10 May '12, 6pm

Finding Beauty in Old Things: Some designers repurpose old things for aesthetic satisfaction as well as environm...

Finding Beauty in Old Things: Some designers repurpose old things for aesthetic satisfaction as well as environm...

LoFi Studio The One for All storage system was inspired by the multicolored plastic boxes used to transport goods in Europe. Writing in Wednesday’s Times about the Repair Cafe in Amsterdam, where broken things find a new life, reminded me of a 2010 magazine story I did about Christiane Högner, a German designer based in Brussels. Like Martina Postma, who dreamed up the Repair Cafe, Ms. Högner and her partner, the Belgian design researcher Thomas Lommée, have also thought a lot about how much stuff we throw out in contemporary Western society. When I interviewed Ms. Högner, Mr. Lommée was putting together an exhibition about open design systems. He had collected several decades’ worth of electric plugs, from a 1930s French one to a modern Apple computer plug, and he pointed out that they all work in the same electric outlet — as opposed to, say, today’s cellphone chargers, ...

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cheeserland.com 11 May '12, 10am

Remember The Sparkle Project i talked about a few days earlier? I have contributed some ideas too, for the theme “beauty” ...

Fashion and Beauty Blog: New In - Biore Cleansing

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"Architects are predisposed to do the right thing.” Ed Mazria Join Ed next week at #WREF2012 @ASES_Solar

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ases.org 10 May '12, 11am

Sure, this sounds grandiose, but architects rarely shrink from big ideas – least of all Edward Mazria , who will deliver a...

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Will old-school green groups sleep through the Earth Summit?

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asiaone.com 17 May '12, 2pm

100 things we love about old Singapore National Day may still be a few months away, but we can always look back fondly on ...