Posts Tagged ‘invention’

New egg carton design by Hungarian design student Otília Erdélyi

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

For the first time in a century, an innovation in the egg carton. Hungarian design student Otília Erdélyi figured out how to use less cardboard to make an elegantly simple package made from a single cardboard sheet. Her design is beautiful, genius. Via Inhabitat.

 

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Design Loves a Depression

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

That’s the title of an interesting article in the NYT last week. By “design” the writer obviously means design itself, and not the world of commercial design which is in fact suffering during the current economic crisis. The article’s author Michael Cannell argues that design benefits both in terms of social responsibilty and aesthetics during times of austerity, because working within constraints is often a spur to both the creative process as well as to a more considered, thrifty use of materials.

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Street Use – “The street finds its own uses for things.”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

This post is about design in the broadest sense, as a process of problem-solving that leads to interesting and strangely compelling solutions. Above is an improvised streetcleaner in China found on Street Use, a truly fascinating blog about DIY and general inventiveness. In the words of its creator Kevin Kelly:

This site features the ways in which people modify and re-create technology.

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