Innovate It!
Stephanie Kinnear
May 19, 2009

What happens to an ineffectually designed product when it meets a demanding consumer? It ends up in a landfill. What happens when an ineffectually designed product meets a demanding consumer who has some vision? It gets updated, redesigned, fixed, and saved from the landfill ...

Good design often equals green design — because when something is designed well and crafted with skill, it usually lasts. It stays out of the trash. That's why we're giving a shout out here to Dwell's Innovate It! contest.

They've picked 3 objects that desperately need a better design — pants hangers, ironing boards, and coffee mugs. If you've got your own ideas on how to update and improve any (or all) of these objects, draw up your plans and submit them to Dwell by June 10.

Get all the info here.

Image: Dwell.com

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