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Origami Cardboard Printer by Samsung

Samsung created an eco-friendly cardboard printer called Origami. With a few easy folds, this handsome suit wraps right around the inner workings. It’s made of 100% recycled paper and helps eliminate waste. Recognized by the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards as job well done.

XXY Door Series by Valentin Garal

Valentin Garal’s XXY door series is a line of wooden doorknobs. The name XXY alludes to the doorknobs’ masculine-meets-feminine aesthetic. Handcrafted from ash-turned wood, the doorknobs’ simple elegance blends with rustic or sleek interiors.The doorknobs are produced upon request and sized to buyer specification. (photography by Choche Gómez)

100 Chairs Charity by Marni

Fun! Colorful! Like the positive vibrations put off by the great Italian luxury brand Marni. The installation 100 Chairs places a carnival of uniquely designed seats on a stage representing the Columbian Prisoners that made them. Thoughtful and thorough, the proceeds help fund ICAM, a charity toward helping the children with mothers in prison. Applause the cause. Wonderful! Bravo!

Haitian Heroes

Rather than expose Haiti for what it is, the poorest place of the western world, directors are finding priceless beauty in the stories behind a selection of photographs depicting the life of Haitian children. The exhibit named Haitian Heroes initiated by Robert Felgentreu celebrates the courage, love, and pride of the people of Haiti primarily focused on potential for good things in their future. Their hope is to change the ...

Solar-Powered, Flat-Pack Refugee Shelters by IKEA

Mass-produced furniture and Swedish meatballs are some of the more popular associations with IKEA, but be prepared to add one more. IKEA has recently joined forces with the UN Refugee Agency to serve an uncommon sector of the market with their flat-packing, easy-to-assemble furniture. The solar-powered refugee shelters are designed with a steel skeleton and lightweight polymer siding, all of which can be assembled within four hours without extra tools. ...

Bikes Across Borders Rebrand by Sarah Surrette

Bikes Across Borders blends the boundaries of cultures in its initiative, and the same message is apparent in Sarah Surrette’s redesign of the non-profit’s image. A collection starting from the very logo to the stationary, website, and posters is infused with bright colors and motifs that reflect a crossover into Mexico. The simple, bold rhombi tiled across the marketing material contain various elements drawn from woven tapestries and hues native ...

28 Posti Restaurant by Francesco Faccin

28 Posti Restaurant has 28 seats, but with this limited number comes an experience to treasure with its intimacy of space, elevated attention to detail, and of course great food. The Maître d’ stands at ready behind the doors on the private street in Navigli to welcome diners into the space furnished by a collection of recycled materials. The wear on the wooden tables and chairs add to the charm ...

Prehistoric Aliens by Glimpt

These coffee tables might look like descended UFOs but Prehistoric Aliens are still friendly to a humanitarian cause. Mattias Rask and Tor Palm of Glimpt produced the textured pieces through Artesanos Don Bosco, a sector of an Italian organization dedicated to helping Peruvians who live in remote villages to embrace their way of life. ADB specifically promotes regional craftsmanship, and Prehistoric Aliens was a venture to introduce a more modern ...

“Day Without Meat” by Animal Equality

Grotesque and shocking, Animal Equality presents human meat, fresh packaged from the butcher. They are a group that strive to, “achieve equal consideration and respect for animals, and the abolition of animal slavery.” On the “Day Without Meat” in Barcelona, Spain this international non-profit animal defender dressed models in nude undergarments covering them with fake blood and a plastic wrapping.  Their purpose was to raise awareness encouraging people to stop ...

BUM Stools by UM Project and BAGGU

The comfort of a hammock is entirely given by the support of fabric in tension, and the same concept is used in the BUM Stool, a travel seat that can be interpreted as – well – a hammock for your bum. Designed as a collaborative work between our friend François Chambard of UM Project and BAGGU for Reclaim x2, the stool is a playful reincarnation of mobile furniture and temporariness, ...