The US Postal Service will release this set of Eames stamps sometime during summer '08. Much like the Isamu Noguchi stamps released in 2004, I'll buy these and then find myself unable to use them for something as mundane as mailing an electric bill.
Designboom's latest packaging competition asked designers to update the packaging for Mr. Clean (otherwise known as Maestro Limpio) to improve usage, reduce product waste and promote reusability. Check out the winners.
This week marks the North American International Auto Show. While it may not be the largest, it is significant as it kicks off the beginning of a whole new year of shows— new models, improved technology, and insight into the cars that we may one day be driving.
The New York Times has a whole slew of interesting articles pertaining to the events of this week. One article (here) that I found particularly interesting was a story talking about how North American automakers are finally realizing that cars pollute the environment!
Cars are getting smaller, engines are getting more fuel efficient, hybrid engine systems are on the rise, and the demise of the V-8 is drawing near. Since 2004 the sales of 4-cylinder engines have been rising while its V-6 and V-8 counterparts have been decreasing.
All sorts of interesting tid-bits can be found here.
As Kermit the frog famously said, "it's not easy being green." With all the companies, products and services currently proclaiming their greenness, it makes you wonder if Kermit was wrong or if possibly all these things really aren't so green after all?
That's where the Greenwashing Index comes in. This site lets you rate the level of greenwashing going on in ads. So when that Hummer ad touting their environmental benefits comes out, you can upload it, rate it "Total Greenwashing," and help hold brands accountable.