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TRAVEL
Can the Hotel Industry Reach a Carbon Positive Future?

Construction has started on Populus, a carbon positive hotel designed by Studio Gang in downtown...

SUSTAINABILITY
A Nigerian Museum Addressing the Plastic Waste Crisis

The Waste Museum in Ibadan City, Nigeria, billed as the first of its kind in Africa, will showcase...

Events
Nespresso and Surface Host Sustainability-Themed Café Talks

Featuring some of the most influential names in the worlds of art and design, the conversations...

SUSTAINABILITY
Is Vegan Leather Actually Sustainable?

The use of vegan leather is a growing trend among brands trying to be more eco-friendly. While...

ARCHITECTURE
The London Design Museum Is Visualizing the Consequences of Climate Change

Thanks to a partnership with Snapchat, the institution enlists architect Mariam Issoufou Kamara to...

Business of Design
Lab-Grown Meat is Coming to a Plate Near You

Investment in cell-cultured meat products ballooned to $3.2 billion in 2020. Thanks to a group of...

SUSTAINABILITY
Unpacking Miami’s New 40-Year Plan Against Rising Sea Levels

Miami releases the Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive guide that outlines how South Florida...

Sustainability
A Sustainable Design Marketplace Where the Mission is Buy Less

An e-commerce platform whose goal is to get you to buy less stuff? As implausible as it might seem,

Design Dispatch
Working From Home Could Lead to a Housing Emissions Crisis, Royal Institute of British Architects Warns

In the U.K., RIBA is cautioning the government that the increase in people working from home will...

TRAVEL
Announcing The Finalists for The 2019 Surface Travel Awards

From hotels to headphones, New York to the Maldives, these are the candidates for the best new...

Architecture
Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Park Steps Into The Future

On what was once a set of 19th-century French railroad tracks, Ho Chi Minh City's revamped Central...

Fashion
Zara Commits to Going Green

The Spanish retailer and its parent company Inditex roll out a plan to become more sustainable by...

ARCHITECTURE
Francis Kéré’s Haven at Tippet Rise

Tippet Rise Art Center unveils its first site-specific commission since it opened in 2016: a...

Design
Valcucine Cooks Up a Motion-Capture Kitchen Counter

The Italian kitchen manufacturer introduces its Logica Celata Bar.

NEED TO KNOW
Need to Know: Kyriaki Drakotos of Kyriaki

"Everyone was proud of their names and it meant something personal to them, they each had their own