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03.14.11

Packaging: Single Serve Spaghetti

The concept of using single-serve packaging to reduce waste is nothing new. But a graphic design student in England- have you noticed all the good packaging ideas are coming from England these days? – may have cracked…

03.03.11

Hug Your Farmer: The Real Cost of Better Foods

In the United States, we spend about 9% of our disposable income on our food. Thirty years ago that number was 15%, and seventy years ago that number was more than 25%. Industrial farming and massive distribution networks have lowered…

Message Stickers

02.18.11

Brands: HU2′s decals with eco-messages

UK-based HU2 has created a line of wall decals that serve as illustrative reminders to conserve energy. Made of PVC-free vinyl and shipped in eco-friendly packaging, HU2 products are available online for shipping worldwide. These whimsical designs might…

Carrots

02.10.11

Seed Paper Packaging

As we develop our own products, we keep a keen eye out for inspiration in thoughtful innovation. Case in point, a project by Ben Huttly, an art student from the UK, who has created packaging that isn't just biodegradable and recyclable, it can be planted. Eat those veggies, then plant some more in your garden.

Unplowed

02.02.11

Solar-Charged Roads Vs Snow Drifts

As the Northeast braces for more snow, we note that scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have proposed a solar-charged solution to snow build up on roads: embed them with pipes filled with freeze-resistant fluids…

01.28.11

Hug Your Farmer: Pete’s Greens

LTT spent time with Peter Johnson, owner and innovator at Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, VT. Pete talks about his remarkable four-season organic farm, how the local food movement is helping to revive this area of Vermont and how, if they…

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