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會說故事的聖誕禮物 -2017年禮物大賞

送禮物再也不是一件簡單的事了。

現今社會,禮物同時代表著一個人的品味及人與人之間的互動程度,選禮的疏失很容易讓人誤解; 沒有誠意、不夠周到。這時,如果選一個有深度意義,又可以讓你說說故事的禮物,你會感受到更多的笑容、驚嘆及感動。

今年2017禮物大賞,集結會說故事的禮物,讓你送禮獨特又有愛。

1 | 有生命的紙 – 種子便條紙磚 – Woopaper

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種子紙 (Seed Paper) 是可以種的紙 (Plantable Paper) – 有生命的紙。

使用辦公室回收紙漿,在手工抄製過程中,添入花草的種子,經過溫暖陽光的烘乾後,就成為了一張張的種子紙! 種子紙是生態友善的紙張,種入土壤,種子發芽生長,紙張便會自然分解,不會對環境造成負擔。透過種子紙,我們希望與你一同藉由手感的溫度,尋回生命的熱忱。

隨手需要丟棄的便條紙,從此以後更富有生命,不只幫助你完成工作上的各項事務,使用完畢,隨手種下土壤,轉眼變成為了辦公室療癒小物。

品牌連結:: http://www.sevenoaks.me/products/woopapers-notepaper

2 | 吸收陽光,一起思考吧! – 「賽先生 – 科學工廠」

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相信喜歡新奇物件的人都知道「賽先生 – 科學工廠」,在眾多的創意商品中,為什麼我會選擇「愛因斯坦搖手公仔」呢? 當然最基本的環保基礎 – 使用太陽能發電已經讓人讚賞,還有「愛因斯坦搖手公仔」有一個很好的構思在背後;

現今社會中,我們的靈感總會被龐大的資訊淹沒,甚至不再學習思考,因為GOOGLE就是我們的愛因斯坦,我們慢慢失去了判斷能力,常常為了在複雜的訊息中殺出一條血路而頭腦斷線。如果我們常將愛因斯坦的智慧放在心裡,回到人類最原始的思考真諦,也許我們能將複雜的訊息一一解剖,得到釋放。

愛因斯坦名言:

倘若A代表人生的成功,那麼公式是:A=X+Y+Z。X是工作,Y是遊戲,Z是保持緘默。

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擁有XYZ建築方塊,啟發孩子成為生活中的建築師

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喜歡樂高積木嗎?享受拼圖和自己親手做出一樣東西的感覺嗎?

現在有比樂高積木更大的手作玩具讓你玩創意,XYZ建築方塊,長126mm*126mm*3mm,每盒50片,每片44g,所有的方塊重量、尺寸與形狀皆一致,可耐重95公斤,承受一個以上的成人體重,結構非常穩定,越多的方塊連結在一起,整體結構就越穩定,就像真的在蓋房子一樣。

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XYZ築方塊,源自於三名倫敦大學工程與設計學院碩士生,Klayton PalmerCharlotte DownsChris Verbick的畢業論文,他們分別是材料科學家、工程師與設計師,各司其職,互相幫助,於2012年開始,從設計、包裝、生產、材料到通路商,銷售等等一手包辦,XYZ築方塊因此誕生。

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Ohyo-Guy Jeremiah (設計師專訪原稿)

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Ohyo was borne out of necessity. I found myself at St Pancras station with no water fountain in sight, no bottle in my pocket, and no option but to buy a bottle of water. There are enough plastic bottles discarded every year to stretch round the world 1000 times!

I concluded that people are reluctant to carry re-usable bottles because they are too bulky. Ohyo is the handy, collapsible water bottle that’s easy to take anywhere. An extended Ohyo holds 500ml or 1000ml. When empty an Ohyo will squish down to fit in a pocket. Using (and re-using) an Ohyo avoids the need to buy environmentally-damaging bottled water. Users can now visit http://www.findafountain.org or download our free app to find drinking water sources near them.

Getting Started – Funding and a Mauling from the Dragons

Armed with a prototype bottle, a great story and a handful of initial sales, I ventured into BBC Dragon’s Den. Yes, I asked for a lot of money for a small percentage of the company – but that’s just part of the game isn’t it? My pitch was really quite good and in the two-second pause before the Dragons laid into me I thought everything was going well! 

“A LUDICROUS invention" Duncan Bannatyne as he hurled an Ohyo at me.

“I’d rather stick pins in my eyes" Theo Paphitis said.

For the sadistically inclined amongst you, here’s a link to the video. I left with no cash, some great PR and no regrets. With almost 700,000 bottles sold to date and the team’s equity intact, why would I?

 

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The Big Breakthroughs

From initial idea (in 2008) to prototype took two years before launching to great acclaim in 2010 at Prince Charles’ “Garden Party to Make a Difference” at Clarence House. More recently, I had the pleasure to be introduced to his father Prince Philip (husband of Queen Elizabeth II). In 2012, we struck a major deal to stock the bottles in Marks and Spencer as part of their Plan A Sustainability Campaign; a great example of how sustainable credentials can help to promote a product. The bottles are “carbon neutral" after just two uses! 

All of the bottles are designed and manufactured in my hometown of Sheffield, England. It’s not the cheapest option, but without local expertise we simply could not have overcome the design challenges to create such a high quality product. 

Guy Jeremiah

Founder, Ohyo

不簡單的馬鈴薯

英國政府攜手生物塑料製造商 Biome Bioplastics 以及環保印刷商 MCR Print,

展示如何用馬鈴薯澱粉製作一面英國國旗, 提倡環保印刷和永續製造的理念。

正常情況下,可以使用至少18-24個月,等到布面的結構慢慢變得比較薄弱
時,便可埋在土中自然降解,不會留下任何有害殘留物質。

請靜下心觀看這支神奇的影片:The Humble Potato 謙恭的馬鈴薯。