Flour Fellow: Kyssen – design by Johanna Hansson and print by Carina Nibér

July 6th, 2011 - 

Johanna Hansson graduated in 2008 in Malmö, at the Production and Design school. She works in furniture and interior design at Berhin Studios. The Flour Fellow design below is one of her first green furniture products. As about Carina Niber, she is an artist that prefers to paint in oil on large sizes canvas. 
The Flour Fellow is more than just an ergonomical sack that conforms to your body shape. It is made in natural fibers, unlike other sacks that are synthetic and in plastic. I used to have this at home and it was really giving me that
synthetic feeling.
Outer canvas in heavy-duty but soft hemp cloth (machine washable). The inner lining is made out of ecologically produced cotton, and the filling from recycled Styrofoam. You can easily peel the outer liner and wash it in the washing machine at 40° C.

Sack design: Johanna Hansson
Print: Carina Nibér

Price: 407 €

Recycle symbols explained

July 4th, 2011 - 

The 3 arrows I am sure everybody understands. But the letters under the icons, well, this is difficult to say what each one is meaning. In 1988, the Society of the Plastics Industry dropped their identification coding system inside the arrows. The numbers indicated the plastic resin types so that the items can be sorted together.

PETE (Plastic #1): meaning Polyethylene terephthalate, the most common plastic used for water bottles, containers of food and soda bottles. It can be recycled into clothing, shoes, bottles and fibers of polyester.
HDPE (Plastic #2):  High-density polyethylene is a plastic easy to be recycled used for detergent bottles, trash bags or milk containers. It is a little bit more stiff. It can be recycled into pens, benches and containers.
PVC (Plastic #3): Polyvinyl chloride is harmful to the environment and it is not easy to recycle. Used for packagings, piping or toys. Recycled PVC makes up flooring, decking, speed bumps, paneling and mudflaps.
LDPE (Plastic #4):  Low-density polyethylene is used as wrapping, packs, bags and bottles. It is a flexible material. When recycled, it is used for trash cans, shipping envelopes, packaging ties and more.
PP (Plastic #5):  Polypropylene has a good tolerance at high temperatures. It is used for strawas, food  containers and
caps. Recyled, it becames bins and trays.
PS (Plastic #6): Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, used for the low heating transfer. Used for packing peanuts, foam cups and foam food trays. Extremely light but bulky. Recycled into egg cartons, rulers and containers.
Other (Plastic #7):  “Other” plastics are a mixture of all plastics. Many recyclers do not accept plastic #7, but these resins can be remade into plastic lumber and custom products.
Via here.