CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

August 24, 2015 by  
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We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society; everybody knows that. When it comes to design, how do we face the consequences of this problem aesthetically? Waste is often hidden, or moulded into new shining, appealing shapes in order to conceal its origins. Generating different kinds of furniture by combining and re-contextualizing both industrial and urban waste, CastAway Furniture by Ilaria Bianchi proposes and develops a new aesthetic language to embody the conceptual and physical implication of the presence of waste in our lives. The result is a collection of challenging objects that embodies a critique of the consumerist society we live in, and highlights the poignant problems related to waste production and disposal that our current system generates. + Ilaria Bianchi 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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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

August 24, 2015 by  
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Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

August 24, 2015 by  
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California-based  DC Solar Freedom, in cooperation with DC Solar Distribution , is making millions of dollars worth of solar equipment available to colleges and universities across the nation at no cost. The program will provide solar generators , car charging stations and light towers to schools for student and faculty use. “Campuses are often caught between capital costs and trying to reduce their carbon footprint,” DC Solar Freedom CEO, Jeff Carpoff said. This should go a long way to changing that. Read the rest of Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

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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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