Problem(s) Solved: Recycled-Packaging Gifties from DWR

Problem(s) Solved: Recycled-Packaging Gifties from DWR

Sarah Firshein
Jun 14, 2010

Design Within Reach has made a splash this spring in the print and online design spheres with the introduction of its 111 Navy Chair, made from recycled plastic Coke bottles. The brand caught our attention again— this time for a cute little kit that gives the body and the environment some lovin'.

Help, I Have Problems is a set of six adorable packs with one active ingredient each to remedy headaches (16 acetaminophen caplets); cuts (12 foam bandages); blisters (8 hydrocolloid bandages); insomnia (16 diphenhydramine HCI caplets); aches (16 ibuprofen tablets); and allergies (8 loratadine tablets). Purists can continue to rest easy, as fillers, coatings and dyes are kept to a minimum; one of the flirty backside descriptions reads, "If you dislike pseudoephedrine sulfate, you will be happy to hear that 'Help, I have Allergies' contains none." The cases are made of biodegradable paper pulp with rims made of biodegradable PSA bio plastic, a corn-resin byproduct.

At $30, the kit 'n' caboodle makes a whimsical gift or travel companion. And while it may not cure the common cold, it sure does come close.

(Image: Design Within Reach)

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