Lizzie Lee’s ‘Sock Aliens’ are fantastic creatures made out of random and previously unloved odd socks.
‘Chestnut Antlers (for Mathilda)’ is a multi-purposed wall hanger that was inspired by a walk in the woods. The piece was designed by Duncan Kramer for his Swedish sustainable fashion designer wife.
Book sculptorPhiona Richardscreated ‘Filigree Fantasy’, a biodegradable newspaper ornament gift that can be hung from a tree or used to decorate a room.
Arash and Kelly created ‘Octopus Illuminati’, a folded paper shade designed during the economic downtown. It was first exhibited at the V&A Museum.
Studio Mama’s minimal ‘Pallet Stool’ allows you to accommodate extra guests at your X-mas table. It also makes for a great side table when the party is over.
Designed by A Secret Club, ‘Santa Up!’ is the fastest, non-itchiest way to grow a biodegradable white beard.
Sam Hill’s ‘Cardboard Armour’ is the perfect idea for making an eco-friendly outfit out of all those piled up gift boxes!
‘Recycled Plastic Lace Lampshade’ by Kate Ward is made by ironing delicately knitted plastic bags into a brilliant luminaire able to create magical shadows on the walls.
‘Why don’t you… [re]design Christmas?’ is not only a great guide to homemade projects with a design twist, but it addresses environmental issues, social connectivity and retrieving the pleasure of making — all while easing the over consumption that the design industry certainly contributes to.
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