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Agriculture meets architecture in France's urban farm tower
Built like a staircase, ABF-lab's urban farming structure aims to raise awareness and encourage better living and social responsibility.
Greening Madrid to reduce the impact of climate change
Sustainable design firm Arup devises a plan to regulate the greening of infrastructure and buildings in Spain’s capital city.
New affordable houses in Paris leech onto existing buildings
Stephane Malka Architects’ modular city home will sell at 40 per cent below the market price.
Nendo’s distinctive chocolates are a journey into shape, taste and texture
Nendo, the Japanese design firm, took on something that a number of people consider perfect in its design: chocolate.
Qivivo smart thermostats builds temperature profile for it's users
Paris-based 5.5 designstudio have designed a minimal-looking thermostat that learns about its user's behaviours and optimises home energy usage.
Relax and recharge under Mathieu Lehanneur's Clover street lights
French industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur creates an urban furniture and lighting collection for COP21’s climate conference.
This thoroughly modern French school is located in protected woodland
The Bartelottes school complex designed by Paris-based Nomade architects is grounded in the surrounding natural environment.
Thermal sponge table designed to save energy
A French design studio has revamped the humble table, turning it into a device to control the temperature in a living space.
One Heart One Tree plants a virtual forest on the Eiffel Tower
Artist Naziha Mestaoui is planning to grow a virtual forest on the Eiffel Tower that will be matched by a real one in the soil.
Pierre de Vallombreuse photographs societies where the women are in charge
French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse's images of matriarchal and egalitarian cultures presents another side of gender equality discourse.
An encounter between space travel and grief in this 3D animation
French filmmaking collective BRVTVS, create a hi-tech, futuristic music video set in deep space that captures the raw human emotion of grief.
Wat’bag turns old petrol cans into safe water storage
Inspired by the silver bag inside of a wine box, the Wat’bag pouch prevents drinkable water stored in reused jerry cans from becoming contaminated.
Marije Vogelzang imagines meat growing on plants for her food design project
Plant Bones is Dutch food designer Marije Vogelzang’s exploration into culinary creativity.
Reconnecting to the idea of the udder
5.5 Design Studio have created the "Vache à Lait" (Milk Cow) in order to reconnect consumers to the idea of milk coming from the udder.
WatchMe changes the face of the Apple watch charger
Paris-based designer Vivien Muller wants you to have as much fun charging your Apple Watch as you do using it.
70 ways to repurpose the iconic Picardie glass tumbler
5.5 designstudio mark Duralex’s 70th birthday with an exhibition of clever ideas to transform the brand’s Picardie glass.
Self-made Seat by Matali Crasset
The ever-playful French designer deconstructs the sofa into an endlessly adjustable seating system.
GRID sofa by Studio Pool
A mix-and-match sofa-cum-daybed made of modular geometric elements.
Février Rugs by Florian Pretet
These wool and silk rugs are handmade in Nepal from patterns drawn by French designer Florian Pretet.
The power of the “on” switch
As part of UNESCO's International Year of Light, Ghana is looking at how light design and technology can lead to sustainable development.
Multifacet Collection by Matali Crasset
French designer Matali Crasset's collection of display units highlight the design possibilities of combining concrete and metal.
Put on your internet face
French designer Alix Gallet has a bag of tricks to fool biometric recognition technology.
The Sticky Brick Fingers
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "The Sticky Brick Fingers", Henrik Vibskov's Spring/Summer 2015 men's collection.
The smell of London
Tom Dixon is bringing the scent of London to Paris with a major installation showcasing the making of his new fragrance.
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