Tag Archives: climate change

Products designed to nudge us

14 Jul

There is a growing palette of products designed with a double brief – besides fulfilling their usual product  requisites, they should also nudge us towards more sustainable behaviour. The personal hygiene products category seems to be a popular one for these designs, no doubt because of their frequent, if not daily use. Here’s an example of hand-crafted soap, inspired by melting glaciers and icebergs.

a_glacier_adrift_soap_william_lee a_glacier_adrift_soap_william_lee_4b-thumb-468x310-68793The soaps were designed by William Lee, you can see more of his stuff over at Industrial Strength while the soaps are sold over at Young Stellar Object. About the glacier soaps Lee is quoted as saying, “I wanted to create something that was unattainable to many. To transport a piece of iceberg straight from the Arctic to your hands. When you hold it, it looks and feels like a precious jewel. Something you want to guard and protect.”

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There are too many greenhouse gases

1 Apr

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Clean Air Act

27 May

Were snowglobes part of your childhood? Do they get brought out once a year as Christmas decorations? Manchester-based Dorothy describes itself as a “collective of like-minded people working on unlike-minded ideas”. Here’s their take on a snowglobe, designed in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen, 2009) and drawing attention to coal-fired power stations planned for the UK. (via ThisIsColossal)

Eco Ipsum

7 Feb

Hey, it’s another impious ipsum! Yup, our sustainable ipsum is the latest in a list of light-hearted lipsums. And, we haf even given you a German version! Generators will follow, when we figure that one out.

With the amount of insincere ipsums available online it’s getting easy to write a little story…

Lets say a Hipster goes out to dinner with a Gangsta from Australia. They have a bacon starter, followed by tuna mains with two scrumptious veggies. They wash it all down with some beer and have cupcakes for dessert. Together they talk about their start-up and how it’s going to go corporate (you all know not to talk about politics or religion or weather). There’s a nerdy young journalist from Yorkshire listening in. He’s pretending to read an author from the Classics. That makes the manly hairy hipster swear. He wishes zombies and a Vatican assassin upon the journo! The thought of which is so comic that they order some more liquor. They decide to go to the movies to watch Samuel L. Jackson, Arnie, The Big Lebowski or Scarface. But they opt for TV instead, preferring to watch old shows and sing theme songs. Finally, they choose from Daleks, Star wars and Matrix in the Outer Space channel.

So, did you notice? There’s no weather ipsum! Not even a climate change ipsum – any takers?