Stilnest

A new design collective set on raising the bar in 3D printing

Nestled away from the world’s first 3D-printed car and stem cells at this year’s 3D Printshow in London was Stilnest, a selective digital art and 3D printing collective that launched their site globally as we chatted with them. “We want to create a whole new ecosystem around design,” says Stilnest co-founder, Tim Bibow. “We’re hand-picking and supporting designers to become the new rockstars.” In essence, …

Reclaim Bags by Sophie Postma

One young designer upcycling rubber inner tubes into a collection of classy accessories

Most people would balk at being given “waste materials and innovation” as a jumping off point, but 21-year-old Sophie Postma found inspiration instead. Her line of minimalist clutches, bags and iPad cases are handmade from discarded rubber inner-tube that is then lovingly resurrected to the highest specifications, in a similar approach as Freitag bags, which are cut from used truck tarps. The Reclaim Bags line …