Idea Book 14 by Caesar Lima
Inspirational Fashion and Beauty Photography
Check for example Apple … sure, the quality and user-friendliness of their products is undeniable … but the actual product design is what plays the major role. Without quality designers Apple wouldn’t be where they are now.
Today, we thought we’d chip in to your afternoon with 3 awesome products at the intersection of design, sustainability, and social good. From your morning shot of espresso to the wallet you carry your cash in, you can be an agent of change — while having a great story to tell and looking fly. Designed Good is featuring them separately in sales this week only, and these are some of the most useful items in their collection.
Presso is an espresso machine that doesn’t use any electricity. Instead, you just — well, yes, do some pressing (and pulling) of levers to turn packed ground beans into a perfect shot of espresso. Forearm workout most definitely included.
This backpack was created by OAK, a company in Austin, Texas that literally designs backpacks for kindness and education. Each bag contains a pouch for you to carry something extra for a quick act of kindness (say, a snack or a cell phone for someone’s emergency call) and each purchase provides a child in Rwanda or Austin, TX with a backpack and school supplies.
We love the Green Leaf color — and the interior is oh, so plush!
Paperwallets. They are 100% recyclable and made of recycled paper-thin Tyvek material. Epitomizing a unique combination of design & functionality, each paper-thin wallet is a canvas for an artist’s work and comes with an individual authentic artist’s card. This design below blends the best of artist Masa’s folklore and urban influences. Born in Venezuela, Masa is an artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who lives in Mexico.
This wallet offers a French twist on graphic design, featuring art director Julien Rivoire from Lyon. His was inspired by geometry, science fiction, and typography to create “another paper romance.”
Did we mention that they are durable, expandable, tear-resistant, and waterproof?
Love these items? Check them out and more at Designed Good. We connect you with up and coming socially-conscious brands by telling the stories about how these products are making a difference.
As the globe spins the needle passes over each geographical location, allowing you to hear recordings taken from around the world.
Spraytect is a smartphone case with a detachable pepper spray cartridge…a groundbreaking personal protection device.
Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Brown Ale, from Rogue Ales, is a collision of crazies! This unique artisan creation contains a baker’s dozen number of ingredients including bacon and maple syrup from one of Voodoo’s signature doughnuts.
Featuring an elegantly contoured shape and a soft rubber grip, the MX 1100 Cordless Laser Mouse fits your hand naturally for maximum comfort. Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through documents and Web pages with a flick of your finger, or switch to click-to-click mode to scroll through lists and photos. The adjustable-dpi laser engine (up to 1600 dpi) provides two smooth-tracking modes for customizable precision. Logitech’s advanced 2.4 GHz cordless technology delivers more robust and more reliable performance than ever before. The “stealth” thumb button—one of ten programmable buttons—gives you additional control.
The Leap is a small iPod sized motion sensor that allows you to interact with your computer in an entirely new way. Forget your mouse and keyboard, with the Leap you will be able to control your computer in three dimensions with natural hand and finger movements.
Sushi Made Easy helps you make perfectly round, restaurant-quality sushi in your own kitchen. The innovative tube is easy to use. Simply fill each half of the plastic tube with rice. Using the included plunger, make grooves in each half and add your other ingredients.
Then replace the plunger, clip the tube together, turn the plunger to compress the rice, and remove the end cap. Plunge the rice right through the tube onto a nori sheet. After rolling up the nori sheet, use a wet, clean knife to create round slices. The Sushezi also can be used to create cake rolls, biscuit cookies, nut logs, mince patties, and candy sushi.
Innovative and unique, the Midget Bushtrekka trailer from Kamp-Rite(r) is perfect for the bicycle or camping enthusiast. The one-of-a-kind pivoting wheelset and alloy wheels make for a comfortable ride over most terrain; safety reflectors and safety tape offer nighttime visibility. And when you’re finished trekking for the day, open up the included Oversized Tent Cot for a great night’s rest!
The Tubtanic Bath Plug is a hilarious bathroom accessory that will look like a miniature scene from the Titanic movie. Throw in a couple of Lego people and recreate weepy scenes of Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet losing each other in a wave of poor acting and CGI madness. Bath time has never been so dramatic!