Everyday Life at Pulp Labs

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The cardboard bike - Taking recycling one step further

, by Anna Altner

Wood fibres are a fantastic raw material! When used correctly, they have a positive effect on our carbon footprint (trees need to be replanted after harvesting and the forest must be managed well). In addition, wood fibres can be recycled and reused, reducing further our impact on the Earth’s resources. The fibres can be reused in many different ways, from newspapers and packaging materials to egg trays and other moulded products, as well as tissue paper.

Now one man has taking recycling to a new level, by making a bike out of cardboard. Imagine what we could do if all the bikes in the world were made from wood fibres, and better still, recycled and FSC-traced fibres: What could that do for our carbon footprint?

Just look at this amazing documentary film!  http://vimeo.com/37584656

Read more about the project on: http://designalmic.com/cardboard-bike-project-izhar-gafni/ 

DuraPulp - winner of Plastovationer; category ”Bio”

, by Anna Altner , in challenge A Durable Paper

DuraPulp won the Swedish prize Plastovationer in the category “Bio” this week in Jönköping. The paper Plastforum together with DuPont, Distrupol and Elmia announce every year prices for best innovative plastic products. DuraPulp is in between paper and plastic and we are happy that DuraPulp won the price in the plastic area. Last year DuraPulp won best Innovative Product of the Year Award at PPI (Pulp Paper International) awards. This shows that DuraPulp has the strength of plastic but the feeling of paper!

The Silent Smell of paper

, by Anna Altner

  “The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.”

Karl Lagerfeld is a true book lover - his library holds more than 300,000 books. The designer also owns a   book publishing company, Edition 7L, and runs his own bookstore, 7. Maybe that's why he developed the new fragrance – Paper Passion.

The scent shall smell like ink on paper and has been developed in cooperation with Geza Schön, a perfumer from Berlin. The fragrance is packaed in a hardcover book which is desgined in collaboration with  Gerhard Steidl, Lagerfeld’s Edition 7L partner. 


Hidden inside the pages of a book, Paper Passion is accompanied by texts from Karl Lagerfeld, Günter Grass, Geza Schoen and Tony Chambers.



Read more at Steidels homepage.