Posts tagged design
2:39 pm - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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Creative Carbon Scotland offers tools like the Green Arts Portal, an online system available for creative organizations to track their carbon footprint, as well as the Green Arts Initiative, a simple sustainability accreditation system provided to companies, offices, individuals and venues operating within the cultural sector.
The organization also hosts workshops, provides advice, and has a firm commitment to furthering research in the field of arts sustainability. For this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, Creative Carbon Scotland will be monitoring the carbon implications of the festival’s major exhibition Where do I end and you begin.  …  Data will be collected on the logistics of exhibition production, such as the travel and transportation of artworks and people, as well as the materials and energy used in the installation and running of the exhibition. 

More: Creative Carbon Scotland seeks to inspire connections between sustainability and the arts - SciArt in America

Creative Carbon Scotland offers tools like the Green Arts Portal, an online system available for creative organizations to track their carbon footprint, as well as the Green Arts Initiative, a simple sustainability accreditation system provided to companies, offices, individuals and venues operating within the cultural sector.

The organization also hosts workshops, provides advice, and has a firm commitment to furthering research in the field of arts sustainability.

For this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, Creative Carbon Scotland will be monitoring the carbon implications of the festival’s major exhibition Where do I end and you begin.  …  Data will be collected on the logistics of exhibition production, such as the travel and transportation of artworks and people, as well as the materials and energy used in the installation and running of the exhibition. 

More: Creative Carbon Scotland seeks to inspire connections between sustainability and the arts - SciArt in America

2:31 pm
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Bringing a twist to the idea of a bag for life, the RNLI has made a messenger bag out of decommissioned life jackets. The RNLI work tirelessly around the country saving the lives of those who get in trouble at sea, and summer is one of their most busy periods.  
All the life jackets used have been worn by the brave volunteers at the RNLI during real sea rescues. 

More: A Bag for Life » Sea to Sky Lifestyle

Bringing a twist to the idea of a bag for life, the RNLI has made a messenger bag out of decommissioned life jackets. The RNLI work tirelessly around the country saving the lives of those who get in trouble at sea, and summer is one of their most busy periods.  

All the life jackets used have been worn by the brave volunteers at the RNLI during real sea rescues. 

More: A Bag for Life » Sea to Sky Lifestyle

3:51 pm - Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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Cool idea — and of course reminds me of The Uncollection! Love the idea of remixing what you own to replace logos, whether ours or something else!

Logo Removal Service takes discarded gimme shirts bedecked with sponsor logos, and carefully patches over them with new fabric, transforming them into amazing and abstract new one-of-a-kind garments.
They’ll also do custom work, covering over any stains, logos or graphics you want to disguise.
Take a Look // Logo Removal Service :: Never Any Repeats / Transform + Renew
 (via Upcycled t-shirts with patched-over logos - Boing Boing)

Cool idea — and of course reminds me of The Uncollection! Love the idea of remixing what you own to replace logos, whether ours or something else!

Logo Removal Service takes discarded gimme shirts bedecked with sponsor logos, and carefully patches over them with new fabric, transforming them into amazing and abstract new one-of-a-kind garments.

They’ll also do custom work, covering over any stains, logos or graphics you want to disguise.

Take a Look // Logo Removal Service :: Never Any Repeats / Transform + Renew

 (via Upcycled t-shirts with patched-over logos - Boing Boing)

5:42 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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Germany-based designer Sandman recently created this beautiful upcycled studio lamp out of a vinyl record and a camera tripod.
More upcycling projects on their blog.

More: A Clever Upcycled Lamp Made Out of an Old Vinyl Record and a Camera Tripod

Germany-based designer Sandman recently created this beautiful upcycled studio lamp out of a vinyl record and a camera tripod.

More upcycling projects on their blog.

More: A Clever Upcycled Lamp Made Out of an Old Vinyl Record and a Camera Tripod

3:40 pm
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A conceptual design for a London skyscraper by Paris studio Chartier-Corbasson Architectes proposes using waste generated by workers already in the building to help construct new floors as demand grows.

More: Chartier-Corbasson Architectes’ Organic Skyscraper made from rubbish

A conceptual design for a London skyscraper by Paris studio Chartier-Corbasson Architectes proposes using waste generated by workers already in the building to help construct new floors as demand grows.

More: Chartier-Corbasson Architectes’ Organic Skyscraper made from rubbish

12:20 pm
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Waste. What is the value of waste? In Cape Town everything is re-used and re-used and re-used until it falls apart. In Cape Town nothing is waste. Everywhere, from townships to more well–to-do areas, we can find products made of used or re-used materials. …. 
Department of Design is a three weeks event, initiated by the Dutch consulate, with Christine de Baan as program director. What makes this official Dutch participation in Cape Town Design Capital 2014 so special, is that it is not a ‘business as usual’ presentation of design objects. But this initiative rather seeks collaboration with South Africa on topics such as energy, water, health, education and town planning.

Read more here: What is waste worth? - Renny Ramakers

Waste. What is the value of waste? In Cape Town everything is re-used and re-used and re-used until it falls apart. In Cape Town nothing is waste. Everywhere, from townships to more well–to-do areas, we can find products made of used or re-used materials. ….

Department of Design is a three weeks event, initiated by the Dutch consulate, with Christine de Baan as program director. What makes this official Dutch participation in Cape Town Design Capital 2014 so special, is that it is not a ‘business as usual’ presentation of design objects. But this initiative rather seeks collaboration with South Africa on topics such as energy, water, health, education and town planning.

Read more here: What is waste worth? - Renny Ramakers

3:40 pm - Sat, Jul 19, 2014
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Earlier we mentioned the event World Design Capital 2014. Here’s a follow up: 

A spectacular structure, designed by Dutch design studio Droog and made entirely of salvaged materials, pops up in Cape Town this week for the Department of Design, a temporary hub connecting Dutch and South African designers as part of World Design Capital 2014

More: Lookbook: Department of Design | Design Indaba

Earlier we mentioned the event World Design Capital 2014. Here’s a follow up:

A spectacular structure, designed by Dutch design studio Droog and made entirely of salvaged materials, pops up in Cape Town this week for the Department of Design, a temporary hub connecting Dutch and South African designers as part of World Design Capital 2014

More: Lookbook: Department of Design | Design Indaba

12:20 pm
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Skyscrapers don’t build themselves, but the designers at French architecture firm Chartier-Corbosson might have come up with the next best thing: London Organic Skyscraper, if realized, would constantly grow using, as building material, the recycled waste of its residents.

(via Eco-Skyscraper Concept Grows From The Recycled Garbage Of Its Occupants | The Creators Project)

Skyscrapers don’t build themselves, but the designers at French architecture firm Chartier-Corbosson might have come up with the next best thing: London Organic Skyscraper, if realized, would constantly grow using, as building material, the recycled waste of its residents.

(via Eco-Skyscraper Concept Grows From The Recycled Garbage Of Its Occupants | The Creators Project)

3:40 pm - Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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Hank by llot llov is an “adjustable harness” that converts unused little mirrors into decorative wall pieces. More: Hank Harness by llot llov

Hank by llot llov is an “adjustable harness” that converts unused little mirrors into decorative wall pieces. More: Hank Harness by llot llov

12:20 pm
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Do you see the size of this Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing? Sure, there’s a little kid in the photo, but it’s still pretty sturdy in terms of length, width, and depth.
Made from salvaged antique flooring, this swing from Peg and Awl has a vintage look that will fit in any backyard, especially when hung from a large tree branch.
Natural tung oil keeps the seat water resistant and a five-loop fisherman’s knot secures the rope.

More: Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

Do you see the size of this Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing? Sure, there’s a little kid in the photo, but it’s still pretty sturdy in terms of length, width, and depth.

Made from salvaged antique flooring, this swing from Peg and Awl has a vintage look that will fit in any backyard, especially when hung from a large tree branch.

Natural tung oil keeps the seat water resistant and a five-loop fisherman’s knot secures the rope.

More: Reclaimed Wood Tree Swing — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

2:30 pm - Wed, Jul 16, 2014
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Here’s a fun contest that involves reusing electronic components:

Build us something, anything! It can be a working piece of circuitry, or a wonderful piece of art, or both! It should be made out of at least 75% reused parts (though we encourage 100%!).:
Send your photos or videos to sustainability_contest@sparkfun.com.
Submissions will be accepted until Friday August 1st.
The winner will receive $100 in SparkFun credit!

More details: Reused parts contest! - News - SparkFun Electronics

Here’s a fun contest that involves reusing electronic components:

Build us something, anything! It can be a working piece of circuitry, or a wonderful piece of art, or both! It should be made out of at least 75% reused parts (though we encourage 100%!).:

More details: Reused parts contest! - News - SparkFun Electronics

12:20 pm - Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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Dust is a collection of jewellery that allows the wearer to experience themes of transformation and disintegration. In this world everything existing is linked to the process of birth, decay and  disappearance. That is the way of life, the way of nature. Inspired by the tradition of the symbolic Vanitas paintings, the Dust collection is a reminder of the transience of all earthly pursuits and how it can be a motive for design.
 
This ideology led to an exploration of how to break traditions and create new ways in material use. It is a reflection on material worth. A contemplation for the constant transformation of matter.  We always demand that everything should be flawless but in the end, everything is dust or in time becomes dust. Is it possible to make use of materials that have always been considered nothing more than useless dirt?

More here: Dust
Dust is a collection of jewellery that allows the wearer to experience themes of transformation and disintegration. In this world everything existing is linked to the process of birth, decay and  disappearance. That is the way of life, the way of nature. Inspired by the tradition of the symbolic Vanitas paintings, the Dust collection is a reminder of the transience of all earthly pursuits and how it can be a motive for design.
 
This ideology led to an exploration of how to break traditions and create new ways in material use. It is a reflection on material worth. A contemplation for the constant transformation of matter.  We always demand that everything should be flawless but in the end, everything is dust or in time becomes dust. Is it possible to make use of materials that have always been considered nothing more than useless dirt?

More here: Dust

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