Fill your feed with images of handmade products you'll want to own — and creators who'll get you motivated to be a maker, too.
We love how Instagram brings us inside the workshops and studios of some seriously creative people. The nine women we’re featuring this week use everything from wood and leather to precious metals and essential oils to make amazing handcrafted products. We’re glued to our feeds to see what they’ll come up with next. Continue reading
Four MIT students took on the challenge of revolutionizing the traditional wheelchair to make it all-terrain and easier to use.
Potholes, cracks and the humps and bumps of rough terrain are every wheelchair user’s nightmare. Propelled merely by pushrims, the traditional wheelchair makes movement difficult and raises the risk of repetitive stress injuries. But four MIT students took on the challenge of creating a solution during their project-based course on Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries. Continue reading
The Creative Director of socially conscious accessory line ESPEROS shares her techniques for getting through the toughest of times.
Have you ever been through one of those times when everything seems to be changing/blowing up/falling apart all at once — in your career and your personal life? “Stressful” doesn’t even begin to cover what it’s like
But Aubrey Mayo is here to tell you that you can survive and even thrive when life starts lobbing those curveballs at you. And she should know: 2015 has really put her to the test.
Aubrey is the creative director of ESPEROS, a maker of stylish bags, a changer of lives and a dear friend of DesignGood’s. She’s also fiercely resilient and optimistic. We’ll let her tell you how she does it, and how you can, too.
To lift Ethiopian women out of poverty, Connected in Hope gives them a chance to create and a market for their products.
Every morning, women in Ethiopia rise before dawn to gather large bundles of fuel wood to sell at the local markets for less than a dollar. The challenges and dangers they face just to provide for their families’ basic needs compelled Pam Simpson and Ryane Murnane to create steady streams of sustainable income for these women. It’s from this motivation that Connected in Hope was born. Continue reading
Need to dress up your screen? Here's where to score some well-designed desktop wallpapers.
If you haven’t changed out your desktop wallpaper in a while, it’s time to give your eyes something new to feast upon. Only the most creative wallpapers will do for DesignGooders’ desktops, so we’re sharing the sources we’re addicted to. (Tip: Choose the screen resolution closest to your current display to get the most out of your new desktop wallpaper. Have fun! ) Continue reading