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    News bites – February 25 2019

    J’Adior: An afternoon tea experience

    In celebration of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, London’s Berkeley Hotel has created an afternoon tea experience we never knew we needed. Taking inspiration from Dior’s iconic designs, the hotel has designed a Prêt-à-Portea menu in the form of cakes, biscuits, and other sweet treats.

    Afternoon tea diners will be blown away by sugared versions of the 1949 Junon dress worn by Theo Graham, the classic Dior bar jacket, Lady Dior handbags made from red velvet cakes, a classic Miss Dior dress made of white chocolate mousse and a vanilla biscuit and royal icing J’Adior shoe by Maria Grazia Chiuri, complete with an edible inscribed ribbon, along with many other edible designs.

    The Dior-inspired experience takes place between 1pm and 5.30pm daily and you can be sure that afternoon tea will never be the same again.

    Image courtesy of The Berkeley

     

    One person’s trash is another person’s ski slope

    Major cities produce mass amounts of rubbish daily, but one city has found a way to turn their rubbish into an innovative and fun design.

    Inside Copenhill waste treatment plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, an unlikely adventure awaits. The futuristic building has an 85-metre-high sloping roof covered in a green material known at neverplast. Despite its green colour, neverplast has been designed to ski on.  That’s right: a green, repurposed ski field, just ten minutes from the city.

    The plant, designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, is just another step forward in the city’s plan to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital. It was designed for the people as something they would be happy to see in their neighbourhood.

    Due to open this spring, the recycled ski field is certainly an exciting experience in an unexpected location.

    Image courtesy of Mashable

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