The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. Now, the sustainable lifestyle goods company brought the words to life with this video. They explain:
The LifeCycle Film came about as a desire to bring the energy and passion behind the Manifesto to life through something we love–biking. As we seek to live mindful lifestyles that leave a positive impact on the people and world around us, biking has become a passion that is much more than a transportation alternative. It is a way of fully experiencing the city we love and all of its details.
(click through to Youtube to watch in HD and fullscreen!)
Here are some pictures from the current flood crisis in Bangkok. There is no denying the raw beauty amid the destruction.
This signage system made of environment-friendly cardboard shows impressively, that sustainability and great design don’t contradict each other. It was created by Isidro Ferrer in collaboration with Paul Alabau and Versus for the Spanish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
To raise awareness for their mission to protect the oceans from pollution, the Surfrider Foundation released it’s 2012 Pin-up calendar which shows girls covered with oil. Brilliant idea!
See all pictures at UFUNK
This wooden house by Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan) reminds me a bit of the famous skill game “Jenga” but is certainly a great concept where the room’s functionality is recreated every time you use it.
There are no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. A place that one thought was a floor becomes a chair, a ceiling, a wall from various positions. The floor levels are relative and spatiality is perceived differently according to one’s position. Here, people are distributed three-dimensionally in the space. This is a place like an amorphous landscape with a new experience of various senses of distances. Inhabitants discover, rather than being prescribed, various functionalities in these convolutions.
Read the full story with more pictures of the house at Arch Daily
The German designers initiative S•E•E•D•REBELS (“sustainable • ethical • ecological • design”) gives us another great example that business cards can be both resource-saving and creative. Stamped on cardboard, ink made of paint leftovers and self-made, the cards are a real eye-catcher. Well done!
Answering the question “How can we use less material for our business cards?” in order to preserve natural ressources, Antrepo Design Industry uses the same business card for all its members. This does not only help to protect the environment, but also brings a personal touch to their business cards by handwriting the personal information. In my opinion definitely a concept to copy!
Paul Rademacher’s GoogleMaps layer allows you to overlay the oil spill on any city. Go to paulrademacher.com/oilspill to get an idea of just how large it is.
Some impressive photography about the desaster can be found at www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/disaster_unfolds_slowly_in_the.html