Atelier Boelhouwer’s ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project let urban bees thrive

Insectology - Food for Buzz by Atelier Boelhouwer - Bee flower - Photo by Janneke van der-Pol

Urban greenspaces are not that bug-friendly. With the ‘Insectology: Food For Buzz’ project Matilde Boelhouwer teamed up with engineers and biologist to devise artificial flowers allowing bees, bumblebees and other impollinators to thrive and literally make some buzz in town!

Can creativity save animals’ lives? Archipanic-curated virtual exhibition features projects looking after endangered species

Porky Hefer's ENDANGERED, Orangutan and Porky - Courtesy of Southern Guild and SFA Advisory - Photo Antonia Steyn.

Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.

Plant Fever upcoming exhibition explores the hidden potentials of plants

PLANT FEVER exhibition @ CID Grand Hornu. BOTANICA collection by Formafantasma - Photo by Daniele Misso and Marlou Rutten.

8 brilliant designs on show at the upcoming PLANT FEVER exhibition. From a digital interface that allows them to communicate with their owner to artichoke-chairs and pine needles rugs.

Channelling Change: 6 sustainable Dutch design projects at Ventura Project’s virtual exhibition

Channelling Change exhibition - Pictured: Future Remnants - Photo by Xandra van Der Eijk.

Synthetic flowers allowing bumblebees to thrive, a water harvesting urban panel and a paper pulp 3D printer are among the sustainable designs on show at the Ventura Projects’ digital exhibition ‘Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain”.

2019 Best Design: sinking Venetian furniture, rippling benches and tech-crafted chairs

Acqua Alta series by Virgil Abloh @ DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibtion - Image by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

2019 Best Design. A chair made from 100 % recycled plastic from fishing nets in the Arctic, a floor-to-ceiling luminous belt and violently psychedelic benches are among our favourite furniture designs of the year.

GEO-DESIGN: JUNK Design Academy Eindhoven graduates focus on junk networks as the design ultimate and most urgent global resource

GEO-DESIGN Junk 2019 - Plastisphere by Shahar Livne.

From satellite graveyards to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ‘GEO-DESIGN: Junk’ exhibition explores global junk networks of discarded things and the new realities and potentialities of waste.

Dutch Design Week 2019: 15 exhibitions and installations on show

STILLLEVEN by Rocco Verdult - Photo by ©Britt Roelse

A diner made from waste materials and discarded design parts, kinetic light installations in a former church and lamps made from recycled plastic printed on textile by a robot arm. 15 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2019.

Form Follows Environment: Nordic architects vs Climate Change

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…

‘FOR FOREST’: bringing an Alpine forest into an Austrian stadium, to make statement on climate change

FOR FOREST by Klaus Littman - Photo by Gerhard Maurer, courtesy of ©For Forest

One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.

CYPRAEA celebrates Mauritius’ fragile soul through responsible design

Lava and tempered glass tables creating awareness on rising sea levels and a shelf inspired by waves and ripples created as the water flows on the endangered coral sea floor. CYPRAEA reinterprets the luxurious nature of Mauritius through an innovative design collection with a sustainable message.