and their order is then made up online and delivered to their door ( : !

for the full design boom article please go to: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/15557/tesco-virtual-supermarket-in-a-subway-station.html

ivana basilotta.

these gorgeous designs from ivana basilotta are from her fall 2010 collection. ivana is a fashion designer that is dedicated to eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics. her work was shown at lfw in the esthetica section. she has also been lovely enough to reply to my many questions about her sustainable practice for my dissertation.

see more at ivanabasilotta.co.uk

term one over

some visualisations and my desk at hand in for the longest project of my life, but its finally over! now.. time for dissertation!

the textile society

 

the textile society hosted a conference in leicester which had many interesting talks about sustainability within a textiles and fashion context, innovative new fabrics, and some history of textiles, and natural dyes. the garments and textiles above were from a small exhibition that was part of the event. from top to bottom: a patchwork table cover from the 1830s made from military uniforms,  dr jenny balfour paul: indigo, isabella whitworth: orchil dying, lesley pullen: indonesian textiles, a bamboo suit designed by annette gortz, a top and jacket upcycled by mia nesbit & sophie gorton: rags to riches.

more on the textile society at textilesociety.org.uk

hyde park finds

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brit insurance design awards.

here are some of my favourites from the exhibition again at the design museum on shad thames in london. from the top we have l-e-d-l-e-d-l-e-d which is designed by dilight. the installation consists of hundreds of bead-shaped leds that sit along parallel horizontal wires that you can move and has an abacus feel to it. i really like this particular piece as it was interactive with the user. the next panda coin collecting installation is designed by jason bruges studio for WWF; in which the charity had asked artists and designers to create new works based on the famous collection boxes. the pandas turn towards you as you move as they have thermal camera above them which is pretty scary with their confrontational stare! this is supposed to make the viewers consider their impact upon the environment! next one down are one off pieces of furniture made by katharina mischer and thomas traxler who call themselves; mischer’traxler. solar energy+special mechanical apparatus+threads+a glue basin = their products on extremely basic terms. for more info please see their website at: http://www.mischertraxler.com. the next image of a chair is made from old palettes and crates! simple and completely affordable around the world. designer nina tolstrup has created simple assembly guidelines that can be ordered online for just £10. The next photo with underwear is designed by yves béhar. the label “PACT” is “an underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes” which have lovely surface pattern designs on ( : the next product is called kyoto box which is an oven powered solely by solar power! amazing! costing only £3.50 to make and reaching a top temperature of 80°C this product is a revolution! the inventor is a guy called jon bøhmer who is currently living in kenya, but was born in norway ( : and finally the last image is from the young creative network; they have installed a new lending library to help their local community. the library consists of books, magazines and other specially contributed periodicals that are freely available for loan. ( :

robert cary williams

whilst on my work placement at keeler gordon this summer, i was also lucky enough to work with the fabulous robert cary williams. robert was great to work with, i cant really get into what he was working on as it was for k.g but as robert’s unique style goes; its obvious that it involved a lot of recycled materials and beautiful styling! above are some images from roberts work in the past, i am particularly jealous that he has had the gorgeous lily cole modeling his designs for him! i had a weird thing for hers years ago as she is so uniquely beautiful! <3

ashley delose is ashdel handmade

ashdel is a lovely handmade accessories store on etsy. ashley makes her delightful hair pins, necklaces and earrings from vintage and recycled textiles which i love ( : etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ashdel