Posts Tagged ‘zero waste’

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Ice-cream Bucket Library

August 25, 2016

microlibrary at Taman Bima

Generally I’m not a fan of repurposing materials in design. I’m perfectly content with designing to minimise waste, of using biodegradable or recyclable materials, or using recycled materials but there is something about using materials readily identifiable as ‘trash’ that upsets my design sensibilities. That said, hat’s off to the architects Shau who used 2,000 used ice cream buckets to provide ventilation and daylight on the Taman Bima microlibrary in Bandung, Indonesia.

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Zero Waste Light

August 18, 2016

cardboard tube light from waarmakers

Zero waste is the new buzz word on the block and what better way to blend this with design that to create a light out of it’s own packaging, which is exactly what design consultancy Waarmaker did.

R16 is their homage to beautiful and versatile cardboard tubin, which by applying laser cuts is converted into an elegant luminary.

Impressed? I am.

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