Good Design Blog

I care about how things work and ponder why things don't work. Why we "as a species" often break things. But more importantly, I love the beautiful, inspirational lengths we go to fix it. That is what this section is about. My interest in the combination humanity and design, and how they come together to create inventive solutions to current problems. Please feel free to explore and do leave a comment if something inspires you.
May 8, 2018

Environmental group to carve Donald Trump’s face into the side of Arctic iceberg

[the_ad_placement id=”manual-placement”] The stunt aims to show the impact of climate change by live streaming the sculpture melting A  climate change group is raising half a million dollars with the goal of carving President Donald Trump’s face into an arctic iceberg. The Finnish group Melting…
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April 18, 2018

Adidas Sold a Million Shoes Made of Ocean Plastic

Adidas sold a million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year, according to CEO Kasper Rorsted. In 2015, the German sportswear giant partnered with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental initiative addressing major threats to the world’s oceans, to develop products made from…
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July 18, 2017

Edible six pack ring for beers is made out of brewing byproducts

Summer is almost here and many people may be in their backyards opening up cold cans of beer. But the plastic beer six-pack rings that hold those cans are one of the worst types of plastic to end up in the ocean. Though conventional six-pack…
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April 18, 2015

‘World’s Ugliest Color’ Is Now On All UK Cigarette Packs

Poor, unlovely opaque couché. This lowly cousin of olive drab may be the only color that’s designed to repulse consumers, rather than entice them. After extensive research and focus grouping, the UK government determined it is the ugliest color in the world—and they’re putting it…
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June 18, 2014

The Simple Garden

THIS IS FOR ALL THE BLACK THUMBS OUT THERE. Simple Garden is a gardening kit that contains everything you need to start gardening in your home, including a specially-designed planter to improve air flow, water circulation, and nutrient absorption, as well as seed packets, a planting template,…
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July 18, 2013

Secret Anti-Abuse Message

THIS AD HAS A SECRET ANTI-ABUSE MESSAGE THAT ONLY KIDS CAN SEE In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short,…
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April 18, 2013

A Biodegradable Shoe

I’ve been riding my bike to work for years and hate cramming all my “stuff ” into a backpack.  My footwear was always the bulkiest object. So I set out to create a lightweight, easy-to-pack shoe that gives back to the earth at the end…
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March 11, 2013

Eco-Friendly Paper Made from Stone

OGAMI’S REPAP IS ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER MADE FROM STONE Despite the popularity of e-readers and computers, Americans still use about 71 million tons of paper per year — only 63 percent of which is ever recycled. So when a paper alternative comes along that is not only environmentally friendly but…
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April 18, 2012

Make Design Matter

Lectures and workshops about how to make design better – and matter! Internationally sought after as a speaker at conferences, seminars, schools, and corporate events, David Carlson tells stories in an informed and inspiring manner about his holistic approach at the intersection of design, culture,…
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