Posts tagged "sustainability"
Products from left over material

Products from left over material

As an outcome from a workshop with the Swedish producer Swedese, the design group Front will show a couple of new pieces at the coming Stockholm Design Week. The workshop was swiveling around the excess of materials from the production at the factory. The mirror and the tables are made from the seating curve cut-offs...
CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE, manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles has presented its first model, KALK. An all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle designed for exploration and discovery. An evolution of light electric motorcycles previously customized by small builders, the KALK is engineered from scratch to give riders unprecedented reliability and durability, industry-leading performance and exceptional safety. With a...
The dark side of fashion: The True Cost will change how you shop

The dark side of fashion: The True Cost will change how you shop

Since the Industrial Revolution over 150 years ago, the price of clothing has slowly but steadily been falling. When mass production began to move to overseas countries with minimal regulation, the prices dropped even further. Today clothing is as cheap as it’s ever been, and consumers can find dresses, although not of high quality, that...
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...
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,...
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...
Andante

Andante

“Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time. Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that...
H&M to launch global clothes collecting initiative

H&M to launch global clothes collecting initiative

H&M is the first fashion company in the world to launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. From February 2013, customers will be able to hand in used garments in H&M stores in all 48 markets. Our sustainability efforts are rooted in a dedication to social and environmental responsibility. We want to do good for the...
Make Design Matter - a little red book about meaningful design

Make Design Matter – a little red book about meaningful design

Make Design Matter – new book by David Carlson, founder of David Report. Make Design Matter is a little Red Book that presents a pocket size guide to meaningful design. Seven stepping-stones that help you cross the stream of change, and get you to the other side, firm and dry. The guide is an important...