We love felt, and we especially love Josh Jakus's simple, sculptural pieces. Jakus also works with cork, waste rubber, recycled plastic, and other eco-friendly materials to create accessories that are clever and affordable.
Jakus originally trained as an architect and is fascinated by the connection between form and function. The eggflat, in the first picture above, bends along its seams to become completely flat. The amazing UM tote also flattens when it's unzipped. There's a great animation of the bag zipping and unzipping on Jakus's website. Like all of his felt products, the eggflat and totes are made from factory waste. The Curly lamp, in the last photo, is made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic, and designed to fit around a compact fluorescent bulb. Jakus is currently working on a new version of the Curly lamp for candles, and is also working on a new flat pack coffee table.
Other Josh Jakus designs we've liked:
(Images: Josh Jakus)