Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

December 29, 2011 by  
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Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer  Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé and materials like earth, flour, sand and water, the decorative objects actually look more like bread or mozzarella than home decor. Quirky , biodegradable and ephemeral, Mukmel’s innovative “terra-cotta” containers mix old traditions, easily available materials and experimental new techniques. Read the rest of Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Bezalel Art and Design Academy , biodegradable objects , bread objects , Decorative Objects , DIY , earth , ephemeral objects , flour , green products , Israeli design , macrame , New Materials , sand , string , Talia Mukmel , Tel Aviv University , water issues

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Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins

December 21, 2011 by  
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Born in a Jewish-Arab village in Israel called Wahat-al-Salam , Ori Sonnenschein is an optimistic young designer who loves experimenting with everyday objects. One of his latest surprising creations is a line of objects called ‘Solskin Peels’ that are made from dried molded orange peels . Solskin means ‘sunshine’ in Danish, and the peels are biodegradable, locally sourced, cheap, water-resistant, and they smell gorgeous. Read the rest of Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biodegradable objects , biomimicry , fruit containers , green materials , green products , Israeli design , New Materials , orange peels recycling , recycling / compost , Zero energy

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