sustainability
David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson, editor-in-chief of David Report, will be involved in the upcoming Singapore Design Week, taking place March 10–16. Together with Tim Power and Claudio Colucci David will present at the Furniture Design Forum arranged by SingaPlural. The forum aims to encourage a cultural exchange of ideas, inspiration and instill a spirit of entrepreneurship among designers in Asia...
Real-time food sharing habits

Real-time food sharing habits

At any given moment there are over 6 million mentions of bacon on Instagram. Compare that to mentions of healthier foods and the imbalance is depressingly dismal. So Tiny Rebellion created the Food Porn Index, the first head to head tracker of society’s real-time food porn sharing habits. Behind a phrenetic dashboard that tallies hashtagged mentions...
Stockholm Design Week 2014: LAST - purchase an object directly from its maker

Stockholm Design Week 2014: LAST – purchase an object directly from its maker

LAST, a collaboration between Åsa Jungnelius, Gustaf Nordenskiöld and Fredrik Paulsen, is a pop-up experience, a shop that can appear anywhere, be it an interior design shop, a gallery, online, or outdoors. Next week during Stockholm Design Week you can experience LAST at Upplandsgatan 9. The concept behind LAST is simple: purchase an object directly from its...
A Better Backpack

A Better Backpack

A Better Backpack, a coming Kickstarter project by Daniel Eckler, designed by Mijlo. It’s a timeless, minimal+functional backpack that lasts more than a lifetime. In an era defined by disposability, Daniel is proposing a bag that’s built with tough, time-tested materials, and stitched together with precision. A Better Backpack has a simple and clean appearance with neutral, muted colors, resulting...
The € 1 bracelet by Jenny Nordberg

The € 1 bracelet by Jenny Nordberg

Swedish designer Jenny Nordberg (former Apokalys Labotek) was commissioned to develop an accessory for the traveling exhibition Shop Show, about the relationship between consumption and production and that somebody always pays the price. Jenny looked at the abundance of accessories that can be found everywhere. Inexpensive flair with short life. Plastic, metal and glitter. Nearly...
Bike vs Cars: We Are Many - Kickstarter project by Fredrik Gertten

Bike vs Cars: We Are Many – Kickstarter project by Fredrik Gertten

Bikes vs Cars – We Are Many is not only a film, it’s a bigger global movement. This feature-length documentary by Swedish director Fredrik Gertten (nown for his documentary film Bananas!)  is a work-in-progress aiming for 2014 release.  Fredrik Gerten would like it to be used an engine for all of us that think change is...
Phonebloks - made to upgrade and repair

Phonebloks – made to upgrade and repair

Phonebloks is an interesting crowdfunding project created by Dave Hakkens. If you think we are throwing away technology that are still working, and that personalisation is important – maybe this is something for you to support. Phonebloks already has just below a million supporters. The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels...
New trend report - Nature’s Living Wisdom

New trend report – Nature’s Living Wisdom

One of the world’s top trend forecasters, Kristina Dryza, explores nature’s living wisdom in this new issue of The David Report. Kristina asserts that rhythm is the keynote of nature and is fundamental to wellbeing. Not just a sign of life – rhythm is life. She writes that we often forget our body is part...
Product ID - Everything has a story

Product ID – Everything has a story

Product ID is a product labeling initiative started by the Finnish design collective, Musta Design. The concept… to add value to the things we buy, own and use through storytelling and creating emotional connections. With a simple sticker we can label our objects to create a “family tree” or genealogy for ourselves and the future...
Precious trash

Precious trash

Swedish designer Johanna Törnqvist is making garments out of recycled textile and plastic material. She is combining craft and fashion into her meticulously handmade and unique necklaces and clothes. She´s refining recycled material, pleated and stitched together with the same precision as haute couture, to make a statement about our daily consumption. In her work...