GO is a minimalist design created by Hong Kong-based retailers Goodss Passion. The idea behind this concept was to make recycling a fun and convenient routine, rather than boring and bothersome. These recycling bins provide clarity for where each recyclable needs to go. Continue Reading →
A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.
Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard. Continue Reading →
Gothenburg, Sweden-based design studio, Design Stories, set out to create a collection made of industrial waste material produced by local companies. Working in collaboration with a group of producers and artisans called Returhuset, Merry-Go-Round was born. The pieces are made from materials that would normally be thrown away as trash and the results are a charming collection of lamps and tables with an interesting story to tell. Continue Reading →
Based in Valencia, Spain, designer Clara del Portillo is well versed in graphic, industrial, and interior design, and her diverse portfolio reflects that. Her simple ‘Opot’ wall planter design is quite an eyecatcher. The design holds a plant on an indoor or outdoor wall, giving new and easy ways to decorate that bare space or fence you have in the backyard. Continue Reading →
Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You based in Los Angeles have developed ‘Giradora‘, a human-powered washer and spin dryer which has been designed to increase the efficiency and experience of washing clothes in areas which do not have access to running water. The project evolved while the two were students at The Art Center College of Design where they were challenged by a South American NGO to create a product as part of their ‘Safe Agua Peru’ – a project that alleviates water poverty in the slums of Lima, Peru. Continue Reading →
There are some really innovative ways out there of incorporating good design and getting the right message across. Sometimes, it’s just about putting your own touch on your work.
I just stumbled upon this eco-friendly alternative for your business cards. These so called ‘mini cards’ even allow customers to print a different photo on every card.
The printing company’s stock is made from 100% post-consumer waste — they send you are basic kit that helps you to recreate your own cards from business cards you collected over the years from other people. They are FSC certified, completely recyclable, biodegradable, and accordingly wind energy is used for manufacturing.
“In short, it’s as green as we can get it, without picking it straight off the tree.” Continue Reading →