In the recent years, our team has been working to identify key aspects of anisotropy on porous media. More than just characterising their anisotropic properties, were interested in generating cellular media with completely designed anisotropic properties. The results of these studies have partly been published and more are to come. In this presentation, well present an overview of this work and it ultimately ties to acoustics. We will introduce the key findings,discussed specific results that can be achieved and provide context and details related to the strategy developed to address the tasks.