Biomaterials Archive debuts at Dutch Design Week 2019

October 22, 2019 by  
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Dutch Design Week , the largest design event in Northern Europe, is back once again this October to show how pioneering designers around the globe are changing the world for the better. Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials. Held this year from October 19 to 27, Dutch Design Week is an annual showcase of futuristic design that covers a wide breadth of topics from sustainable farming to artificial intelligence and robotics. Every year, more than 2,600 designers are invited to present their pioneering work — with a focus given to young and upcoming talent — and more than 350,000 visitors from the area and abroad flock to Eindhoven to see how design has the potential to improve the world. Creative proposals for reducing waste and addressing other timely environmental topics, such as climate and biodiversity crises, have also been increasingly highlighted in recent years.  One such example of forward-thinking design by young designers can be found at the Biomaterials Archive, a multi-sensory exhibit open to the public all week at Molenveld 42 | Downtown. Hosted by Ana Lisa, the tutor for Design Academy Eindhoven’s Make Material Sense class, the exhibition will feature #ZeroWaste and #ZeroBudget material samples created by second-year BA students. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with proposed alternatives to materials such as leather, plastic, marble, cotton and MDF. Related: Colorful People’s Pavilion in Eindhoven is made from 100% borrowed materials “It unveils how these young designers are taking matter into their own hands by farming organisms on the Academy’s shelves or recycling what’s being trashed at home, school’s canteen, city or farms,” reads a statement on the DDW website, which references biomaterials made from old bread, lichen, acorn-MDF, coffee grounds, kombucha , cow manure and even vacuum dust. “While they close some loops and make new, shorter life-span materials that forge new paths into design and architecture.” + Biomaterials Archive Images via DDW

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Dutch Design Week , the largest design event in Northern Europe, is back once again this October to show how pioneering designers around the globe are changing the world for the better. Spread out across nine days with over a hundred locations in Eindhoven, the annual event will host a wide array of exhibitions, lectures, festivities and more — including the first-ever public presentation of a Biomaterials Archive , where attendees can see, touch, smell and even taste innovative materials made by students from organic and recycled materials. Held this year from October 19 to 27, Dutch Design Week is an annual showcase of futuristic design that covers a wide breadth of topics from sustainable farming to artificial intelligence and robotics. Every year, more than 2,600 designers are invited to present their pioneering work — with a focus given to young and upcoming talent — and more than 350,000 visitors from the area and abroad flock to Eindhoven to see how design has the potential to improve the world. Creative proposals for reducing waste and addressing other timely environmental topics, such as climate and biodiversity crises, have also been increasingly highlighted in recent years.  One such example of forward-thinking design by young designers can be found at the Biomaterials Archive, a multi-sensory exhibit open to the public all week at Molenveld 42 | Downtown. Hosted by Ana Lisa, the tutor for Design Academy Eindhoven’s Make Material Sense class, the exhibition will feature #ZeroWaste and #ZeroBudget material samples created by second-year BA students. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with proposed alternatives to materials such as leather, plastic, marble, cotton and MDF. Related: Colorful People’s Pavilion in Eindhoven is made from 100% borrowed materials “It unveils how these young designers are taking matter into their own hands by farming organisms on the Academy’s shelves or recycling what’s being trashed at home, school’s canteen, city or farms,” reads a statement on the DDW website, which references biomaterials made from old bread, lichen, acorn-MDF, coffee grounds, kombucha , cow manure and even vacuum dust. “While they close some loops and make new, shorter life-span materials that forge new paths into design and architecture.” + Biomaterials Archive Images via DDW

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This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae

November 5, 2014 by  
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We’ve seen many uses for algae , but Dutch designer Nieke Hoogvliet takes the cake for coming up with one of the most unique designs we’ve seen. Using yarn made from kelp, Hoogvliet created a gorgeous green rug. The Sea Me algae rug demonstrates an environmentally friendly alternative to viscose production, and its fibers are even softer than commonly used materials. Read the rest of This Gorgeous Green Rug is Made From Algae Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , algae rug , algae textile , Dutch Design Week , Dutch designer , green materials , green textiles , Nieke Hoogvliet , photosynthesis , sea me rug , Seaweed , Sustainable Materials

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20 Cozy Green Knit Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012 by  
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For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the holiday season involves cold weather, warm beverages, and cuddly knits to help us stay warm. To help get everyone on your list bundled up and cozy, we’ve put together a green guide of  20 lovely gifts that are both earth and human-friendly. In addition to super soft alpaca glittens  and a range of other hats and gloves that protect heads and hands, we’ve included a knitted yoga ball , comfy cushion covers and even gift cards with knitted detailing . It’s a great year to give the gift of warmth, and our handy guide will get you off to a good start. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Algloves texting gloves , Bella Alpaca glittens , By Nord braided cushion , chain link scarf , chainlink scarf , cozy gifts , crocheted headphones , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco gloves , eco holiday , eco mittens , Eco scarf , eco scarves , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , etsy , green christmas , green gift guide , green gloves , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green knits , green knits gift guide , green mittens , green presents , green textiles , green xmas , gypsy knit socks , gypsy socks , gypsy05 , Gypsyz knit booties , hand knitted greeting card , hand knitted sidney snail , hand knitted yellow chick , indigenous fingerless gloves , knit gifts , knit necklace , knitted watermelon rug , knitted yoga ball , orla kiely stone hat , sustainable knit gifts , tree hot water bottle

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“Killer” Silk Destroys Anthrax, Other Microbes in Minutes

March 19, 2012 by  
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Thanks to a groundbreaking discovery by Ohio’s  Air Force Research Laboratory , ordinary silk is now good for a lot more than making pretty clothes. A group of researchers have developed a chemical coating that’s applied to silk through a simple dip-and-dry method that enables the fabric to kill disease-causing bacteria and armor-coated spores like anthrax in mere minutes. The exciting development could pave the way for new protective devices to shield homes and buildings from bioterrorist attacks. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Chemical Society , antrax killing silk , bacteria killing silk , eco textiles , green textiles , killer silk , Ohio Air Force Research Laboratory , silk , Sustainable Textiles

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New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere

March 19, 2012 by  
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Natural gas has been widely billed as a “ bridge fuel ” – a low-carbon alternative to coal that will help us make the transition to cleaner energy – but a new study pokes some big holes in that argument. According to the study, which was published last month in Environmental Review Letters , the amount of carbon in the atmosphere is already so great that switching to natural gas would do very little to counter current warming trends. However, the study shows that switching to renewable energy could begin to cut the warming effect within two decades. Read the rest of New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , carbon , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , CO2 , coal power , fracking , global warming , hydroelectric , natural gas , nuclear power , renewable energy , solar

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Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

November 12, 2010 by  
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From shoulder pads to leg-warmers, there are a litany of ’80s “inventions” we hope never see the light of day again. Not so with activated carbon cloth, however. The flexible and inexpensive material was originally developed 30 years ago to protect soldiers from chemical attacks, but British researchers from the University of Abertay Dundee have discovered a boatload of modern-day applications for this retro throwback, including filtering drugs and toxins from drinking water, air-filtration systems in hospitals, and cleaning up toxic spills.

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