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
DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

DEPTFORD DESIGN CHALLENGE: A 2nd Life for Objects

If you are looking for great examples of objects born into a second life, Deptford Design Market Challenge is just the ticket. As part of the London Design Festival's green schedule of events,

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TOM DIXON’s GLOWB Eco-Light Giveaway on Wednesday!

TOM DIXON’s GLOWB Eco-Light Giveaway on Wednesday!

In conjunction with the London Design Festival 2007, leading British Designer Tom Dixon will take over London's Trafalgar Square with a large lighting installation. But it gets better than just

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KOIVU Sculptural Lighting – 4D Designs

KOIVU Sculptural Lighting – 4D Designs

Exhibiting at 100% Futures London next week, KOIVU sculptural lighting products from newly formed 4D Designs are a glowing sensation to behold. Each of the lighting products are made using

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THE ESSENTIAL 100… TO 100% DESIGN

THE ESSENTIAL 100… TO 100% DESIGN

The Essential Guide to 100% Design is, as the name would imply, an essential who's who and what's what of the event, which officially starts on September 20th. The list is long and exciting, and

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

It’s September again, which means one thing in the design world - London Design Festival 2007. The 5th annual festival is rapidly approaching, launching this weekend on Saturday 15th and

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SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers. Exhibiting at the upcoming TENT London event

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RECYCLED CASSETTE COIN PURSE

RECYCLED CASSETTE COIN PURSE

In an age of mp3s, DVDs, and CD-RWs, you may wonder "where have all the cassette tapes gone?" Following the reuse-and-recycle design trend, these clever little coin purses pose one solution,

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DUMPED: UK Television First

DUMPED: UK Television First

If you think dumpster-diving is green (or maybe a bit crazy), here's a new show that takes it to the extreme. Beginning tonight, Sunday September 2nd, the UK can tune in to Channel 4 for the

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AMPHIBIOUS HOUSES FOR RISING WATER LEVELS

AMPHIBIOUS HOUSES FOR RISING WATER LEVELS

The Dutch have fought their marshy surroundings with clever engineering since the country's inception, and we've seen some impressive "floating architecture" from DuraVermeer and WaterStudio.

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WORLD HOUSE PROJECT Initiative

WORLD HOUSE PROJECT Initiative

Following the Massive Change project and exhibition, the Institute without Boundaries embarks on their second multi-year collaboration; "to design a sustaining, universal and healthy human

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X-SEED 4000: World’s tallest tower will house 1 million people

X-SEED 4000: World’s tallest tower will house 1 million people

There's a lot of debate about what the tallest tower in the world currently is. Some say the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it's spire, is the world's tallest tower, whereas we might

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GLOBAL CITIES: London Exhibition

GLOBAL CITIES: London Exhibition

With modern urban epicenters becoming more and more lively and populated, London's Tate Modern Exhibition Global Cities looks at five major issues - size, speed, form, density and diversity -

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CASTLE HOUSE SKYSCRAPER Makes its Own Electricity!

CASTLE HOUSE SKYSCRAPER Makes its Own Electricity!

Green towers are popping up everywhere, boasting laundry lists of green features, and wind turbines seem to be a smart energy option for any tower over 20 stories. Castle House, a new

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ECO-TREND: I’m not a plastic bag!

ECO-TREND: I’m not a plastic bag!

Following the ongoing global movment to steer consumer culture away from excessive plastic bag consumption (banning plastic bags in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Melbourne) we are pleased to see

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PLASTIC BAG PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION in London

PLASTIC BAG PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION in London

Regardless of your personal levels of eco-consciousness, we can all agree that plastic bags are decidedly un-green. Banning the distribution of plastic bags in stores around the world is a

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ALEPH Environmental Art Installation

ALEPH Environmental Art Installation

Taking cars' side-view mirrors to a conceptual and environmentally-conscious level, Aleph is an intriguing art installation that is both visually arresting and thought-provoking. Created for the

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KUBIK LIGHTS UP BARCELONA

KUBIK LIGHTS UP BARCELONA

Where do architecture, sustainability, light and music converge? At Kubik, a very hip, greenly-designed nightclub currently located in Barcelona. Kubik is a temporary open-air installation

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NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

NOMAD MODULAR CARDBOARD SCREENS

Proving once again that cardboard is truly a green super-material, the Nomad Screen system by MIO takes recycled double-wall cardboard modules and transforms them into an endlessly-customizable

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REMARKABLE Recycled Product Design

REMARKABLE Recycled Product Design

Ever thought you could write with a plastic cup? Or store your pencils in an old tire? Welcome to Remarkable, a product design company where UK waste is recycled and made into fun, exciting &

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