The Austrian packaging company VPZ became National Champion at the European Business Awards 2016/17 and got the „Green Product Award 2016“ for their innovative and bio-degradable packaging solutions. Bettina Reichl, the owner,  got inspired during a visit to Vietnam by their natural wrapping materials, such as banana leaves. Another Austrian company,  JAUSNWRAP,  is using cotton


Handicap refers in this post to physical impairment. Previously disabilities got hidden or were even the reason for exclusion in certain sectors. But over the last years there has been an amazing change because of technology and design. DEZEEN, one of the leading design and architecture blogs is featuring regularly new developments in the field


“Hometel” –  the combination of HOME and HOTEL – is having a great revival now. Originally popular in the 20ies in New York it has become a worldwide trend of living due to our nomadic lifestyle. Leading hoteliers are teaming up with real estate developers to offer “Hometels”, luxury residential properties  that enable the owners


The cosmetic line DOVE made headlines when they started their campaign for Real Beauty in 2004 where “real” women where featured instead of photoshopped models. More than ten years later Taryn Brumfitt made a documentary “Embrace” about the transformation of her body – from bodybuilder to an “everyday” physique. Her confession of how difficult it was


The Italian magazine IO DONNA is organising an event “canta che ti passa” (sing and everything will be fine).  The point is to support and enhance wellness through singing and art. Under the guidance of the soprano Madelyn Renee the participants use their voice to liberate and detox one’s psyche. No experience is requested. It


Roots are becoming more and more important. In times of globalisation people are starting to ask themselves „Where are my roots?“. To stay grounded in an always faster moving world, a rooted attitude is also of great help. This creates a growing demand of products associated with roots. Root vegetables are fashionable again, and not


At the beginning digital devices and apps promised us that by applying them, all tasks will be sorted out swiftly and on its own. Well, it’s true in certain cases but there is still a whole bunch of duties for which no time is left in our fully packed schedule. Therefore why not sourcing it

Street Art

MUCA  is Germany’s first museum of urban art, installed in a former substation on nearly 2,000 square meters and opened in December 2016. The influence and fascination of street art is continuously growing for decades already. The bold and colourful expression and the air of „illegal activity“ creates a special flair around street art. English

Golden Age

The image and the status of the 50+ agers is changing completely. Gone are the days when the only perspective was the retirement. The US-copmany WOOLN is employing only senior knitters, all retirees living in New York, for creating their luxurious hand-made fashion collection. It’s a win-win situation for both sides with the aim at


“I nuovi principi” (“the new princes”) was the theme from the latest Dolce & Gabbana Show at the Men’s Fashion Week in Milan. Perfect title for the models, who were not from model agencies but bloggers, influencers, and also famous offspring. According to designer Stefano Gabbana, they wanted their collection to be presented by ordinary