The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the coral reefs. Vanessa Barragao was born in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal. During her Master degree at the Lisbon University …

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Plastic stone tiles by Enis Akiev to reimagine waste

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Enis Akiev has recently showed her project "Plastic Stone Tiles – The Nature of Waste" during the Dutch Design Week, that this year concentrates how designers can shape a positive future for the world. In line with the international event, Akiev focuses on the design of the future by re-imagining our relation to waste. With "Plastic Stone Tiles – The Nature of …

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Recycled Rubber: Refined Accessories by Slash Objects

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This is why we’d like to share the refined recycled rubber accessories by Slash Objects: 1// In a nutshell: Recycled rubber is the key element of the poetics of Slash Objects, an investigation of material and form by multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects. Since its launch in 2016, Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Slash Projects’ founder, has been working with the industrial material creating home objects …

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Rubbish waste used as a conceptual visualization

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This is why we want to share Diederik Schneemann and Aldwin van Krimpen’s conceptual visualization about waste presented during this year Milan Design Week: 1// In a nutshell:  Waste has never been so appetizing as in this conceptual visualization by designer Diederik Schneemann and photographer Aldwin van Krimpen. The work, presented at this year Fuorisalone in Milan, is called Rubdish- a fusion of rubbish and dish- and represents Schneemann and …

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Kelapack – Waste Management Design with tableware

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What if local production consider whole fruit and creates Waste Management Design?   Have you seen we uploaded a new section on the blog (scroll down the HOME page) and named it ' THE STUFF THAT REALLY MATTERS - Creative Waste and Sustainable Design'? If you are a regular newsletter reader you might have seen my post recently on my intention to talk …

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Waste no More – A sustainable textiles call by Eileen Fischer

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We have seen quite a few projects on Ethical Design which was for me the most important take away of the recent Milan events. In our Milan 2017 report we pointed out that for the first time Critical Thinking Projects would directly address topics such as the refugee crisis at Moroso's showroom or talk about the alarming lack of housing …

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