Sustainable Living

Sustainable homeware designs that look good and do good for the planet

Ethical or conscious consumerism means taking the time to think through your purchases, and choosing to spend your money with businesses that have a positive impact on the world. Furniture, homewares, and interior designers are increasingly responding to the era of climate change with sustainable designs and considered production processes that are kind on the planet.

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House tour: A striking Spanish country home nestled amongst vineyards

Designed by owner/architect Ramón Esteve to blend into its rural backdrop, this compelling single-floor home manages to bring out the best of its surrounds, while still cutting a striking figure up close. 

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Summer colour trends for calm, inspired living spaces

This summer, interiors will embrace the idea of soft minimalism, with palettes featuring gentle, nurturing colours, contrasting textures and dustings […]

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A growing bathroom trend to look out for in 2019

Are green walls the hot new bathroom trend to watch out for? Green walls have grown significantly in popularity this […]

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In the Hills at the Turner Residence

This modern masterpiece is nestled in the Californian hills, created with sustainability, beauty and innovation all in mind by Jensen Architects, who produced a house that can blends in exquisitely with its surrounding environment.

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Talking Sustainability with Fabrizio Calenti

How do you make luxury carpets out of old fishing nets? Cavalier Bremworth knows how. MiNDFOOD sat down with Fabrizio Calenti, the man helping deliver the special ingredient that makes it possible.

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A room with a view

This incredible design lets you connect with nature in the most beautiful way.

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Can this smart design disaster-proof the most affected areas?

Earthquake resistant school keeps education alive in face of natural disasters.

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A house for all seasons

This ‘shape shifting’ house uses zero energy and transforms with the weather.

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Students design stackable house of the future, perfect for urban living

The innovative DURA home’s design provides an array of eco-friendly, weather-resistant benefits.

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The simple bottle could offer the answer to both homelessness and landfill in Africa

Nigeria is using recycled plastic bottles to build fireproof, bulletproof, environmentally friendly homes

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Humanitarian architect reconstructs the rubble of Nepal’s tremor into relief housing

Following on from his “Cardboard Cathedral” in Christchurch, Shigeru Ban is lending a hand to earthquake devastated Nepal

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Recycled plastic could be the answer to more sustainable roads

Exciting new innovation from the Netherlands could mean the future of environmentally friendly road surfaces

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Living sustainably

Ahead of next month’s World Environment Day, Sarah Johnston from the Australian Conservation Foundation explains how we can live more sustainably and points out the key areas that need to be addressed.

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas

We eat, drink, travel, and buy more at Christmas than at any other time of year – but often at the expense of our planet. MiNDFOOD’s Online producer Efrosini Costa shares some useful pointers on enjoying a greener Christmas.

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Wooden radio broadcasts sustainable message

An Indonesian designer and woodcrafter has transformed a grass-roots craft shop into a model of green, sustainable business practice.

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Biological farming

Andrew Monk from Biological Farms of Australia, talks to us about the growing demand for organic produce and the latest revelations for the industry.

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Green toilet saves water, feeds garden

A Canadian company is trying to minimise waste by producing waterless, composting toilets that not only save water, but also producer fertiliser for the garden.

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Mexican company turns plastic waste into low-cost housing

A pioneering company in the western Mexican state of Jalisco is building houses made entirely of recycled waste plastic collected by trucks on their weekly rounds. The company is making the most of landfill waste by providing inexpensive housing.

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Quick tips for living greener

Want tips on how to live more energy-efficiently? The Climate Project’s communications advisor Mim Lowe teaches us how.

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Bioplastic – the plastic that’s good enough to eat

Argentine researchers have developed an edible, biodegrable alternative to conventional plastic. Called bio-plastic, the material is made of plant-based starches, which the scientists say, pose no danger to digestive systems or the environment.

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Sustainable House Day

An initiative from the Australian Solar Energy society, Sustainable House Day is celebrating its 11th year. Cameron Rosen shares tips for making your home more sustainable.

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Greenies in Stilettos

Confused by all the How-To-Go-Green advice you are bombarded with every day? Author of ‘Greenies in Stilettos: How to Save the World Without Really Trying’ Carolyn Donovan gives eco-friendly tips for making a green start.

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Hybrid boat builders ply new, green waters

A new hybrid-powered cruiser is turning heads as the world of luxury watercraft follows the automotive industry’s lead in offering customers the opportunity to go green.

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