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beginning more as an art project, the raincoat uses the ubiquitous material to make a fashion statement. The post luke cardew recycles market stall material to create 100% waterproof raincoat appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
with almost 300 million tons of plastic being produced every year, there is a chance that by 2050 there will be more of this material than fish in our oceans. The post sulapac, the biodegradable material that wants to fight plastic appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Saudi Arabian office Shepherd Design Studio has reinterpreted the traditional Islamic prayer mat to make it more sustainable.  Read more
Thanks to a new recycling process, you may one day see the same aerospace-grade composites used in airplane construction in your motor car and laptop. On Monday, Boeing announced a new partnership with British-based ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle carbon composites left over from production at 11 Boeing manufacturing sites. The move will reduce solid waste by one million pounds (453,000 kg) pe
There are a variety of situations that may call for the implantation of electrodes in the brain, ranging from the treatment of neurological conditions to possibly even restoring the function of paralyzed limbs. A newly-developed hydrogel could someday replace such electrodes, allowing for better functionality... Continue Reading Graphene-enhanced material may be bound for the brain Catego
Dutch startup Plasticiet aims to create "something of value" from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design. Read more
the exhibition 'man matter metamorphosis: 10.000 years of design' presents a series of critical themes in which archeological and ethnological material is interwoven with contemporary content. The post the national museum of finland explores the unique development of finnish material culture and design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Even if you're grossed out by earthworms, you have to admit that the things are usually quite clean, despite the fact that they live in the dirt. That's because they're constantly secreting a lubricating layer of mucus, which keeps that dirt from sticking. Scientists have now replicated that quality in a new material that could have numerous applications... Continue Reading Self-lubing mat
With a few notable exceptions, the majority of objects removed from a 3D printer bed are fashioned using plastic. But plastic has a nasty habit of ruining our environment at the end of its useful life. Designer Beer Holthuis looked for a more sustainable alternative, and built a 3D printer that extrudes paper pulp to build three-dimensional objects... Continue Reading Pulped paper replaces
the structure is a part of anĀ annual 'design + make' workshop hosted by south africa-based architecture studio theMAAK. The post follies in the veld pavilion made of bottles explores glass as a building material appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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