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Ceramic glaze made from human urine

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For her project This is Urine, designer Sinae Kim aims to re-evaluate the potential role and value of urine, by using its inorganic components as an alternative resource to glaze in the ceramics industry. With ...

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Coffee cups made from a sand material inspired by dunes

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Inspired by ever shifting dunes, The Foundry by Tinkah developed a mouldable material made with desert sand, which they used to produce coffee cups. The Foundry is a creative space set up by design studio ...

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The future of interiors: an interview with Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe

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This year’s ambassadors for the sector Interiors of our annual trade fair MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly Material Xperience) are Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe, all round designers in the fields of architecture, spatial ...

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A chair formed by 3D printing the shape of your butt

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In collaboration with Unyq, manufacturer of 3D printed medical wearables, and educational e-sport company Area Academy, Ikea aims to develop an ergonomic chair especially for gamers, personalised by 3D scanning and printing the shape of ...

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Practical purposes for potato peels

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Students from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy developed a cone to hold French fries made from potato peels, while the start-up Chip[s] Board developed an MDF-like board material made from peel waste. Designers ...

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A house built with seaweed

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Omar Vázquez Sánchez, founder of the company Blue Green in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, constructed a house in fifteen days, with seaweed as the primary building material. Seaweed is gaining popularity as a material. It is ...

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