Posts tagged "sustainable design"
German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

We are happy to report that the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson, editor in chief of David Report, now is available in a German edition as well. The title is Design oder nicht Sein with sub title Das kleine rote Buch des guten Designs and it is published by Midas Verlag AG in...
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...
Graphic print and villa concept by TAF

Graphic print and villa concept by TAF

Paper Collective brings together graphic designers, agencies, artists and illustrators to create inspirational and iconic graphic prints while promoting great causes and charities. For every poster they sell, the donatation is at least 15%. In the collaboration between design and architectural office TAF and Paper Collective the donation will benefit the organisation ASF International (Architecture Sans...
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...
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...
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...
A Sense of Space by Asplund

A Sense of Space by Asplund

Swedish design store and producer Asplund is launching a new collection called Sense of Space. The collection emphasises the proportions of the furniture and their relationship to the spaces they occupy. Among the new products are shelving system PROUST, storage drawer FILE, ME mirror, candlestick SWOON, plus new carpets and products in the series KILT, TATI, FRAME, FUNKIS...
Make Design Matter: Be open minded

Make Design Matter: Be open minded

This is the second in a series of excerpts from the book Make Design Matter by the David Report founder and editor-in-chief David Carlson. The book is a pocket size guide to meaningful design and has just been released via BIS publishers. It is available at well-stocked bookstores (links below). Be open minded Great Ormond Street Hospital is a global...