Cate Trotter

 

A trendspotter and green marketing strategist, sustainability has been a major part of Cate's career for the past eight years. Her Design and Eco-Design course at Goldsmiths College, University of London involved designing and building an eco coffin, planning a sustainable meal with George Bush, and imagining what would happen if Greenpeace and Tesco joined forces. Since then, she's assisted Nokia's CSR team with their research and strategy, worked on sustainability documents for Unilever and helped a celebrity designer develop an eco-product for Tesco. She can currently be found exploring London town, documenting trends for consultancies around the world.

Cate Trotter
New Forest Study Centre: A Treehouse Retreat for Environmental Education

New Forest Study Centre: A Treehouse Retreat for Environmental Education

Nature lovers have always enjoyed being out in the woods and immersing themselves in the wild, and there's a stunning center in the UK that can help to make that experience even more magical.

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Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Sustainability got sexier last week as Coldcut and Jade Jagger hosted the opening of Surya in King's Cross. The Club4Climate project is London's first taste of eco-friendly clubbing, making

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Graphic Project Decodes the Green Aesthetic

Graphic Project Decodes the Green Aesthetic

Here at Inhabitat, we’re well aware that any product that seems green needs investigation and consideration before undertaking any celebration. Graduating design student Nick Bampton joins us

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Cutting edge green design tours of London by Cate Trotter!

Cutting edge green design tours of London by Cate Trotter!

Bored of the same old tourist routes around London? Insider London, the brainchild of Inhabitat’s own Cate Trotter, has been set up to show you all the pioneering, green-design goings-on in

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Fog & Dew Collectors for clean drinking water

Fog & Dew Collectors for clean drinking water

Alon Alex Gross’s fog and dew collectors provide a low-tech way for people in arid, developing regions to collect drinking water. Gross uses design to show users how individuals can come up

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HIGH TECH OIL SPILL SOLUTION: oil busting robots

HIGH TECH OIL SPILL SOLUTION: oil busting robots

The OSP robot is an ingenious solution to something that has devastling effects on wildlife and the environment: oil spills. The faster a spill can be dealt with - the better the outcome. With

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CUTE FOLDING BIKE: Cinelli’s Bootleg Magic Bus Rat

CUTE FOLDING BIKE: Cinelli’s Bootleg Magic Bus Rat

This bizarrely named but beautiful Cinelli Bootleg Magic Bus Rat bike was one of the many highlights of this year’s Well-Tech Awards at Milan Design Week 2008. Folding up in 20 seconds and

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Eco-Luxury Hotel for the Bahamas’ Star Island

Eco-Luxury Hotel for the Bahamas’ Star Island

Next year, eco-luxe travel will get a new destination with the opening of a new five-star resort for Star Island in the Bahamas. In and among diving, playing tennis and drinking a cocktail or

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UK Eco-house Sold for world record £7.2m!

UK Eco-house Sold for world record £7.2m!

It’s not all doom and gloom for the UK property market: in the face of the country’s slowing or depreciating prices, Sarah Featherstone’s cutting-edge green home has sold for a

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Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

When we made our way through the Tuttobene show at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, we initially thought Manon Juliette's ‘Feliz’ leather rug was simply a delightfully tactile creation.

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LIVING LOUNGE CHAIR: Crazy Krejci’s Eco Ball Garden Chair

LIVING LOUNGE CHAIR: Crazy Krejci’s Eco Ball Garden Chair

Being the Dutch design aficionados that we are, we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of playful Dutch design, especially when it’s as sustainable and delightful as Krejci's ‘Let’s Grow

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LIFESAVER: World’s First Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

LIFESAVER: World’s First Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Over the years, Milan has evolved from merely hosting a furniture fair every spring to having almost every street taken over by all types of innovative design every April. This year, sustainable

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Lunar cabinet glows in the dark with eco-paint

Lunar cabinet glows in the dark with eco-paint

We are captivated by the lunar visions created in this glowing ‘Fullmoon’ credenza. Designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO, this intriguing piece brings a realistic recreation of the

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Sunplant photovoltaic foliage on display in Milan

Sunplant photovoltaic foliage on display in Milan

Clearly a design better suited to sunny Italy than our native London, Toshiyuki Kita’s Sunplant, which we spotted in Milan this year, is an elaborate outdoor energy installation that fuses art

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Herman Miller Environment: Eco revamp of design classics

Herman Miller Environment: Eco revamp of design classics

Herman Miller, the company behind the famous Aeron cradle-to-cradle chair, has just won another point for sexy sustainability by offering new takes on eight furniture design classics in

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

Added to an end-of-terrace house in North London, Focus House is a delightful prefabricated eco-home for a family of five. Bere Architects, the firm behind the design, used PassivHaus principles

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Forget the bulb: world’s first illuminating glass

Forget the bulb: world’s first illuminating glass

Eco-friendly lightbulbs are an energy efficient step in the right direction, but it could be that the bulb’s days are numbered. First we had light-emitting wallpaper, and now Saazs’

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MILAN 2008: Antonio Citterio’s Architectural Lace

MILAN 2008: Antonio Citterio’s Architectural Lace

One of the subtler but more beautiful designs that we saw at the Milan 2008 Greenenergy Design show was Antonio Citterio’s ‘Lace’: tiled architectural cladding that’s designed for user

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NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

With a name like ‘No More Gas’, you can bet that this cute little personal electric vehicle is as good to the environment as it is to the user. Its size, weight and fuel make it much better

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ECO FRANKEN FURNITURE: Jetske de Groot Multiple Family

ECO FRANKEN FURNITURE: Jetske de Groot Multiple Family

We never thought the Frankenstein approach would work for eco-design, but Dutch designer Jetske de Groot shows that it works beautifully. A refreshing change to all the super-slick design at the

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MILAN 2008: Green Design Highlights from Milan

MILAN 2008: Green Design Highlights from Milan

We've covered many of our favorite designs from Milan Design Week 2008 this past week, but there was lots of intriguing eco design that we still haven't touched on yet: Steven Burks' eco-minded

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Milan 2008: Best of the Well-Tech Awards

Milan 2008: Best of the Well-Tech Awards

One of our favorite stops during Milan Design Week, last week, was at the Well-Tech Exhibition, where we found the Well-Tech organization's mission in full green design form. Founded to

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MILAN 2008: Highlights from Greenergy Design

MILAN 2008: Highlights from Greenergy Design

The Greenergy Design exhibition, at Cortili dell'Universita degli Studi di Milano, is just the kind of thing us Inhabitants live for. As the title suggests, all of the designs on display had

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Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

A set of zero-carbon floating buildings has been chosen by RIBA as the winning design for the visitor center at the new Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve in Preston, northern

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Eco Age’s Green Glam Hits London

Eco Age’s Green Glam Hits London

It’s still surprising to see how few retail spaces there are dedicated to green products. However, hopefully this is set to change in Britain, with the arrival of Eco Age, a cutting-edge,

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New Eco-Friendly Pavilions for London’s Southbank

New Eco-Friendly Pavilions for London’s Southbank

A favorite London, sunny day hang out spot, Potters Field Park, has just gotten even better with the addition of these two stunning pavilions designed by socially and environmentally aware

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

Environmentally conscious visitors to Shanghai who are looking for the luxury experience can stay carbon-free and enjoy green living on the go at URBN Hotels. Designed to attract ‘urban world

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Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

The Smart Grid and all of its energy-saving intelligence is coming to Boulder, Colorado, making this picturesque town at the foot of the Rockies poised to become the nation’s first fully

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ZeroHouse Shows Nothing is Everything

PREFAB FRIDAY: ZeroHouse Shows Nothing is Everything

Ever dreamed of owning a completely self-sufficient home that produces its own energy, water, and is completely customizable? New York architect Scott Specht has the answer to all of our

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High-Tech Cybertechture for Dubai Waterfront

High-Tech Cybertechture for Dubai Waterfront

The 18-story façade of James Law Cybertecture's new Pixel Tower in Dubai was inspired by the moving bubbles in a champagne glass and built for the young, techie and trendy. Intended for the

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