Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

A breathtaking art park is emerging in Brazil, as a brilliant addition to the country's already blooming contemporary arts scene. Bernardo Paz, an entrepreneur from the mining industry, has put

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David Mach Creates Enormous Sculptures from Coat Hangers and Matches

David Mach Creates Enormous Sculptures from Coat Hangers and Matches

Artist David Mach has found an alternative use for all those coat hangers hanging in our closets, by turning them into enormous life-like sculptures like this giant gorilla seen above. Dubbed

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Wilton’s: World’s Oldest Grand Music Hall Undergoing Magnificent Restoration in London

Wilton’s: World’s Oldest Grand Music Hall Undergoing Magnificent Restoration in London

After twenty-two years as an event space, Wilton’s was handed from landlord to landlord until performances ceased in 1880. At that point it was taken over by a Methodist Mission for 80 years -

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Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Are you an aspiring designer with a love of honey? Then have a go at creating a hive fit for urban bee-keeping in the brilliant Midtown Buzz competition from The Architecture Foundation (AF) and

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Incredible Norway Showroom Built From Re-Used Doors and Windows

Incredible Norway Showroom Built From Re-Used Doors and Windows

During the workshop nearly 30 students came together to develop the initial RAKE concept, from the first design stages to its final construction in August. The plot selected for the art gallery

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Dazzling Greenhouse Transformed Into a Vibrant Cafe in Amsterdam’s Old Shipyard

Dazzling Greenhouse Transformed Into a Vibrant Cafe in Amsterdam’s Old Shipyard

This long, curvilinear building is breathtaking, and the first sight of it is caught from the boat ride that ferries visitors and their bikes directly from the city. The attraction to the area

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Hanji is a Sturdy Hand-Crafted Paper Chair by Studio Maezm

Hanji is a Sturdy Hand-Crafted Paper Chair by Studio Maezm

Constructed entirely from traditional Korean ‘Hanji’ paper, this amazing chair is as light as paper yet incredibly sturdy. Shin Taiho, designer and co-founder of Seoul-based design studio

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1.3 Chair Breathes Sustainability Into a Classic Design With Delicate Balsa Wood

1.3 Chair Breathes Sustainability Into a Classic Design With Delicate Balsa Wood

The 1.3 Chair is a classic design constructed using balsa wood (from Ochroma pyramidale), a material considered a sustainable alternative to many other woods. Designed by Kihyun Kim, a recent

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Quirky Flat-Pack Bird Nest Boxes Give Shelter to Little Winged Creatures

Quirky Flat-Pack Bird Nest Boxes Give Shelter to Little Winged Creatures

These cool Mr and Mrs Birdee nest boxes are the perfect lure to get a flock of birds flying into your garden for shelter. Spotted at this year's London Design Festival, these awesome bird

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Textile Artist Ella Robinson Transforms Local Driftwood Into Decorative Pieces

Textile Artist Ella Robinson Transforms Local Driftwood Into Decorative Pieces

Ella Robinson’s vibrant and colorful decorative art was one of our top picks at this year's Origin Contemporary Craft Fair. Her choice of driftwood and washed-up glass, collected locally from

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Serpentine Gallery’s Garden Marathon Will Take Place in a Geodesic Dome

Serpentine Gallery’s Garden Marathon Will Take Place in a Geodesic Dome

Exploring the importance of the spatial, urban and scientific element of the garden, many of the contributors have a background in horticulture and landscape design. Research into biodiversity

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Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Mammalampa's Pendant Lamp is a cloud-like piece that emits a warm diffused light. Made from untreated paper, the light fixture is a beautiful piece that could easily take center-stage in a big

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Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Ella Robinson sources materials washed up from the sea to create vibrant mixed artworks textiles. The Royal College of Art graduate's work is bright, colorful, and equally inspired by cities and

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100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

These incredible Animal Chairs designed by Maximo Riera are immense sculptural forms that pay homage to the animal kingdom. Following biological dimensions of the beasts they take inspiration

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Creative Pop-up Theater Built With Materials Reclaimed From London’s Olympic Park

Creative Pop-up Theater Built With Materials Reclaimed From London’s Olympic Park

Built from reclaimed materials reclaimed from London's Olympic Park, The Yard theatre is a temporary creative and collaborative performance space that has popped-up in the city's east district

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

The latest range of Plant & Moss lamps have transformed filters into these great light fixtures! Each one is unique and elegantly emits a warm soft glow through its delicately folded white

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Former Wharf Building Converted for Tom Dixon’s Pop-Up Shop at London Design Festival

Former Wharf Building Converted for Tom Dixon’s Pop-Up Shop at London Design Festival

The long building maintains its original features of traditional brickwork and exposed beams, built right alongside the canal with rowing boats floating in its garden of water. During the

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Nylon Bike Made Using Satellite Technology is as Strong as Steel!

Nylon Bike Made Using Satellite Technology is as Strong as Steel!

Spotted at the London Design Festival earlier this week, this awesome bike really blew us away when we found out it was made entirely of nylon but is as strong as steel! Launched this year by a

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Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights up the Night With LEDs

The Sun Salutation, designed by Nikola Basic, is a vast circle of solar panels paved into the ground. At night, the panels light up in an array of patterned lights that flash in dancing

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Gigantic Timber Wave Installation Welcomes the London Design Festival to V&A

Gigantic Timber Wave Installation Welcomes the London Design Festival to V&A

Constructed from oil-treated American oak, the cascading wave connects the bustling street to the interior design exhibits hosted by the museum. The outdoor installation unfolds in the organic

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Simple 8 Reinvent Sustainable Theater In London

Simple 8 Reinvent Sustainable Theater In London

Committed to making theater productions as green as possible, Simple 8 is the group behind London’s first ecologically sustainable theater piece. The London based company's production of The

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Willie Nelson Cover Supports Local Farming In ‘Back to the Start’ Animation

Willie Nelson Cover Supports Local Farming In ‘Back to the Start’ Animation

Comparing the contrasting visions of sustainable farming and industrial production, this brilliant stop-motion animation, Back to the Start, shows the beauty of sustainability. The pro-local

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Medieval Italian Village Transformed Into Self-Sufficient Eco-Community

Medieval Italian Village Transformed Into Self-Sufficient Eco-Community

The village's restoration began in the 1990s. The project incorporated eco-friendly principles and materials while ensuring that the village retained its traditional elements. The renovation

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Sarah Garzoni Creates Beautiful Printed Butterflies Using Inkjet Printer

Sarah Garzoni Creates Beautiful Printed Butterflies Using Inkjet Printer

The stunning collection includes company logos and strong links to consumerism: subtle hints towards a concept beyond the striking images of the butterflies themselves. By taking a fragile

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Artist Swoon Builds a Musical House for New Orleans Out of Salvaged Materials

Artist Swoon Builds a Musical House for New Orleans Out of Salvaged Materials

An imaginative installation is currently underway in a New Orleans neighborhood. The project, dubbed 'Dithyrambalina', takes salvaged materials to create a giant community music box complete

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WASHED UP: Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powerful Environmental Sculptures

WASHED UP: Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powerful Environmental Sculptures

Through the course of the project, documented with this striking photo series, Durán has identified washed up products from as many as 42 countries. His work illuminates the "far-reaching

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FARM:London Creates an Urban Food Production Hub in Dalston

FARM:London Creates an Urban Food Production Hub in Dalston

Urban farming projects are popping everywhere! A derelict shop in Dalston, London, is yet another site set on urban rejuvenation with its innovative FARM: project. The project, which has

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Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

The soaring tree-centric superstructure was designed to weather extreme conditions while following the form of the forest, maintaining a balance with the surrounding gardens. The final

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Eco-Conscious Community Hub Resembles Upturned Boat Hull Along the Cornish Harbor

Eco-Conscious Community Hub Resembles Upturned Boat Hull Along the Cornish Harbor

Built using eco-development techniques and a design by Bill Dunster of ZED Factory, Jubilee Wharf aims to reduce its resource consumption through wind turbines as well as recently installed

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Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban Farming Movement Sweeps Across Havana, Cuba Providing 50% of Fresh Food

Urban agriculture is a refreshing sign of people localizing food production by bringing it into the city. But in Havana, Cuba, the farming movement has evolved as an amazing response to the loss

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