When I first saw this design product, I thought it looked kinda boring. Like a depressing portable classroom you were stuck in at school at lunchtime to learn first aid. But then engineer and designer, Ian Lowrey, explained it to me and my eyes were opened. Lift Link is a new Australian design concept created as [...]
Marcos Proença was born in Sorocaba but moved to São Paulo in 2001. Over 20 years, he has become one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the luxury market in Brazil and also a pioneer for creating the first eco-friendly salon in the country, launched November 2009. His place offers an unique experience combining [...]
That’s one good looking piece of trash! This origami inspired disposable trash can is Yekaterina Shevchenko’s answer to waste disposal in the city. Each colorful design is beautifully decorated and completely recyclable. Who knew taking out the trash could be a personal fashion statement?
One of my best buddies serves on the board of directors for this Earth-loving Philadelphia start-up. Since its inception in 2010, the company has not only created 14 jobs and gotten at least 3 people off welfare, but, in each day of its existence, has taken another unprecedented step into our burgeoning new world of [...]
Inspired by skate and surf culture, TIMBER creates eyewear and accessories from skateboard ply. Their Surf Glasses are crafted from eco-friendly wood and bamboo, and inspired by early boards. While their line of recycled belt buckles takes weathered skate decks and repurposes them into a cool statement of form and function. Select eyewear and accessories are available now in the Lost At E Minor online store.
There’s a lot of green gear out there waiting for eco warriors to take them in, but a lot of it can get pretty apeish. Besides my trusty Freitag and a tarpaulin tote I carry for a laugh, I have one of these badass English Retreads shoulder slings. These are made from upcycled inner tubes of truck and bike tires, come with gorgeous metal rivets, and are tough as hell. Rather than kill an ungulate to make a bag, it’s like they’ve killed (okay, scavenged) a monster truck instead. Which feels great.
Wall stickers are the new wallpaper. From its humble beginnings as a market stall in Brick Lane, to its current location in Soho, Hu2 Design makes very cool art. Now you can get a piece of Hu2 Design in your living room via their fun wall stickers. Their illustrations include eco-friendly reminders to turn off [...]