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Help the Planet with Lab Grown Leather?

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Animal cruelty factors along with the environmentally harmful effects associated with the tanning and production of animal (cow) leathers are well known, particularly in developing countries. Many exciting, environmentally friendly leather alternatives, such as leather ...

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Grow Your Own Mushroom-Based Design Materials

Published 5 days ago by Allie | no responses

We’ve been following the development mushroom-based materials an alternative to plastic design materials for some time now. And now, for enthusiasts of this ecologically minded design material, a DIY modeling kit is allows designers to ...

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Serpentine 2015: plastic fabric creates dramatic architectural effects

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The 15th Serpentine Pavilion in London will be a ‘chrysalis-like’ structure clad with colourful, transparent, fluorine-plastic fabric (ETFE). The very first images of the concept have just been released. Designed by Spanish architecture office SelgasCano, ...

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Urban Graffiti Reincarnated

Published 2 weeks ago by Allie | no responses

Inspired by urban graffiti, designers at Rebel Nell transform pieces of rubble graffiti into beautiful new materials and wearable jewellery. Their source materials are pieces of graffiti that have naturally crumbled and fallen from walls ...

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Bright blues from below

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Found living in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the UK, Portugal and the Canary Islands, the blue-rayed limpet is distinguished by the vibrant blue parallel lines that run along its translucent shell. ...

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Modern Love: All Metal House Finds a New Home

Published 3 weeks ago by Allie | no responses

Once far ahead of its time thanks to a use of lightweight, sustainable materials, the Aluminaire House will soon find a new home for re-installation in California, thus offering architecture and material enthusiasts the chance ...

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