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Ikea’s Refugee Shelter

Ikea designed a refugee shelter through their nonprofit project ‘Better Shelter’ in order to provide a safer and more dignified home for families displaced by armed conflicts and natural disasters.

Polluted Water Popsicles

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Aiming to raise awareness about rising water pollution due to rapid economic growth and urbanization three design students created this Polluted Water Popsicle Project. Water was taken from 100 different water sources in Taiwan and turned into frozen toxic popsicles before Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts recreated them using transparent polyester resin. The designers also created  wrappers for them that represented the different regions from which the polluted water samples were taken.

A+++ in my book. I’ll probably pass on the taste test though.

Air-Ink

“For over 80 years, people have been sharing Tiger Beer on the streets of Asia. Sparking friendships, conversations and ideas.
But what if we brought people together to turn the ugliness in our air into something beautiful?”

Introducing Air-Ink the first ink made entirely out of air pollution.

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Pollutoys

Pollutoys are cleverly designed plushies that teach kids to protect the ocean. Love this. Learn more here.

Protest Websites That Actually Help

Arguing with your Grandma about politics on Facebook is cool and all but…No, actually it’s not cool at all and you’re not going to argue anyone into your point of view anyway so what good is it really?

Want a better use of your time? Here are 6 websites that can actually help change things from the good folks over at Good.

The Walled Off Hotel

Banksy presents The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem featuring “the worst view in the world”.

The Case for Copying

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiasates 1:9