• Uncategorized,  Urban & Environment,  Urban Culture,  Urban Environment,  Urban Infrastructure

    Sharing is caring

    This quote is particularly true. Sharing is definitely turning us into better earthlings. In our consumer society, considered consumption is the main contribution we can make to protect the earth’s resources and leave something sustainable for coming generations. We are currently sharing loads and even more and more private stuff: our cars, our homes, our Wi-Fi, our Netflix accounts. Mobility is also becoming a shared object as Car-Sharing and Airbnb allow us to partake in someone else’s resources and offer ours at the same time. And now, something interesting happens, which one could call the “anonymity-effect”. Be honest to yourself: when staying in a hotel room, can you, hand on…

  • Culture,  Urban Environment,  Urban Infrastructure

    Runway Railway

    Critic to these days fashion goddesses and gods sometimes sounds something like “When in everyone’s name should I wear that screaming yellow puffy one shoulder brocade sequin cropped designer tee?” While strolling down a runway this extravagant piece of fashion sure looks good but what about the rest of us who rather take the railway than the runway? As established many times in the course of this blog in its fledgling yet aspiring years, style is not only what to wear (and to wear it first) but far more a style of living. It is also not having to show off what we purchased in our last shopping escapade –…

  • Urban Environment

    Waste to go or what disposable cups really mean to us

    Wallet, keys, mobile phone – and good to go. Not so good to go is almost every morning traveller’s thirst for some freshly roasted coffee beans and the thereof deriving tons of waste our cities need to cope with every day. 190,000 disposable cups are being thrown away every day in Munich. That means 43,000 felled trees, 1,5 billion litres of water, 111,000 tons of CO2 which ultimately cumulate in 40,000 tons of waste. Just. For. Drinking. Coffee. But not quite. Each and every one of us knows that it would be cheaper and – in most cases – even more delicious to just pour some coffee at home and…