Rug Your City wants to capture the spirit of modern cities in handmade textiles

August 19, 2015 by  
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Design firm Floorplan has launched Rug Your City , a Kickstarter project that wants to create handmade rugs inspired by modern cities. Inspired by classic Persian and Turkish storytelling rugs, Rug Your City seeks $12,000 to prototype a New York-inspired pilot collection that will include five pieces designed by two graphic designers, an architectural firm, an environmental consultant and a Brooklyn-based artist team. The designs will either be hand-woven (flat-weave) or hand-knotted (plush) and take four to nine months to produce. The handmade rugs would be created by skilled artisans from Indian, Pakistan, and/or Turkey. + Rug Your City Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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World’s first glass sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

August 19, 2015 by  
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Want a rush of adrenaline with your morning swim? Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent “sky pool” that’ll make swimmers feel like they’re floating through the air in London. Described as the first of its kind in the world, the daring sky pool will be suspended 10-stories high between two apartment buildings in the Embassy Gardens development. The 82-foot-long swimming pool will be enclosed with 8-inch-thick glass to give swimmers an unrivaled view of the streets of London 115 feet down below. Read the rest of World’s first glass sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

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Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

August 19, 2015 by  
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Escape Dynamics, a start-up in Colorado , recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine. But instead of launching a rocket powered with typical  rocket fuel, they launched it using microwaves by beaming power at the ship from an antenna. The system – which brilliantly incorporates a gyrotron, a power conditioning unit designed to supply highly stable current and voltage, and a modular power supply unit – could make space travel not only more affordable, but it could help save the planet by reducing the chemicals needed to launch into orbit. Read the rest of Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

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Etsy Employees Bike Away Office Compostables

August 17, 2012 by  
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Since 2005, online “crafteteria” Etsy has found a way to help users turn upcycled goods and vintage clothing chic, thanks to its hoard of crafty users and equally quirky Brooklyn-based corporate staff. Running a successful company often means…

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New York Fashion Week: Samantha Pleet’s Modern Spin on Ethereal Style for Spring 2012 (Photos)

September 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: Emma Grady At New York Fashion Week Saturday afternoon, Samantha Pleet presented an ethereal green fashion collection for Spring Summer 2011. Inspired by history and ancient ideas, from Egyption and Ancient Greece to Mod, Pleet’s design aesthetic is mystical meets modern. The Brooklyn-based designer shows many signature silhouettes and styles, including rompers, one-piece bathing suits, and capes, with added details, such as square cut-outs throughout. The result: a cohesive collec… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Shabd Simon-Alexander Adds Solid Colors to Classic Styles for Fall 2011

August 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Shabd Simon-Alexander Fall weather — and fashion — is in the air, which means it will soon be time to don your favorite styles for cooler temps. If you have seen our Back to School Fall Fashion Guide you know I am all about classic, transitional pieces that can be worn year round. Enter Shabd Simon-Alexander . The Brooklyn-based designer’s fall 2011 collection infuses classic tie-dye designs, which will add a burst of color to any drab wardrobe, with wearable, versatile wardrobe staple… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Design Proposal for the Newark Visitor Center Competition

February 26, 2010 by  
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Last year, New Jersey held a competition to design a visitor center for their largest city, Newark. Over two hundred entries were submitted for the contest, which required the use of innovative sustainable features

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Spring/Summer 2010: NatureVsFuture (Photos)

November 29, 2009 by  
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NatureVsFuture spring/summer 2010. Credit: NvF Brooklyn-based Nina Valenti’s NatureVsFuture collection is a sophisticated fusion of eco-chic and street style.

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Feral Childe Fall 2009: Print and Play Trick-Or-Treat

October 31, 2009 by  
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Play with eco-fashion label Feral Childe paper dolls. Credit: Feral Childe via Ecouterre We’ve been seeing Feral Childe around New York lately–at the NOW Showcase , at Kaight two nights ago, and as paper dolls on Ecouterre .

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