Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book featuring 100 Eco Ideas, green tips and suggestions solicited from the public and illustrated Guillaume Kashima. (Idea No. 80: Bind cork stoppers with a band as heat insulation coasters for kitchens.) The rest of the book features 100 eco-designs that range from products to packaging. While some are green in their use (or reuse) of materials and their innovative processes, some simply remind you to be conscious of the environment with their quirky, sometimes strange perspectives. We take a closer look at 11 designs featured in Love Earth.
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"Waste not, want not" is a motto we can live by that informs Artecnica's acclaimed tranSglass line. Designed by Emma Woffenden and handcrafted by Guatemalan artisans, the tranSglass collection is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA. Note that product color is selected at random.
You won't find any bleach, dyes, or pesticides in Bambu's sturdy sporks made from certified organic bamboo. Intended to be an alternative to single-use plastic utensils, the ultra-thin material will biodegrade in 4–6 months if placed in a compost pile.
A set of four glasses in various colors, each one is slightly different as it is made of recycled post-consumer wine bottles. Designed by Emma Woffenden and handcrafted by Guatemalan artisans, Artecnica's popular tranSglass line is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA. Note that product color is selected at random.
Hand-cut by Guatemalan craftsmen from recycled post-consumer wine bottles, this carafe includes a matching lid that doubles as a tumbler. Artecnica's tranSglass line is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA. Your carafe may be clear, brown, or green.
- For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense.
- Modern design extends beyond glass walls.
Better suited to storing sugar than supporting Apollo missions, these ceramic containers’ lines were nevertheless inspired by space capsules. Armstrong and Aldrin would definitely approve.
- At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs.