Posts Tagged ‘design’

Effectively Communicating Sustainability

Monday, December 21, 2009 15:08 Comments Off

While many had their eyes trained on the outcome of the last day at COP15, my eyes were reviewing final project submissions from the recent batch of students at Shanghai’s Raffles Design Institute. A school dedicated to all things design, this class of students was coming from the communications department and were charged with taking […]

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Frog Celebrates 40 Years with China Events (Sept 24 – 27)

Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:10 Comments Off

In the past 40 years, our work include: Apple Macintosh computer, Sony’s Trinitron television, Lufthansa’s brand and fleet image, Disney’s Cruise Lines and Consumer Electronics, and Louis Vuitton’s brand aesthetic etc.In honor of frog’s 40 year anniversary, we will host a series of programs in China to celebrate! In honor of frog’s 40 year anniversary, […]

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The Importance of Design, and Designers, to Sustainability

Sunday, February 1, 2009 10:31 Comments Off

While the focus of sustainability is closely linked to “energy usage” and waste, the conversation on the role of design & designers has yet to take center stage. The recent article Design is an Avocado: The Layers of Green Design by Brian Dougherty (an excerpt from his recent book Green Graphic Design) though does a […]

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Miyi Tower: Cleaning China’s Polluted River

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:04 Comments Off

h/t Inhabitat for highlighting this amazing new building by Studio Shift. to be built in Miyi County, the Miyi tower is actually being designed to do more than any of its peers. It will filter water. The tower will also serve as a bridge that will connect the northern part of the New South Town […]

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Esquel Groups 5 Es Strategy for Sustainability

Thursday, January 22, 2009 18:49 Comments Off

Speak to a few dozen firms, read a couple hundred press releases, or make your way through a few sustainability reports, and you will begin to develop a baseline by which to judge firms. One of the firms that I learned about through my friends in textiles was the Esquel Group. Esquel manufactures for the […]

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The Future of Connected and Sustainable Cities

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:35 Comments Off

With dozens of cities in China urbanizing all at the same time, and at a pace matched at no time by anyone else, making sure cities are planned and built properly is a must.

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Chinese Student Environmentally Friendly Fashion Show

Sunday, November 2, 2008 20:31 3 Comments

Yesterday, a fashion show was held in Wuhu Anhui. Unlike, the ones that grace the runways of Paris, London, New York, or Shanghai, the clothing highlighted at this show was designed by elementary kids using recycled materials. Fashion creations made of newspapers, packaging bags, plastic bottles and leaves designed by 280 students were displayed here […]

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Cleaner Greener Materials

Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:32 Comments Off

Poptech is one of those website that I need to visit on a monthly basis, and this month I found the 20 minute presentation given by Blaine Brownell. Like my friends at GIGA, Brownell is: an architect obsessed with sustainable building materials. He introduces a wonderful world of products made from repurposed materials and provides […]

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Off The Grid: Sustainable Habitat 2020

Sunday, September 7, 2008 10:46 Comments Off

This clip, created by Philips Design, looks at why sustainable housing needs to be developed.  And they have used China as the peg board to hang their pitch on.  A quick overview of all of China’s sustainability is presented with its paired solution. Graphics work is great… albeit, a bit dark

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GIGA Newsletter – August 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:51 Comments Off

And we’re ready to punch the Olympic pause button again, and get rolling. We’ve put our time to good use by preparing our next escapades – see below – and by working on a new (yes, more functional, and yes soon to be Chinese) website. Veterans of our newsletter may already notice a new look […]

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