Reusable packaging for flight companies by PriestmanGoode

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Our radar is on packaging now. More precisely, on reusable packaging taking into account how many takeaway and home deliveries we are consuming in this mid-pandemic situation. The 2019 numbers speak for themselves:     Until single-used plastics are not banned, we will need to seek alternatives to keep the packaging balance in check. London-based design studio PriestmanGoode developed as part of an exhibition at …

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Mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin

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Mushroom mycelium is a longtime favorite material here on Eclectic Trends and has appeared throughout the years in a few trend lectures. On this occasion, we'd like to show you how mycelium mushroom grows into a living coffin and how fungi could be used as burial markers next. Biodesigner and researcher Bob Hendrikx develops the Loop Cocoon coffin, which actively contributes …

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COS launches RESELL To Buy Or Presell Pre-Owned Pieces

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COS launches resell - a platform or resale business to buy and sell pre-owned styles in an effort to give their clothes a longer life. Sustainability is also about maintaining pieces in a longer lifecycle, but this move responds. also to the fact that overproduction is a huge issue and it gives the brand control over the secondhand market. To start with, …

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3D modeling shaping yoga pods made of rattan

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We are used to seeing 3D visualizations much more since the confinement forced designers to start building setups, prototypes, and public projects in a contactless moment. Anything related to handicraft work such as 3D modeling shaping yoga pods made of hardwood, rattan, and palm leaves, however, is still emerging. For the design of yoga brand Vikasa’s Bangkok headquarters, studio Enter Projects …

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Playful modular homes nestled within nature by Precht

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The first thing that might come to your mind is a submarine periscope, or is it a water pipe? The idea of Bert is a family of playful modular homes nestled within nature that invite people to experience architecture and nature through the eyes of children.     Precht, co-founded by husband and wife Chris and Fei Tang Precht, designed the Bert family for …

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Plant-version novelty at IKEA’s in-store restaurant: The meatball goes green

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Did you know that IKEA counts for one of the world’s largest restaurant chains? Surprising yet logic. You might have heard though that Ikea sells each year more than a billion meatballs at its in-store restaurants. Few things are as synonymous with IKEA as the Swedish meatballs. Committed to going greener as a brand in all areas and be "climate positive" by …

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