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MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS => Completed Projects => Topic started by: flyghte on February 18, 2016 03:48:18 AM



Title: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: flyghte on February 18, 2016 03:48:18 AM
When you say “sustainability”, normally one of these three things pop to mind:

1. Buzzword. A word thrown around without any real backing, just to be a part of the “green trend”.
2. Tree Hugger. We’ve all come across these people. The hippies that no one can really relate to.
3. Guilt/Deflection. The problem’s too big to fix to make a difference. Someone else will do it.

As a result of this, it seems to have gotten a rather bad rep in society. So we started Refuture – a platform that helps people to rethink sustainability with the aim to make it mainstream.

We crowdfunded it on Indiegogo and successfully reached our goal (yay) so I’ve been making the campaign perks over the past couple of months.

Here’s a sneak peek of two of them…

Mystery Box of China: I'm an Aussie living in Shanghai - there are so many weird and wonderful things here and we wanted to share the experience with the rest of the world. Think ancient comic books, funny Chinglish purses, bottled Shanghai air, captioned photo collections, odd news & stories, strange things found on Taobao (aka. Chinese eBay), and last but definitely not least…breastmilk Hello Kitty soap.





Hand-Drawn Names: I created a series of hand-drawn names especially for the Refuture supporters (adults, children and even dogs) to be mailed directly to their doorstep. Hopefully a nice change from advertising flyers and unpaid bills.

















It’s been a fun ride. First time posting any of my work, so I'd appreciate any feedback that you might have!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: Abbeeroad on February 18, 2016 07:10:03 AM
Awesome lettering and love the box of mystery idea. So much awesome weirdness out there (I guess especially in China? haha.)

Refuture sounds like such an awesome venture - I will have to check it out. Sustainabilty does seem overwhelming at times to an insignificant individual like me. ;) Good luck making a difference!!!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: Onyxnox on February 18, 2016 08:53:33 AM
Nice personalized appreciations!  I especially like the Sarah, and love the little bird ornaments.


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: pottermouth on February 18, 2016 08:40:19 PM
Thank you for sharing your stunning work; it is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: flyghte on February 19, 2016 06:00:53 AM
Thanks so much Abbeeroad, Onyxnox & pottermouth! I hope that the recipients like them too.

Refuture was one of those fun side things that we did, then it just snowballed. Sustainability is still overwhelming to me sometimes too, haha. Here's the Facebook page if you wanted to check it out: https://www.facebook.com/this.is.refuture.

Happy Friday, all!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: kwality570 on February 22, 2016 09:29:10 AM
Love the idea and the designs in the cute little name thank yous. Thanks for sharing with us.  We'd love to see more!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: unicornsrpeople2 on February 23, 2016 01:45:56 PM
I probably fall under the category of weirdo tree hugger to most people, although I think I have a long way to go in my own efforts towards sustainability. Love your mystery boxes and your organizations goal, will definitely be looking you guys up. Congrats on your indiegogo campaign!


Title: Re: Mystery Boxes & Handwritten Names
Post by: flyghte on March 01, 2016 07:25:04 AM
Thanks a lot unicornsrpeople2 & kwality570! It's been really great fun, especially the mystery boxes.

I've been giving away hand-drawn names as gifts to everyone who signs up to my mailing list on my website, so I've been keeping busy with that. Keeps me practicing. :)