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Samsara

Using meaningless materials to form well designed objects, Samsara bridges the gap from passive products to meaningful discussions. Samsara began as an idea to create subtle awareness about the wildlife of the world and the issues they face. Through its unique material use of large herbivore poop and mushroom mycelium, paired with a welcoming, organic form, Samsara invites users and observers to engage with this planter and its story. This unobtrusive approach makes individuals more willing to participate and be inspired to make a difference.

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Hanji

Shape of Nature is an upcycled fabric plant pot, whose main material is Hanji. Hanji, a new upcycled material created by Hanji Design Team, contains about 60% recycled fabric and wool. By applying Hanji on plant pots, they can absorb surplus water on the bottom, which prevents from breeding mosquitos. After growing plants for three months, there was no mold found on the surface of plant pots and the plants grew well. Moreover, because Hanji has many capillaries, the roots of plants can get enough air and can grow through of it, so the plant pots do not need to be removed when transplanting.

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Lifi

LIFI is an active ecological packaging with herb seeds. The package itself is made out of processed fallen tree leaves, collected in the forests of Lithuania. The hand made package is filled with seeds and a cover is formed. When a user opens and waters the product, packaging starts to dissolve and helps the plant to grow. This product is an alternative to the in-store found herbs, which are often plastic packaged. It can be reused many times or just thrown away. A graphic representation of herb is used on the labels combined with the hand written fonts to create a personalized feeling.

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Stay Sixty

By refilling a Stay Sixty bottle you help rid the planet of wasteful and energy consuming plastic bottles. The double-walled design keeps drinks fresh. Fill with water, smoothies, protein drinks, coffee or tea. The unique removable base aids cleaning and filling. Easily fill with ice cubes, fruit, powder drinks or smoothies. The Stay Sixty bottle with removable base is easy to keep clean and hygienic. Other bottles on the market without this feature become a breeding ground for bacteria and need to be replaced. Your body should stay 60% hydrated, let's keep it that way.

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Sift

Sift filter molds allow people in developing countries to use local resources to create their own water filtration systems. The filters themselves are vessels created from a mix of sawdust and clay; a combination that creates a semi-porous solid wall filter when fired. The molds for these vessels would be sent to potters and artisans in villages in developing areas, allowing them to create their own filters and sell them amongst their wares.

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Vintage Grandeur Roha

Sustainability is the unique feature of this project. The farmhouse has an effortlessness in its design. The state of art techniques along with locally available materials has enhanced the entire appearance of the region. Designing this part has given a breather to vernacular architecture. This has resulted in creating a welcoming and homely atmosphere. The simplicity of forms and structures has been derived from the regional architectural style. In this project Indian design is used which amalgamates in with the serene landscape.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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