24 July 2009

Stop Recyling. Start Repairing

Recycling is a good thing, it has become such an ubiquitous act that many of us do it automatically whether at home or at work. But if we think back to the past before the concept of recycling, and when the ease of replacing an everyday used item by buying a new one existed, a culture of 'repair' was very much part of our daily lives.

There is much to be said about our personal relationships with the things we own and use everyday. The above is an image designed for the group Platform 21, a collective whose manifesto reflects on the merits and lost beauty of a time when our possessions stayed with us for many years. The group is out with workshops, lectures and an exhibition as a means to get their message across.


10 July 2009

The Green Awards

The cover page of The L Magazine caught my eye this morning; it said, in bold letters on a vivid green background, The Green Awards. Inside was a decent little list of the greatest and greenest spots in NYC.

As an added bonus, The L Magazine website also features a really interesting article about the trend toward eco-friendly burial. It's not something most people think about, but...well, it does happen to everyone sooner or later.

So as to not end on such a morbid note, here's a picture of what has to be one of the world's cutest baby bunnies.


08 July 2009


And here's another relevant design contest. The 2009 AIGA (Re)designAwards are around the corner—the call for entries is open until July 31. Time to submit projects that feature a sustainable design or social responsibility component.