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
London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

This Monday morning the London Design Festival's inaugural sustainability event Greengaged kicked off with a big-bang breakfast debut. The event's pièce de résistance was Goldsmith University

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Sustainable Homes from Easy Domes

PREFAB FRIDAY: Sustainable Homes from Easy Domes

Echoing the structures of Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, Danish Architect Kári Thomsen and Engineer Ole Vanggaard have created Easy Domes, a series of quick assembly, low-energy homes!

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK: Formtank’s Stunning 2d3d Tables

LONDON DESIGN WEEK: Formtank’s Stunning 2d3d Tables

We can't wait for this year's London Design Festival, and we're excited to announce that London-based furniture design company Formtank will be launching a series of sustainable table designs at

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ANNOUNCING: London Design Festival 2008

ANNOUNCING: London Design Festival 2008

We can hardly believe it is September once again, which can only mean one thing for the design calendar! That's right, The London Design Festival 2008 is set to kick off on Saturday the 13th and

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Acorn House: London’s First Sustainable Restaurant

Acorn House: London’s First Sustainable Restaurant

In the mood for a night out in the UK capital? Why not try out one of the premiere sustainable restaurants in London! Acorn House is pitched as London’s first truly eco-friendly training

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Palmyra House by Studio Mumbai

Palmyra House by Studio Mumbai

Pitched as having over 800 uses, the Palmyra Palm (or Borassus) is recognized as one of the most important trees in Cambodia and India. Earlier this year, Indian born architect Bijoy Jain of

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China’s Next Great Wall: An Interview With Simone Giostra

China’s Next Great Wall: An Interview With Simone Giostra

Earlier this year, Inhabitat covered GreenPIX , Simone Giostra’s groundbreaking Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing. Recently ScribeMedia Arts & Culture released an excellent interview

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Michael Bierut Designs for the Green Patriotism Campaign

Michael Bierut Designs for the Green Patriotism Campaign

Last month, more than sixty buses hit the streets of Cleveland encouraging “Green Patriotism” with banners and posters created by Pentagram designer Michael Bierut. Promoting both the

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INDEX:AIGA Launches ‘Designing Water’s Future’

INDEX:AIGA Launches ‘Designing Water’s Future’

Recently the AIGA partnered with INDEX, Circle of Blue and New York design firm Collins, to launch “Designing Water’s Future”, the first annual Aspen Design Challenge. Aiming to

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Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Recycling Made Sexy by GOODONE

Looking for some eco-funked out fashion that retains that urban vibe? Enter Goodone, an award-winning London based sustainable clothing collection…”with an edge”. Designing

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The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

Alberta Oil Sands #6, Tailings, by Edward Burtynsky Last month 18 of the world's leading photographers were shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, the first photography award dedicated to

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COLA LIFE CAMPAIGN: Coke’s distribution chain to save lives

COLA LIFE CAMPAIGN: Coke’s distribution chain to save lives

In 1988, Simon Berry, Chief Executive of ruralnet|uk was working as a development worker in remote north east of Zambia, conscious that while he could buy a bottle of Coke anywhere, 1 in every 5

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GREEN EARTH International Graphic Design Competition

GREEN EARTH International Graphic Design Competition

Following the success of the 2007 ‘Love Your Earth’ Competition, Designboom.com, The Design Association Japan (DA) and TOBU department store have joined forces to launch ‘Green Earth’, a

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Reclaimed Seatbelt Bags from TING London

Reclaimed Seatbelt Bags from TING London

TING London has caught our attention before with fun colorful cushions made from reclaimed seatbelts. But they've also found a stylish way to carry your green-minded side outside of the home. If

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Reclaimed Wood Sculpture by Haberdasherylondon

Reclaimed Wood Sculpture by Haberdasherylondon

Last month, London's Selfridges department store devoted the busiest street corner in Europe to an installation by art and design company Haberdasherylondon. On display on the corner of London's

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FLOODED LONDON Depicts Life After Global Warming

FLOODED LONDON Depicts Life After Global Warming

As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008, award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera envisions London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. Imitating

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Seraglia Recycled Accessories

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Seraglia Recycled Accessories

Seraglia is a beautiful and ethical collection of romantic accessories, all hand-crafted in the UK by designer Lucy Wills. With a dedicated focus on environmental responsibility and genuine

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycled Fashion from Si:Su

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycled Fashion from Si:Su

In 2005, after graduating from the Institute of Art and Design in Swansea (UK), three Welsh designers founded Si:Su, a beautiful range of womenswear clothing and accessories all made from

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Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!

Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!

As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008, award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera depict London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. In a

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PR FOR THE PLANET: Al Gore’s WE Campaign

PR FOR THE PLANET: Al Gore’s WE Campaign

Earlier this spring, Al Gore launched the $300 million dollar “We Campaign” with a slick green logo and website to support his non-profit organization The Alliance For Climate

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Bird, Bat and Bee Houses from Up-cycled Catalogues

Bird, Bat and Bee Houses from Up-cycled Catalogues

In a bid to creatively recycle waste materials, London auction house Phillips de Pury & Company has partnered with Adventure Ecology to invite a list of international artists, designers and

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GOONJ PROJECT: Textile Recycling Initiative in New Delhi

GOONJ PROJECT: Textile Recycling Initiative in New Delhi

Turning one person’s waste into another person’s resource, the magnificent GOONJ project is setting a truly sustainable mindset in the heart of the Indian capital New Delhi. Taking the idea

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: BMW’s Lightweight Cloth Car

Early last week, German giants BMW unveiled the GINA Light Visionary Model, a highly anticipated concept set to transform the boundaries of traditional car design. ‘GINA’, an acronym

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Elegant Eco-Fashion from FENG HO

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Elegant Eco-Fashion from FENG HO

Bringing responsible luxury into the mainstream, London-based designer Feng Ho creates timeless and elegant fashions for women. After graduating in MA Fashion Womenswear from London's Royal

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The GreenHouse Project: Sustainable Living in Johannesburg

The GreenHouse Project: Sustainable Living in Johannesburg

Copyright photo courtesy of The Global Oneness Project In the heart of South African city Johannesburg, a green focused community is transforming one urban park into a seedbed for sustainable

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Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Here at Inhabitat, we never tire of finding new chic products that reclaim everyday industrial materials. Some of our favorite finds are industrial or utilitarian objects that, with some

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Portable Cardboard Table from Liborius Reykjavík

Portable Cardboard Table from Liborius Reykjavík

This lightweight, portable cardboard table aims to assist on-the-go creative types like designers and students, who are often limited to work on low desks or floors. Made by Sruli Recht from

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Ultra Motors Light Electric Vehicle Hits US this Summer

Ultra Motors Light Electric Vehicle Hits US this Summer

Following the success of Ultra Motor’s Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) in India and China, this eco and economical form of urban transport is set to go on sale in the U.S. this summer, and in

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The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso's photographic series 'The Museum of Nature' intelligently challenges how we can imagine the natural environment of the future. This collection of images capture

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Recycled Camera Cuffs from Re:vision

Recycled Camera Cuffs from Re:vision

Australian designer Craig Arnold has captured the beauty of contemporary design and sustainability with his latest bracelet collection, re:vision. Made from discarded camera parts, these

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