Series 5 · Episode 5
Forget images of brown lentils, cold water and earnest do-gooders; living with an eye for the environment can be chic, cool and comfortable! This program shows how sustainable design is becoming a common-sense way of life rather than an extreme green movement. Brendan Moar, Shannon Fricke and Peter Evans look at stylish sustainable furniture and homes, meet some of the hottest sustainable designers and see what sustainable means when it comes to food and gardens.
Top 5 Sustainable – The word ‘sustainable’ means several things – bio-degradable, recycled, to stand the test of time or to be environmentally friendly. Shannon shows us her top 5 sustainable objects for the interior given these criteria.
Insider Bites – Brian Parkes of Object Gallery, Landscape Architect Julie Marler and Architect Tone Wheeler give their opinions on sustainability.
Peppermint Bay – Tasmania is fast gaining recognition for its top class restaurants. Not only are they winning awards, some, such as Peppermint Bay, are embracing sustainable practices that make the dining experience even better.
Sexy Sustainable Home – Living in a house that uses water efficiently, has passive solar power, reduces green house gasses and has renewable energy IS possible and a clever house can also have a strong design focus.
Water Tanks – Rain water tanks have become compulsory in all new built homes in most states across Australia but what do you do if you live in dense urban areas with little space? Architect, Sally Dominguez wanted to do her bit to sustain the environment so she designed a water tank to fit into her small city home – The Water Hog.
Nani Marquina Profile – Meet the Spanish rug designer who creates aesthetic masterpieces using 100% recycled or sustainable materials.
Recycled Trash – In Australia we know how important it is to recycle to sustain the environment; but how do they do it in Slovenia, Denmark, Spain and Japan?