Category: Product

Designosaur Christmas Tree


Hello readers, Happy Christmas! I thought you might like to see my Christmas tree.

The tree itselft I bought from Kristi Tamming through her Etsy shop. It’s made of reclaimed corrugated cardboard and is 1.4m high. The paper chain I made from some paper I had in the house and I bought some

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SWEEEP Kuusakoski – What Happens to our Recycled Electronics?


We are getting used to the idea of recycling our newspapers, aluminium cans and plastic bottles now in the UK. In 2011/12, we recycled 43% of our household waste. Although this is more than ever before, the rate is levelling off. Perhaps we’ve done the easy bit and now we need to start recycling more of

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Kebony, Accoya, Thermowood and Engineered Alternatives to Tropical Hardwoods


I’ve recently been doing a project that’s needed a hard, durable and dimensionally stable wood. Traditionally, tropical hardwoods have been used for projects like these, but is there not an alternative that doesn’t destroy the rainforests?

Hacking down forests and not replacing them causes the extinction of species (tropical rainforests are home to half of all species),

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Designersblock 2012 Highlights

GLO recycled milk bottle top LED light

There were a few products and materials that stuck in my mind after a quick jaunt around this year’s Designersblock:

Kate Sibley‘s paper jewellery was inspiring, both in terms of embracing fickle fashion in a sustainable way and the choice of material.

Recycled gold findings (hooks) can be swapped between

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RCA Show 2012: VeloPresso, a Human-Powered Coffee Shop


VeloPresso is a “pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near-silent ultra-low-carbon human-powered operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.”

Velopresso. Image © Ivan Coleman, source: www.velopresso.cc

Image © Ivan

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RCA Show 2012 – Three Interesting Projects from Innovation Design Engineering

Esource by Hal Watts

Yesterday I had a quick peek at some of this year’s RCA show, in particular at Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) where there was a great mix of projects. Here are three that caught my eye:

Esource by Hal Watts
Esource is an electrical cable recycling system designed for cottage industry recyclers

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Clerkenwell Design Week, 22-24 May 2012

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Clerkenwell is one of London and the UK’s creative hotspots and next week it will be hosting its annual festival to celebrate and explore design’s ‘creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements’.

Clerkenwell Design Week‘s packed 3-day programme of workshops, presentations, debates and exhibitions

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Milk Fibre Fashion

Milk Fibre Fashion

I am continuing my quest to investigate sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. Recently I wrote about Bamboo Fabric… this week it’s all about milk. Yes, milk. Which can be transformed into a biodegradable, renewable, synthetic fibre with anti-bacterial properties.

Turning milk into a sustainable

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Entrevista con Natalia Hojman, Fundadora de la Empresa de Diseño Sostenible, Kuku / Interview with Natalia Hojman, Founder of Sustainable Design Business, Kuku


Pequena Tienda Kuku / Little Kuku Shop

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¿Podrías contarme un poco sobre Kuku y lo que tu marca representa?
‘Kuku’ es una palabra Quechua que significa ‘fantasma’ o ‘Forma para asustar a los niños’. En Aymara, significa ‘Fruta Verde’.

Kuku es una empresa en constante maduración que

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Bright Ideas… Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Bright Ideas Lightbulbs

In 2007 when the British Government announced that incandescent light bulbs were to be phased out by 2011, the compact fluorescent and LED alternatives were not really up to scratch. Fortunately both the technology and the design have advanced so investing in an energy saving bulb no longer means putting up with ugly, bulky bulbs, slow

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