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Garbage Bag Art Work

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garbage art work 2Especially for people who live in urban areas, sometimes it’s easy for us to shut our eyes to all the trash that our society produces; think of all the trash cans you walk by without even noticing. Garbage Bag Art Work is a project that pulls garbage away from its usual habitat — garbage cans and landfills — and negative association and puts it under a more creative light, forcing us to truly look at the problem. Using garbage in this way, the Tokyo-based Garbage Art Work project hopes to encourage more people to look at the waste problem, the environment, and the future of this planet.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 13, 2009 at 06:00

Creative Japanese Barcodes

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creative barcodes

These creative barcodes were created by Japanese design firm d-brand. Brings new life to an otherwise everyday design that tends to go unnoticed design.

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Written by Anna Brones

November 10, 2009 at 09:50

A picture is worth a thousand words… especially when you don’t speak the language

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Came across this earlier today and wish I had come up with the idea myself. Instead of an obnoxious phrasebook with impossible to pronounce phonetic spellings, why not just point to things you need while traveling? Me No Speak thought that was a good idea and makes these cool passport-sized guidebooks that give you plenty of pictures and phrases to point to while traveling. As of now there are only three language guidebooks — for China, Japan and Thailand — but the idea is so great that I am sure we can look forward to more.

Written by Anna Brones

August 25, 2008 at 12:50