Malmö Upcycling Service’s “Odds & Ends” Made From Recycled Materials

Using waste materials to create new objects, Malmö Upcycling Service’s “Odds & Ends” collection includes pieces made from “brick, glass, acrylic, stone, and sheet metal.” Unveiled at Reykjavík, Iceland’s DesignMarch last week, the range includes a coffee table, mirror, vase and more. The contrasting materials and clean lines have combined for a selection of products that are tactile and sophisticated. See more at Dezeen.

Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction

The appliance-maker thinks about the home, but also the globe

When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig‘s most recent projects. The brand—whose mantra is “Respect For Food”—was founded in 1930 by Max Grundig and started off making radios, now they make 500+ products for every room …

North Home Textiles

Pieces designed by Aboriginal Australian artists, with profits benefitting indigenous communities

With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities. With 70% of the profits going directly to the Foundation for Young Australians’ community youth program, the label helps create a source of sustainable income, and supports and …