Doing it for the Kids was an exhibition of sustainable play design, presented by [re]design at 100% Design in London. It explored play types, the importance of play in child development, how toys help mould our kids' values and how they impact on the environment. The exhibition presented examples of sustainable toys and other play resources, to inspire designers, educators and parents to be more critical and creative.
Shown above is a video where Andrew Duffy from Myfirst presented their Rotational Moulding DIY machine, to explore sustainability, re-using old plastic packaging and toys and combining them into new toys - made from Bio resin with the use of recycled house hold packaging for the moulds.
Featured above is the modular play environment PLAY+SOFT, presented by Feelgood Designs, who believe that good design can have a profound influence on child development, learning and the quality of play. They therefore supply contemporary furniture to create beautiful and stimulating environments for children.
The Australian company makedo showed their reusable connector system that enables the creation of objects and spaces from found materials. It aims to inspire people to see new value in things around them.
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Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and...
Treehugger and ID Mag's C2C Umbrella Inside Out competition is currently at an intense stage...the finalists have been chosen! The UIO judges, including Cradle to Cradle co-author Bill McDonough, have narrowed the selections down to the Penta, Pollinate, Rotary and Crayella. Which umbrella feels like the smartest solution to you?...
Over 200 people turned out for the Core77 at the IDSA conference. With plenty of room to spread out and mingle, the event was solid from beginning to end. Round II this afternoon, and a list of participants with links coming shortly. More pics in the permalink.
The 2006 IDSA National Conference kicked off last night with a bang. You can tell we are in Texas from the mechanical bull and giant foam cowboy hat in the gallery. Although robotic bulls and designers generally do not mix, there were only a few minor injuries. After some opening...
, Urban Interventions
University of Detroit Mercy | School of Architecture
Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center
September 18 to 22, 2006
(Wall Art : Art Wall) is a new exhibition presented by the Study Abroad students of the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture and professors Amy Green Deines and Constance Bodurow....