Ponoko: Outsource your upcycling project
Ponoko lets you hire a designer to turn your eco-friendly product idea into reality.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 12:58 AM
Have an idea for an eco-friendly product you need — but don’t have the crafting skills to create the thing yourself? Try submitting the idea to Ponoko
Self-described as “the world’s easiest making system,” Ponoko invites anyone to submit a design idea
— then lets designers bid to turn that idea into reality. The submitter then chooses a designer, the idea gets made and sold.
Ponoko seems like an interesting site to turn something you think could be useful into something that is. I have 6 envelopes of a very odd size, for example — so maybe I can get a designer to create pretty cards that fit that size, thereby making good use of the envelopes.
Much like a less girly version of Etsy, Ponoko also offers an online store of readymade and made-on-demand designs — like this make-your-own toy bus kit
Images courtesy of Ponoko
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