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Cork makes a buoyant return
We often associate cork with wine. But the Portuguese company AHUA is using the material for what was one of its original purposes: buoyancy. The company makes and sells thin surfboards and handplanes (surfboards for hands) made of light and eco-friendly cork. The project was funded thanks to an entrepreneurship prize and crowd funding website Massivemov.
Why it matters
Being one of Portugal’s most exported products – it accounts for 55% of the world’s cork production – it’s nice to see a variation of its use. The project in itself is an example of creating new with what you already have. What can big brands learn from the modus operandi of startups backed through crowd funding platforms like Massivemov or Kickstarter?
17. May 2012
Dubai’s only gallery dedicated to modern design, is holding its second annual design competition. In an attempt to explore design within an everyday Arab urban landscape, the competition is divided into 4 categories: The Mosque through Architecture | The Majlis through Interior Design | A Pattern through Graphic Design | A Public Installation through Experimental Design.
In collaboration with Facebook, Levi's has integrated in the e-shop, new social applications that allow users to express their tastes and share their views of the collection. This new project integrates a Friend Store where users of Facebook are able to view their friends favourite Levis clothing.
Developed by Open Graph, these new plug-ins include the famous Facebook function ”I like” and widgets to recommend.