Category Archives : Design


Choose a way

Choose your bigger picture

What is guiding your bigger picture? With the start of a new year, the collective eagerness of taking a step back and submitting our lives to immense scrutiny is surely underway. Gaining perspective can be a powerful tool when used accordingly. Without delving into value systems, goals and discriminating against different ways of action, what I want […]


Getting Creative in Special Places with FORWARD Festival Vienna

At this year’s FORWARD Festival in Vienna (7.-9.April) the creative industries will get together to hang out, to inspire and talk to one another, share their ideas and to connect. We had a chat with founders Othmar Handl and Lukas Kauer about their concept and innovative ideas for the festival in its third year. Othmar and Lukas, […]


The philosophy of upcycling

When you take a look around Pinterest you find lots of lists, quotes and regular DIY ideas, but one thing in particular seems to stand out lately: Upcycling. You can find detailed instructions on how to turn an old book into a new purse, how to make hooks out of old keys and how to […]


The resurrected poets society

Do you remember the last time that you actually took a pen and a sheet of paper in your hands and wrote something? You don’t? Me neither. How about taking a piece of paper to draw something, as an expression of your own feelings? Or maybe to paint something? No? And to think that nowadays even […]


Losing the art of craftsmanship

In a time where everything is programed, mechanized and automated, we have to consider, are we losing the art of craftsmanship in this digital age? When you delve into the world of fashion this becomes crystal clear. Walking down Mariahilferstaße you are surrounded by names like H&M, Zara and Mango, clothing lines that are produced […]


What if we designed the most awesome bags and T-shirts?

The preparations for What if… are running on full speed. While we, of course, get support from our sponsors, we didn’t want to miss the chance to get involved creatively. That´s why we decided to have a creative design session to create not only 1.200 What if…-branded bags for our audience but also 150 What if…- T-shirts for our […]


learning

What If we put a spin on learning?

The Evolution of Learning The concept of “learning” has taken on an entirely new meaning in the past decades. Like with everything else, learning has gone though a number of changes brought about by interesting innovations that have unfolded over the past. The overall first problem of learning that needed to be tackled was its […]


Ordinary People with Extraordinary Ideas 1

The world is not only filled with professional and highly knowledgeable inventors and scientists, but also with numerous smaller creative personalities from different fields that surprise us on a daily basis with their fascinating ideas. Here are two average citizens in the areas of fashion and environmental mobility whose innovative ideas should be shared with […]


The architectural rendering of life and death

Airports and train stations, hospitals and cemeteries… Places known for their bad lighting and their sad attempt to lighten up the atmosphere with some green elements in order to offer consolation to those left behind. The psychology of saying goodbye is always the same, and so is its architecture. Due to the tendency to avoid […]


Homes for the Homeless 1

Nowadays you find green and innovative technology around almost every corner. Projects based on improving the environment and making healthier living conditions for everyone are on the rise in today’s society. Let’s not forget documentaries like Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and the annual Earth Day, matters that are meant to encourage people to recycle […]