Friday, July 24, 2009
More prints will follow soon!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This made the project quiet unique. Sending out a soft copy has serious disadvantages. Selling of multiple prints without my knowledge was the biggest one. But, it had the advantage of being totally eco friendly or green. No gas burnt for shipping! Yay!!
I'm going to explore this business model further, in the later posts.
So here is my process, with lots of pictures.
I just love a riot of colors!
After the hair I drew out the eyes.
I use Wacom's pen tablet to sketch directly on my mac. And I love it to death!
By this time the blue and green had started bothering me a little bit.
So I experimented with a new mostly red color palette.
Now it had the pop I was looking for.
The client like the last version too and printed out a large 60cm X 60cm poster!
And here is the very happy wife with her very own custom portrait.
A very satisfying project indeed. :)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Note - Gift boxes are hand crafted using upcycled cardboard too!
Glasses and coasters made from recycled glass bottles from YAVA Glass
Soap dishes and Business card holder made from recycled records albums by Retired Records
Really cute Robots and Sculpture made from recycled materials by Reclaim 2 fame
Purse and Accessories made from recycled juice pouch by I Luv MoJo
Dolls made from recycled and cast-off materials by Hasenpfeffer
Sculptures created by material from landfills by Pacific Artworks
Thursday, July 2, 2009
'Ech2o' - EcoUsable's new stainless water bottle with a built- in filter is one such really cool product. It is such a wonderful step toward eliminating single use plastic water bottles.
The bottle is made of food grade stainless steel, is non-leaching, BPA-free, reusable, lightweight, and taste-neutral. All parts are made of FDA approved materials and are environmentally safe.
The Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration System is an entire water filtration plant within a portable bottle. The patented Ionic-Absorption Micro-Filtration reduces up to 99.99% of contamination.
For all the people out there who want to do their part to stop the plastic water bottle epidemic this bottle is a pretty attractive solution.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Consumers purchase one bottle and a four-pack of tablets, and the tablets dissolve in water when ready to use. The available products include a glass cleaner, multi-surface, bathroom and odor eliminator.
By shipping cleaners without water, Conserve is able to save 7.5 pounds per bottle. By only including one bottle in a package that provides four uses, Conserve can also ship more cleaners in a single load.
The cleaners themselves only use ingredients approved by the EPA’s “Designed for the Environment” program.
Conserve claims that its products also save money, costing 40 percent less than the national brands of cleaners.
“We are able to achieve these cost-savings for consumers because our products have eliminated the heaviest ingredient in household cleaners: water,” says David Baumgarten, vice president of Baumgartens. “Conventional cleaner equivalents would require eight trucks versus just one for ours, not to mention all the equipment, time and energy needed to load and unload those trucks.”