By Liz Grotyohann on May 10, 2009
Interrobang collects seatbelts from junked cars at wrecking yards and from car parts recycling centers and stitches them into bags, wallets and laptop cases. Amazingly durable, but with a sleek, modern look, these accessories will last you a long time and keep your goods safe. As Interrobang puts it: “You trust your seatbelt with your life, and now you can trust it with your laptop!”
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on May 1, 2009
A purse of course is what you get when you turn a soccer ball inside out! Check out this clever reused ball that’s being sold through Branch. It’s on sale until the end of the month for $98. When the sale is over, it’ll cost you $198! Each ball is used which makes each purse truly unique. This is a “must have” for all the soccer moms on the go in their hybrids!
By Doug Gunzelmann on January 7, 2009
Oscar Lhermitte is a designer who works towards “Resolving issues with simple eco-friendly solutions.” The Atesko uses a plastic shopping bag stretched over a wire frame to create a similar effect to the Japanese Shoji lantern or Korean Hanji lamp.
By Doug Gunzelmann on December 1, 2008
Fair trade, sustainability, recycled materials, mindful consumption, and environmental awareness are all in a days work at Be Good Designs. Crafting fine leather goods using material that would end up as trash is the angle this company is taking all the way to the bank.
By LiveOAK Staff on September 17, 2008
Here’s a fun design from the design collaborative of Lovegrove & Repucci that’s blowin’ up the reusable bag scene… GreenAid. For those of you who haven’t had your coffee yet, it’s a play on words, you know… GreenAid > Grenade. The info on their site is sparse and they are not available to buy yet, [...]