INSTANT Gallery

A creative collective transforms their Instagram images into limited edition prints that raise money for worthy causes

Photographer Alan Gastelum remembers feeling a sense of frustration with the consuming power of social media. Instead of shying away from it, he began to search for a way to create further meaning from the interaction. He wanted to showcase his own work along with that of his colleagues, with the intention to support artists and to raise money for worthy causes. From this quest, …

Slow Factory’s “We Are Home” Collection

Funding an education initiative that supports 1.5 million Syrian refugees

From one of our favorite NYC brands, 100% fair-trade accessories maker Slow Factory, the lovely We Are Home collection isn’t just pretty, it’s important. Regarding design, most scarves use satellite images by NASA—from cloud vortices near the South Pacific’s Heard Island to the Outer Aleutian Islands to dusty deserts—which make for truly compelling visual statements. With regard to its greater impact, a portion of proceeds …

Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin

A designer's take on toilet paper, for a good cause

Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet—something that we take for granted—Simon Griffiths, Jehan Ratnatunga and Danny Alexander decided to get off their seats and take action. After a successful …