Dina Amin is an industrial designer who has encountered the paradox many of us face: "I realized that I am not very fond of a huge part of Industrial Design," she writes, "the part where we consume insane amount of resources and energy to design things that eventually people throw away."
In search of a new creative outlet, Amin took her hobby of disassembling items and turned them into stop-motion animations, revealing to viewers the sheer amount of crap that goes into your average gewgaw:
I love disassembling products to learn more about how they work, how all the pieces come together, it's like a puzzle to me! It all started with just a casual exploration of parts and then I started rearranging the dismantled product pieces into new characters, objects and stories. I've made over 30 videos so far.
Most of the products you see are old broken products that others decided to throw away. We consume too many things to the point that we forgot the amount of work that was put into bringing even the tiniest pieces of things! We rarely see what's inside each product thus treat it as one whole part; not as a plastic cover, with buttons, vibrator motor, mic and so on.
You can see more of Amin's stuff here.