Committee: Plastic Relics

by Richard Prime Deptford, London-based Committee, one of the firms most cleverly adopting cradle-to-cradle design practices, recently launched a new conceptual series called Plastic Relics, a project exploring the links between traditional crafts and new design approaches. Using 3D scanning and CAD design expertise, Committee designers customize vessels to fit lids sourced from 21st century plastic ephemera, like a telephone receiver and a Dyson vacuum. …

Remake It Home: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Living

In Henrietta Thompson's thoughtful DIY book "Remake it Home: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Living," everything has a purpose. Her introductory essay traces the recent history of recycled design, citing Marcel Duchamp’s ceramic urinals and Ron Arad’s car seats as examples of essentially making something out of nothing. "As the sun sets on the late 20th century throwaway society, these diverse traditions of recycling, reusing …

Victoria Mason Miniature Readymade Jewelry

Miniaturizing some of our favorite objects in sterling silver, Mason's jewelry sells through Oye Modern starting at AU$55.