sustainability
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...
One, Two, Tree! design exhibition at Artipelag

One, Two, Tree! design exhibition at Artipelag

One,Two Tree! is a design exhibition taking place at Artipelag, beautifully situated in the Stockholm archipelago. Swedish designers have traditionally been inspired by nature and used wood as an important material in their work. The popularity of wood has been up and down over time – culminating in the hysterical 1970s pine mania, when most...
Rethink: The Way You Live by Amanda Talbot

Rethink: The Way You Live by Amanda Talbot

Amanda Talbot’s book Rethink: The Way You Live, is a luscious, hardcover book aimed at challenging and inspiring us to reconsider the way we design our homes. Rethink: the Way You Live (Murdoch Books), is a new study of how our homes are changing in this post-recessional world. Talbot’s inspirational book is a determinately non-preachy...
Boro - The Fabric of Life highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

Boro – The Fabric of Life highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

Every summer Domaine de Boisbuchet  shows a new and interesting exhibition related to design and architecture. The exhibition this year is called Boro – The Fabric of Life” and highlights traditional Japanese patchwork textiles. The Boro textiles represent a lot of the essential principles of traditional Japanese ethics and aesthetics. The exhibition presents approximately 50 blankets, bags,...
The 10-Year Hoodie

The 10-Year Hoodie

Today I  listened to “The Entrepreneurs” – a weekly radio show on Monocle.com on that focuses on people who run their own business or aim to. The topic was business who sell products that are meant to be re-used, mended and kept for life. One of the interviews was w. Jake Bronstein from the American...
Baker Cookstove - an energy efficient cookstove for the developing world

Baker Cookstove – an energy efficient cookstove for the developing world

The majority of women in the developing world prepare food on a technology called a three-stone fire. It is basically three rocks that support a pot with an open fire in the middle. This cooking method is very inefficient and leads to many environmental and health problems. Another bad side effect is that children are...
Energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy

Energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy

Belatchew Architects presents a visionary idea called STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of their  business called Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy. What was originally meant to be 40 storeys became only...
A new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space

A new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space

The urban think tank, community center and public gathering space BMW Guggenheim Lab has just launched Public/Private a new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space. Go ahead and try – it only takes 60 seconds to share where you find privacy – then you can see how your city compares with the...
I'mperfect - appreciation of imperfection in our lives

I’mperfect – appreciation of imperfection in our lives

I’MPERFECT is a community initiative initiated by Hong Kong based CoLAB  and powered by 3X to promote appreciation of imperfection in our lives for a greener and more harmonious world. 3X is an alliance of design entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Copenhagen. The idea came up when CoLAB was invited by a local ceramic...