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Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Melanie Porter's showcased a warm and colorful mix of hand knit covered furniture that use found items for their bases. Her series features original cinema seats that have been given a new lease of life

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100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

Aiming to make Danish design affordable and accessible, Vita made a great show with their flat-packed lighting. The Eos pendant light (shown above), which comes in two sizes, is constructed of feathers on

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Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

The Crystal is a landmark building from the electronics powerhouse, and it serves as Siemens' flagship hub dedicated to urban sustainability. Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, which showcased the

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The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The best way to enter The Dock space is to head downstairs and then work your way back up to the daylight. A range of Tom Dixon's latest pieces were on display in these underground tunnels, alongside some

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Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

One of our favorite items was Madam Bottwright's Bureau by Tim Burrell-Saward and Mike Kann. This item combined old found furniture pieces with technology to draw us into a playful guessing game. The

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Artist Duncan MacAskill Creates Painterly Portraits From Thousands of Thumbtacks!

Artist Duncan MacAskill Creates Painterly Portraits From Thousands of Thumbtacks!

Ally Capellino was drawn in part to Duncan MacAskill's work by their shared appreciation for humble materials and honest production. Ally Capellino's bags, crafted from leather and wax canvas, are

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

Dominic Wilcox Unveils GPS Shoe That Guides You Home From Anywhere in the World

With Wilcox's No Place Like Home shoes, the magic doesn't come from clicking your heels twice but from GPS. Program your destination, and the leather footwear will tell you where to go. There's a GPS

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

After 25 years of speculation over the future of the Battersea Power Station a Malaysian consortium has bought the protected 39-acre site for 400 million pounds ($635 Million). The consortium plans to

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UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

One of UK’s biggest retailers Marks & Spencer just opened a store on the outskirts of London - and even though it is the chain's largest retail location it has managed to attain a BREEAM

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London Design Museum’s Swarovski Exhibition Features Light Painting, Holograms and Other Mind Blowing Digital Technologies

London Design Museum’s Swarovski Exhibition Features Light Painting, Holograms and Other Mind Blowing Digital Technologies

The centerpiece of Digital Crystal is an explosive 2000 suspended crystals chandelier by Frederikson Stallard that constantly changes shape, creating an emotional spectacle without using a single shining

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Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Furniture Designer Rupert Blanchard Transforms Discarded Drawers into Stunning Storage Units

Blanchard's supply of orphaned drawers, collected from the street or dumpsters, lines a wall of his workshop, waiting to be incorporated into upcycled dressers, sideboards and cabinets. Using reclaimed

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Pawel Althamer’s FGF Warsaw is Part Mobile Gallery, Part Art Installation in London

Pawel Althamer’s FGF Warsaw is Part Mobile Gallery, Part Art Installation in London

Althamer’s piece is not only a work of his own, but also a collaboration with other artists. Representing the artist’s gallery in Warsaw, Foksal Gallery Foundation, the crate opens up into a miniature

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

The Royal Veterinary College tasked London firm HawkinsBrown to design a new residential development to ensure their clinical students had housing nearby. The development is composed of nine three- and

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London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

Hosting the Olympics is a massive undertaking for the host city. In 2006, London demolished more than 200 buildings to make room for what would eventually become the Olympic Park. When those buildings

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?

How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games had many highlights, culminating in the lighting of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Olympic Cauldron. A major aim of the Olympic committee has been

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

In addition to providing a fleet of green BMW hybrids and electric MINI Coopers for the 2012 London Olympic Games, BMW has also created a fleet of remote-controlled MINI Coopers for the games. Unlike the

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aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

A smaller version of the piece was previously created in Rio de Janeiro. Much more ambitious than its predecessor, the London maze was built from 250,000 used and new books, most of which were loaned and

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James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

The redesigned Olympic Park will include a 12-metre wide tree-lined promenade that will open up to a series of outdoor “rooms”, separated by tall grasses. These active spaces will host a classic

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Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Located in Renzo Piano's Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden, the new super headquarters feature a series of indoor and outdoor workspaces, a gymnasium and dance studio, along with several

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The 2012 London Olympic Basketball Stadium Is a Groundbreaking Recyclable Venue

The 2012 London Olympic Basketball Stadium Is a Groundbreaking Recyclable Venue

The basketball arena is built from 1,000 tons of steel, so it may be a stretch to call it "green". Nonetheless, compared to Zaha Hadid's contribution to the London Games - the lavish Olympics Aquatic

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Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

The Coca-Cola Beatbox invites visitors to get hands-on with its structure, which is made from over 200 touch-sensitive translucent air pillows. Touching the pavilion is like playing a giant musical

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Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

The gorgeous new St. Pancras Church Garden is surrounded on three sides by tall buildings, making it feel a bit like a secret garden. It's paved with large stones in an interesting herringbone pattern,

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The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

As summer heats up and tourists flock to London for the Olympics many in the capital may find themselves seeking an escape from the urban madness; and the Maddox Beach Club, a pop-up beach located just

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Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a plant research center that brings together some of the greatest scientists in an environment that is influenced by the natural gardens that surround the building. Daylight

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Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

London Smog Photo by Shutterstock Fears about the impact of pollution on the performance of athletes in the upcoming London Olympics have heightened as government agencies appear poised to issue a

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