Nendo’s Self-Assembling Toilet for Natural Disasters

Nendo’s Minimilet project began after Japan’s Tōhoku and Kumamoto earthquakes—specifically the devastation and difficulties in the wake of each. Entirely collapsable, the disposable toilet can be assembled using found materials and then dismantled when needed. Made from several components: four aluminum pipes, C-shaped seat, privacy tent, garbage bags and a coagulant liquid, the toilet’s bag can also double as a water carrier. When governments aren’t …

Nendo’s Minimalist Cubic Pet Goods

A multi-use bed, bowl and toys from the Japanese design company

The latest offerings from prolific and influential Japanese design studio Nendo, helmed by Oki Sato, is for our furry friends. Designed in the same vein as 2013’s geometric collection—created for Japanese lifestyle magazine PEN—the new Cubic Pet Goods focus on blending with home interiors and being as useful as possible. Eschewing the round and ostentatious, which describe the plentiful options at pet stores, the Cubic …

Best of CH 2013: Interviews

A look back at a few of our top interviews with creative minds on the cutting edge of their fields

With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to pop some bottles and reminisce about some of our favorite moments from 2013. We’re searching through the year’s content for the best of CH 2013—looking back at the people, designs, destinations and moments that we fondly remember. This year we had the opportunity to meet and explore creativity first-hand with a diverse range of professionals …