Do you end up doing loads of fixing for loved ones during the holidays? Turn these moments into something great for everybody, by asking friends and family for a donation. Your ask and their donation reinforces that repair and maintenance have real value for society.
We talk with Restart Party goers and with designer Joe Macleod about the end, or what he calls “closure experiences”. Why does moving on from a mobile sometimes feel like a break up? And then what about stuff we toss with no regrets?
We created a film in time for Earth Day. In this short film, we confront the electronic waste mountain. Globally, we produced 42 million tons of this waste last year. It seems abstract as a number but video makes it real.
We talk to Professor Jonathan Chapman (University of Brighton), a designer who has helped many other designers change the way they conceive of quality and good design. His notion “emotionally durable design” goes beyond actual physical durability.