Based on the shape of a bee hive, the fine lines of the distinct geometry of these shelves makes them surprisingly durable. Designed by Ruche, the shelves are made from recycled factory refined cardboard or recycled aluminium, both of which are very lightweight and resistant. In order to assemble the shelves, you neither need screws, glue, nails, or anything else. All the parts perfectly slide together into an isostatic structure, which, like the bee hive, makes it so strong.
Over are the days when friends are standing uncomfortably around the living-room because there are no more chairs to offer. Because with Bookniture made by designers in Hong Kong you can now literally store your chairs in your bookshelves or stack them conveniently wherever you have a 36x33cm niche to spare. The foldable cardboard furniture is made from 100 % recyclable craft paper and can hold up to 1000kg! Designed with an advanced origami structure, the material is incredi
A wonderful alternative to wasteful plastic wrap, besides being beautifully designed, these honeybee wraps are safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly. The creation of a mother of five from Byron Bay in Australia, the HoneyBeeWrap is a flexible wrap that can be used over and over again to store food. They are made from 100% organic cotton fabric, natural beeswax, jojoba oil, coconut oil and tree resin. By simply moulding the honeybee wrap to the top of the dish and using the warmth
The Egyptian design group REFORM have finally made it happen - reuse used plastic bags by turning them into a strong, durable and washable material called Plastex. The material is interwoven with eco-friendly material on traditional Egyptian hand looms, thus preserving the local weaving industry and reviving its culture. At the same time Plastex offers a practical solution to one of the country's biggest problems: waste. Check out the process of how Plastex is being woven tog
Hemp has been an industrial super crop since centuries and one of the earliest domesticated plants known. It has been cultivated for over 12,000 years. It is the strongest plant fibre in the world and can be used to make anything from food and textiles to paper, building material and even auto parts. Hemp is a renewable and sustainable source because it can be grown and harvested every year. On the other hand, for a tree to be grown sustainably it should reach a life-span of
Throwing a dinner party typically ends up in heaps of dirty plastic plates and utensils overfilling garbage bags. But thanks to the designers from eco u in Singapore, hosting a party has now become a bit more responsible. The group offers biodegradable tableware using plates and bowls made out of up-cycled sugarcane pulp, wooden cutlery made from sustainable FCS (Forest Stewardship council) certified plantation, and 24-hour waterproof paper-straws printed with food-safe ink.