August 2010


Holstee, the NYC based eco-friendly design shop, have been at it again. They recently created a minimalist designed wallet ($25) that is not only perfect for carrying your essentials ; credit cards, cash, and sliding window for your ID or transit card, but also fits within their ethos of design with a conscience. Each wallet is constructed from recycled plastic bags and newspapers collected from the streets of Delhi. Each is a one-of-a-kind in its pattern and style. From colored ads, cartoons, headline news, and classifieds no two wallets are the same.

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Working with a family-run non-profit based in India that works to collect and recycle litter off the streets of Delhi, Holstee was able to create the dream wallet. This vegan wallet is made primarily of plastic bags and newspapers, collected off the Streets of Delhi in India. Production of this wallet helps reduce waste in Delhi, provides fair wage employment and subsidizes healthcare and education for each employee’s family.

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I’ll admit I’ve always had a fascination for nesting dolls. As a child I loved a set my grandparents had. It was certainly the combination of rarely getting to touch them and the inherent secretness of little people within people.

These examples designed by Sweden’s Ingela Arrhenius available from OMM Design, are amazing. I particularly like the amount of mustaches on the circus set.

Both can be yours for 21 EUR each.

www.swedishness.com
www.ommdesign.se

— Anthony P. Munoz
apmunoz.com