Design


Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

”We have to find ways if we’re actually going to address sustainability … making better choices that result in net environmental gains. What we need to learn is how to do more with less.” – Leyla Acaroglu Let’s talk about sustainability. It’s a word we like to throw around for […]


Calle Libre
Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


Ode to the Odds # 6:
The many faces of public art

Hey art lovers and those of the curious kind! This post is for you! Have you ever found yourself walking down a Viennese street, stumbling upon a stunning contraption of sorts, wondering what the heck it is? Well, I can say with ninety-eight percent certainty that it was probably an […]


TEDxVienna Adventures:
Color with light

It does not take much to expand on everything you know about the power of visuals. Sometimes, all you need is an iPad and a projector. Sometimes, all you need is some darkness, some lights and the right tool to go on an adventure. And this is exactly what TEDxVienna […]


Coffee House Readings #16: Simple as that

For my first Coffee House Reading, I wanted to share a book with you that has taught me something different than any other book I’ve read so far: The Laws of Simplicity in Design, Technology, Business and Life by John Maeda. I’ve chosen this particular book, because I usually don’t simplify […]


Time well spent

The psychology behind your smartphone

Have you ever flipped through the pages of your phone’s home screen without even knowing what it was you had been looking for? Have you ever checked the time out of sheer boredom, forgetting it the very second you checked it? Have you ever refreshed your mail just to refresh it once again a few […]


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 […]