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A set of headphones grown from bio-materials

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In the endeavor of reducing the use of materials that are not environmentally friendly, Finnish studio Aivan in collaboration with scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University created a set of headphones grown from bio-materials.   //The technology and the headphones The headphones were named Korvaa. In the Finnish language, it has an anatomical meaning" Korva", "ear." While "Korvaa" is a verb, …

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Color Inspiration No.28: Classic Blue, Pumpkin, Corn, Peach, and Plum (Ebook)

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Color Inspiration N°28  has a focus on Classic Blue, Pumpkin, Corn, Pink Peach, and Brown Plum. The color Blue has been all over the news after Pantone nominated it the color of 2020. It has indeed become an inspiration for many to apply in the month to follow. Swedish paint company Jotun has previously included this hue as one of the colors for …

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An afrofuturistic throne reveals the artist’s multilayered identity

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Mac Collins' design, an afrofutiristic throne, revels the artist's multilayered identity. A common feeling that prompt us to ask: how many identities do you have? Answering this question might take a more extended reflection. Nowadays, life exposes us to such diverse experiences that our identities have never been so complex. As a consequence, we are also more interested in our …

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Ceramicist of the month: Cecil Kemperink

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This time the ceramicist of the month is Cecil Kemperink, a Dutch artist who uses ceramics as her medium of expression. Cecil was fascinated by art from a very young age and started to study fashion but soon realized she needed a discipline that would allow her to experiment with a broader range of materials. So, she switched to visual arts. …

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Our Top 5 Findings From Last Week

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We never stop researching what is happening out there in the world. These are "Our Top 5 Findings From Last Week", some of the most exciting projects, cross-industry. Photography: Courtesy of Buhaus.   1// Microarchitecture Triggered by the wildfires of 2018, Californian architect Doug Burdge and builder Nate Garnero decided to build a prefabricated housing. Buhaus comes with fire-resistant materials and off-grid capacity. The …

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Giveaway City Quitters Book by Karen Rosenkranz

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The dynamics of the cities and how week, after week, people keep populating them searching for a better life is a popular topic. But what about the opposite? City Quitters: where people go after the city? How is their life once they abandoned the concrete jungle? Karen Rosenkranz is an ethnographer and trend researcher who investigated to understand what it means …

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