She began her career as a model and has published two books on environmentally and budget-friendly cleaning products and cosmetics that can be made at home. Instead of a rigid change, she believes in small steps and self-awareness, which is not only good for the planet but also guarantees a
Eszter Gózon, a sustainable color and style consultant, has come up with a niche approach: Eszter provides her guests with advice and helps them to dress and shop with an understanding of themselves and their bodies, eliminating the many unnecessary circles, accumulation, and self-flagellation. She does not think sustainability is
Designer Outlet Parndorf opened its gates twenty-five years ago—the outlet, which is now hugely popular in the region, attracts a host of tourists and visitors every year, offering everything from the coolest luxury brands to affordable fast fashion collections—all for a fraction of the original price. But the
Her personal journey of self-discovery has led Zsófi Rimóczi to create her personal brand and share the power of femininity through her clothes. ‘Blossom and find yourself’—this is Rosie’s motto.
Zsófi learned to crochet during her pregnancy, which led to the publication of two books, as she wanted
Bedrock.farm’s founding team met in a student association a few years ago, and now they provide many restaurants in Budapest with quality, indoor-grown microgreens that act both as garnish and flavoring when served. But their journey was not always easy — we discussed the operation, history, challenges, and goals
Almost everyone is familiar with Vinted today: The Lithuanian online marketplace has taken second-hand buying and selling to a new level, making it trendy in many countries. Vinted has millions of users and serves an international market, but not the Lithuanian company was the first to make the resale of
The bakery formerly known as Bagatellini has reopened with a new section in MOM Park—and in a big way. Brót by Villa Bagatelle goes beyond what we might think of as a bakery—they offer not only pastries but a wide range of one-pot meals, all in the spirit
Becoming a parent is a wonderful but difficult journey—one segment of which is made easier by the Odu baby store in Budapest, which offers products that not only transport children but also parents into a new world.
Odu’s mission is to help parents-to-be from the very beginning, and
Sustainable development and environmental protection are everyone’s responsibility, but what is the individual’s role concerning the „green issues?” How can we build an ecological society, and in which cases can „enclosure” be positive? Our interview with János Tóth I., a philosopher and a biologist, author of the book
The Estonian capital of Tallinn has been crowned the European Green Capital for 2023, finally praised for its dedication in reapplying year after year.
Tallinn received the award itself in 2021 in the form of a €600,000 cheque, highlighting that this is another step along the way to Europe
On 8 December 2022, Hungary’s first skyscraper, the MOL headquarters, was inaugurated, offering a unique panorama for workers and visitors alike with its 143-meter height.
The striking contemporary architecture building was designed by London-based Foster+Partners in collaboration with the Hungarian Finta & Partners Architects—Hype&Hyper previously interviewed the
The large amount of rubbish left behind by visitors has been a long-standing problem on Mount Everest. The project Carry me back and the From the Himalayas product line offer a solution to this.
The initiative, a collaboration between the Dutch design company Super Local, the Nepalese non-profit organization Sagarmatha
Videos with easy-to-understand and straightforward tips for those who want to live smarter and more consciously have been created on the most pressing issues affecting our eating habits (sustainability, health awereness, cost effectiveness).
We have known for a long time that we should live slower, smarter, and more sustainably, and
The emergence of biodesign brings many innovative materials into different areas of conscious design. Perhaps the most interesting of these are the plant-based, cultivable ones. Here are some creations that combine science and design in unique ways.
Sabrina Komár | Hungary
The artist wanted to express and process her own psychological
Fill the Westend logo with creative content to promote sustainability!
Do you ever think about what you take off the store shelves, what you actually need, and what to do with the things that you don’t need any more but are still usable? How can you save resources? What
In the context of the war and the escalating crisis, we usually talk about the problems of the past and the difficulties and challenges of the future. But what will be the way out of the crisis for Germany, the Achilles’ heel of the EU since the war broke out?
What will our clothes be made of and how can we eliminate waste? These are some of the questions tackled by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest and one of the most successful Hungarian fashion brands, Nanushka. Director of the MOME Innovation Center Lasma Ivaska talked
On 6 October, Szimbio Lab will open an exhibition on biodesign at the K11 LABOR gallery on Király Street.
Alexandra Kis-Baraksó, a designer of Manera Studio, founded the Szimbio Lab group in 2021 together with Dori Márföldi and Fanni Huszár. The members of the collective incorporate innovative contemporary design trends
LPP, based in Gdańsk, is the largest clothing manufacturer in Central and Eastern Europe, with brands including Reserved—a label quickly gaining ground in the region. The Polish company’s philosophy is based on the notion of thinking local, but acting globally, tailoring its goods to the preferences of customers
Industry stakeholders rarely discuss this topic, but we tried to catch them at the Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland. So, is businesses’ commitment to environmental protection indeed just a marketing ploy? Read our article to find it out!
The Economic Forum, the largest conference in Central and Eastern Europe, was
On the 10th of September, the first TEDxBalaton conference will be held, where topics such as sustainability, future transportation, technological developments, and inspiring human life stories will be discussed.
The discussions will be specific to Lake Balaton, yet their impact and insights will be globally relevant. The organizers, Krisztina Sághy
Would you like to live in a city where everything is in close proximity? We live in hectic cities and have to travel and commute a lot to get our basic needs. The concept of a „15-minute city” is about to change this and revolutionize urbanism in the 21st century.
The problems caused by petroleum-based, conventional plastics have become part of our everyday lives: pollution, high energy consumption and rapid climate change are not hard to spot. However, what would happen if a new, significantly more environmentally friendly plastic alternative emerged in the public?
Crafting Plastics Studio was founded in
Coffee grounds and native flowers in a single frame: the Ukrainian brand Ochis has molded nature into a wearable object. Here comes the Tsvit sunglasses collection!
The Kyiv-based Ochis brand was launched in 2018, creating the world’s first coffee-based eyewear brand. The brand’s repertoire has been inspired by
What makes a kitchen kosher? How has food delivery changed in recent years and how can it be made more sustainable? Where to start if we’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant? How has the pandemic affected tipping habits? Questions and answers in the latest Piqniq pack episode.
What is veganism associated with? Sustainability? Or a healthy diet? Whatever our answer is, the community of vegan people is diverse; no stereotype can be applied to all members. Debates where we hear two antithetical opinions can be refreshing as we can look outside our comfortable opinion bubble for a
Beyond trends and brands, what are the most pressing issues linked to the fashion world? How do fashion, society, culture and technology intertwine? What deep layers and diverse aspects of sustainability are undeservedly left out from the conversation? How does this play out in different parts of the world when
Romania has one of the fastest internet speeds globally thanks to cheap but unsafe and unsightly solutions. The country lags far behind the EU average in innovation and digitalization, ranking last in most lists. And regarding sustainability, Romania’s performance is not any better. There is little funding, inadequate human
The Zöld Összművészeti Fesztivál (Green Arts Festival) will bring together Hungarian theatre, dance, children’s and youth programs born from the fusion of performing arts and environmental protection from 10-12 June.
The unique green event of the ZÖME FEST will include lectures, professional discussions on the climate crisis, the conscious
The 27th BIO (Biennial of Design Ljubljana) Super Vernaculars program series finally gives depth to the overused “think global, act local” phrase. Drawing on old-time local assets, the main exhibition at this year’s Biennale features architectural and material design solutions that have the potential not only to mitigate the
Outdoor furniture with a strong character and infinite variability that can create a setting for valuable human encounters. One of the main features of CoTangens is that its components can be recycled and the upholstery is made from a special material. This unique furniture range has been born from the
Intensive farming can reduce the humus content of the soil by a third. The gut microbiota is responsible for human health in the same way as the soil bacteria contribute to the health of the soil, thus, to nutrient-rich and healthy plants, cereals, and vegetables—portrait of Phylazonit, the Hungarian
While there’s a growing global interest in microgreens—those small, pretty plants that might be the solution to huge global problems—in Hungary, we mostly see them in certain restaurants as decorative elements. The expression ‘microgreen’ itself is not too widely known either, so we witnessed first-hand how a
The mission of Undersea Wear, the joint project of Móni Tóth and Szandra Szomolányi, is to protect the environment. In addition to the swimsuits that they make from ocean waste, they use a range of tools to raise awareness of the serious problems. This time we talked about the guiding
Beszélő építészet (Talking Architecture) continues with new episodes. Over the next 6 months, the podcast will cover sustainability issues in the built environment in conversations with urban planners, property developers, sustainability consultants and architects.
The first podcast of Bánáti + Hartvig Architecture Office was recorded during the pandemic, followed by six
A completely unconventional solution was invented in Thailand in order to provide shelter for stray dogs. The idea improves dogs’ living conditions while focusing on sustainability, as well.
The issue became pressing by figures showing that 750,000 of the country’s 6.7 million dogs are living on the
A new concept embracing simplicity, keeping the tastefulness of classic designs while offering various styling possibilities—that’s what makes the bags of Atomy Studios so perfect; they fit your everyday casual style, your smart casual and even a boho summer outfit.
The idea of the concept for Atomy Studios
Last year, we dedicated a whole article series to WONDEREST, exploring different aspects of the family-friendly festival, from the zero-waste stage design to the nature-focused identity. We caught up again with the brainchild and organizer, Hanna Gulyás, who talked about last year’s experiences and this year’s plans. The
In the 21st century, when the importance of our appearance and maintaining our health is egarded as a basic need, the shelves of drugstores are overflowing with serums, vitamins and other products that promise eternal youth. We would think that there is nothing new to see since competing brands and
In Barbara Gollackner’s life, designing objects is an ever-present motive—she spent most of her childhood in her family’s cabinet-making shop, studied in the fields of textiles, products, and furniture design and founded the Studio Barbara Gollackner in Salzburg, in 2018. She has created many practical objects, all
Architect, educator and social activist Diébédo Francis Kéré has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022.
Born in Gando, Burkina Faso, and currently based in Berlin, the architect’s sensitive work transforms and shapes communities through the process of architecture. With a commitment to social justice and the smart use
Following the later fate of an old, abandoned building that no longer serves its purpose, is always fascinating. Thanks to creative studios and innovative technologies, almost any abandoned building that is in poor condition can be reborn and then become habitable. This is also the case with the historic windmill,
Mindig izgalmas figyelemmel követni egy-egy régi, elhagyatott, funkcióját vesztett épület későbbi sorsát. A kreatív stúdióknak és az innovatív technológiáknak köszönhetően ma már szinte bármilyen magára hagyott vagy éppen rossz állapotban lévő építmény újjászülethet, majd lakhatóvá válhat. Ez történt az Ostravától néhány kilométerre található, műemlékké nyilvánított szélmalom esetében is, melyet nem
The question posed by the title may sound like a completely unrealistic goal at first, but the Estonian Kuidas.works has refuted the skeptics: in the summer of 2021, they have essentially turned bare earth into a usable pop-up restaurant with a naturalistic aesthetic in a single week. In February
Lajos Hartvig and Béla Bánáti founded Bánáti and Hartvig Architecture Office 25 years ago, also known as BH, which has become an indispensable factor in the field over the years: one has either already been, is, or will be part of BH, as they say to each other jokingly. To
In the marketing deluge we face, it’s often hard to tell whether there are just clever marketers or real ideas behind a trend. The term ‘natural wine’ is on the rise, but what makes a wine natural and the values behind it are not clear to many. Rebeka Győrfi
Although Hungarian rivers and lakes are rich in the most diverse fish species, and there are many responsible fish farmers, Hungarian people consume notoriously little fish. There is interest in the genre, but many people are afraid of “puddle-tasting dishes,” others are unsure of what to try and how to
“Green is the new gold”, “To stay sustainable, go vegan in materials”, “Sustainable sources = sustainability”—Three major myths that Tereza Nikolova literally burned during her talk at this year’s Brain Bar, the biggest European festival focusing on the future. The Bulgarian-born designer arrived in Budapest from her current headquarters
With a little bit of attention, we can go a long way towards a more sustainable lifestyle; all we need is patience, a supportive community and a little guidance. This is precisely how the Green Guide Budapest project can help us to find the best green alternatives in our everyday
What can a restaurant do if it wants to operate in a sustainable way? How and what should a manager communicate to their employees if they want to make their business a success? What is the secret to exciting biscuits and what is the potential in the seemingly distant rice?
After years of discussions and negotiations, AC Milan and Internazionale Milan have chosen their new home. The iconic San Siro that was built in 1926, will be replaced by a carbon-neutral stadium by the Populous architects on 110,000 square meters of green space.
The stadium is a celebration of
We talked to Matthias Berninger, Vice President of Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability at Bayer, about the lack of innovation in Europe, sustainability and digitalisation, the future of agriculture and the rule of the masses. All the burning issues for our future, through the glasses of a company that spends
The collection, Tasty, is a special collaboration of two Moscow sisters. As a fashion designer, Nensi Avetisian is inspired by her Armenian ancestry and a fresh reinterpretation of sustainability, while Bella, her sister as a confectioner, conveys memories with flavors. The new level of food design!
One of the most
In many aspects, Budapest—a city that used to be the capital of the Habsburg Monarchy—was more sustainable 150 years ago than it is now, said Dávid Vitézy, as we talked with him about modern cities, innovation, and the development of Budapest’s trackbased public transport system. Check out
If we’re to cut trees within the framework of reasonable and sustainable forestry, then the cutting and usage of trees is by far the most environmentally friendly way of producing certain types of products and services. We talked to Péter Csóka about the life cycle of wood and global
In Alberto Di-Leo’s opinion, stable growth can be achieved while also ensuring sustainability, the circular economy is already shaping the future, and in a world where 2 billion are obese, while 1 billion go to sleep hungry every night, multinational corporations have a special responsibility when it comes to
We talked to Dario Soto-Abril, CEO of Global Water Partnership (GWP), about water conservation, the opportunities behind human nature, and residential water use. Check out the video!
The Hype&Hyper team interviewed Dario Soto-Abrillo, CEO of Global Water Partnership (GWP) at Planet Budapest 2021. During the interview, we discussed the
We talked to Hans Paul-Bürkner, Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group, about the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Digitalization, machines and people, localized supply chains and their sustainability, all through the lens of the world’s leading consulting firm. Check out the video!
The Hype&Hyper team interviewed one
The NFT DEB Generative Dimensions was the first generative hackathon and conference in Europe, exploring the latest developments in blockchain technology and artificial neural networks and their creative applications in the arts. This year, participants of the brainstorming competition were looking for answers on how to protect the Hortobágy’s
As we increasingly address the issue of sustainability in our day-to-day lives, various packaging-free stores are emerging in response. By choosing zero waste stores, we are opting for a more sustainable future, while also supporting local businesses and, in many cases, getting better and healthier ingredients. Transparent offer, peaceful atmosphere,
This week, Hype&Hyper takes a special journey into the world of sustainability. Forestry, corporate sustainability, water efficiency tricks for the home, modern urbanism and the circular economy are just some of the topics our readers can learn more about for a secure future.
Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and
Future generations, sustainability and profitability, as well as Hungary’s biggest environmental event to date, the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and World Summit, were among the topics we discussed with István Joó, Government Commissioner.
Budapest has hosted several world events this autumn; with world-class exhibitions taking place one after
How do everyday things in our world work, let’s say a toaster or a loudspeaker? What can we do with the unnecessary things like lint from the clothes dryer, hair clippings, or used wax that keeps being produced around us? How can waste be broken down into its components
Nike has created a recreational park from no less than 20,000 pieces of upcycled sneakers, in collaboration with London-based creative agency Accept & Proceed. The project, built in New Belgrade, is part of the “Move to Zero” movement, the sports giant’s commitment to zero carbon emissions and zero waste.
The BMW i vision circular is the first electric vehicle to be designed, developed, and manufactured entirely in the spirit of the circular economy, without compromising on comfort and extravagance. Pink velvet seats and green philosophy—hand in hand!
Envisioned for the year 2040, the BMW i vision circular, is
The future of the plastic ski slope built on top of Copenhagen’s waste-to-energy power plant in 2019 is in serious doubt. The facility was designed by BIG, and founder Bjarke Ingels once described it as an example of hedonistic sustainability.
According to reports in the Danish press, Copenhill could
Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect and founder of BIG, one of the world’s best-known architecture studios, is now facing new challenges. With Nabr, a housing design company, he aims to create affordable, modular homes that put the well-being of the occupants first.
In contrast to the increasingly expensive, poor quality,
Nowadays, there is no need to separate chic pieces from movement: reinterpreted sports brands are becoming increasingly popular, with a special focus on sustainability and aesthetics. In our selection today, we brought together the regional brands that form a bridge between sport and style.
O.WOW | Ukraine
The goal of
The MINI STRIP model is a co-creation of the popular British car brand and fashion designer Paul Smith: a stripped-down electric car that contains only the bare essentials. According to Paul Smith, STRIP is not a fashion statement, but an example of collective thinking on sustainability.
The design process began
The American architect Marc Thorpe is the designer of the cabins being built as an extension of the Romanian Tara Luanei hotel, inspired by sustainability, Romanian vernacular architecture, and minimalism. Construction of the cabins will start this summer
As part of a project called Canton House, Thorpe designs cabins for
”Indulj el egy úton, én is egy másikon” (”You go down one road, I’ll go down another”—free translation): a nice earworm. Several generations are already humming the folk song performed by the Muzsikás Ensemble, familiar from the theme song of the documentary ”Másfélmillió lépés Magyarországon”. But what if
The Dutch design studio, The New Raw, has come up with a limited edition collection: beach furniture made from marine plastic waste using 3D technology, for the comfort of holidaymakers and the health of the waters. The trash fished out of the sea does not even have to be taken
A new exciting alternative for turning waste into value has born. Milan-based Krill Design has created the Ohmie, a 100% organic and compostable lamp from Sicilian orange peel.
The design studio dries discarded peels sourced as waste from the food industry, grinds them into powder and mixes them with natural
The 13th district is often considered one of the most progressive districts of Budapest, so it is perhaps not so surprising that in the heart of Vizafogó, on a plot of land originally intended for construction, an almost one-hectare eco-park will finally open. The public park, which operates with sustainable,
Coca-Cola collected the plastic bottles that were used to make the uniforms of the torchbearers.
The unisex outfits of the torchbearers accompanying the torch on its way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are inspired by the pursuit of sustainability and Japanese tradition. Besides the material technology, the special feature of
When it comes to sustainable fashion on the Hungarian scene, it is inevitable that we mention the PINKPONILO team. With no community to speak of, their community sewing studio has undergone a little transformation during the pandemic. They had plenty of time to rethink the design and management processes. We
The Czech Boem studio approaches design in an unusual way. It is not intended to follow trends, but is happy to combine tradition with contemporary solutions. Each project is the result of a strategic process that results in significant and adaptive design solutions.
Their products clearly reflect the brand’s
The problems caused by petroleum-based, conventional plastics have become part of our everyday lives: pollution, high energy consumption and rapid climate change are not hard to spot. However, what would happen if a new, significantly more environmentally friendly plastic alternative emerged in the public?
Crafting Plastics Studio was founded in
LEGO has marked a sustainable milestone: their new prototype is made from plastic recycled from discarded PET bottles, a material that meets the company’s strict quality and safety requirements.
A team of over 150 people is working to find sustainable solutions for creating LEGO products. In the past three
Berlin-based Hungarian designer Orsi Orbán was inspired by the technique of weaving when she created her structure system dubbed MINTA, which knows no limits when it comes to shape, size and patterns.
With the support of the Worth Partnership Project and with the help of Budapest-based Makerspace.hu, Orsi Orbán
Annamária Kaptay is a true Renaissance woman—in the good sense of the word—always full of energy and ideas. She holds trainings and yoga classes with a creative approach, she builds a community, plays music, paints, and last year, during the lockdown, she launched her sustainable activewear brand. Her
The world-famous Swiss watch brand committed to a plastic-free future launches a new collection based on bioceramic.
Two-thirds ceramic and one-third biologically sourced castor oil, the brand’s new innovation creates a durable material for their watch cases. Swatch has used its hallmark see-through case design for the new collection,
Danish engineer Ole Vanggard and Faroese architect Kári Thomsen worked together to design sustainable and self-sustaining cabins: these tiny houses built from heptagonal units echo the past but are a beacon to the future.
The asphalt panels lining the cottages can sprout both moss and grass, lending a hobbit-like charm
Wonderest, held in the heart of the mountains of Transylvania at an altitude of 1100 meters, is a chill & slow festival based on zero-waste philosophy. There is no phone signal and wifi, but in return, there’s a breathtaking view, a lineup filled with indie-folk and experimental musicians, sunrise concerts
According to traditions, maytrees (in Hungarian: májusfa) were not only erected to celebrate lovers, but also to pay homage to the rebirth of nature and a rich harvest. The latest objects of VUUV Works also turned to this fundamental joy for inspiration: the pieces of the collection symbolize the coming
Since their launch in October last year, Urbanum’s team has not only organized events and sparked discussions in the spirit of metaurbanism, the interdisciplinary urban research approach represented by them. Their three-fold motto—theoria, praxis, imaginatio, that is theory, practice and imagination—is not only about concept formation and
They are conscious, imaginative, groundbreaking and not the last for decoration. Why not make children’s toys stylish? A selection of the most exciting design toys in the region, not just for kids.
mydve | Czech Republic
The two creators of mydve, Monika Matějkova and Veronika Watzkova, are linked by sustainable
Greener and more colorful cities: this was the goal that hovered before the eyes of Hugo Maupetit and Vivian Fischer, students at the University of Design in Nantes, when they developed an innovative circular system in which unique skateboard wheels are made of used chewing gums that were thrown away
She has been experimenting with new materials, launched a zero-waste Facebook group, and is currently designing plant potting systems for a company developing green walls: Anita Boldog, the founder of the brand AB Concrete Design, creating custom-made concrete objects, has not been idle even in the midst of coronavirus changes.
This is what LEGO blocks would look like if they were made of wood: Mokulock conjures up the concept of well-known plastic building blocks with their variants made of wood.
The toys created by the Japanese company Mokulock are similar to LEGOs with the difference that these blocks are made
A fenntarthatóság figyelembevétele ma már nemcsak alapvető elvárás egy sikeres márka esetén, hanem sokszor kevés is. A hitelesség, a cél elérése iránti elkötelezettség és a termékek iránti szerelem kombinációja valóban csodákra képes. Ez a válogatás nem a slow fashionre fókuszál, hanem olyan használati tárgyakra, termékekre, amelyek mindennapjaink részét képzik. Olyan
Considering sustainability is now not only a basic requirement for a successful brand, but it’s often not enough. The combination of authenticity, commitment to the goal, and love for the products can truly work wonders. This selection does not focus on slow fashion, but on everyday objects and products
IKEA encourages people to use kitchen scraps: they’ve collected recipes that can be used to save leftover ingredients in a freely downloadable cookbook.
The Canadian IKEA, in collaboration with ten North American chefs, has put together fifty recipes, which feature leftover ingredients that usually end up in the trash.
A sustainable Hungarian innovation aimed at reducing plastic pollution, one of the most important issues of our time: Oonly rethinks the deposit-refund scheme for bottles to allow us to consume high-quality mineral water with the help of a fully plastic waste-free and zero waste system.
In Hungary, at least two
IKEA has announced that by 2030, in addition to the assembly guide, all of their products will come with disassembly guides as well. The goal is to make a sustainable lifestyle accessible and affordable.
“Our disassembly Instructions is one of the ways we’re building on our commitment to sustainability,
Polish designer Marcelina Komar creates new, functional design objects from the inedible parts of vegetables and fruits. This is The_peel Project, a collection of objects made of biowaste!
“It only depends on our routine and habits when an item is seen as waste. The best thing is that our
The expression ‘digitalization in the food industry’ may sound difficult to understand, yet in reality we all know what it means. The most obvious part of it that might pop up in our minds is ordering food online, without which it would probably be hard to imagine our lives today,
Each and every house of the floating village built since 2010 boasts a unique character, while still creating a unified overall appearance. Here is the latest home of the urban village!
Since the 2010s, a residential community has been developing on the Johann Van Casselt canal located in a former
In the age of conscious and sustainable design as well as recycling and upcycling trends, leading design brands’ right to exist has been called into question by many. Luckily Vitra and the rest were quick to respond and reinvented their classic pieces in a sustainable manner.
In 2021, a plastic
Reliable, durable and environmentally friendly: Mastiff Cargo Bike, the cargo bike designed and manufactured in Hungary, debuted in the spirit of promoting and developing sustainable transportation. The gap-filling Mastiff cargo bikes can replace cars in short and medium distance freight transport and transportation.
Tamás Varjú, the mind behind the brand
Various streams of material goods, energy, services contribute to the living organism of the city. Only by observing the flux of these elements flowing in and out the urban space, can we then better understand the very mechanisms that keep the City alive. This is the Urban Metabolism.
Timeless and renewable pieces of furniture made of natural materials: Polish studio Lekka’s new S’ploty collection is out now!
In her pieces, furniture designer Ewelina Lekka places a great emphasis on ecological solutions and the use of natural materials; paying attention the entire lifecycle of objects plays a
Polish architecture firm MJZ has introduced a proposal for a new urban farming masterplan. The facility would not only grow natural food products, but would also function as a nutrition research center and a community space.
More and more researchers emphasize the need of switching to a plant-based diet, however,
What does a livable, inclusive or sustainable city mean? What relationships can be formed between the built environment and the residents of the city? To whom does the city belong, for whom is it built and what factors influence it? Balázs Csizik, Géza Kulcsár and Vo Son Nam explore questions
With more and more global companies trying to live up to their commitments regarding creating a sustainable future, IKEA also had to take action: they released their first store selling used furniture.
The store will be opened in ReTuna shopping center in Eskilstuna, Sweden, offering second-hand goods only, but hopefully
Budapest’s first zero waste bistro, Sejribizli opened under the leafy trees of Falk Miksa utca, where naturalness is key in every aspect.
Even though it was only opened a week ago, Sejribizli seems like it has been a part of Falk Miksa utca forever. Based on the atmosphere of
The Oceanbird vessel prototype designed by a Swedish company promises to reduce travel emissions by up to 90% compared to regular freighters.
Several studies published over the past decade claim that Europe’s air pollution is caused much more by ocean transport than by car traffic. Therefore it is critical
How can we make the dreams about smart cities come true with sustainable solutions? The Kuube smart benches designed in Hungary offer an alternative to this problem. They work with Hungarian materials, rely on renewable energy resources, while also catering for the new needs of information society. We present you
The No Footprint House was made in the framework of a Dutch-Costa Rican collaboration in the island state – even though the house still has some carbon foot print, it very much approaches zero.
The Costa Rican house of architecture studio A-01 supplied with a lot of natural light and natural
Sea Stone resembling concrete both in terms of looks and components is
manufactured out of discarded seashells.
The shells piling up on shores as a side product of seafood and aquaculture
industries usually end up in the landfill, but London and Seoul-based studio
Newtab-22 figured out a way how to
With the spreading of the zero waste way of living, many traditional, once
widely used but now forgotten objects start to return to our everydays –
including textile handkerchiefs. Slovakian Naďa Urbanová also saw the potential
in the tiny piece of fabric, this is how Noa! came to life.
Forty young creatives will be able to participate in the camp organized by Blue
Planet Climate Protection Foundation and Hello Wood for free.
Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation [https://kbka.org/] and Hello Wood
[https://hellowood.eu/] announced a green design camp for the 15-20 years age
group. Those interested
Fashion designer Alma Vetlényi and the SUP Budapest community launched their
first T-shirt collection in the spirit of sustainability, inspired by sports and
water, of course.
The same as there is no silence without noise, as urban people, we can only
experience nature truly through the city. The first pieces
Love, coziness, home. Vitkovics Mihály utca hides a lot of treasures, including
the Pauza store, regarded by many as a symbol of slowing down. The products in
the store promote consciousness, therefore, in addition to bringing joy to
customers, they also make the world a better place. Interview!
A hedge consisting of 30 thousand plants, stretching for 8 kilometers. The
facade of Kö-Bogen II offices in Düsseldorf qualifying as the largest green
facade in Europe has been completed by Ingenhoven Architects. In addition to
handling sustainability as a flagship issue, the development also represents a
paradigm shift; the
In 2019, eight young designers and design theorists could participate in the
six-month László Moholy-Nagy Design Grant, managed by the Hungarian Design
Council and financed by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and the
Ministry of Human Capacities. In the course of the program, the grantees could
implement their self-developed projects
The changes brought by the coronavirus also have a profound impact on the life
of Hungarian design businesses. Everything that seemed to be working so far has
been questioned and reevaluated either as a whole or just in part. How did the
epidemic influence the life of Hungarian design undertakings?
The coronavirus brought countless changes in our lives. Many beloved design
brands are also at risk. Just like them, we also believe in the added value of
Hungarian design. Our article series presents Hungarian small enterprises who
could even make your days spent in quarantine a little bit better with
Geometric, plain and playful. These expressions popped up in our minds when we
see the projects and custom-designed furniture of Komok design-manufacturing
studio. The founders, Péter Nagy and Norbert Juhász design with high aesthetic
value and reasonable functionality in mind, and if possible, they are more than
happy to involve
Anna Lébényi can be familiar from the eco-conscious Printa brand for many, where
she first worked as a production manager and designer, and later as a brand
manager. The designer, who originally graduated as an architect, also tried
herself in woodworking, and learnt the know-how of marquetry, too. Now she
Edinas Paper calls the attention to the conscious choice of materials and the
opportunities of sustainable paper usage together with Europapier in the form of
> We consider communication and showing alternatives to our clients with which
they can be successful in the current situation important also in these
Warsaw-based weaving workshop Bimbi DECO found us on Instagram, and we fell in
love with the decorative hand-made tapestries and pillows at the very first
The founder of the brand is Małgosia Kołodziejczak: she initially studied
architecture and specialized in heritage protection before finally deciding
three years ago that
Why couldn’t the objects surrounding us be temporal just like us? In addition to
being honest and simple, the creations of Zsófi Zala are made out of plant-based
materials and waste, this way contributing to the reduction of the amount of
waste generated by mass production.
Funny and friendly illustrations with everyday scenes, helpful messages and
to-dos that guide us how to build a sustainable and conscious way of life at our
own pace, one step at a time. This is what the Green Bucket List created by
HANNABI Manufaktúra is like.
HANNABI is already known
Young cyclists who believe in sustainable and innovative cities: the Eastride
Delivery courier service only uses eco-friendly delivery methods in the spirit
of environmentalism, and they also play a dominant role in preserving Romanian
bicycle culture. The “Eastriders“ hop on their bikes in spite of the urban
environment built on
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