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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project M in Hawaii for next session

You heard it.

“Sometimes you have to make it really cool.”

Project M is now accepting applications for its next session in Hilo Hawaii. Deadline for submissions are February 26th. Find out more here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:23 am  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Green Advertising

Photo from Flickr user PghFun1

PNC’s green wall towers at nearly 2,400 in square feet which is the size of two tennis courts. Wow!

According to a post over at Forecast Earth, the idea is catching on.

Like green roofs—their perpendicular counterparts—green walls are covered in vegetation and provide the benefits of natural insulation and removal of air pollutants. PNC, which provides banking and wealth management services, estimates it will be 25 percent cooler behind the wall than the ambient summer temperatures.

The PNC wall features more than 15,000 ferns, sedums, brass buttons and other plants that create a swirling pattern of varying hues of green above the company’s logo. They are divided among hundreds of 2-by-2-foot aluminum panels that were anchored onto the building’s frame after part of the granite facade was removed.

Joanne Westphal, a landscape architecture professor at Michigan State University (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:41 pm  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Grow your own tomatoes

Creative Review is always trying new cover concepts. The February Issue is no different with the magazine packaged in a compostable bag. An added twist is that they added a few tomato seeds so the subscriber can grow their own tomatoes using the compostable bag. Instructions are on the back. Happy gardening.

Instructions on how to grow tomatoes:

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:58 pm  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Greener Gadgets Conference

The 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference will be in full swing come the end of February. The image above is “The Power Hog” one of the highlights from last years conference. Find out more details here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:48 am  

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Calendar: Think Green

More than 100 designers will be published in the publication. 53 designers have a special podium as a weekly theme. “Think Green!” creates for the year 2010, a visual inventory of the topic of ecology and design. In addition to individual, for this project developed typography, the calendar shows ideas in the context of raw materials, energy and the environment in different countries.

We were lucky enough to be asked to be represented in this showcase of progressive work and are anxiously awaiting our copy. To learn more about EIGA—the people behind it and how to snag a copy for 2010 click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:33 am  

Monday, November 30, 2009

iphone App scans for Green Products

Image from Inhabitat

Hmmm… GoodGuide just released an iPhone application that enables consumers to shop responsibly so to speak.

The new barcode scanner application draws from a wealth of independent, scientific information on the health, social and environmental performance of more than 50,000 consumer items and companies to provide instant product ratings to shoppers. GoodGuide licensed Occipital’s state-of-the-art RedLaser barcode scanning technology for its new application.

It is available for download here.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:37 am  

Monday, November 16, 2009

Eco/Techno Polo Shirts

Impressive eco-friendly packaging for Lacoste. See below for a few words from Mind Design the designers behind it all.

“In collaboration with Tom Dixon we worked on the branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all but use embossing instead. For the techno polo we designed a speaking label that plays Tom’s voice at the push of a button – very techno.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:19 am  

Monday, November 9, 2009

Transform your water bottle into an easy pour water picture

Here’s a clever idea for those of you that have not converted back to the tap. GR Lab, and industrial design firm has launched a simple yet innovative product called the ‘Aqua Jar’ that transforms any plastic bottle into an easy-pour pitcher. It is made up of the usual eco-friendly materials and is offered in three colors (orange, graphite and frost).


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 7:21 pm  

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Green Giant

Taipei 101 mainly known for being one of the tallest structures built to date will be teaming up with SL+A International Asia Inc., Siemens and EcoTech International Inc. to incorporate eco-upgrades in hopes to reduce annual cost by almost 20 Million annually. Harace Lin, Chairman of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, said on Monday, “As the world’s tallest [completed] building, Taipei 101 aims to raise people’s awareness about our environment and be a pioneer of international green building certification for existing buildings.”


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 3:08 am  

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just add hot water

Image from CR Blog

The November issue of Creative Review is packaged in a revolutionary new bag that dissolves in hot water. Creative Review is the first publication to sample this new packaging material developed by Cyberpac out of the UK. Head over to CR Blog to see a visual step-by-step on how it works.

Peak below (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:25 pm  
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