Friday, 12 February 2010

Boxed Water

Part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. Boxed Water Is Better, is a boxed water company.

Started with the simple idea of creating a new bottled water brand that is kinder to the environment and gives back a bit - The Boxed Water found that it shouldn't be bottled at all, but instead, boxed. So they looked to the past for inspiration in the century old beverage container and decided to keep things simple, sustainable, and beautiful.

About 85% of the Boxed Water container is made from a renewable resource, trees, that when harvested in a responsible, managed, and ethical way serve as an amazing renewable resource that benefits the environment even as it's renewed. They ship the boxes flat to their filler which is significantly more efficient compared to shipping empty plastic or glass bottles to be filled.
They really care about the world's water supply. 10% of their profit is donated to world water relief foundations. 

I love the idea of drinking water when that helps to plant  
more trees and protect our forests.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Anti-Theft Lunch bags


If you are like me, tired of having your food stolen by sticky-fingered bullies? Well, worry no more. Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are sandwich bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared lunch look spoiled. Don't suffer the injustice of having your sandwich stolen again!
Believe me it does work, I tried it already 
and no-one has been eating my lunch.

Haagen Dazs

Haagen Dazs hosted a private concert 
(Dolce Heavenly Concert) in Tokyo for 100 lucky couples.
The night featured prominent classical musicians, 
big comfy beds for sitting or sleeping in during the show
and unlimited Ice Cream. Imagine being able to see
a concert and fall asleep during the show.
That sounds good to me!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

New York Health & Design

Burn Calories
Not Electricity
Take the Stairs!

New York city: The new advertising slogan

Bamboo Bike Studio

Welcome to the Bamboo Bike Studio, where Self-Propulsion and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand.

The mission is twofold: provide every cyclist the experience of building his or her dream bike from scratch, while advancing sustainable entrepreneurship and development through financing bamboo bike factories in Africa and South America.
One weekend is all it takes to fabricate a frame from bamboo, 
a renewable and performance-positive material growing right in our backyard, assemble the components, and roll away with a custom-fitted ride, tuned to your body and cycling style. And the cost of the class directly supports the Bamboo Bike Studio’s efforts to seed the first bamboo bike factory in Ghana, where reliable and cheap bicycle transportation can dramatically improve access to jobs, commerce, education, basic food and water resources, and health care.

MERCI Store in Paris


MERCI is a new Store concept on Boulevard Beaumarchais in Paris.

The choice of designers' wear and vintage is well selected, you will also enjoy the Café Bouquiniste with its big assortments of old and new books, is simply awesome! And special mention to the haberdashery! Looks really nice.

I like the fact that the store is arranged like a house, if you get the chance to visit Paris then you should stop by the Store.


Monday, 1 February 2010 in Tokyo

Food art by Marja

I found this "food art" way to decorate your plates in case you would 
like to prepare a buffet presentation.

Marja with her famous apple tarts.
SCANDITASTE.COM was founded 2000 by Marja Kullberg.

Her background in design, studies in Ikebana and strong interest in cooking lay the foundation to the catering business and are constantly emphasized in all aspects of the experience. 

Roast beef with horseradish

Swedish Meatballs

My favourite meal is definitely the Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries, Potatoes and Salad. Yummi what a great surprise when I walk in my mum's house and I can smell she is cooking it. 

Tin Lamp by Yar Rassadin

Loving these lamps by Russian designer Yar Rassadin

He is also the man behind the super cute but a little evil looking matryoschka dolls in Pantone.

He likes the idea of smart design for people who love to wonder and discover new meanings in ordinary objects.


That's the Green king of Design

Designtorget opens a webshop!

Designtorget is a chain of stores selling new Swedish design objects, hand picked to be interesting and fresh, with a constantly changing range of products. This is the shop to visit when you are looking for a unique hostess gift, something special for yourself, your home or your child.