Monthly Archives: November 2013

What the Heck?

This week’s reading was… well… frustrating.  Do we use this or that? This or that?  Well if you want it to be less expensive then you this method, but if you want to avoid cancer use that method.  In the … Continue reading

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One Fish, Two Fish. Dead Fish, No Fish?

This week’s reading for interiors had some interesting insight on material selection. While this sparked some interest, I did not have a learning epiphany about the topic. I thought it was interesting that natural materials are not always better than … Continue reading

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Is this the end or only the beginning?

When starting this course, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I thought we would be learning strictly about how to recycle or the giant hole everyone is talking about in the ozone layer, but I have … Continue reading

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Nature-Made vs. Man-Made

The word “natural” in and of itself gives the connotation that it would be beneficial to the environment and yes this is true, if it is left in its “natural” state. An example of this in the interior design industry … Continue reading

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Confused and Overwhelmed

I wouldn’t call what I had this week an “epiphany,” I’d be more likely to call it a harsh realization. After reading the Materials Maze article, I realized that not only are textiles made from “natural” fibers not as great … Continue reading

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other (but neither of them are that great)

I didn’t necessarily have a grand, earth-shattering epiphany, but I’m slowly starting to understand that sustainability is pretty relative and can really change your perception on how things are made, distributed, used, and disposed. Learning that natural fibers aren’t always … Continue reading

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Diversify those materials!

This week we learned about material diversity from the reading. Material diversity uses alternate materials in creating products that not only makes things more efficient but also is sustainable for the environment. It was really important to learn about the … Continue reading

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75% unknown

            While researching for my LOLA show presentation this week I had found an incredible product, but while researching I was really concerned. While reading about how amazing my product was, I learned a lot of … Continue reading

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The Lesser of the Two Evils

Material Diversity was the topic this week.  There is a lot of material diversity in the interiors field:  stone, wood, laminate, nylon, cotton, etc.  There was also the discussion of natural vs. synthetic and which was the most “sustainable.”  The … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Material Girl Like Madonna

This week we talked about material diversity in class.  As discussed in our article this week, material diversity is using alternative materials to allow more resource efficient and culturally responsive fibers to flourish.  As apparel students we often do not … Continue reading

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