el cortometraje que satiriza la obsolescencia programada
La compañía de efectos visuales Big Lazy Robot lanzó un cortometraje de animación que ha dado muchísimo de hablar porque es una sátira bastante interesante de la obsolescencia programada, y otras observaciones de la vida moderna.
Big Lazy Robot también llamó bastante la atención (como por ejemplo para estar entre los "Staff Pick" de Vimeo) hace un tiempo atrás gracias a otro cortometraje llamado Keloid.
Si bien los creadores advierten que no hay que tomárselo muy en serio, y que “es un video promocional que creamos para reírnos de nosotros mismos”. Pese a eso, es un video muy interesante para ver incluso hasta por su gran calidad de animación.
Sustainable skateboard company Bureo is transforming ocean clogging fishnets into strong skateboard decks featuring a fish design and gripping scale pattern. Founded by a trio of surfer friends who want to make the ocean a better and cleaner place, the Bureo team figured out how to convert fishing nets into plastic pellets, which can then be molded into a skateboard deck. Each Bureo ‘Minnow’ skatedeck is made of recycled fishing net that has been gathered from the coast of Chile.
Last year, Bureo established ‘Net Positiva’ – Chile’s first fishnet cycling program. Net Positiva works with a local fishermen though a buy back programme. Net Positiva supplies fishermen with easy access to disposal sites for old nets and the funds help to offset the costs of new nets.
The Coastal Conservancy reports that there are around 64,000 tons of nets discarded in the world’s oceans, accounting for 10% of the ocean’s plastic pollution. Each board removed 30 square feet of nets from the ocean. Bureo co-founder Stover explains, ‘Right now, there’s more fishnet than anyone else knows what to do with. If supply becomes an issue, then we have accomplished something.’
‘Happy Eggs’ is a packaging concept for eggs. It focuses on using sustainable materials and production methods. It is targeted at environmentally conscious customers, which also value the quality of the product. Label is designed to look aesthetically pleasing as well as to minimise and simplify the use of material. The structure is made of cutted hay, using heat-pressing process to form it. This object engages people not only through visual language, but also by its natural smell. The packaging also relates to chicken’s nest, eggs natural habitat.
From the environmental point of view hay is natural, quickly growing, renewable material. Also the new usage for the hay would be helpful to maintain environmental balance. At the moment, there is no need to mow the old pastures, because the traditional breeding of grass eating animals is being replaced with big farms with different requirements, and those meadow habitats are becoming overgrown. Therefore many plant species that need light are disappearing as well. So the necessity of collecting hay could help keep those habitats in balance.
Holy Lama Naturals luxurious natural handmade Aurvedic soaps are popular for their long lasting fragrance. All our soaps are made with coconut oil with a unique blend of essential oils that will awaken your senses.
Each soap is beautifully packed in a hand made shell made from the leaf of areca palm tree. Sustainable & eco friendly packaging.
Manufactured by Vaishali Industries, an all-women enterprise, generates employment to disadvantaged women.
Ripple uses 80% less material than a standard timber table, and at 2.5 metres long and 1 metre wide, it now offers ample space for ten place sittings. The table’s impressive strength to weight ratio is enabled by an innovative production process of corrugating plywood for furniture through pressure lamination, which was developed by Benjamin Hubert Ltd in collaboration with Canadian manufacturer Corelam.
Ripple is made entirely from 3 ply 0.8mm sitka spruce, a timber sourced only in Canada, where the table is manufactured. The engineered timber was also used in construction of the Hughes H-4 Hercules – popularly known as the ‘Spruce Goose’ – the world’s largest all-timber airplane. The strength of the material in combination with a unique lamination process means the edge of Ripple measures just 3.5mm.
Ferdi Fikri ha creado este prototipo para las cajas del futuro de Coca-Cola.
Estas cajas tienen un diseño innovador con los colores clásicos de la marca: rojo para la Coca-Cola clásica, negro para la Zero y gris para la Coca-Cola Light.
Además, se trata de una creación totalmente sostenible, que cumple las normas de “reducir, reutilizar y reciclar”. Estas cajas sostenibles tienen en cuenta la protección de nuestro medio ambiente y de los recursos mediante el uso de un porcentaje de plástico de origen vegetal.
The Drinkable Book is a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation & hygiene to those in the developing world.
Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper, capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. And each page is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.
Once water is passed through the filter, bacteria count is reduced by over 99.99%, making the filtered water comparable to tap water in the United States of America.
This filter paper will revolutionize water purification. It costs only pennies to produce, making it by far the cheapest option on the market. Each filter is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water. And each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years.
Primal design: Re-Fire Firestarting Kit by Francesco Faccin travels back to the beginning to explore the origins of design and production by applying modern design know-how to a set of minimal and basic tools for manually starting a fire.
Designer: Francesco Faccin is an industrial designer, based in Milan, with particular experience in working with artisans on local projects. He is also teaches at NABA University.