After studying both literature and landscape architecture I worked for over thirty years in the field of PR & communication. Because of my background I worked particularly on environmental issues such as waste reduction but also for the wood industry. As a PR consultant for the American Hardwood Export Council I had the unique opportunity to combine my interest for design with the promotion of a very sustainable material. I was able to write up lots of case studies on architectural projects across Europe, meet some leading architects and designers as well as organising a student design competition. Today I have the good fortune through this blog, to write about some fascinating design projects which draw from the constant technical innovations in steel and metal structures.