Sustainable Projects and Ideas: Round Up

Below are a series of wonderful examples of the use of sustainable design in its many forms to get students juices flowing in terms of ideas to inspire them: 1) PET lamps weave textile traditions from plastic waste – RECYCLE I love when projects utilising recycling are very creative and artistic as it can really show what can be done (even if some would agree that the circular economy is more important than ad-hoc recycling iniatives). Pleats Please? Photo credit: Petit Pli 2) Origami Inspired ...

Sustainable Design and Corporate Strategy: Why Does It Go Wrong?

Sustainable Design is at the heart of the Design Technology IB Syllabus both in Standard Level Unit 2 and Higher Level Unit 8, but it is always worth ensuring that students really understand the complexity not only of creating excellent sustainable design but ensuring that it is successful in the marketplace in which it has to thrive if it is to change our habits and support our environment. The best way to study this is to utilise so examples of ...

Designs of the Year 2015 – Student Inspiration

Students over summer - if you are working on ideas and inspiration for your Major Project - do not just sit there in a vacuum - as all designers need some inspiration. So why not head over to the Designs of the year from 2015 - with categories ranging from Architecture to Fashion, Digital to Product design. I personally love these simple but creative but affordable stools - so time to Get you head thinking creatively!

‘Better’ Palm Oil?

Palm oil is here to stay and it is found everywhere - in your washing powder or chocolate or margarine. In order to feed our needs, huge tropical plantations have sprung up around the world - mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia. This has led to huge areas of rain forest being cut down and destroyed to be replaced by palm oil plantations. Large areas of habitat have been destroyed. Now, in the UK, 'New Britain Palm Oil' is aiming to provide ...