Monthly Archives: October 2012

How can we change?

The EcoView was really interesting this week; we talked about weddings and a funeral. Specifically, wedding dresses that dissolve with water and environmental-friendly coffins. A wedding is something that is very special in almost all cultures so the idea of … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

This week brought so many different epiphanies and pondering thoughts. I really enjoyed the readings this week and beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So many weeks I left class with a heavy heart and … Continue reading

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Back to Nature

The most interesting article to me this week was the story about how spider silk is being used in armory in place of Kevlar. It’s stronger and lighter weight, who would’ve thought?? I was shocked to hear that some police … Continue reading

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Peacocks, and Porpoises, and Pine Cones: Oh My!

“Yesterday’s textiles are tomorrow’s toxins”.  This is a new and frightening reality for me.  Sustainable textiles are no longer deemed to be an isolated issue. It incorporates “environmentalism, economics and social responsibility”, and it analyzes the impact of the entire … Continue reading

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Coffin Away

This weeks topic on Biomimicry has been pretty interesting.  I have never thought about combining the genetics and design on animals with the environmental designs and normal necessities for everyday living.  Its quite amazing how the science of the design works … Continue reading

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Nature Works…So Why Not Copy It?!

This week I did not have an epiphany, but I did feel that I learned a deeper understanding of biomimicry and how it is applied to both apparel and interior design. I understood the concept of biomimicry deeper and examined … Continue reading

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Going out eco-consciously.

This week there was a lot of great articles on the EcoView. One of the articles that stood out the most for me and what was most important that I learned about was eco-friendly coffins. I have never thought about … Continue reading

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