Marlow Baines, Isha Clarke and Tokata Iron Eyes on youth leadership in the climate movement

November 6, 2019 by  
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Three youth leaders on the frontlines of change share their experiences with Joel Makower.

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Fashion collaboration repurposes leather offcuts into eco-friendly home and lifestyle products

October 18, 2019 by  
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Award-winning design studio OPENUU has joined forces with RIL CREED, a sustainable handbag fashion brand, to create two collections for home and lifestyle using upcycled genuine Italian leather . Using scraps of leather that would otherwise be thrown away, these two special collections are combating the wasteful ways of the modern fashion industry and giving new life to forgotten fabrics. The two companies came together for the project after realizing the negative impact that fashion waste has on the environment. They were specifically alarmed by the sobering fact that about 50 percent of natural leather hide is wasted (often destined for landfill) and up to 95 percent of the textiles that end up in landfills each year could have been recycled. Related: Fashion brands ranked for toxic textiles and sustainability Through their experiences in the design world, OPENUU and RIL CREED have found ways to turn otherwise wasted pieces of durable materials into beautiful, upcycled pieces that can be used in everyday life. The products are unique, sustainable and limited-edition. The first collection celebrates the combination of understated luxury and practical durability. Dubbed “Amber Home,” the decorative cushions are made from 100 percent upcycled leather and fabric offcuts from factories. The design and production of this collection of home goods benefited from OPENUU’s interior decor expertise as well as RIL CREED’s proficiency in leather handbag production. For the second collection, “Willow Travel,” OPENUU and RIL CREED took inspiration from watching the sunsets in different cities during their summer travels. The series of travel accessories was produced using the same initiatives of responsible leather and fabric upcycling. In an effort to challenge the monotone look of traditional travel wallets, these passport holders and ID holders come in bright, playful colors that will appeal to a wide range of travelers. + OPENUU + RIL CREED Images via OPENUU and RIL CREED

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SELVAGEN designs a geodesic dome pavilion inspired by a tree

January 1, 2019 by  
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Nature meets computational algorithms in Brazilian design practice SELVAGEN’s Arena Arbor, a striking geodome pavilion created for the CasaCor Pernambuco 2018, a major conference that explores interior design, architecture and landscape architecture. Developed using parametric design methodologies, the pop-up event space takes inspiration from the structure of a tree from the root system to the way light filters through the canopy. Spanning an area of 65 square meters, the dome-shaped pavilion was primarily erected as a space for lectures and debates, but it also serves as a resting space located in a quiet area near the back of the site. The structure was mainly constructed from medium density fiberboard (MDF) arranged in triangular modules punctuated with small windows and angled to prevent the accumulation of water. A star-shaped window was inserted at the top of the dome to let daylight through. “The whole space was conceived as a metaphor related to the tree , due to its meaningful symbolism as a natural element representational of life and the ludic aspect it brings in our memories for playful and comforting moments that will deeply affect the experiences people will have when inside the arena,” SELVAGEN explained in a project statement. “Also, by analyzing the morphology of a tree, it was possible to understand the functional particularity of each component for the construction of the whole, which was fundamental for Arbor Arena’s location, floor, structure, roof and lighting as the tree’s environment, root, trunk, crown and flower.” Related: Gorgeous street library in Bulgaria offers 1,500 books for free The interior, also built of timber, is organized around a half-moon stage and  amphitheater -like seating that takes inspiration from the roots of a tree. Native vegetation, including palm trees, was also brought indoors. The pavilion can be accessed from two entrances, both of which are framed in weathered steel perforated with a triangle pattern in reference to the building’s triangular motif. + SELVAGEN Via ArchDaily Images by Guilherme Paiva via SELVAGEN

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Departure From Stuff: Give the Traveler in Your Life Gift Experiences

November 15, 2018 by  
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With the holidays approaching, many of us are focused on … The post Departure From Stuff: Give the Traveler in Your Life Gift Experiences appeared first on Earth911.com.

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The power of purpose in branding

January 15, 2016 by  
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As the experiences of CVS, Kimberly-Clark, REI and others demonstrate, companies that focus their activities around a purpose beyond sales and income gain in the end.

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Dovetailed’s 3D Fruit Printer Creates Strange New Flavors and Experiences

May 27, 2014 by  
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Well here’s another first for 3D printing: Dovetailed recently launched the 3D Fruit Printer, an extraordinary new machine that combines individual droplets of liquid to create convincing fruit imitations. Aimed at foodies and chefs, the British-designed printer uses a  molecular-gastronomy technique called spherification to create fruit-flavoured balls that resemble tapioca pearls. Even though the fruit is anything but real, the flavor possibilities are endless, and it’s possible to combine the pearls so they actually take on the shape of apples, pears, and other fruits that are yet to be invented. Read the rest of Dovetailed’s 3D Fruit Printer Creates Strange New Flavors and Experiences Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D Fruit Printer by Dovetailed , 3D printing , 3D-printed fruit , 3D-printed tapioca pearls , molecular gastronomy , printing fruit , spherification , Tech Food Hack , UK fruit printer , Vaiva Kalnikait?

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UNStudio Completes Qingdao International Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion

May 27, 2014 by  
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How to follow the paths of sustainability trailblazers

September 18, 2013 by  
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Six thought leaders and CEOs share their experiences fighting against disbelievers and uncertainty.

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Do Young People prefer Virtual Travel and Experiences to the Real Thing?

May 4, 2010 by  
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Mr. Universe from Serenity Travel is enriching and educational, but it is not without its problems

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Updating Radar Systems Gives Big US & UK Wind Farms the Air Force Stamp of Approval

May 4, 2010 by  
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Here’s what $30 million gets you if you’re in the market for a new radar… photo: Lockheed Martin Remember a little while back when the US Air Force was objecting to the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon because it could interfere with its radar systems. Over in the UK, the RAF had expressed similar concerns about offshore wind farms.

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