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
Millennium Promise Competition at Design21

Millennium Promise Competition at Design21

Social Design Network Design 21 has a brand new design competition, with a fantastic purpose! Hosted by the NPO Millennium Promise, your challenge is to create a campaign design, with the

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DESIGN21 Competition: Power to the Pedal

DESIGN21 Competition: Power to the Pedal

Social design organizerion Design 21 recently launched an inspiring bicycle-focused design competition called Power to the Pedal. The challenge is to design a biking accessory or add-on for

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THE FARM PROJECT by Mike Meiré for Dornbracht

THE FARM PROJECT by Mike Meiré for Dornbracht

The sleek industrial contemporary kitchen is challenged in Mike Meiré's The Farm Project - a brand imaging campaign for the German fixture manufacturer Dornbracht. This barn-like,

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault Opens in Norway

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Opens in Norway

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is now officially open as of last week, after nearly thirty years of planning. The facility is not only a storage space for seeds from all over the world, it's a

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Recycling Sculpture by Tony Cragg

Recycling Sculpture by Tony Cragg

British-born sculptor Tony Cragg uses color families and a carefully curated collection of flotsam and jetsam in his large-scale installations. Born in Liverpool, Cragg has an amazing collection

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BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED) may not be new news, but is a fabulous example of innovative, zero-energy, sustainable housing on a multi-unit scale. The residential and

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JODY BARTON’S Environmental Graphic Design

JODY BARTON’S Environmental Graphic Design

We're guilty of overlooking good green graphic design sometimes on Inhabitat, but here's a great example of visual communication as an effective tool for environmental and social change.

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TRANSPLASTIC Furniture by Campana Brothers

TRANSPLASTIC Furniture by Campana Brothers

Fernando and Humberto Campana, the Brazilian brother design duo, have long been known for their unique combination of craft-meets-contemporary, recycled-meets-high design furniture. This past

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ANNIE Shopping Cart Chair from Reestore

ANNIE Shopping Cart Chair from Reestore

"Annie" is a shopping cart turned into a comfy cute chair from reclaimed design gurus Reestore. We've all seen old decrepit shopping carts left by the side of the road, and it is a sad, sad

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Bathtub Couch by Max McMurdo of Reestore

Bathtub Couch by Max McMurdo of Reestore

Bathtubs are places for relaxation, and here's a new interpretation- turn your tub into a sofa! This clever design by Max McMurdo breathes life into an antique fixture, and turns what was headed

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EXTENSION CABLE CANDLE HOLDER by the Home Project

EXTENSION CABLE CANDLE HOLDER by the Home Project

European design duo Kathi Stertzig and Albio Nascimento of the Home Project have made a career out of playing with familiar objects and using them in unexpected new ways. Their MAX 5000W

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KNOOP Rope Table from Josh Urso

KNOOP Rope Table from Josh Urso

Ever wondered what could be done with a 1,200 foot spool of rope? Designer Josh Urso answers the question with this marvelous innovation in table design: KNOOP (Dutch for "knot") is his latest

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: London’s EcoPod Tram Station

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: London’s EcoPod Tram Station

A UK initiative called ConnectingSouthwark.com is putting the green in public transportation with an EcoPod tram station that provides information and a great teaching tool for environmental

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LAMPONI LAMPS Made From Recycled Motorcycle Parts

LAMPONI LAMPS Made From Recycled Motorcycle Parts

For anyone with a taste for motorcycles and retro product design styling, here's the perfect lighting solution. Recycled from old motorcycle parts (and the occasional household appliance),

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INHABITOTS: D.I.Y Kids Book

INHABITOTS: D.I.Y Kids Book

Bringing graphic design back to its roots and creativity, Princeton Architectural Press launched D.I.Y. Kids in October 2007, a book by twin sister design-duo Ellen and Julia Lupton, founders of

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Sharkah Chakra Organic Jeans

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Sharkah Chakra Organic Jeans

Sharkah Chakra is a new luxury clothing label that takes the Golden Rule to new fashionable levels. Their philosophy is to "make the world's best and only hand made denim using a simple age old

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Ecotots Flatpak Green Furniture for Kids

Ecotots Flatpak Green Furniture for Kids

Take a small stand for the environment (or in this case a seat, a coat stand or art easle). Ecotots is a full-line of environmentally friendly, real wood modern furniture and furnishings which

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INHABITOTS: Lullabaloo Celery Children’s Furniture

INHABITOTS: Lullabaloo Celery Children’s Furniture

Here's some eco-friendly kids furniture that parents will love, but kids could put together. Celery Furniture's Lullaboo line of children's furniture is not only environmentally sustainable in

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LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION: UN Documentary Film Festival!

LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION: UN Documentary Film Festival!

Social Design Network Design21 announced their latest design competition this week; the challenge - to design the official logo for “Stories from the Field: The United Nations Documentary Film

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APTERA Diesel-Electric Hybrid Car On Sale Now!

APTERA Diesel-Electric Hybrid Car On Sale Now!

The Aptera (Greek for "wingless") is an environmentally-friendly car that's as clean and green as it is fantastically futuristic. The three-wheeled hybrid, which offers an all-electric or

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Indoor Eco Fabric Garden by Jam & Ted Baker

Indoor Eco Fabric Garden by Jam & Ted Baker

Part hanging plant, part green art installation, the Indoor Fabric Garden from the recent 100% Design in London is a green and eye-catching collaborative project from fashion house Ted Baker and

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WAMBAMBOO Costello Seat By Kent Gration

WAMBAMBOO Costello Seat By Kent Gration

Kent Gration's Wambamboo Costello Seat is a wonderful example of sustainable materials used in an eye-catching way. Made from cross-laminated bamboo ribs, the ergonomically-designed small

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WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

Australian Designer Kent Gration's Wambamboo products make beautiful use of sustainable production methods including recyclable materials, water-based finishes, energy-saving fluorescent lamps,

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RECYCLED HANGER LIGHTS BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

RECYCLED HANGER LIGHTS BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

Next time you pick up your dry cleaning and think about disposing of the hangers, think again- they may have a second life as a gorgeous light fixture. Lighting Designer Ali Siahvoshi has done

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TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

London's big annual furniture fair,100% Design took place this weekend at Earl's Court, and the London Inhabitatters spent countless hours walking the trade show floors to try to find the latest

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METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

With the goal to bring the lawn indoors, Tokyo based product designer Chiaki Murata of Metaphys has designed a stylish product range of stackable white mod grass planters. The Factory product

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SILVERWARE CHANDELIER BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

SILVERWARE CHANDELIER BY ALI SIAHVOSHI

British based lighting designer Ali Siahvoshi exhibited work at 100% Design this week, and is the designer behind Fabbian's line of super-cool chandeliers made from knives and forks. Born and

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GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

The UK's first fully dimmable energy efficient light bulb was launched today, as part of a Greenpeace initiative at 100% Design London. Greenpeace commissioned top designer Jason Bruges to

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MISIAK RECYCLED TEA-SETS MAKES TEA TIME GREENER

MISIAK RECYCLED TEA-SETS MAKES TEA TIME GREENER

England is the land of tea, and as once would expect, there are tons of old, unwanted tea sets in London sitting in charity shops and landfill. Fortunately British product designer Christine

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TOM DIXON: THE GREAT LIGHT GIVEAWAY

TOM DIXON: THE GREAT LIGHT GIVEAWAY

Yesterday evening saw the final day of Tom Dixon's low-energy light installation, in London's Trafalgar Square, and the day ended with a bang when the designer gave away 1000 of his eco GLOWB

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