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Slow Food…much more than a style of cooking

The global shift began with not merely a process of tenderising meat; Slow Food has conceived the worldwide movement towards slow.  The movement has gained such a following and exposure that most have knowledge of, or at least heard of, Slow Food. Inspiring slow practices in many disciplines, the Slow Food Movement was born out … Continue reading

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Milli Jack and the dancing cat

                    There are many great knowledgeable and informative books about sustainability, design and such, but there are  not many books which captures the stories, the life and practice of sustainable living / design.  Most of those that I had happened to come across were written for … Continue reading

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A Step in the right Direction

In this world there are many ways to travel, and many things to see. Here at ABitSlow we pride ourselves on doing things slow, not necessarily slowly, but slow. For christmas this year I gave my mother the gift of a weekend in Melbourne, two days to cover one of the most interesting cities in … Continue reading

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Creating our future environment

Welcome to the Live section of abitslow. This section is all about how slow design affects or can affect our built environment, essentially the places in which we live, be they during work, recreation or where we call home. There are two branches which we will be exploring in this section pertaining to the exterior … Continue reading

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Product Design gone Slow

How is it that industrial/product design can be slow? For starters it’s about slowing down the processes of industry and slowing down the consumption of fast and cheap products. The time has come to eliminate built in obsolescence and return to products which are made to last, to be treasured and to make us the consumer … Continue reading

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Slow Fashion 101

What is Slow Fashion?  It is many things and can be interpreted and practiced in many ways.  Based on the principles of the Slow Food Movement it is similarly an alternative to the fast, mass-produced, consumed and disposed.  We see it as the sustainable future of the fashion industry. Whilst the industry and us as … Continue reading

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Slow Magazine

So recently we came across a really cool mag that promotes the slow design mentality. The magazine titled “Slow” has a beautiful tag line “For those who think life’s too fast” “Slow is a quarterly, low-gear lifestyle and culture magazine. It covers the arts, style, slow food, wine, slow travel and anything else under the … Continue reading

Slow Design Down Under

Welcome to a bit slow! We are a bunch of interdisciplinary designers located in the land of oz (down under) deciding to stimulate debate around the concept of ‘slow design’. What is slow design? Well its a movement that started in the kitchen- have you heard of slow food? well now thats basically taking over … Continue reading

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