Have you ever heard of a convenience store that showcases seemingly not-so-convenient products?
The National Design Centre's recent exhibition, imagined by the bright folks at Kinetic, does just that. We like a bit of light-hearted humour, and thought it would be fun to place our very convenient reusable service in the middle of this supposedly [Not-so] Convenience Store. In fact, most of these products seem pretty convenient to us (any woman who has switched from tampons to menstrual cups would never go back to the former), but we know that the traditionally used single-use items are still largely representative of our era. For now, at least. We are optimistic about that changing.
The store in fact features a variety of sustainable alternatives in a playful way to get you to rethink how your current lifestyle costs perhaps not you, but the planet. Which got us at barePack thinking: what if we priced products based on their environmental impact? Disposable plastics wouldn't be so affordable. Car rides and air conditioning would become luxuries. Your mobile phone? Probably not one you would annually upgrade with every new model. We will be developing this idea in an upcoming blog post.
Meanwhile, come down to the provocatively named "store", and discover the alternative lifestyle. Promise, the alternatives are better for you than you expect them to be.
Previous work on display:
The exhibition is up until March 30th.
Address: 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, on the ground floor.
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm