G Tape by Harc Lee
A great solution for growing children, be it a public space or more specifically school by Harc Lee of Ryan Harc design studio. Check his work here too.
If you want to start first thing in the morning with small eco steps …
Tokyo based Japanese company Fine has come up with two simple yet incredibly functional and green toothbrushes: Baby toothbrush – Posy ring-shaped toothbrush and Bamboo toothbrush – FINE eco 41.
Designers: @ FINE
(Have you already started suffering from “why I didn’t think this before” syndrome like me!)
This ring – round shape of baby toothbrush has amazing functionality:
Toddlers are already familiar with this shape.
Children get used to brushing their own teeth (and that too happily!)
Has a safe design with a short neck and a ring-shaped grip.
Round shape prevents the head from reaching child’s throat.
The handle is too big to go into the mouth of a child, up to three years of age.
But is designed so that the back teeth can still be brushed.
Ring-shape of the toothbrush has an external diameter of 6.4 centimeters and the neck region is only 2.6 centimeters long.
Materials used are Polypropylene handle and Nylon bristle
Suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years.
Designers: @ Fine Company Ltd
You may even be using a bamboo toothbrush holder but have you heard of a bamboo toothbrush?
Fine Company Ltd. has showcased this bamboo tooth brush at Eco-Products 2008 Exhibition in Tokyo.
Made of bamboo and plant origin resin this toothbrush has increased durability, heat resistance but decomposes with zero carbon footprints.
The natural resin is made from bamboo fibers developed in Shizouka Prefecture.
In 2000 Fine Company Ltd has also introduced Epoch: 21 – an environment friendly toothbrush made of lactic acid-based biodegradable resin.
(images and info courtesy : Fine )
Simplest peacock-mor (in Hindi mor means peacock)
It is a remote part of India, a small village where this little girl lives. She wakes up early and helps her mother in daily chores. By the time she reaches school she is physically tired quite a bit. But her eyes always glisten as she wants to explore every little-big thing on this earth and beyond.
Teacher’s pet she is invited to take over the class for a while. Her heart never refusing to stop jumping yet with outward calm she draws this mor (peacock), thinks teacher is going to give her very good today. She slowly begins to tell a story…
There was a kingdom with a huge garden. A pretty rajkumari (princess) lived there with her mor (peacock) friends. She was very good in studies and wanted to conquer the world with her knowledge. She wanted to study more and more and more than her parents or people of her side of the world would like to allow………
designflute thinks this drawing is mother of all peacock drawings.
(image courtesy ‘guess what I am doing!’ book published by National Book trust, India)