By Lorrin Windahl. Designer hospital gowns for sick kids. What a fantastic idea. It warms my heart. Surely it is the ultimate goal; to put a smile on a sick child’s face. It seems so simple and logical it’s amazing that…Read More
By Lorrin Windahl. Change is often difficult. It takes time identifying the problem, coming up with a suitable solution and then actually implementing it. As adults we get set in our ways and are often reluctant to modify our behaviours….Read More
By Lorrin Windahl. The guys at Organoid Technologies have developed an interesting material process. They have worked out how to turn wood chips into freeform mouldings. And the wood chips that they source are residue from logging so they are…Read More
Category: Socially responsible design, Sustainable materials, Thoughts + opinions Tags: acoustic panels, cobaltniche, decorative coatings, design, freeform mouldings, green materials, IOYO, less by design, natural materials, Organoid Technologies, recycled materials, Socially responsible design, sustainable materials
By Steve Martinuzzo. From presidents to supermodels, famous sports stars to film idols, high flying CEOs to celebrity designers; it is starkly evident that today’s world is conditioned to believing that some individuals command almost superhuman abilities.Read More
By Lorrin Windahl. A while back I posted about sustainability expert Annie Leonard and her video entitled ‘The Story of Stuff’. Just to jog your memory, it was a video about the impact consumerism is having on the world and…Read More
We're a bunch of like-minded industrial designers + engineers who congregate each work day at Cobalt Design in Melbourne, Australia. We have developed this blog because we believe that designers have a social responsibility to improve the world that we live in. Through this blog we aim to chronicle our thoughts on the topic, bring you the latest news and oggle over design that we feel is creating a better world. We hope you enjoy.
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