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Friday Favourites

Can you believe that Google Doodles (the regular transformation of the Google logo into something topical or celebratory) has been going for 20 years? Design Week caught up with Matt Cruickshank, an Art Director at Google who is part of the Doodles team, to find out more about how this ever-changing logo has evolved in the past 20 years. You can read Matt’s interview here – prepare to feel inspired.

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Images by Google via Design Week.

The Last Straw

Plastic straws are over. And if you visit the Design Museum in London anytime soon, make sure to stop by ‘The Last Straw’. An installation aimed at making us think about our daily habits, The Last Straw features the last ever single-use plastic straw that IKEA will serve or sell in any store in the UK and Ireland.

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“By immortalising its last single-use plastic straw, IKEA aims to inspire the nation to collectively take small everyday steps that have a positive impact on the planet.”

You can find out more in the short film below and on the Design Museum website.

Banana Bags

Previously on Friday Favourites we’ve shared cups made from coffee. This week we have bags made from… bananas!

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Created by QWSTION, a sustainable bag and product design company, Bananatex® is “the world’s first technical fabric made purely from banana plants”. Intrigued? You can learn all about it in the short film below (found via Swissmiss).

The Smartians are coming

Our friends from Frolic Studio recently shared a video about their latest project, Smartians, which is all about making a smart home for people with non-smart devices. We’re pretty sure it will make you smile:

They’re currently on the lookout for investors, and you can find out more here – thanks to Alicia for sharing.

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