Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Needs No Electricity - A human-powered washer and spin dryer to increase the efficiency and improve the experience of washing clothes by hand. More comfortable and saves the six hours it take to hand-wash clothes.
Paper Wood - When we think of wood and paper, we usually see it in this manner; wood=source, paper=result. What if we flipped the model and saw paper as the source and wood as the end product? This was the concept behind Mieke Meijer‘s project at the Design Academy Eindhoven. To think of paper as the end state of the product was limiting. With so much paper as the end result of making newspapers, Mieke envisioned an opportunity to upcycle the process and re-create wood.
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FIlter Factory is both a statement of the littering behaviour of smokers as well as a unique recycling project that offers up nests for birds. A project from Isaac Monté a recent graduate from Willem de Kooning Academy of the Arts, Holland the Filter Factory takes the waste butts of cigarettes and re purposes them into a birdhouse.
IKEA Refugee Home - In collaboration with IKEA the UNHCR have developed a lightweight plastic refugee house kit which can be set up in only a few hours and easy to transport. IKEA houses are durable over years, considering that many children spend their entire childhood in refugee camps. Solar panels on the roof provide light and electricity for cooking and sewing but also for the children to do their homework.
From Creatures by Moe Nagata - inspired by ancient tribal based craft design that was rooted in animism and a symbiotic relationship with nature. Traditional tribes hunted for food and then used every last piece of the animal to make products such as teeth necklaces. The collection uses the natural materials discarded from the fishing industry. Using shells and bones she has given them a surprising twist using laser cutting, dyeing and printing.