Posts tagged innovation

Via emergentfutures:

Flexible condos can be reconfigured and resized
It’s a fact of life that people’s needs change over time, and that’s as true in housing as any other industry. Aiming to create condominiums that are flexible enough to accommodate some of that change, Canadian architectural firm Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. has created a new, modular design for living spaces that allows them to adapt when needed.
Full Story: Springwise

Via emergentfutures:

Flexible condos can be reconfigured and resized

It’s a fact of life that people’s needs change over time, and that’s as true in housing as any other industry. Aiming to create condominiums that are flexible enough to accommodate some of that change, Canadian architectural firm Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. has created a new, modular design for living spaces that allows them to adapt when needed.

Full Story: Springwise

Via publicradiointernational:

unconsumption:

Tubeless toilet paper — America’s next great product?

The 17 billion toilet paper tubes produced annually in the USA account for 160 million pounds of trash, according to Kimberly-Clark estimates, and could stretch more than a million miles placed end-to-end. That’s from here to the moon and back — twice. Most consumers toss, rather than recycle, used tubes, says Doug Daniels, brand manager at Kimberly-Clark. “We found a way to bring innovation to a category as mature as bath tissue,” he says. (Full story: Kimberly-Clark rolls out tube-free Scott toilet paper - USATODAY.com)

(spotted on Twitter, via Pauline Hammerbeck @pHammerbeck and Bruce Horovitz @brucehorovitz)
Meanwhile: What do some folks do with those ubiquitous tubes? Unconsumptioneers found a couple of examples.

Intriguing… 

Via publicradiointernational:

unconsumption:

Tubeless toilet paper — America’s next great product?

The 17 billion toilet paper tubes produced annually in the USA account for 160 million pounds of trash, according to Kimberly-Clark estimates, and could stretch more than a million miles placed end-to-end. That’s from here to the moon and back — twice. Most consumers toss, rather than recycle, used tubes, says Doug Daniels, brand manager at Kimberly-Clark. “We found a way to bring innovation to a category as mature as bath tissue,” he says. (Full story: Kimberly-Clark rolls out tube-free Scott toilet paper - USATODAY.com)

(spotted on Twitter, via Pauline Hammerbeck @pHammerbeck and Bruce Horovitz @brucehorovitz)

Meanwhile: What do some folks do with those ubiquitous tubes? Unconsumptioneers found a couple of examples.

Intriguing… 


Edible Drinking Glasses That Encourage You To Litter. Jelloware.

Via urbangreens:

Jelloware Cups

“The folks at The Way We See The World have designed edible, flavored and naturally biodegradable gelatinous drinking cups, that when tossed on the surface of the planet, actually contain organisms that nurture the growth of grasses and plants.
“Jelloware cups are made entirely out of agar and come in three tasty flavors.”

via hippieflavor: ifitshipitshere

Edible Drinking Glasses That Encourage You To Litter. Jelloware.

Via urbangreens:

Jelloware Cups

“The folks at The Way We See The World have designed edible, flavored and naturally biodegradable gelatinous drinking cups, that when tossed on the surface of the planet, actually contain organisms that nurture the growth of grasses and plants.

“Jelloware cups are made entirely out of agar and come in three tasty flavors.”

via hippieflavor: ifitshipitshere

Now THIS is thinking outside the box: 

Designer Patrick Sung’s ‘universal packaging system’ of scored corrugated cardboard sheets can be folded to fit around odd-shaped items or fashioned into custom-sized boxes.

#EarthDay #find

Source: Yanko Design

Be sure to catch this beautiful, innovative installation at Tokyo’s Maison Hermes ~

Intriguing iPhone use, per NYT: digital music making. 

Will mobile phone orchestras supplant traditional instrumental ensembles?

Will such orchestras resonate with audiences — and with classically trained musicians and musicians of all music genres?

Key quote from the story: “… anyone with a cellphone could become a musician.”

For the classical music industry, the ability for anyone to create music on mobile phones could help to enhance the general public’s overall appreciation for music and the music-making process.

A potentially useful audience-development tool? Perhaps.

Will you download a Smule app (or other companies’ apps) onto your phone?

Storytelling: A different perspective.
Innovative branding campaign for HBO.
(There can be *many* sides to stories.)

Storytelling: A different perspective.

Innovative branding campaign for HBO.

(There can be *many* sides to stories.)