April 29th, 2015

Archer Brighton has designed a line of lunch bags that you’ll actually want to take to the office. Bringing plastic bag lunches into work can be embarrassing, and eating out every day gets expensive. These sleek, affordable bags make bringing your own lunch enjoyable again. 

March 29th, 2015

Charlie Cart is a project that seeks to get kids cooking in the classroom. The tough little kitchen on wheels includes all the components needed to set up hands-on cooking lessons in any educational setting: a cooktop and small oven, a rinsing station, mixing bowls, cutting boards and more. The cart supports lessons across disciplines, moves easily between classrooms, and works outside in the garden or playground.

February 1st, 2015

Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? ‘This Too Shall Pass’ is a series of food packages that have the same short life span as the foods they contain. The package and its contents work in symbiosis– every aspect is completely natural and biodegradable. 

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June 11th, 2014

Fabrack is a hanging storage solution for refrigerators. It puts food on display so that fresh items aren’t hidden in drawers and forgotten.

January 7th, 2014

There are coffee machines that make great coffee and there are coffee machines that look great. Ratio is the first machine that truly embodies both excellent form and function. Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio machine is meticulously assembled by hand and is designed to last.

December 23rd, 2013

Quick! How acidic is the dirt in your yard? Soil IQ knows. It’s a little solar powered sensor on a stick that assesses your plot, recommends what plants will grow best, and monitors them for you. If they need water or if the soil pH gets too low, you get a text.

September 29th, 2013

The Piamo is an ingenious, compact espresso maker designed for your microwave. It combines coffee cup and maker into one unit and can turn out a drink in 30 seconds.

April 23rd, 2013

This self-expanding instant food package combines different aspects of sustainability. It saves space in transportation by being compressed and is made out of a 100% biodegradable material.

December 19th, 2012

For anyone concerned by the endless and often unnecessary food packaging you find in shops and supermarkets there is an answer at hand: edible packaging.

Harvard professor David Edwards, along with designer François Azambourg, have created edible membranes that encase foods and liquids. The idea was inspired by Edward’s observation that, in nature, packaging is often inseparable from the contents (such as the skin of a grape). 

June 22nd, 2012

“Paper Dish makes eating a take-home pizza a cleaner experience.

Eating a pizza usually results in getting sauce and oil all over one’s hands. Paper Dish reinvents the typical sheet of greaseproof paper that rests between a take-away pizza and the pizza box. The typical square sheet cannot be used to keep the hands clean and is thrown away after the pizza is eaten. Paper Dish is a perforated sheet that can be torn apart and used as a mini plate. Furthermore, a secondary perforation allows it to be split into two pieces for double usage.”

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