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...
Berlin's Pictoplasma team is crossing the Atlantic and to host the first ever US-conference devoted to the wealth of a visual culture driven by characters. For one weekend (4-6 September 2008) the PICTOPLASMA NYC conference transforms the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts into a character design Mecca.Lectures, presentations, screenings,...
Should you be in Chicago or New York this month, stop by the Field Tested book reading series. Brain child of Coudal Partners, this compilation of "book reviews" takes into account the experience of place in a read. The likes of Michael Beirut, Steven Heller and Core's very own Alissa...
One of the many events taking place this week at Victoria's State of Design Festival is the Design Made Trade show bringing designers together with manufacturers, retail and export buyers. Checkout a full list of exhibitors here and more events taking place during the festival here.Design Made Trade
July 17-20, 2008
Just found this video on youtube about the inspiration for Nike's revolutionary Air Max 1s (you know, the shoes with the air cushion you can see). Turns out, it all started with a trip to the art museum.
"When you sit down to design something--and it can be anything: a car,...
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