What IKEA is going to flat-pack next

What IKEA is going to flat-pack next

IKEA – the blue and yellow shop of hope for students, newly-weds and homeowners alike – will launch something a little different in August 2016. Known primarily for its affordable, sustainable and well-designed furniture, IKEA has taken a step into the outside world and will be releasing the SLADDA bike. Continue reading “What IKEA is going to flat-pack next”

Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon

Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon

Across the world, plastic is having a detrimental effect on the environment, but in India it seems to be a more magnified problem connected to health too. With a large streetfood culture, India’s plastic cutlery waste is highly damaging. What if our plastic spoons could be disposed of in a non-destructive way or be used to create a positive impact? Narayana Peesapaty has the answer: Bakey’s Edible Cutlery. Continue reading “Crunchy Cutlery to Overthrow the Plastic Spoon”

I Ride My Cardboard Bicycle…

One of the things all design has in common is overcoming a challenge. Not only does it force you to take a new perspective on things, but it teaches you to use every skill you’ve ever learnt and apply it to the task at hand. No matter how hard it is, you’ll find a way to solve it and that is exactly what Izhar has done. Continue reading “I Ride My Cardboard Bicycle…”

Building a Brighter (Lego) Future

A while ago I gave my favourite childhood toy a bit of an analysis after losing faith in its severely gendered stereotype toys and, thankfully, found that it was slowly marching back in the right direction to becoming a unisex toy (read the previous blog post here). It will never hold the genderless uniqueness it had when I used to play with it as a kid, but by introducing new sets, minifigs and revising materials used in production Lego may actually become an inspiration to both children and the corporate world. Continue reading “Building a Brighter (Lego) Future”

The Modern Divide

Nowadays, our habits define us into “2 kinds of people” and for some bizarre reason, that “other kind of person’s” habits drives us completely up the wall. Confusion. Disruption. Inefficiency. Sometimes even disgust. We are left baffled at how that person could possibly do something so… so… well, slightly different. Portuguese artist João Rocha has captured this in a clever series of graphics defining the simple things that create the modern divide in a tumblr collection called 2 Kinds of People. Continue reading “The Modern Divide”

McDonalds for hipsters

The fast food giant we associate with happy meals, junk food and guilty pleasures has taken a turn for the better, or at least, I think for the better. With the increase in cyclists – caused by the rise of hipsters, healthier lifestyles, sustainable living and, well, bus prices –  good old Maccy D’s has launched a new campaign for their drive through system in Copenhagen, Denmark and Medellín, Colombia. The McBike. Continue reading “McDonalds for hipsters”

Coffee Ground Coffee Cups

Waking up in the morning can be a chore for many of us, but with the help of our caffeine fix we can be ready to tackle the day ahead. Just a little cup of coffee is all we ask for… That’s around 500 billion cups of coffee a year. Now imagine how many coffee grounds that adds up to. Yeah, I know… tons. That’s why Julian Lechner, a German designer, has turned coffee grounds into coffee cups. Continue reading “Coffee Ground Coffee Cups”