CultureWavesQ3: Bio-Packaging

Floating some few hundred miles off the coast of California is a buoyant indictment of the current state of marine ecological wellbeing. Worthy of the moniker “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” it is a stark example of the problem plastics and … Read More

Grow-At-Home Mushroom Kit

There are so many reasons I love this idea! I love mushrooms. I love growing my own food. I love recycling. I love clever design. I love things that are easy. I also love inspiring company stories: “Back to the … Read More

Natural Tech

Here are two examples of bringing a bit of nature into your tech filled life.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of iPod, iPhone and iPad docking stations offering all kinds of features.  I’ve seen all kinds of cool stuff, … Read More

When Good Things Come In Small Packages

I saw two interesting articles that were about achieving the same goal:  To downsize using space saving techniques in order to simplify a dwelling.  Yeah, pretty much the opposite of “MTV Cribs”.  These are really smart, effective design examples that … Read More

Charitable Editions:Charity Driven Products.

How do you maintain a positive image of your brand? How can you incorporate giving back to the community as well as product innovation into one product? Charitable Editions. … Read More

Mind the Curb

A year ago we saw the reverse graffiti work of Paul Curtis, who would wash messages onto the dirty surfaces of cars, streets, and walls throughout Leeds, England. It made for interesting street art seeing the contrast between the dirty … Read More

Emission Mission

With spending down and credit in a crunch, one plastic card is attracting customers with a missionary zeal aimed at protecting the planet. Visa Europe is introducing the idea of a carbon offset good with every purchase. … Read More