31/05/2010

FLOWER GRENADE

Here's the results of an early snow-home collaboration. Around about 12 months ago now when I had just started at snowhome, we developed the flower grenade! Some of you who remember my uni portfolio will remember the 'Eco-Pac' I developed for Kettle Chips, a crisp packet that when buried into the ground fully bio-degrades and grows a flower (maybe I'll dig that out and blog it soon). Well, anyway, the flower grenade is not much different!
Inspired by the Guerilla gardening culture this hollow (unfired) clay grenade is packed full of seeds and nutrients so that when launched it explodes and grows into a flower. The unfired clay simply melts in the rain and provides further nutrients for the growing plant.
The flower grenade is now manufactured and distributed by SuckUK and maybe found in many retailers around the UK (not sure about worldwide due to the wild flowers etc...). Although the graphic and packaging design has been somewhat developed it's still nice to see the product finished and on the shelves.
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CREATE10 - Designworks

Above is a quick look at the DesignWorks stand at this years Create10 (as promised). As I feature my work on the blog all the time I thought i'd show you the work of some of the other residents at DesignWorks.
image 1: DesignWorks Stand
image 2: Pantone Wallstore (John Green)
image 3: Light I + Thee Apple (Tom Stanley)
image 4: Clock (John Green)
image 5: DesignWorks Stand
image 6: Grow Frame (Andrew Martin)
image 7: Pantone Wallstore (John Green) 3 Fold (Andrew Martin)

19/05/2010

A SNEAK PEEK


This week is the week of 'create10'. The degree show at York St John University, where I'm still based in my studio within the 'DesignWorks' residents space.

Every year at the show the residents also show some of their latest work. However, because I'm focusing on new products to be launched this September during the LDF, I will not be showing any BRAND NEW products. Instead, I've put a little bit of time into creating a limited edition run of an old design from my student days. I'll keep the product a secret until the show (although it's pretty obvious through the image above). I will also be showing the finished Pantone wallstores (by SELETTI) and Embrace (both now available through various UK retailers).

Here's a sneak peek of the packaging of that secret product! Once the show is underway, I'll will blog the product and make it available through my webshop: http://johngreendesigns.bigcartel.com/

12/05/2010

Embrace in the Design Museum

For one night only you will be able to see Embrace in the Design Museum.

I'm proud to announce in aid of charity I have donated one OAK embrace to be used as one of the Golden Tombola Prizes at tomorrows (13th may) Spring Awakening event to be held at the Design Museum, London. For more info visit: www.nat.org.uk/springawakening

Tickets to the event are £75 and include a sparkling evening of champagne, canap├ęs and the chance to WIN an Embrace among some other great prizes.