Insights //

Our thoughts about things that interest, inspire, and motivate us.

Design //

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    Decem­ber 23, 2016

    X-Mas Insight Spe­cial: Design Think­ing at UN Bio­di­ver­sity COP13 Con­fer­ence in Can­cun, Mexico

    Main­stream­ing Bio­di­ver­sity through Design The United Nations COP13 Bio­di­ver­sity Con­fer­ence con­cluded last week on Decem­ber 17, 2016 in Can­cun, Mex­ico. For 10 days offi­cial del­e­gates as well as sev­eral other bio­di­ver­sity experts and prac… +

  • IMG_0759-WEB

    May 20, 2011

    Inter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary Fur­ni­ture Fair — The Avant Garde goes Green

    Con­tem­po­rary art and design is often thought of as removed from our daily exis­tence. Its mean­ing or func­tion can be dif­fi­cult to grasp in prac­ti­cal terms. Fur­ni­ture is no excep­tion. Design­ers and artists use dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als, struc­tures and treat­ments to push the lim­its of expres­sion and inno­va­tion. The divide between nature and human­ity can be ampli­fied in this process. How­ever, at the 2011 Inter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary Fur­ni­ture Fes­ti­val in New York City, a dif­fer­ent trend emerged.

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  • Mountain_Graphic_Bcorp

    Feb­ru­ary 14, 2017

    Be a 21st Cen­tury Busi­ness Leader, Be a B Corp

    Authors: Melinda Felso, David Nicholas Oswald Busi­ness lead­ers of all sorts are faced with the same ques­tion today: can I run a finan­cially suc­cess­ful busi­ness but also real­ize suc­cess in terms of pos­i­tive social and envi­ron­men­tal out­comes? T… +

  • Lufa Farms

    August 15, 2014

    Lufa Farms — Rooftop Urban Food Sys­tems, a Key to Healthy Cities of the Future

    While urban rooftop farm­ing is a grow­ing trend around the world, Montreal’s own Lufa Farms are push­ing the bar higher. Their flag­ship hydro­ponic farm, built on top of an old indus­trial build­ing in the north of Mon­treal, shows that urban farm­ing is pos­si­ble on a large scale, that it is both sus­tain­able and com­mer­cial, that it can use pre-existing urban struc­tures and that healthy fresh food may soon be com­ing to a rooftop near you.

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