Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Wrap your bottle of wine in a furoshiki this year.

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese means of wrapping presents or carrying objects in a square of cloth. It’s waste-free, it’s practical, and it’s beautiful. As an art form, furoshiki is less known outside Japan than origami, but it is just as venerable – it simply uses fabric instead of paper.

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Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008


This compelling structure is an example of biomimetic architecture – architecture that mimics biological structures and/or functions. It is part of a project called Metabolic Media whose structures model the molecular structures and energy metabolism in living cells. It’s a design collaboration between Nobel scientist Sir John.

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