Friday round up: homes from trash, dematerialization and honeycomb storage
This week’s Friday round up features a selection of tiny homes made from trash, questions want versus need in the Dematerialization product, and showcases a new storage system of hexagonal boxes.
Treehugger | Artist transforms trash into awesome tiny homes for the homeless
Gregory Kloehn, a California-based artist who turned a dumpster into a deluxe, one-room home a few years ago has since turned his attention to addressing the lack of shelter for the homeless in his hometown. He has been building a series of customised, tiny homes for displaced individuals, all made from salvaged materials.
The Homeless Homes Project transforms materials from illegal dumps, household and commercial waste into low-cost, ultra-tiny homes for people living on the streets.
Kloehn puts a lot of creativity into each of the little houses and most are painted in bright colours to give a sense of well-being and happiness. All of the homes sport wheels to allow ease of movement on the street, in addition to doors, windows, storage and even locks to give occupants a sense of security and privacy.
Design Milk | Dematerialization by Ia Kutateladze
Dematerialization is a new furniture and lighting collection from Georgian designer Ia Kutateladze. Each piece has an interesting twist by juxtaposing two different materials next to each other. It studies the contrast created by placing refined, artisan woodworking next to easy, simple, and cheap materials.
By doing so, Ia Kutateladze creates a vivid contrast that provokes contemplation of polar opposites; elaborate or simple, recycled or wasted, effortless or intricate. It further examines the issues of wanting versus needing, and the psychology behind that circle of thought.
Fast Co Design | Honeycomb storage units are the bee's knees
Named Hyve, this elegant solution designed by Herbst Produkt, is a series of hexagonal cups that snap together in any arrangement you like. With bundled adapters, the entire hive can even stick to a wall or magnetic surface. End result?... you can shape your storage however you like to organise the ‘stuff’ you need!
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