28 Jun
Finnish distillery distinguishes itself with eco-friendly packaging

Teerenpeli, a Finland-based distillery, originally started brewing Gold Medal-winning beer in the town of Lahti. Then in 2008 they began selling their five-year single malt whisky, and the rest is Finnish boozing history. Earlier this year, Teerenpeli launched their 8-year-old single malt whisky in eco-friendly packaging, carefully designed by the Design Foundation Finland and the […]


13 Jun
Bianca Chang's 3D moving paper fonts

Bianca Chang is a freelance designer and part-time paper artist based in Sydney, Australia who creates typographic sculptures from cutting shifting forms sequentially out of many sheets of paper. The 3D letterforms become visible when the sheets are stacked together — and when sequenced together with stop-motion can create skilled animations, as seen in the […]


10 Jun
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Talk about one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Dario Tironi is an Italian artist known for sculpting fascinating sculptures made entirely of discarded items. Barbies, calculators, Coke cans, computer hardware, cables, plastic bottles and more are glued together and reformed to create a multitude of interesting pieces — all of which look like a […]


25 Jan
Jamy Yang's eco-plastic Jiujie Chair for Steelcase

In order to make people think about the pervasiveness of industrial waste, Chinese designer Jamy Yang created the above Jiujie Chair for American furniture maker Steelcase. Yang invented the eco-plastic used in the chair in 2010, and with it wove a sort of nest around the frame of the chair — which when you sit […]


15 Nov
A documentary about much more than trash

As I wound my way high up into the deep, dark Bel Air hills I thought to myself, “can’t these people splurge on a damn street sign or two?” It felt like a foreign country, and in a weird way reminded me of traveling around Costa Rica several years ago, where getting directions anywhere sounded […]