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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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Recycle – A ‘Soap’ Story…..

Posted in graphic design, product design with tags , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by anonimiss

Soso Designers from France designed these packaging concepts for Designboom’s Reinvent competition and incidentally won the first place in the packaging category. Cleaning products generate lot of wastes. In this concept, MR CLEAN becomes a company which actively takes care of environment. The designers enhanced the shape of classical liquid multipurpose cleaner, spray multipurpose cleaner, and dish washing detergent bottles, in order to invite consumers to keep and fill them at home. After the bottle purchase, the client will only buy concentrate refill pack to dilute it with water, and throw it after use in the recycle bin. These thin refill refer to the formal shape of cleanings products, instead of real bottles clients will buy images as a memory of them. I liked this concept because it offers a message to recycle while not compromising on the punch required to attract customers. Plus, while the idea of refills is not new, the idea of shaping the refills in the exact form of the original packaging is, and that ads that extra charm.

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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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Want to Sit on Your Sunday Paper?

Posted in furniture design, green with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2008 by anonimiss

Back from my traveling, I found this simple idea of a newspaper furniture line as refreshing as my travels. Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell’s Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools. The pieces, inspired by bundles of newspapers left outside of shops on a Saturday night, explore the “compressed life cycle” of the material. The designer says, “[they] have a cultural and economic value, and that the same product has a different set of values by Monday morning, in that the news is old news and their value is for pulp. I wondered that if by simply repackaging, the material life cycle could be extended.”

via InHabitat

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Rag Chair

Posted in furniture design, green, interior design with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2008 by anonimiss

I’d recently posted the ‘Recycled Blanket Rug‘ by Tejo Remy. The designer has designed another wonderful product- this time a chair- in the same spirit. The Rag Chair is about reusing materials in a new way and involving the user of this product to create something unique. Tejo makes use of rags that people normally throw away, to design an original and interesting looking chair. While each chair would be different, even unique owing to the rags used, the rags along with a steel strip structure make the chair quite comfortable. I just love them!

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Old Blankets + Recycle = Beautiful Rug

Posted in green, interior design, product design with tags , , , , on September 18, 2008 by anonimiss

This recycled blanket rug by Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen uses strips of old blankets in a new way. Turned on edge, the blanket strips give the rug cush and a luxurious thickness. I love the beautiful blend of colors that would suit almost all spaces and the amoebic shape.

via Inhabitat

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When Leaves Light-up Your Street…..

Posted in design, green, product design with tags , , , , , on September 18, 2008 by anonimiss

The ‘Invisible Streetlight’ designed by Jongoh Lee are another example of the intricate bond between design and technology. The leaves play a role in making the invisible streetlight ‘invisible’ without damaging nature. During daytme, the leaves are almost invisible, mingling with the leaves on the tree, while at night time the leaves come to life with the help of a luminance sensor.

The leaves emits light at nighttime by saving energy from sunlight during the day. The most innovative element of Invisible Streetlight is that it does not require a support because the flexible body in the shape of tree branch is directly installed to the trees lining a street. Installation is simple in parks and outskirts of urban centers, and the Invisible Streetlight does not spoil scenic beauty of the surrounding areas. But yes, you need tree-lined streets for this amazing concept to work well.

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