Cheese Paper

If you treat your cheese well it will last longer in the fridge. In Italy, where I live, this is how you get your cheese, but I imagine that is not the case everywhere. It’s a nicer presentation and more sustainable way of storing the lovely cheese. See more at Formaticum

If you treat your cheese well it will last longer in the fridge. In Italy, where I live, this is how you get your cheese, but I imagine that is not the case everywhere. It’s a nicer presentation and more sustainable way of storing the lovely cheese. See more at Formaticum

Banana World

    Banana – it’s one of the best packages we have – straight from nature. Many designers have taken inspiration from the bananas. You would think a banana is just a banana, but Chiquita has managed very well in their branding work, to stand out from other banana distributors. Just look at these small labels…

 

 

Banana – it’s one of the best packages we have – straight from nature. Many designers have taken inspiration from the bananas. You would think a banana is just a banana, but Chiquita has managed very well in their branding work, to stand out from other banana distributors. Just look at these small labels they have developed, they are just amazing. I was craving for a banana after having seen these! Read more about their work on The Dieline. Also enjoy Chiquitas web site

Milk Bottle Lamp

Milk bottle lamp from lovely Droog design agency.

Milk bottle lamp from lovely Droog design agency.

Earth Water

Earth Water gives 100% of the net profits to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide clean drinking water to millions of refugees around the world. You can purchase it from Colette  

Earth Water gives 100% of the net profits to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide clean drinking water to millions of refugees around the world. You can purchase it from Colette  

Purelosophy

  Harmonious design. 100% natural Swiss Antioxidant drinks packed in light, slim recyclable cardboard (12.8 g). From Purelosophy. You can purchase them from Colette

 

Harmonious design. 100% natural Swiss Antioxidant drinks packed in light, slim recyclable cardboard (12.8 g). From Purelosophy. You can purchase them from Colette

Moulded Fiber Jug

A moulded fiber milk jug from Ecologic. It’s made from 100% molded pulp with an inner plastic pouch that is making its commercial debut in the milk aisle. More info on Greener Package.

A moulded fiber milk jug from Ecologic. It’s made from 100% molded pulp with an inner plastic pouch that is making its commercial debut in the milk aisle. More info on Greener Package.

Wine Label Origami

  Creative wine labels – wine bottles and origami – made by design students from Ècole de Design UQAM. They weere given 1 single sheet of paper, and should from that design a wine label. Printing was not allowed and they were exploring the potential of the paper. Since this was an discovery project, practical stuff such as…

 

Creative wine labels – wine bottles and origami – made by design students from Ècole de Design UQAM. They weere given 1 single sheet of paper, and should from that design a wine label. Printing was not allowed and they were exploring the potential of the paper. Since this was an discovery project, practical stuff such as transportation, handling etc should not be taken into consideration. Purely creative and innovative work which triggers inspiration and new ideas. It truly does!

Stereotype Packaging

  Amusing concept from Daizi Zheng. “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unhealthy diet is amongst one of the leading causes of the major non-communicable diseases. Can design encourage people to rethink their relationship with healthy food to gain a balanced diet? The series of food packaging were created from the observations on personal…

 

Amusing concept from Daizi Zheng. “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unhealthy diet is amongst one of the leading causes of the major non-communicable diseases. Can design encourage people to rethink their relationship with healthy food to gain a balanced diet? The series of food packaging were created from the observations on personal behaviors. Using the recognizable stereotyping packaging would make people feel more physically and physiologically connected with those daily objects. By giving the good food a little make over, it could contribute the availability of healthy food and encourages people to make a change for their everyday life.” Via The Dieline

Baggu Bags

    Baggu Bag. A whole bunch of simple and good-looking bags here. The first one is a re-usable bag which has the same design as a standard plastic bag, but holds the content of 2-3 grocery bags. You also have the net bag for veggies, which keeps your green stuff fresh. Last the duck bag…

 

 

Baggu Bag. A whole bunch of simple and good-looking bags here. The first one is a re-usable bag which has the same design as a standard plastic bag, but holds the content of 2-3 grocery bags. You also have the net bag for veggies, which keeps your green stuff fresh. Last the duck bag which is suitable for all kinds of usage; books, groceries, laptop – an allround bag made of 100& recycled cotton canvas.

Sixpack

  From dutch design firm Ooms. A robust carrier rack made of steel. It can hold up to 6 beer, soft drink, or water bottles.

 

From dutch design firm Ooms. A robust carrier rack made of steel. It can hold up to 6 beer, soft drink, or water bottles.

Sustainable Graphic Design

Even the graphic design plays an important role of responsible products. This is a book about Sustainable Graphic Design, which helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. You can order the book here.

Even the graphic design plays an important role of responsible products. This is a book about Sustainable Graphic Design, which helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. You can order the book here.

Feito a Mao

Dried fruit boxes from Feito a Mao. You can buy it via Colette. Through a perforation you split the box in two, and you will find two different types of dried fruit, sweet+salted.


Dried fruit boxes from Feito a Mao. You can buy it via Colette. Through a perforation you split the box in two, and you will find two different types of dried fruit, sweet+salted.

Water-shaped Bottles

          The water-shaped bottle by Xiaoli Wen. He has created a series of porcelain bottles shaped by a waterfall. He made silicone rubber moulds of discarded plastic and glass bottles, the moulds were filled with plaster and cured while hanging under flowing water. A small number of bottles were selected which people casually…

 

 

 

 

 

The water-shaped bottle by Xiaoli Wen. He has created a series of porcelain bottles shaped by a waterfall. He made silicone rubber moulds of discarded plastic and glass bottles, the moulds were filled with plaster and cured while hanging under flowing water. A small number of bottles were selected which people casually discarded into rivers – bottles of mineral water, Coca-Cola, beer, whisky and gin

Here are words from the designer: “Water does not have its own shape. It is shaped by its container. Now water wants to change the container’s shape therefore to decide its shape by itself. It is a philosophical thinking about active or passive, change or be changed.” Via Dezeen and MarteLouise.

The GreenCup Mug

Two young Swedish guys – Gustav Nisser Henrik Lindholm –  have created this idea and just got ranked on Shortcut’s annual entrepreneur list “Uppstickarna” – for inspirational people below 36. The GreenCup is the alternative to disposable cups; a reusable mug that gets you discounts while at the same time reducing energy usage, wasted resources and litterin. Here is…

Two young Swedish guys – Gustav Nisser Henrik Lindholm   have created this idea and just got ranked on Shortcut’s annual entrepreneur list “Uppstickarna” – for inspirational people below 36. The GreenCup is the alternative to disposable cups; a reusable mug that gets you discounts while at the same time reducing energy usage, wasted resources and litterin. Here is the idea concluded in 3 points;

1. GreenCup creates a network of cafés that all offer the GreenCup mug for sale at a price substantially below market value, as well as a discount when people use their GreenCup mug to buy coffee.

2. To finance this, a section of the GreenCup mugs are offered to environmentally minded companies to market their brand.

3. The consumer, the coffee drinker, well – people like you and me; we then get our hands on these mugs, keep enjoying our coffee at a reduced price and get to help save the environment at almost no effort!

Waste transformed into Art

Stuart Haygarth has collected waste that is being washed up on parts of Kent coastline. With this waste he has produced several objects. This chandelier is one of them and is mainly made of plastic objects. It’s incredible how much waste there is along the world’s coastlines, and amazing how Stuart managed to do something…

Stuart Haygarth has collected waste that is being washed up on parts of Kent coastline. With this waste he has produced several objects. This chandelier is one of them and is mainly made of plastic objects. It’s incredible how much waste there is along the world’s coastlines, and amazing how Stuart managed to do something as beautiful as this chandelier of the ugly garbage. Read more about his work on Wallpaper.