Vernacular architecture with minimal impact on the earth: Brillhart House. Jacob Brillhart and Melissa Brillhart have designed their own house of 140 sqm in Miami, Florida.
The couple working in architectural studio Brillhart Architects. Description by Brillhart Architects: The design for our house relies on a back to the basics approach (vernacular architecture)- specifically studying old architectural models that care about good form but are also good for something. Each design decision was organized around four central questions that challenge the culture for building big: what is necessary; how can we minimize our impact on the earth; how do we respect the context of the neighborhood; and what can we really build?
Some answers came from a place with which we are already intimately familiar – the seemingly forgotten American Vernacular, and more specifically, the Dog Trot, which for well over a century, has been a dominant image representing Florida Cracker architecture. Carrier bag 5p charge: everything you need to know. The charge applies if bags are thinner than 70 microns (0.07mm) - which includes pretty much all bags you'll typically get from shops.
However, there are a number of exemptions for certain bags you won't be charged for. The charge will apply to all supermarkets. Photo: Reuters Which plastic bags can I still get for free? If you're buying certain types of product, retailers are still able to offer you a free bag - typically for food safety reasons. Evolvia By Evolve olive oil is presented in a minimal bottle. Artisanal oil brand By Evolve has packaged its organic extra virgin olive oil in a cylindrical reusable bottle made from laboratory glass (+ slideshow).
By Evolve was set up by husband and wife Alex and Rute Theodorou, who launched the Evolvia olive oil as the brand's first product. Alex, who studied at Central Saint Martins arts college in London, designed the packaging for the oil – widely used for cooking – and worked with British craftspeople to create the bottle. "The packaging is intended to be as beautiful, considered and honest as the product it carries, which is the ultimate compliment to this very special olive oil," he told Dezeen. Minimalist Bicycles Cut Out Unnecessary Parts and Pricey Middlemen. Brilliant Bicycle Co. offers elegant design at a fraction of the price Just launched publicly is Brilliant Bicycle, a new company that caters to casual riders that value design.
The company is sharply-focused on simplicity in every aspect of its business, believing that the average rider using their bike for a commute or pleasure has unique needs. It touts three major benefits for consumers: Design – With an ethos of “less is more,” the simple, elegant designs contain fewer moving parts than most bikes and let consumers focus on options like color, size and speed instead of technical details. Distribution – The company has cut out distributors, middlemen and retail spaces to pass on cost savings. Minimalist Wooden Toys Design by Permafrost. Surreal perspectives of architecture align in a duet of London exhibitions. Italian photographer Luisa Lambri has built her reputation shooting modernist architecture, particularly houses.
Minimal Pastel Photography By Jennifer Cheng. Jennifer Cheng creates minimal pastel photographs, which she mainly showcases on her Instagram.
Her work ranges from editorial fashion shoots to urban photography, yet always carries her style of simple compositions and straight lines. In a statement about her attitude towards photography, she says: “Several people have told me that no matter what you take photos of, in some way/shape/form it will end up being a self-portrait. I don’t know if I consider myself a photographer, but as I continue to collect photos I’m starting to see recurring themes in what I choose to shoot.
I’m interested in things related to modernity – functional, man-made, impersonal objects, and how isolated people relate to that.” Sides core develops spacious, minimal interior for equip beauty salon. Nov 17, 2015.
New recycling process crafts unbelievable art out of plastic garbage. Industrial designer Carter Zufelt has created a new process for recycling discarded plastics.
Unlike most current methods, his is able to transform garbage into uniquely-crafted art. Not only can the process be replicated in the comfort of one's own home, but through his sustainable project Müll, Zufelt is choosing to make it available to all those interested. It's no secret that humans create an enormous amount of trash, leaving only a fraction of it to be effectively recycled. It takes creativity and experimentation to turn waste into wonder, such as how Plastinova makes wood-like material out of recycled plastic and leftover pulp from tequila manufacturing.
Eco is the new black – Implications for packaging. In a recent report Mintel identified twelve key global food and drink trends for 2016.
According to Jenny Zegler, Mintel Global Food and Drink Analyst, quoted in an industry publication, “These trends explore how consumers’ evolving priorities, opportunities from advancements in functional formulation and the almost inescapable reach of technology will affect food and drink in the coming year.
Consumers are not the only influencers, as shifting economics, natural phenomena and social media are shaping what, how, where and with whom consumers are choosing to eat and drink.” Sustainability becomes a necessary new product development consideration for the common good One of the key trends called out in the report is “Eco is the new reality,” described to be already “Established” in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, “Mainstreaming” in Europe, and “Emerging” in North and South America and parts of Asia.
Strong connection between personal health and environmentally friendly choices.