You don’t find many designers thinking about creative ways for you to leave this world in an eco-friendly way. But in reality biodegradable urns represent a growing segment in the cremation urn industry where environmentally friendly urns are in demand. Spanish designer Martin Azua has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an Eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.
In the new MTV campaign, Nikki Reed is asking people everywhere to “give a shit”—both figuratively and, ahem, literally. The campaign, aims to encourage people to… just care. Care about the various problems facing the world. Reed, with inspiration from the Dahli Lama, argues that the simple act of just caring can lead to actions being taken to cure the world of its ills. If only. But, hey, it’s valiant effort that taps into everyone “God-given moment of solitude and contemplation.”
You probably heard of Spotify, a free, legal cloud-based streaming music service delivered via desktop software with a nice social twist. Up until recently it was available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain but Spotify has finally expanded to U.S.
When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple, Inc. In the last 35 years, Apple has introduced a myriad of products and devices, some very successful, some, not so much.