Two Nordic-based designers came up with the Shroom Lighting, equipped with motion sensors to illuminate the bulb to full intensity only when someone is nearby. When no one is around the intensity is reduced to 10 percent level saving energy in a big way as compared to other conventional public lighting systems.
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.