Are Plastics Toxic? One take on Plastic information.

Plastics have become an everyday part of our lives, but are there issues we need to consider? What are the issues inherent in the type of plastic should that, say, you have it on the shelf as a vinyl binder or as a cup you drink out of.  As we become more aware of  of […]

Clean Water – still a problem

40 years after the clean water act was passed, there are still issues with the water supply in the mid-west. Iowa has a voluntary program to encourage farmers to fix this problem which is great.  At issue is the contention that it would take billions of dollars to really address the problem – which is […]

High Speed Rail – See what it means to go super fast

High Speed Rail Lines – going 300 mph in comfort. For a lot of us, some cities are too close to fly to and kind of a haul to drive to.  It would be nice if there was an alternative. Perhaps something with an infrastructure already in place…. Nope, can’t think of what it might […]

Interesting Packaging Design for Your Bike – James Dyson Awards

PACKTASCHE Ready to hop on your bike to go to the grocery store to get your veggies for dinner? Check out this handy cardboard carrier – sort of a bike friendly paper bag but reusable. The whole page is here, but we provided a synopsis for you here! The Inspiration We, two enthusiastic cyclist and […]

Inspired Marketing at North Face

This North Face Store’s Floor Disappears, Forcing Startled Shoppers to Climb the Walls Sudden sporting challenge for visitors. What?  This is great. The truth is that most people who buy outdoor gear (clothing is just a part of that) never go farther than from the door to their car in bad weather. In fact, in general, […]

Why it Counts: Recycled Binders, Pocket Folders and Tab Dividers

What good is using a recycled binder or eco friendly pocket folders and tab dividers in the grand scheme of things? You pay attention to composting and what you eat, but what is the benefit to recycled and recyclable office supplies? Can it help or is it just hype? Recycled paper has some large positive […]

Making Lamps from Mushrooms

Via Designer Pages: Edvard has also developed a lamp made from MYX that produces food for the consumer before it ends up as a functional light object. MYX is made from leftover hemp fibres from the textile industry and mushroom-mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae), which […]

Plastics are taking over our Oceans

“Plastics” – from that word of advice in the movie ‘The Graduate’ to a reality where almost all products are wrapped in plastic throwaway packages or made with plastics, the question of what happens to all of that plastic needs to be addressed. Naked Binder has asked the question as to where vinyl goes, and […]

Why a recycled 3-ring binder matters

Every year in the U.S. 50 million+ 3 ring binders are bought, used, broken and thrown away. The vast majority of these are vinyl binders. That means there is 50 million+ lbs of toxic garbage going into your landfill – Every year. That means that 30 million lbs of vinyl is being produced, waste being […]