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Link Festival Wrap Up 2015

By Joe La Delfa. Link Festival congregates people who have a passion for using design and technology to create positive social change. The focus this year was as much on global problems as it was on local problems.

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Sustainable, unobtainable – is it just too hard?

By Lorrin Windahl. Sustainability is a minefield of myths and misconceptions. It is a complex world of factors that change from project to project, product to product. Each product is unique in its make-up and impact on the environment. No…

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Ghost Food: dishing up a taste of our future

By Joe La Delfa. In my favourite scene of Ratatouille, an anxious waiter tentatively asks Anton Ego, a food critic as equally feared as he is renowned, if he was ready to order. Anton sharply replied, “You know what I’m…

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Is being green always the right path?

By Lorrin Windahl. Back at the end of the last millennium, British actor and activist Joanna Lumley dreamed up an idea to create a garden bridge in memory of Princess Diana. That never eventuated and the years passed without the idea becoming much…

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The Drinkable Book

By Lorrin Windahl. Go to cupboard. Grab a glass. Go to tap. Turn on tap. Fill glass. Turn off tap. Drink water. That’s pretty much how we access clean drinking water. But many around the world walk miles to a…

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Is technology getting in the way of good design?

By Lorrin Windahl. Technology seems to be moving at a crazy pace. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was cluelessly disconnected but now, hardly a second goes by that I’m not connected to some digital toy. And another sign…

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Growing Green Guide. Greening the planet one building at a time.

By Julie Francis. Designing a building to stand out from the crowd is a real challenge. But green roofs and walls may just be the answer. Sometimes called ‘living architecture’ the design of gardens on hard surfaces is taking off…

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