"New + Notable 2006" - Intriguing Products from I.D.
I.D. magazine's December issue is out, trumpeting the year's most intriguing products with the extensive "New + Notable 2006." The list lives up to its billing, delivering an impressive showcase of the best design from the past year, and there's a fair sprinkling of TreeHugger throughout the twelve categories. Ranging from the decorative: "Greener Than Grass," the latest rug from German textile designer Mary-Ann Williams; to the functional: Ecopod, the compactor and sorter that can make recycling fun (in the middle, above); to the futuristic: Leaf, the LED lamp designed by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller that we were impressed enough with to cover not once but twice (it's on the right). There's some other stuff we've covered (the Mix LED lamp, Molo's Paper Softseating and Valcucine's new kitchen design) plus some stuff we should have (like Kenmore's latest Elite series washer & dryer, with iPod-generation looks and energy efficiency nearly 50% higher than Energy Star standards and DDCLab's eco-friendly collection of apparel and accessories called [and made from] Cork). Thumb through pages 43 - 115 for plenty more example of the way that great design can change the world, and check out the shout out to our friends at Good magazine on page 119 -- it's all in ::I.D. December 2006 -- "New + Notable 2006"