Teodora Zareva's Contributions
  • Community-Sourcing Solutions: By the City/For the City

    I am a big fan of Jane McGonigal’s idea to create platforms, such as games, in order to involve everyone into solving global problems. Similarly, but on a much smaller scale, we should start developing models for...

  • Post Some Chocolate, Make Someone Happy

    As a die-hard chocolate lover, allow me to bring to your attention this great piece of pacakaging by typography creator and graphic designer from Budapest - Lilla Tóth. And if I should justify my indulgence it...

  • Forget Good vs. Evil: Manage Your Talent to Create Added Value

    “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks”, says Jeff Hammerbacher, the researcher who laid the foundation for facebook’s precision advertising model. A similar...

  • Harvesting the Fog: Would You Like a Glass of Mist?

    900 million people worldwide live without safe drinking water according to WHO and UNICEF. In most of these areas it is the women and the kids who have to walk for miles each day carrying heavy jugs and missing...

  • Soil Lamp: Grow Your Own Light

    How about a lamp that provides you with free and environmentally friendly energy.. forever! All you have to do is water it. Literally. Soil Lamp is an invention of the Dutch designer Marieke Staps and it...

  • Breakdance as a Tool for Social Change

      In a country referred to as “the worst place to be a child”, for five years now, Abraham “Abramz” Tekya has been using hip hop and breakdance to empower, rehabilitate, and heal his community. Abramz is the...

  • You Don't Need A Toothbrush

    One of my favorite scenes from Objectified is the IDEO toothbrush brainstorm. It never struck me before how hard it would be to redesign a product that has become so universal. Which is why I love “THIS” – an...

  • Act Local: It Works

    It is important to know when things work. Especially because the media bias feeds us a disproportionate amount of negatively slanted news. It is also important to know that what you do and how you design your...

  • Breathing Walls For Your Well-Being

    It’s not easy for most urban dwellers to get their daily dose of nature moving from one concrete box to another. Habitat Horticulture tries to solve this problem by painting walls with plants. The company designs...

  • Every Person's Right to a Clean Toilet

    It may be a bit weird to use the word 'elegant' to describe something with the name “Peepoo” but that’s exactly what it is – an absolutely brilliant and elegant solution to one of the greatest global problems –...