The Great Light Way

There is something beautiful about light bulbs and the way they were packaged back in the day when incandescent bulbs were new. We take it for granted that bulbs have always been with us and always will. Did you know …

Shoeboxes Go Green

— Yves Béhar is hot. His company fuseproject delivers an array of design projects that consistently redefine genres. With innovative designs such as Puma’s “Clever Little Bag” shoebox, One Laptop Per Child, and the PACT underwear brand, Béhar and co. …

Sex: Be Vigilant!

You can never predict when SEX will sneak up from behind. It can creep in when least expected. So be vigilant! Be smart! Be protected! Save lives! So says the crew at  Grey Worldwide, Düsseldorf, Germany, in their “Sex is …

Pepsi Hits Coke With Bottle

The bottle wars – plant vs. petroleum based containers – are heating up between Coke and Pepsi, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here): Two years after Coca-Cola Co. unveiled a bottle made partly from plant materials, PepsiCo says it is introducing …

Swamp Things

Peek-a-boo: Camouflage is not just a design form, it is an art and science. Among the most vexing and fetching of all camo in terms of art, design and science is the ghillie suit, camouflage clothing specifically designed to break …

Make Your Mark, Save the World, and Win $25,000

Who says loving the environment and making a buck are mutually exclusive? Not Cereplast, who recently launched the “Make Your Mark” competition in an attempt to create a global symbol that represents bioplastics. This new logo will indicate that a product is made …

Levis Creates WaterLess Jeans

We finished building it and hand painting the logo on it last night, it is an amazing 18′ tall gorgeous piece of work. I applaud the efforts of Levis, way to go.Now, we sleep. In an effort to promote water …

Soda Bottle Island

Other people build houses on land. Richart Sowa, a carpenter and former British rock-band guitarist, has designed and constructed a whole island. This self-sustaining environment for living, about 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter, floats just off Isla Mujeres, Mexico, …

The End of Print? Not So at This One-Man Recycling Studio

It is estimated that the average worldwide per-capita use of paper is 110 pounds per person per year. On Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, a laid-back Caribbean island off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula—best known for good snorkeling and for …

Toeing the Triple Bottom Line

— As the chief design officer at Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office, Chris Hacker is ambitiously pursuing a plan to make sustainable design a company norm. The innovations he’s shepherded during his five-year tenure include removing the paperboard …