structural packaging design. optimising form, function, efficiency & overall appeal Hartmann produce 50% of the worlds egg boxes & “imagic ®” has quickly become it's most successful design. Since roll-out began, Feb 2003, demand has been so high, up 15% - 40%, production has had a challenge meeting demand. Consumers love it’s stylish, soft, ergonomic shape. Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift.
How to Make Reusable Snack Bags in Under 10 Minutes When it comes to always being on the go, it’s crucial that you stay nourished. And, you get double points if you go green at the same time. Instead of throwing tomorrow’s lunch or snack into yet another Ziploc that you’re bound to throw away, why not create reusable snack bags? These take just a few minutes to make and are powered by none other than Velcro Industries! Materials: - oil cloth in different patterns - VELCRO® Brand Sew-On White Tape - VELCRO® Brand Sew-On Black Tape Tools: - Xacto knife - paper clips - sewing machine - scissors - ruler - optional: Ziploc bags (for measuring)
3D paper diamonds Hello there. Hope you all had a great Easter! We had a lovely relaxing holiday (….well as relaxing as it gets with kids). DIY Schuh EDIT march 2011: due to tons of comments (over at instructables.com) on the historical correct period for this shoe, i've changed the name from 'viking' to 'iron age' shoes. i've also closed the comment section here, due to spam. by following the description, you should end up with something that looks like this (above. never mind the red dots in the picture - they will be explained later). the uncut shoe is my left foot (wrong side out), but the cut, dark one is my right foot shoe (right side out). (i'm sorry for the bad quality photos. i don't know what's wrong with my camera - the top photo was taken about two years ago; crisp, clear and fine. all the photos i take these days come out pale and grainy). look through all the photos before you start drawing! you start by purchasing some good leather about 2,5 - 3 millimeter thick. thinner than this will be like wearing a thin but stiff plastic cover on your foot. not good. start with drawing a line around your foot.
Sustainable Packaging Goes Beyond Size Photo credit: FotoosVanRobin/Creative CommonsThis guest post was written by Ronald Sasine, senior director of packaging at Walmart. When you buy a product, your decision drives a series of environmental impacts. Imagine the benefits if everyone considered the impact of packaging as part of their buying decisions, benefits measured in the billions of pounds of packaging manufactured, shipped and disposed of each year.When we talk about more sustainable packaging at Walmart, we're focusing on more than just smaller packaging. We're looking at the entire life cycle of packaging and knowing that improvement can take many forms: Rethinking a product. A few years ago, we began selling only concentrated liquid laundry detergent.
22 Inspiring DIY Cork Projects It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace). Leather Lunch Tote I don’t bring my lunch to work as often as I should. And by that, I mean never. What if I had a cool lunch tote?
DIY Geometric Favor Boxes from HEYLOOK We can barely contain our excitement to share our newest DIY project with you all! The ladies from HEYLOOK sent over these incredible geometric faceted favor boxes (polyhedron), perfect for a display table of their own or for use as place cards at each guest’s seat! Without further ado, here’s how to get started: Varnish This is meant to be a simple picture essay to describe how I cook the colored resin that I use in my violin varnish. I have tried my best to photograph every step of the process so that other violin makers can try themselves. One thing that I have not shown in the pictures is the fire extinguisher that is always kept close to where I bbq/cook varnish. Cooking varnish involves heating potentially flammable ingredients over a fire. Accidents can happen, whether cooking varnish or bbq-ing chicken, so you must be prepared.
Doritos Package Design Concept This is a pretty nifty Doritos snack packaging concept by Peter Pavlov whose surface triangulations allows for opening and closing without the use of a clip. Moreover the triangles are shaped after the nachos. Currently the package design only comes in solid colors, and Mr Pavlov would like interested creative individuals out there to contribute their designs and illustrations for the package concept via his Facebook group, Doritos Packaging Concept Submissions. I personally would like to keep the solid colors as is since my fold-hungry eyes only savor the surface. More images after the break. via Behance
The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman The Miss Rio Ottoman is composed of an unlikely material that gives it its Nerf-esque pizazz and Koosh ball buoyancy: recycled Flip-Flops. Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from flip-flop factories to groups of local craftspeople in Brazil where the unprocessed material becomes Miss Rio Ottomans. Distributed by Design Within Reach, the Miss Rio Ottoman feels just as you’d imagine thousands of flip-flop scraps would, shock absorbent and bouncy. An inventive reuse of factory overstock, each ottoman is created without any additional processing or materials. Recommended for outdoor use, the ottomans will hit the market on September 12th, perhaps in a sweet ode to the closing of sandal season.
Pop-Up Pencil Holders 3 Ways You might recognize these containers as straw holders normally found in retro diners. But we thought they’d be great as chic desk accessories instead. Of course we can’t just toss in a few pens and call it a day. Instead, we came up with three easy DIYs to make your pencil holder really stand out. And then we found the perfect pens to fit inside! How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! Enjoy. Paper: I recommend using 6″ origami paper. The paper I used was beautiful washi origami paper made in Japan (see exact product here).