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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw property.post@scmp.com Couple create food for thought in multimedia projects, opening a forum for interactivity and social comment on urban structures Design as advocacy ... and technology entice the public to touch and experience their works, whether in a gallery or public areas. "It is about design as advocacy and engaging the public around issues on the built ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson property.post@scmp.com Designers hoping to inspire new uses for waste bottles insist green targets are achievable with just a little imagination Glass pioneers go through ... architects, designers and ordinary householders can do their part by choosing materials made from recycled glass? Not only that. Realistically, how broad will the product range be for residential ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Designer Hoyan Ip's handbags made from doggy bags

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Designer turns kitchen into fashion workshop, recycling leftover rice and soup into accessories While environmentalists and politicians rack their brains for ways to combat food waste, a fashion designer has come up with a way of recycling it - by wearing it. Hoyan Ip has created durable fashion accessories made of rice, vegetable soup and other leftover food from the kitchen. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Designer's OOObject homeware line turns scraps into style

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Turning food waste into useful items is one green solution this designer brings to the table Home decor takes a cue from the compost Old coffee grounds, used tea leaves and coal ashes make it to the rubbish bin quicker than you can say eco-friendly, which is why one Hong Kong designer has taken this trash and turned it into something useful. Gewah Lam ...

  5. Lifestyle

    Easy does it: A look inside Beijing Design Week

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Annie Gotterson lifestyle@scmp.com Beijing Design Week will focus on how to make China's cities sustainable and people friendly, saysAnnie Gotterson Where the living is easy International architects and urban planners are gathering today for the opening of Beijing Design Week. The assembled cast will share projects they hope will inspire their colleagues as China plans ...

  6. Deaths 'not linked' to electric car design

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The blast and deaths following the collision of a BYD e6 electric car with a Nissan GTR sports car in Shenzhen in late May were not directly linked to the electric vehicle's design, according to investigators. But the lead expert on the investigation team said the incident had eroded confidence in the safety of electric cars generally. ...

  7. Designer a caped green crusader

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com It's stylish and wouldn't look out of place on a catwalk- and it's made of recycled plastic bottles. The raincape, designed by Polytechnic ... Chong's 'green' cape, which won a design competition for eco-friendly lifestyle products. Heroes2 also hopes to build the city's first sustainable bus shelter, using solar panels, ...

  8. Design outside the box

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of designing something temporary, but environmentally friendly. His creation, the BioShell- a lightweight but tough translucent plastic sheet for building small shelters- is something that even Mother ... formed of three sides and a roof- measures 2.4m high, 2.8m wide and 2.8m deep and weighs only 60kg. Okuda's original geometrical BioShell design is awaiting an international patent. ...

  9. From junk to new jewels

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Transforming junk destined for landfills into one-off designer items marries the two hottest interior design trends of the moment- uniqueness and environmental awareness. The process ... and sort materials such as glass bottles and banners for designers to work with. Designers are welcome to use the workshop to develop different products by experimenting with the materials ...

  10. From bus to living room- green designs hit the road

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disused Kowloon Motor Bus vehicles into a range of environmentally friendly furniture. Students from the Hong Kong Design Institute turned 600 components from the buses, including seats, handrails ... products, said Yolanda Leung Ching-ki, 18, a second-year design student. She turned a bus window into the surface of a coffee table, with metal pipes as legs. 'I twisted the pipes to make them ...




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