Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on December 11, 2008
Green, sustainable, organic. These words are no longer relegated to the lunatic fringe or the farmers markets. Each month, more and more mainstream (and edgy) publications are featuring socially conscious and eco-savvy stories. But how can you keep abreast of them all?
Luckily for you, G Living is on top of it. You may not have the time or the inclination to trawl through glossy magazines, ogling gorgeous organic fashions, alternative transportation or stunning off-the-grid architecture every month. But we live for this stuff. And we’ll begin our commitment to magazine green with one of our favorites – Wallpaper.
Wallpaper started life back in 1996 under the auspices of Tyler Brule, who made it one of the most influential style and fashion mags of the ‘90s. Flash-forward to the naughties, while Wallpaper has lost a little of its edge, it still consistently delivers fresh stories in the fields of art, design, interiors, architecture, fashion, technology, travel and lifestyle.
So, what’s green this month? How about an innovative, flashy folding ON concept bike from Cannondale for all those urbanites who would consider riding to work if only bicycles weren’t so, er, nerdy (apologies to my co-workers who come to work this way)? Or the HyFish, a hydrogen powered jet that only emits water? Sure, it’s a prototype but it does pose exciting implications for commercial flights of the future. And finally, the world’s first solar energy plant in Seville that replaces oranges, opera and bullfighting as the city’s claim to fame.
Want to know more? Pick up the print edition of Wallpaper.