Exercise more. Turn off the lights. These are among many messages we receive about how we should change our behaviour for the better. Now a German designer, Matthias Laschke and a team of students are proposing designs that help us make the changes, reports co-exist.
“if you choose the car key, the bike key drops to the ground, forcing you to pick it up and reconsider your decision.”
I’ve covered a few bikes in this blog (5 ways bikes teach us about sustainable design and this piece about re-imagining the garage to include/prioritize bikes) and I’m generally interested in how designers can contribute to sustainable transportation. Transportation systems are so big and complex, it can seem overwhelming in terms of where to start.… Continue Reading
Reuse and recycling are at the core of sustainable design, but in an ideal scenario you don’t just recycle…you upcycle. You make something of even higher value out of the material you are reusing. That’s what high-end jewelry and watchmaker Fonderie 47 is doing with confiscated weapons such as AK-47s. According to this Huffington Post… Continue Reading