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draught excluder
Oct 1
Oct 1

brrr. it has got a bit chilly… our top tips for draught exclusion…

Tweet There are many causes for feeling a bit chilly in your house. Heat, once produced, should be kept in place, but there is one major enemy of cosiness. The draught. These are due to inevitable little holes which will still rush through with cold air, taking all your hard earned heat with them. And according […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Wednesday walls – a hexagon facade…

Tweet Regular readers of The Ecospot will know how much of an obsession we have with all things hexagonal. We have written about the lovely hexagon here, here and here and my own watch is the white hexagonal Kisai Spider. So, we are always delighted when we see the joy of hex spreading around a little. […]

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the men who made us spend 2
Jul 0
Jul 0

Monday musings – The Men Who Made Us Spend…

Tweet We work as designers. We create new stuff for the world for all sorts of clients with all sorts of budgets in all sorts of styles. However, we work firmly within the ‘green design / eco design / sustainable design’ sphere, which is just where we think everyone should be designing from, regardless of […]

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sugru fixing s
Jul 0
Jul 0

Monday musings – the power of fixing…

Tweet Regular readers of the Ecospot will know that we have a particular passion for all things fixing orientated – how to fix, ensuring that things can be fixed, hacking things and generally the place of fixing and our throwaway culture in general. We even travel about to talk about fixing… Well, this weekend we […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

wednesday walls – stick a bike on your wall…

Tweet Ok, ok – we know we were not going to talk about Berlin any more (we can hear you all yawning from here) but for today’s Wednesday walls post, we thought we would just add in one more… Got a wall? Got a bike? Add them together and what have you got? The perfect […]

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May 0
May 0

Monday musings – this years Chelsea Fringe event announced…

Tweet Well, well, well. Where exactly has this year gone? We honestly cannot believe that it is a year since we did our Edible City foraging walk for the Chelsea Fringe festival last year. So – what are we planning on doing this year Another Edible City foraging walk, but this year, we are planning […]

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Apr 0
Apr 0

Weekend colour inspiration – a coloured light installation in Berlin

Tweet Today on weekend colour inspiration we are looking at something a little different. Using light to create a colour installation. We spotted this lovely installation under a bridge in Berlin, which was nothing short of beautiful. The linear lights were arranged in a very large, slightly squished circle on the underside of the bridge […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Wednesday walls – green walls from plastic bottles…

Tweet Today on Wednesday walls we are looking at a little bit of guerrilla gardening, with this fantastic pop up wall garden, which was installed at a home by Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum to help the underprivileged family gain direct access to food and medicinal herbs. We love this idea – we have written before […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Wednesday walls – creating walls from cardboard tubes, by Shigeru Ban

Tweet As we spoke about yesterday, we visited Ecobuild last week to see what was new in the world of eco construction and building, but we were also rather keen to listen to a talk by the fantastic Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Well known for his elegant structures, Ban in also well known for creating […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

the edible city – window shades with integrated growing

Tweet Even though lots of us like to eat local, seasonal and fresh, not a lot of us have either the time or the space to grow our own food. Inner city allotments are harder to find (and take up lots of time) and many of us do not have the option of outdoor space at […]

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