Eco-Chic at the London Design Festival

Fast becoming a refreshing fixture among the flashy mega-designs (and matching mega-egos) that tend to dominate design fests, exhibits that feature "friendly" design for society and the environment are often not only the most down-to-earth designs, but also the most inspiring. The [re]design show Good+Gorgeous is an impressively large exhibit highlighting the need for responsible design. Ryan Frank’s Inkuku chair (pictured above left) is a …

Preserve Tableware

The 39 billion disposable utensils and 29 billion disposable plates used each year in the U.S. create about 950,000 tons of waste—enough to fill more than 132,000 garbage trucks that bumper to bumper would reach Chicago from the east coast. Plastic is also made from petroleum products (no further comment necessary). So what can you do when it's not practical to use glassware, stoneware and …

Jimi iPod nano Case

Jimi, makers of the anti-wallet we previously covered here, have just released their latest creation. The Jimi iPod nano case is a rigid plastic shell that snugly fits around the nano. It's a two piece solution available in six different colors—which means you can mix and match if you like. Best of all, it's made from 100% recycled plastic and Jimi donates 1% of their …