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Parking Space Events | Il-Kamra Ta Barra

Il-Kamra Ta’ Barra | Parking Space Events in Sliema

A living room made for on-street interaction. Last Thursday, in collaboration with Margerita Pule, Parking Space Events moved across the water from Valletta to Sliema to create a ‘Kamra ta’ Barra’ (literally, an outdoor room). Traditionally the tidy and richly-decorated room Maltese households keep for the purpose of welcoming guests, we built one such ‘kamra …

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Shawn Micallef. Credit Spacing Magazine.

Wandering through the city

Looking at ways of grounding the traveller’s mindset in our home towns and cities, I chatted with Shawn Micallef, urban columnist for the Toronto Star, editor and co-owner of Spacing magazine and teacher of urban civic citizenship at the University of Toronto, about the flâneur philosophy, psychogeography and the things you can only discover through walking. …

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Robots - one of the first Lyf designs

Lyf Shoes – Creating the digital cobbler

My favourite story coming out of Sustainable Brands London (a conference where big brands talk about their sustainability initiatives, network and learn from sustainability experts) was definitely Aly Khalifa and Lyf Shoes’ as it managed to combine several of my favourite things: shoes, sustainability and localisation together with an unlikely hero. I was introduced (and intrigued) …

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The big themes at Sustainable Brands San Diego.

As part of ongoing personal and professional interest in sustainability, Gayle and I volunteered at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego from the 2nd to the 5th of June. With close to 200 speakers and workshop facilitators, the subject matter covered was both diverse and far-reaching, however I felt that certain themes had particular lasting …

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Art for Play. A little something out of my Mount Glorious week.

I’d like to share one of the more physical results of my time on Mount Glorious: the Art for Play catalogue which I created. Art DiNouveau is a commercial art sculpture company making fabulously giant playground structures, museum-grade dinosaur sculptures and decals as well as a life-size alien creature called Zetan. As you can imagine with such …

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Online Poster Maker

Sharing a fabulous poster-making tool that’s free on the lovely internet <3 Recitethis.com Turn quotes, words of wisdom, rapture warnings into pretty posters that you can enjoy pasting everywhere with an inch of space. Like everyone’s Facebook feed.