It is so great to see how reading a WordPress Newsletter about how to customize a template can make you discovery interesting projects.. Glad I followed that link!
Yesterday I had a nice email exchange with Lucia Bruni, designer from Lucirmas, a design studio based in Barcelona whose creations I find extremely appealing. Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. They make original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create [...]
Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated [...]
When a while ago I searched for sustainable art the result was a wide array of upcycling projects which to me were yes artistic but not that sustainable. Today I am talking about Mosstika, Elina Tokodi and József Vályi-Tóth, a NYC based collective, whose mission is " to collide the worlds of art and nature, creating havens [...]
I was tempted to merge FEIT and Oliberté in one single post, but althought there are similarities (handmade premium quality shoes) the business model which these two companies are using is very different. FEIT is a niche product, Oliberté is a mass market one. FEIT appeals to uniqueness, Oliberté to social responsibility. Oliberté has been [...]
Put Yourself in Their Shoes is a series of ‘social posters’ by Irish graphic designer Christopher Scott. Inspired by the works of Stefan Sagmeister, Christopher blends elements of nature, man-made objects and certain props to deliver a strong typographical statement. Sometimes thought-provoking and sometimes shocking, these posters aim to stir-up the audience and bring them face-to-face with [...]
In my perennial search for sustainable materials and sustainability related project, I found the projects created by Ariane Prin and Studio Swine very interesting. "From Here for Here" by Ariane Prin Born in Reims (France) in 1983, the work of Ariane Prin covers a number of disciplines: product design, graphic design and art installations. It [...]
I stumbled upon one of latest nendo designs while reading Wallpaper - featuring the "bell-orgel" collection, wooden music boxes for Isetan which I found very interesting. The ‘bell-orgel collection’ project was launched with the cooperation of composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's moretrees initiative, which promotes the protection of forests as absorbers of CO2. The music box, which was then decorated [...]
Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, [...]
I stumbled upon this interesting and useful project, Cradle to Cradle, discovering that it is not a brand new project but it dates back 2006, when this video was first released. Developed by American architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle envisions an economy based on closed-loop cycles of materials. Imagine an [...]
Six innovative and sustainable designs sighted at Paris' renowned interiors expo by Isabelle Doal in Design on 14 September 2011 Following up to part one of our 2011 Maison & Objet coverage, which focused on the transitional modes of design that cater to indoor and outdoor use, part two aims to [...]
Wadaly is a young firm devoted to contemporary form and innovative design. Our focus is as much on quality of design as it is on method and process. All of the materials used are non-toxic, fully sustainable, and domestically produced. Each Wadaly piece is handcrafted to order in Brooklyn, NY. via wadaly.