Flat wine bottles could cut costs and emissions

Made from recycled PET, the bottle has a plastic cap, making recycling easier. It takes up 40% less space and is 87% lighter than conventional bottles.

The company’s carton for 10 flat bottles, being launched at a packaging conference in Birmingham on Wednesday, would hold only four glass bottles of the same 75cl volume.

via Flat wine bottles could cut costs and emissions, says firm | Business | The Guardian

Some impressive savings from some innovative thinking – so much so that the wine industry have to put traditional glass bottles aside and look at this soon.


OLPC was going to give every child a laptop — then it all went wrong – The Verge

…instead of “the $100 laptop,” Bender wanted to call it “the Children’s Machine,” he says. “I think we got more mileage out of ‘The $100 Laptop’ at the time, because typical laptops cost over $1,000, so it was a very bold statement. But we got burned by that — because we set an expectation around price, rather than an expectation around what this machine was really for.”

via OLPC was going to give every child a laptop — then it all went wrong – The Verge

It’s not the fairytale ending the project was aiming for but it is helpful to get the OLPC story in full.


@studio_cheha yesterday announced the launch of 3rd Kickstarter campaign, “#BULBING 2D/3D LED lamps – Optimize Your Lighting Experience! ”. They are presenting DESKi, ZIGGi and CLASSi the newest members of the Studio Cheha “#byBULBING" family!

They have already reached the goal of £15,000 in one day!
Congratulations!!! And for those who want support the campaign the link is in our bio > @archiproducts

#archiproducts #design #studiocheha

2D acrylic shade with perspective shade detail!

Clever idea. Love them.


‘Design Is One of the Most Powerful Forces in Our Lives’

“Do you ring a doorbell with a finger or a thumb?” That’s the kind of question Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for The International New York Times, asks when she thinks about design—all design—and the major role designers have in altering our lives.

Her answer, however, reveals a lot about how she thinks of design’s evolution. “The older you are, the likelier you will be to press it with a finger, probably your index finger,” she writes in her latest book of essays, Hello World: Where Design Meets Life. “If you are younger, you may well use a thumb, because it will have been exercised so thoroughly by typing text messages and gunning down digital assailants on game consoles that it is likely to be stronger and nimbler than any of your fingers.”

Rawsthorn cites this and other mundane behavior to show how technology has impacted design and how graphic, product, and interactive design are key in almost everything we experience today. It’s no wonder, then, that when Rawsthorn speaks, people who care about design’s influences listen.

Read more. [Image: Colin Jagoe]