Thank you to all whom have started to follow my new exhibition design blog !
See you there 🙂
A month ago we posted our first ever eco poll and here is your preferred 2012 eco-friendly suggestion eco champion:
The winner by a long way is: (drum rolls …) Enjoy a waist free lunch! Well done to all those who munch and eco lunch, with zero packaging left at the end & thank you for your votes.
Soon I`ll be posting a new blog list including my favorite top 25 eco-friendly & green-minded blogs, embracing content & aesthetics. Any eco blog suggestions please do drop me a line so I can include your favorites as well.
Happy eco luncheon to you all.
I hope you all had a lovely summer; I certainly enjoyed my break and being a true eco tourist my free-time was filled some amazing “green” trips including the famous eco museum in Rennes, France (beautiful raw architecture!).
In August I followed a fascinating eco building design course, which I will talk about more in an upcoming blog.
NEWS FLASH : Our blog is 1 year old
Hooray to blogging and keeping it up, especially when we all are so very busy with various design projects. I hope you enjoyed the design topics discussed and as always feel free to email myself or our design team with suggestions and comments.
Our visitors flow is going up up and up, much more than we ever expected so thank you all very much for your time and visits through our blog-door!
Some blogs to follow in due course are:
So pop back soon for a new blog full with eco tips. As this is my first day back behind my desk I must now really dash off and commit myself to an endless list of emails and paperwork eagerly waiting for my attention. It’s time again to dive back into my green mean working routine!
I have noticed a great rise of new buzzing eco talk in the studio here, so much so I thought it would be fun to write them down and post them on our blog here. See if you know them all – I bet you don’t (bear in mind we are enormously inventive so I am pretty sure that some of these eco terms are a spur-of-the-moment fabricated designer lingua franca)
Eco – Green and Sustainable have become everyday words mixed into our typical “designer” dialogues. So after taken some straightforward (during lunch-time scribble) notes here is my top 100 eco words we use in our design studio. (My initial idea was to compose a top 25, but I was completely overwhelmed by the amount and regularity of the modern green language we all employ, so it turned out a top 100 in the end).
Believe it or not, I actually had oodles more written down, but let’s just leave it here for now (I am running out of time). It is rather amazing how much the eco & green keywords have risen in our daily yak.
As for me – I am about to go into a meeting … let’s see how many eco words I’ll weave into my pitch a bit later. (a rub of green might be needed)
As you might have noticed we decided to put our museum exhibition design blog into a new frame. Naturally with this design make-over we are currently in an “upgrade” stage and we would like to ask you to bear with us whilst we finish putting all the dots on the I’s etc.
We remain blogging in the same way as before with museum design, exhibition design, lighting design and eco design topics. We are planning to expand more on our logo design side of the studio here as those guys have been really busy and we would like to open the door a little wider, inviting in more logo design & branding blog posts.
As always, requests and suggestion are also more than appreciated. Tomorrow I’ll be back with eco tip nr. 3 – it’s a delicious one!
To mix things up a little, I am planned to write a new eco conscious tip / idea each week (or fortnight – depending on time), after which I might do a little poll to see which one is your (ultimate) favourite eco-friendly tip and portray your top 10 of green contributing tips to help reduce carbon footprint.
I’ll provide a range of green tips to use in the office, @ home, on the go and naturally some eco-friendly design ideas will be included also.
So let’s kick off with my número uno eco-friendly tip for this week and I will keep this one very simple. Eco tip 1:
Ok, maybe this eco tip isn’t as straightforward as it sounds really; if you ask me it takes a genuine effort to simplify purchasing habits, lifestyle and waste less as a result.
Abolish impulse buying; think twice about what you buy and the life of your product after you have finished with it. I try to only keep belongings that I truly require and benefit from.
Ok yes I admit I have made some “bad buys” but thinking before buying has become a good eco-friendly habit of mine and it has made me share more, borrow more and look at second-hand stores (It seems I really do love vintage clothing!).
Knowing I contribute in this simple way, makes it easier to resists just another thing I know I really do not need anyway.
So Reroute yourself into: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.
Here are a few new tips how to become eco smart. At the SMA studio we like modest eco-friendly ideas one can execute to make a difference.
Our focus is naturally on the eco-friendly design aspect, but let’s be honest we can be smarter than that and incorporate so much more green thinking into our work as designers.
Here is our top 5 of eco smart ideas we like to do for the environment whilst keeping it fun! Our creative minds have an unbeatable impulse to popping those grey couch potatoes thinking balloons into positive enjoyable and most important fun effective results.
I hope you will have as much fun putting some eco-friendly ideas into your work as we do here, no matter how insignificant they may be, they make a huge combined difference.
Become ECO. Think SMART.
After the delightful (?) abundance of snow last week I can now blissfully say I am eagerly anticipating a green Christmas.
I am pleased to announce that our lovely eco-friendly office tree is decorated with solar Christmas lights and recycled decorations, picked by yours truly. With several lighting designers critically looking over my shoulder I can confirm the lights are looking “just” right.
These days it is pretty easy to put some eco-friendly design spirit into Christmas and deck the halls with a festive atmosphere whilst keeping the environmental impact low.
As an eco designer my friends and family always try to surprise me with eco-friendly gifts and gadgets but frankly my Christmas wish list doesn’t contain any money-oriented gifts, no matter how green they may be. Sorry but no top 10 eco design wishlist from me.
In sustainable terms we are simple over-consuming without question and somewhere something evidently just has got to give (and I don’t mean presents).
Yes, it is difficult to switch of my eco designer “ethics” but when it comes to Christmas I am just grateful for what I already have and what really matters to me: friends and family (the ones that are thoughtfully picking out those green eco design presents for me).
So with that essential outlook in mind, I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas from our entire design team.
I am always first inline to wave my green flag and encourage my eco ethos with considerable passion.
As an eco designer, I feel I have the responsibility to spread the green “eco design” gospel so the awareness of environmental damages continues to grow.
Since I can remember I loved turning old back into new, I grew up with the wise words “Waste not, Want not” and I guess it comes to no great surprise that green is my favourite colour.
Creating museum and exhibition designs that are both beautiful and ethical are designs in perfect form in my book.
I feel eco design should become an everlasting part of our lives and no longer merely a substitute. So much waste can be reused and recycled to reduce carbon footprint.
A little spark can escalate into great things and there is just something about eco design that makes me smile. Maybe that is because for me, it is the only answer to the green-eyed question: What can you do?