issue thirty-three

thirty-three

From the publisher

We interview Marko Schnarr from European Bioplastics about new developments in the bioplasitcs world, and a new breed of global manufacturers producing enviromentally friendly plastics for the products and packaging of our future.

Our Asia editor, Juliet Holdsworth, brings us the story behind the Yii project, formed to protect Taiwanese crafts and cuture – with design, with Gijs Bakker as creative director.

In our design education segment, leading design schools explain the changes to their focus and future directions. From Europe, Laura Traldi shows us a myriad of summer school programs that were on offer to professional designers and students this year. In Technology, Tanya Weaver takes us to the digital world of shoe design with Rem Koolhaus and United Nude.
 


Inside this issue

Copyright in the kitchen

A signature dish articulates the skill, experience and creativity of the chef – it represents the brand of the chef and his or her restaurant and forms a key brand asset for a restaurant

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Adventure in alternative energy

Adventure in alternative energy

It took almost five months for the catamaran with the PET-bottle hulls to make its way from San Francisco to Sydney – that’s almost two months slower than planned.

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Seduced by solar

Seduced by solar

It’s a transport solution that is larger than a bus and doesn’t need fuel – you make it, you pop it in the water and you don’t have to worry about fuel or maintenance

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Successful summer

Successful summer

Summer holidays are no longer what they used to be. Especially for design aficionados. An ever-increasing number of schools, academies, universities and institutes across Europe are now offering courses during the summer months.

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Cultural sustainability

Cultural sustainability

A bamboo sofa covered in silk. Unusual, certainly, but not exactly groundbreaking given today’s advanced technologies.

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If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

If you have ever come across United Nude shoes you will know that they are certainly not the most conventional of ladies’ footwear.

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