Archive for eco-friendly

Stitch-Up Your Chair

Posted in design, furniture design, product design, sustainable design with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by anonimiss

Liked this concept for ‘stitch your own furniture’ by designer Oscar Nunez. Apart from being a low-cost option, this could also be developed into an eco-friendly product. A really potent idea…..

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A Green Print for a Green Thumb

Posted in design, graphic design, green with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2008 by anonimiss

Korean designer ji yoon Yang designed these cards with a message for the green earth competition held by designboom. The designer sas – Environment movement such as the action to combat desertification is often pictured as difficult and huge thing to do, but actually the start is derived from the small practices of people. This fact is going to be expressed symbolically through this greenish fingerprint.

The action of stamping the greenish fingerprint on the card has two meanings. First, it is the promise of real action toward the phrase on the card (eco-friendly behavior) ※ Examples of eco-friendly behaviors I[ ] will use mugs rather than paper cups. I[ ] will take public transportation if possible. I[ ] will use reusable bag when I go grocery shopping. I[ ] will stop using disposable chopsticks. *blank will be filled with person’s name. Second, the image of the tree which is completed by stamping the fingerprint represents that the promise and the execution of the phrase can save the tree (the nature). The completed pop-up card will play a role as reminding eco-friendly behavior in people’s daily lives as well as a design piece with decorative purpose. The concept won the first prize in the competetion. Need I say more??

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Recycling A Pot of Honey – How Sweet is That??

Posted in graphic design, green, product design with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2008 by anonimiss

I love the packaging designed by The Partners for Stanley Honey that promotes the re-use of the clay plant pot to encourage more honey making in the future! It is eco-friendly without compromising on  the graphic aesthetic and is not just about selling the product, but an attempt to make it sustainable.

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A Recyclable Umbrella??

Posted in green, product design with tags , , , on September 25, 2008 by anonimiss

Another quirky but interesting design – this time an environment friendly umbrella ‘Eco-Brolly’ designed by Shiu Yuk Yuen to encourage the society to take part in recycling. It has a pocket size, lightweight frame designed to utilize anything that is lying around, it can reuse and adapt objects such as newspapers, cards and plastic bags and turn them into an umbrella. Though suitable for short distance travel, it can also be used for longer distance journeys by stabilizing at the ends. It can be quite handy as its compact if one has to deal with unpredictable weather. I Like!

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A Sustainable Plastic Chair

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2008 by anonimiss

The ‘i b pop chair’ designed by Blue Marmalade is a really sleek, contemporary piece, with a unique form developed from a single sheet of plastic. i b pop could be used as a dining or occasional chair and could also bring easy style to any outdoor space. The color options with a different outside and inside color are nice too. Plus, its eco credentials include the fact that its single material construction means it is easy to recycle, and the color options with black are made from 90% recycled plastic. I’m already a fan of other products from the company, so this one’s just added an extra feather to its cap.

‘Green’ Plastic??

Posted in interior design, product design with tags , , on August 11, 2008 by anonimiss

Found two interesting, minimalist and eco-friendly products at Blue Marmalade.

First is Polyrap, a colorful waste paper bin with an origami inspired design that comes in a wide selection of colors to suit any interior. The bin is cleverly designed with a single sheet of plastic and avoids the need of a bin liner –  it can quickly be unfold, wiped clean and refolded.

Next is the ‘remember me’ key hook, which is a colorful, fun  way to hang your keys and they make great gifts because they are so easy to post. The  ‘remember me’ attaches firmly to the wall and can be removed cleanly without any damage.

Both products are made using efficient low energy, cause low waste production, and use a single material that is fully recyclable. Innovative, contemporary, minimal…..I like!