Sugar or Glass? When Gastronomy Meets Glass, Positive Ideas Crystallise. (Photos)

Chef Christian Escrib√† making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: Poldo Pom√©s, oh!BCN

Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual assoc…

The Boat Project is Olympic Art

Photo: theboatproject

Every Olympic games have to have a cultural component and London is going at it full speed. A massive red sculpture by Anish Kapoor will tower over the site and posters by 12 modern British artists will be created around the co…

Marathon of Garden Talks Lasts Two Days

Photo: B. Alter

The marathon of talks about every aspect of gardens lasted for two days. This TreeHugger lasted for one, but what a day it was.

The Garden Marathon was organized by the Serpentine Gallery. Held in a geodesic dome with a christmas tre…

Kenneth Grange Iconic British Designer Made Britain Modern

Photo: B. Alter

Kenneth Grange is a British industrial designer whose work has covered every aspect of British life for the past 50 years. But few know his name or realize the extent of his influence.

From the ubiquitous black cabs to electric kettl…

Velodrome Misses the Gold in Architecture Olympics

Photo: riba

The Velodrome, the jewel of London’s 2012 Olympic buildings, did not win the gold in the architecture Olympics. Aka the RIBA Stirling Prize, it’s the big architecture prize in the UK.

Instead Zaha Hadid won, but not for her 2012 Olympic …

OUD NOW! Reclaimed Cabinets Splice The Old & New

Photos: Theo Herfkens

Repurposing old furniture can be as simple as applying a new coat of paint. But why stop there? Dutch designer Theo Herfkens goes the extra mile by playing doctor in his OUD NOW! (meaning “old now”) collection of furniture that s…

Cool Lamps Made Of Coffee Cups, Spoons & Filters By Christian DuCharme

Photos: Christian Ducharme via CollabCubed

On display at New York City’s Lafayette Espresso Bar + Market is a lighting design that coffee junkies will no doubt appreciate. Created by Swiss designer Christian DuCharme, this custom-made lamp was made wi…

Clever Bike Lock Disguised As Water Bottle

Images via K√ľat Racks Bottle Lock Press Release

We’ve seen a lot of clever bike lock designs, but the K√ľat Racks Bottle Lock is definitely unique. This is a great gadget for cyclists — a bike lock that stores as the same size and shape as a bottle…

Vertical Green Wall in London is Flourishing After 4 Months

Photo: B. Alter, Wall, October, 2011

A picture by Van Gogh, interpreted as a green wall at the National Gallery in London, was planted in June.

Now it is mid-October, and sadly, the wall is due to be pulled down at the end of the month. So how has …

Vintage Chinese Biscuit Boxes Remade As iPod Amplifiers

Photos: Jonas Design

Creatively juxtaposing the old with the new often requires skill, especially when it comes to shiny new gadgets like iPhones, iPads and iPods. We’ve seen skateboard decks transformed into colorful iPhone cases and books remade int…