Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For those of you on the Process 376 team, we're meeting up tomorrow to show our work. See you there! For the rest of you, we'll be posting photos soon.
Images from Scott Jarvie (via Everyone is an Art Director). Thanks to Alex for the tip.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The pencil pieces are charming, but the ones made of little more than nails, zippers, and mesh really took my breath away. Wow.
There is also a line of pencil jewelry available via her Etsy storefront. Pretty, pretty and on my holiday shopping list.
Images from Jennifer Maestre.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Happy reading, and have a great weekend!
Image from the Mr. Larkin runway show, courtesy of Ecouterre.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It's not leather. It's salmon skin, which is a waste product from the food industry. The shoes are salmon skin, too. Now all they need is a clever marketing term: Loxy Leather, Luxe Lox, Coho-mina? Salmon skin sounds like it could be smelly (or deep fried), but Coho-mina sounds like it wants to be made into shoes.
More details on the full exhibition here: Design for a Living World. It's open through January, if you want to check it out.
Dezeen also has a great summary and more photos.
Images from Dezeen and the Nature Conservancy.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Images from Fernssed on Etxy. Thanks to Re-Nest for the tip.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Images from Adoptabot.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Images from Sergio Silva. Thanks to Green Upgrader for the tip.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The design is aggressive and angular, and it may not be your style, but I love the concept of open source design.
Images from Ronen Kadushin. Thanks to Dezeen for the tip.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I love how the woven fabric details and colors make the materials choices look deliberate and fully considered. This is always a challenge working with recycled materials, and these pieces strike a nice balance, showing their humble origins without being visibly made from "trash."
Images from xx. Thanks to Design Year Book for the tip (via NotCot).
Friday, September 11, 2009
Most people don't consider leather "green," but these bags are a double win, putting eco-friendly products in the market for those who still want leather, and reusing fashions that are well past their freshness date. It's all part of South's approach to being a product designer, and this shines through in her work:
reMade USA was born out of the concern with creating yet another product to add to the gazillions already on this planet. I have a strong belief that if one is to be a product designer, there’s an important responsibility in thinking about what materials might do to the environment and how the people manufacturing them are being affected.If you want to know more, there's a great article on reMade in Fast Company. The bags are destined for Barney's (SF and NY) this fall. Get yours now, before the fashionistas turn them into the next hot thing.
Images from reMade USA. Thanks to Alex for the tip.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
SchubLaden means drawers in German. Berlin-based designer Franziska Wodicka makes modern-looking new furniture from salvaged drawers. I've blogged this look before, but these drawers have a nice patina to them, with lots of old painted pieces and some modern industrial and glass drawers mixed in. More details and photos at the SchubLaden website.
It's worth checking out the Design*Sponge article for behind-the-scenes photos of the designer's studio, with drawers stacked to the ceilings.
Images from schubLaden. Thanks to Design*Sponge for the tip.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Images from xx. Thanks to The Contemporist (via NotCot) for the tip.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Breeze Block (aka Portland artist Jake Rankin) makes these out of used spray cans. You can get one in your favorite color, even green. Alex loves them. You will, too. Enjoy!Images from Breeze Block. Thanks to Green Upgrader (via Alex) for the tip.