Cecilia Valentine Designs Living Jewelry That Comments on Fashion’s Relationship With Nature

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Designer Cecilia Valentine finds a new home for fur and feathers in fashion with her living jewelry line. Called “Fur is Alive”, her pieces incorporate mice and birds to comment on the act of killing for the sake of a wardrobe. Not truly meant to be worn, the line raises questions over human beings’ relationship with beauty and death. Hoping to raise eco-consciousness through her work, Valentine showcases the beauty of natural forms and reminds wearers of their everyday choices. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal rights , cecilia valentine , eco-consciousness , eco-fashion , ecouterre , fur is alive , green beauty , living fashion , living jewelry        

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INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools

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Buildings account for almost half (48%) of all greenhouse-gas emissions annually. This oft-repeated statistic highlights what many architects and designers have long realized: the building industry has a profound impact on the state of our environment. But is environmental awareness really making enough inroads into the curriculum of design schools, in the places where it could potentially have the most impact on the future of the industry? While environmental design isn’t nearly as entrenched as it should be into the core curriculums of design schools, students seem to be clamoring to learn more about this topic and are demanding new classes and are shaping their own academic paths. To discuss the future of greening architecture schools, we sat down with Mark Wigley, dean of Columbia’s GSAPP , to talk about the changes currently taking place. Read on to hear what Mark Wigley has to say about sustainable design. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Columbia , columbia architecture faculty , Columbia GSAPP , Columbia School of Architecture , inhabitat interview , INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley On Greening of Architecture Schools , Mark Wigley , Mark Wigley Jill Fehrenbacher interview , Mark Wigley On Greening of Architecture Schools        

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