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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tote Bags converted to Throw Pillows

NOTCOT has put their unused canvass bags to good use. We especially like the Shepard Fairey Saks Fifth Avenue pillow. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:25 pm  

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Write it down

Some of the most innovative ideas have been scribbled onto cocktail napkins. If your having an inspired moment grab one of Colin O’Dowd’s “Graphkin” napkins to sketch out your idea.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:18 pm  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Philly-based graphic designer Lizania Cruz is creating really interesting work like this concept clutch bag made out of a FedEx Tyvek envelopes. See below to view her lasercut invitations and book bag/canvass bag: (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:48 pm  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Milk Jugs + Recycling = Green Toys

California made, Green Toys Inc. makes a line of children’s toys made out of recycled milk jugs along with other eco-friendly materials. The plastics contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA, and are free of lead. To see other toys from their line like the example above go here.

How it Works:


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:03 am  

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not your ordinary Paper Bag

These light-weight bags made out of synthetic paper can hold up during a rain shower and are durable enough to be tearproof. Word is they are available for purchase in the beginning of April. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:34 am  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blue Earth Phone by Samsung

Samsung just released Blue Earth – a solar powered phone made from recycled water bottles. Check out Treehugger for the goods.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:02 am  

Monday, January 19, 2009

Laser Bike Lanes

Ridership has increased every year for city dwellers who’ve chosen the bike as their mode of transportation. Bicycle safety, on the other, hand remains a huge issue (Check the stats here). LightLane, is a safety concept that was developed by designers at Altitude, Inc. – and if produced – would become an excellent alternative to the expensive bike lanes installed across the cities of the U.S.

via Yanko Design:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:01 am  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Not your ordinary plastic bag

Fashion design veterans, Sandra Campos and Michael Isaacman have added some spice and flavor to their new line of storage bags. There’s a style for everyone with 15 to choose from. They also have a touch of green – as they are biodegradable.

via Fokal:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:51 pm  

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

London on Tap

London’s tap water is 500 times cheaper than bottled water, healthier for the environment, and consistently rated one of the best in terms of it’s taste. So why are city dwellers still buying the more expensive, CO2 emitting alternative? London On Tap is a unique collaboration between UK’s biggest water company, Thames Water, and the Mayor of London to promote London’s drinking water through restaurants, bars and hotels.

Industrial designer, Neil Barron designed (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:36 am  

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Perpetual Vignelli

Designed in 1980 by design master Massimo Vignelli, this calendar, appropriately named the “Perpetual Wall Calendar” will never be out of date and can be used year after year. To claim one for yourself, click on this.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:01 am  
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