Kate Andrews

 

Kate Andrews is a socially engaged design writer and consultant based in the UK. Since graduating with a First Class Honours in Graphic Design and a Merit Award from The International Society of Typographic Designers, Kate has worked with a number of clients including; thomas.matthews (Greengaged), thinkpublic, Design21, Synectics and the SocialDesignSite. As an avid blogger and user of social media, Kate is passionate for the power that Communication Design has to impact social change. Kate has recently been accepted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), is co-leading the London Chapter of Project H Design and is currently undertaking her Masters Degree in MA Design Writing Criticism, at London College of Communication.

Kate Andrews
VIDEO: The Secret Life of Paper

VIDEO: The Secret Life of Paper

Did you know that the most important source of biodiversity on the planet - the rainforest - is being decimated so that you can have paper towels to wipe up? Did you know that the paper industry

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The Bigger Picture: A Festival of Interdependence

The Bigger Picture: A Festival of Interdependence

Responding to current economic, social and environmental crises, London’s NEF (the new economics foundation) have recently launched plans for “The Bigger Picture: A Festival of

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London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

After an energetic launch in 2008 that saw a huge mix of designers, strategists, chemists, policy writers, clients and agitators, the Greengaged sustainable design hub returns for its second

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Firewinder: The Wind Powered Outdoor Light

Firewinder: The Wind Powered Outdoor Light

The Firewinder is an innovative outdoor light solution, powered entirely by the wind! Inspired and developed by young British inventor Tom Lawton, the Firewinder spins as the wind blows, turning

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The Age of Stupid: Film Charts the Future of Climate Change

The Age of Stupid: Film Charts the Future of Climate Change

Pitched to be this year's most talked-about climate change film, The Age of Stupid is a new movie from director Franny Armstrong (of McLibel) and producer John Battsek (of One Day In September).

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Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Here at Inhabitat we are big botanical architecture fans, but we also love seeing ideas that stand to add an extra bit of foliage to our lives. So, if you are a fan of Patrick Blanc's Vertical

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Green Marketing Manifesto Wins UK Environmental Book Award

Green Marketing Manifesto Wins UK Environmental Book Award

Recently the Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant was announced as the winner of the Environmental Award at the 2008 British Book Design and Production Awards. Designed and delivered by

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UK’s First Straw Bale Holiday Home by Carol Atkinson

UK’s First Straw Bale Holiday Home by Carol Atkinson

Hay may be for horses, but straw bales also make an excellent sustainable building material. Constructed by former accountant Carol Atkinson, The Straw Bale Cabin in East Yorkshire is the UK’s

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ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

Founded in June 2007 by Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is London's eco-alternative cab service. Although the popularity of cycling around the UK capital is significantly rising, the Climatecars

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DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

We are big fans of Reestore here at Inhabitat - over the last year we have showed you Annie, the shopping-cart-turned-chair and Silvana, the washing machine drum-turned-table. Just when we

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Salvaged Signage Products From Boris Bally

Salvaged Signage Products From Boris Bally

Salvaging materials and signs from ten-foot-high, thirty thousand pound scrap piles, Rhode Island based artist, Boris Bally has created a magnificent collection of reclaimed metal products! From

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ECO ART: Creative Duo Rescue Trees in London

ECO ART: Creative Duo Rescue Trees in London

Here at Inhabitat, we have a soft spot for all things green. But we have to make an exception for this rather colorful “Christmas tree” that took center stage on the ground floor

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Ciel, A-List Ethical Fashions

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Ciel, A-List Ethical Fashions

Founded by designer Sarah Ratty, Ciel is a UK-based environmentally conscious fashion label with a festive party style, and a celebrity client list to match -- including Cate Blanchett, Sienna

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Nuage Vert “Green Cloud” Illuminates Emissions

Nuage Vert “Green Cloud” Illuminates Emissions

We are seeing some significant achievements in environmental change -- and we hope that with public art works like this large-scale environmental art installation by French art duo HeHe (Helen

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Recycled Magic Wallets by Tanja Burgdorfer

Recycled Magic Wallets by Tanja Burgdorfer

Reducing waste by reusing beverage cartons, Swiss-born Tanja Burgdorfer’s “Recycled Magic Wallets” creatively makes use of what would normally be discarded. With a little bit

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Paprika Recycled Water Bottle Christmas Tree

Paprika Recycled Water Bottle Christmas Tree

We’ve shown you lots of inspired eco takes on the traditional Christmas tree this holiday season, but this one takes the cake! This gorgeous “Ice Tree” sculpture is made from

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Eco-nifty Wrapping: 20 Eco Gift Wrap Ideas from Future Present

Eco-nifty Wrapping: 20 Eco Gift Wrap Ideas from Future Present

From Future Present, by Jane Rosie With Christmas just around the corner (a mere 4 days away!), it has probably crossed your mind that wrapping presents is not the eco-friendliest practice.

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Zumos: Innovative Textiles from Guatemala

Zumos: Innovative Textiles from Guatemala

High-quality and low-volume is the MO of textile product line, Zumos. In producing what they call “pocket products”: scarves, ties, tablerunners and document carriers that all

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Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

Woodloops’ Gorgeous FSC-Certified Furniture

These gorgeous pieces of FSC certified wooden furniture were created by German design company Woodloops. Founded in 2003 by product designer/carpenter René Mueller and forester Nina

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Flytipped Furniture by Alexena Cayless

Flytipped Furniture by Alexena Cayless

Alexena Cayless of British design collective Farm Designs recently exhibited her wonderful fly-tipped furniture collection at Eco Age and Beyond the Valley in London. Alexena scours the streets

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London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

London Design Festival: Designers Visit Recycling Center

Early on a sunlit mid-September morning, on the banks of The Grand Union Canal in London, 25 designers, writers and academics from London Design Festival's Greengaged hub, took residence on the

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Lost & Found Upcycled Furniture

Lost & Found Upcycled Furniture

What once was lost is now found in Lost & Found's Upcycled Furniture, a collection of stools and tables. Designed by UK-based design studio, &made, each piece features a

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Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell

Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell's Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools. We love how the pieces make smart

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Zoe Murphy Upcycled Furniture

Young British design graduate Zoe Murphy is a rising star we discovered at this month's TENT London design exhibit. Inspired by her seaside home of Margate, Zoe has created a collection of

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London Design Festival: Ash Pendant Lamp by Tom Raffield

London Design Festival: Ash Pendant Lamp by Tom Raffield

Designed by Tom Raffield, co-founder of Sixixis, these beautiful Ash Pendant lamps are formed from 80 meters worth of locally-sourced FSC-certified English ash. Their delicate interwoven shades

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London Design Festival: LIGHTEN UP by [re]design

London Design Festival: LIGHTEN UP by [re]design

One of the highlights from this year’s London Design Festival was LIGHTEN UP, an illuminated exhibition that featured 64 innovative lighting solutions from UK designers. Presented by

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London Design Festival: CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot

London Design Festival: CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot

Composed entirely from damaged PET bottles and an eclectic assortment of found bottle caps, CAPtivate is an innovative lamp designed by London based studio and gallery Lula Dot. A gorgeous

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London Design Festival 2008: Print and Paper Workshop

London Design Festival 2008: Print and Paper Workshop

Did you know that recycling a single ton of paper can save 7000 gallons of water, 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4000 kilowatts of energy!? Statistics like

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London Design Festival: Eco Cooler by DeWeNe

London Design Festival: Eco Cooler by DeWeNe

A beautiful and functional piece of kitchen ware, the 'Eco Cooler' by DeWeNe (Designs We Need) was introduced at the London Design Festival earlier last week. Cressida Granger, founder of DeWeNe

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London Design Festival: WeWantTap by Provokateur

London Design Festival: WeWantTap by Provokateur

Is there a need for bottled water? On Thursday, we questioned whether Fiji's eco-friendly efforts were really that green. And it seems that the folks at the London Design Festival were thinking

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