Stephen Kenn Repurposes WWII Fabrics Into Rugged Furniture

February 4, 2013 by  
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Soldiers who fought in WWII were supplied some of the toughest, heartiest, and longest-lasting textiles of the era. Now considered antiques, the fabrics have stood the test of time and have found their way back into use as clothing and upholstery. The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn combines steel welded frames with custom webbing belts, leather straps, and repurposed WWII fabrics. The simple, clean lines of the rusted and clear-coated metal lay a sturdy foundation for the soft Swiss mule belts and army-green cloth. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and they range from $450 – $5,000. + Stephen Kenn Via designsquish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , eco textiles , fabric , inheritance collection , leather , Metal , repurposed , stephen kenn , swiss mule belt , WWII

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1966 VW Bus Retrofitted With Snowmobile Tracks and Sound System Takes the Party to the Slopes

February 4, 2013 by  
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Apres-ski party anyone? A handy engineer has converted a fully functioning 1966 VW Bus Bulli T1 into a snow-bound DJ machine complete with 1000 watt subwoofer and 2 x 300 watt speakers. Of course, a normal VW bus would never be able to get on the slopes, so the wheels have been removed and replaced with rubber snowmobile tracks, allowing this cool retro vehicle to plow through the snow at an impressive 30 mph. Read the rest of 1966 VW Bus Retrofitted With Snowmobile Tracks and Sound System Takes the Party to the Slopes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coversion , dj , recycled vehicle , snowmobile , speakers , subwoofer , VW Bus Bulli T1 , vw snowmobile

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Sruli Recht’s ‘Forget Me Knot’ Ring is Made From a Strip of His Own Flesh

February 2, 2013 by  
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Reykjavik-based designer  Sruli Recht  is known for producing producing fashions that surprise and delight, but his latest creation is of a more, shall we say, personal nature. We are of course talking about the  “Forget Me Knot” ring , a one-of-a-kind bauble made with a swath of flesh from Recht’s own abdomen. The flesh has been salted, tanned, and mounted onto a 24-karat gold band, and it can be yours for a mere €350,000 ($474,740). Head over to Ecouterre for more details. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal leather , Fashion , fashion design , forget me knot , human flesh , human leather , leather , skin ring , Sruli Recht

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Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

February 1, 2013 by  
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Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture, the Urban Farm School just launched its first year with 100 instructors and sites in Asheville, North Carolina. The Urban Farm School is a comprehensive, 730 hour, 25-week program that runs from May 6 to October 30, 2013. The School will train people of all ages and experience levels who aim to work on urban food projects , such as: neighborhood CSA’s, community gardens, green schoolyards, farm-to-restaurant plots, edible parks, church food yards, and food programs within organizations. Students will help manage a neighborhood CSA, gain permaculture certification while working with 25 practitioners and sites in the city of Asheville. 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! Read the rest of Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable agriculture” , Ashevillle , green agriculture , green design , green gardening , north carolina , sustainable design , sustainable food , urban agriculture , Urban Farm School , urban garden

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Lab-Grown Leather Could Hit Runways Within Five Years

September 25, 2012 by  
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Why use living animals to produce leather when you can produce it in the lab?  Modern Meadow , a Missouri-based startup that  seeks to combine regenerative medicine with three-dimensional printing to synthesize leather, is starting the conversation. Modern Meadow’s proposed mode of leather production could be beneficial for animal welfare, and it could require fewer toxic chemicals during the tanning process. What do you think — does lab-grown leather represent the future of fashion? Head over to Ecouterre and cast your vote in our poll . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , bioengineering , Breakout Labs , eco-fashion , fake meat , Fashion , faux leather , lab grown meat , Lab-Grown Leather , leather , modern meadow , Peter Thiel

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Beautiful Speakers Made from Sustainable Bamboo and Leather

December 7, 2011 by  
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Designed by Serene Audio , these stunning little speakers are made from FSC approved bamboo and leather. The eco-minded company is as passionate about design as they are about music, and special attention is paid to all the minute details of both aesthetic and acoustic qualities. Each design goes though a myriad cycles, scientific measurement, fine tuning by ear, and aesthetic refinement to give way to pieces to be admired by both the eyes and ears. + Seren Audio 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!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art speakers , bamboo speakers , eco speakers , fancy speakers , green gadgets , high end speakers , serene audio speakers , speakers as decor

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December 7, 2011 by  
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Designed by Serene Audio , these stunning little speakers are made from FSC approved bamboo and leather. The eco-minded company is as passionate about design as they are about music, and special attention is paid to all the minute details of both aesthetic and acoustic qualities. Each design goes though a myriad cycles, scientific measurement, fine tuning by ear, and aesthetic refinement to give way to pieces to be admired by both the eyes and ears. + Seren Audio 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!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art speakers , bamboo speakers , eco speakers , fancy speakers , green gadgets , high end speakers , serene audio speakers , speakers as decor

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It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash

December 7, 2011 by  
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While we’ve been talking about how cost-saving green architecture can be for some time now, a new nationwide government report has actually documented some impressive statistics that make it official. The Government Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to evaluate 22 green federal buildings across the country and came up with some amazing numbers showing that green buildings not only cost less to build and maintain, they also have happier, more satisfied occupants. Read the rest of It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture news , eco design news , government news , government services administration , government study , green buildings , green buildings news , green buildings save money , green design news , green news , national green study , news , pacific northwest national laboratory , sustainable design news , sustainable news

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NASA Reveals the First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows (Video)

August 19, 2011 by  
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Image via video screengrab NASA has released a map of Antarctica’s complete ice flow . It is the first of its kind to show the speed and direction of ice flow on the continent, with glaciers flowing from the center out to the coast. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How can I reuse or recycle an old leather jacket/coat?

April 11, 2011 by  
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We’ve had an email from Linzi: What can I do with an old leather jacket? It’s really dated now

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