Voting closes at 12 midnight tonight, EST, so check out the entries below and vote for your favorites!
The Grocery'minder by Francene Pisano Dudziec. With a wet-erase front, this bag is perfect for making your grocery list, checking it twice, and heading off to the market. . Judges thought the concept solved a basic problem; sure, everyone tries to be a good person and bring their reusable bag to the grocery store. But it's hard to remember every time. With your grocery list stuck right on the front of your bag, the grocery'minder tote makes it hard to forget.
But the judges did have some questions.
1. Would you be more likely to use the grocery list if the bag were easily attachable to your refrigerator?
2. Are there enough blank spaces for you to fill in your personal shopping list?If you're a fan, you can vote for the grocery'minder tote through Sunday, August 29 at 11:59 PM ET.
The Double Wall Tea Cup by Endrit Hajno. The judges admired the basic concept of this tea cup made of glazed porcelain or ceramic. Each cup has an insulated double wall for keeping your drink warm, but not burning your hands. The bottom strip of color is notched, allowing you to tuck the string of your tea bag out of sight. While the judges expressed some reservations about how difficult it could be to make this cup and the choice of materials, they all agreed that with a little tweaking this tea cup had a lot of potential!
If you enjoy the idea of a Double Wall Tea Cup, vote for it through Sunday, August 29 at 11:59 PM.
And last but not least,
regreet by Christy Eichers. regreet offers you a way to reuse old greeting cards without the stigma of seeming cheap. Judges thought of this entry as a great social concept. These greeting cards make "regifting" cool and give senders a way to reuse last year's greeting cards. The designer even included a way for you to track your regreet-ed card's journey using Google maps.
Judges were curious to know what the environmental impact is of using additional paper to regreet an old card. And judges also wondered if after seeing the idea of regreet, you wouldn't just use your own scrap paper to reuse your stack of birthday and holiday cards. But everyone acknowledged it was a great way to inspire us all to be more sustainable during the holiday season.
If you love the regreet gift card set, vote for it now through August 29 at 11:59 PM.
Winners will be announced on Monday!
Judges for the competition were Becky Stern, editor at CRAFT and Make: Online, Debera Johnson, Academic Director of Sustainability at the Pratt Institute, Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, and Allan Chochinov, Editor-in-Chief at Core77.