Mussel Glass

New biomaterial coming through – this time it’s mussels! Bureau de Change, an architecture firm founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, take things step further than mere building design. Using their passion for innovation they have created intriguing exhibitions, a unique pentagonal table, striking window displays, and today’s feature – a whole new surface. This new surface material -Thames Glass- is the brain child … Continue reading Mussel Glass

Exploring Eden Nature Squared Bethan Gray shell furniture

Five curious creations from reclaimed materials

As well as adoring tiles every day of the week, we also have a soft spot for curious creations, and surprising waste materials. We’ve selected five of our favourites that use a variety of recycled products from tea to copper to produce highly stylish household items for the fashion concious. Continue reading Five curious creations from reclaimed materials

Richlite make it with paper exterior cladding interior use compressed paper surface

Make it with paper!

Paper doesn’t usually evoke images of solid structures and water resistance, and it doesn’t sound like a material you’d want to clad your building in. But American company Richlite has other ideas. Founded in 1943, the Richlite material was originally used by the aerospace industry, and eventually its hardiness translated into the food industry who were also able to make use of its sanitary properties. … Continue reading Make it with paper!