MAKE GREEN MAINSTREAM
Every April, we have the Green Issue, which we use to highlight best sustainable practices in the industry. That’s well and good, but what we’d like to see is sustainability becoming mainstream, and not just something people do on special days or months. Green or eco should not be a catchphrase that people use to their convenience, rather a way of life.
It has been an invigorating month putting together this issue, as we came across many people who make it a part of their lives. The good people at TTDI The Edible project (page 56) are literally going to the ground and turning a part of their neighbourhood into (what else) an edible garden! Ronnie Choong, president of MIID talks to us about the upcoming GBI (Green Building Index) tool for interior design, which will provide guidelines to interior designers to create sustainable spaces. Lisa Foo, architect and artist, makes art out of rubbish, embodying the very essence of recycling, which is to use what is already there.
We take you to great homes, whose owners fully understand the concept of marrying design and their very individual lifestyles. As they take us on a tour of their houses, we hope they will inspire great ideas for your home as well.
P.22 CHAIR ONE IS EASILY RECOGNISABLE BECAUSE OF ITS ICONIC DESIGN.
P.56 TTDI THE EDIBLE PROJECT INSPIRES US.
P.64 HOW TO LIVE GREEN - CHECK OUT OUR ECO SPECIAL.
Have a great month ahead! ELAINE DONG EDITOR