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Less Is More!

Nocna lamp

Nocna lamp

Designers: Malgosia Malinowska, Filip Ludka and Tomek Kempa @ Tabanda

Just the boarders of classic lamps design – less is more – here proportion and ecology is created by three architects-designers from Poland Malgosia Malinowska, Filip Ludka and Tomek Kempa @ Tabanda.

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New designers @ DesignTide Tokyo 2010

fruits and vegetable storage

Fruit and vegetable storage

Designer: Megumi Ito @ I2A3

To eat more fruits and vegetables store and display this way! Don’t hide and huddle together everything in baskets!

DesignTide Tokyo 2010 has kicked off today and I2A3 design group is one of the young designers’ group showing at Tide.  Three designers from Sweden Linda Thuresson, Cecilia Granlund and Megumi Ito  work separately but show together as I2A3. These designers believe in sustainability and green design and this is their first exhibition together.

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Bricks & Bags

Brick Bag (prototype)

material: cable, textured paper cardboard

Designer: Inna Alesina @ Alesina Design

“Multipurpose, thief deterrent, humourous, stylish handbag.

All rolled into a pile of bricks”!!!

? This are designer’s words and  I don’t feel like adding a single word!

Alesina Design produces innovative, award winning and environment friendly designs and products.

(This is a new series Brick Lane – yes innnovative something about bricks and things!)

the sun, the glass and the light


solar light

Designer: @ Pro Idee

The Calla and the globe mouth-blown glass sculptures light up the garden. Stores energy from the sun during the day – and adds accents of romantic light by night.

It has modern solar- and LED-technology, with an automatic sensor-controlled activation switch. Even during cloudy day, the 6 x 6cm solar module soaks up enough energy to light up the beautiful sculptures. Approximate 10 hours of sunlight is sufficient to fully charge the NiCd-battery for 6-8 hours of light. A sensor automatically activates the lights when it becomes dark.

Other details see here.

this Earth Day … 5 favourite design-ers

Designer: @ DUMDUM

lamps made of mineral bottles

This post is salutation to those designers who create stunning designs out of day today waste and other small little things to inspire me!

What is day today life made of?

A lot of waste occupy space in everyday life in form of plastic and omg! – newspapers (I am always accused of keeping newspapers till ‘the newspaper pillar’ touches the roof!!); so I am happy to discover these designers.

And a little greenery and small buttons also cheer me up!

 handmade handbag @ Nahui Ollin

Nahui Ollin is a collection of unique and fashionable handbags and accessories made from recycled materials – by specially folding and weaving candy wrappers, gum wrappers and soda bottle labels–together to create the various beautiful shapes and sizes

ALL materials are factory rejects from independent manufactures and have never been used. These same materials were certain to be sent to a land fill or garbage dump only to pollute the earth more!


Architect-Designer: Charles kaisin

chair made of newspaper

Designer: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec @ Teracrea

Treille is a system of cylindrical vases, horizontally aligned and connected by nylon belts and height-adjustable painted stainless steel tutors. A stair set can be created, made of three containers, to hang from the ceiling or from a wall.

Can be kept inside as well as outside.

Button tray & bowl @ greener grass design

 When sewn and knotted together these simple buttons make interesting design!

this Earth Day …

(Designer: Groovy @ artgallery18)

An outdated telephone handset (exception: still very much in use in India) recycled into a lovely single-flower vase. The vase is water sealed and cut on an angle.

Material:  Recycled plastic telephone handset 

This Earth Day I want to share, communicate, say and salute quite a few things!

And when I start posting with a plastic vase I do not just mean recycling. I want to say something else!

Stay tuned and please keep coming back!!

(I am going to do many posts today!)