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About handoestulsa

Pasty white, NBA loving, interior designer, fan of musicals, mustache obsessed, radically loved daughter of the most high king. This is the highlight reel: my life as I begin to try to adult.

ūüé∂ It’s Not Easy Being Green ūüé∂

This semester began and it was cold, we were all wishing we were still at home with hot chocolate and hallmark Christmas movies, and forever hating ourselves for having a class the next four months at 8am on Mondays. To … Continue reading

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Labeling of the Eco Variety

Last week we discussed the concept of eco-labeling through certifying, reporting, and labeling the goodness of sustainability in apparel and interiors. ¬†Is it really possible to track a product and it’s components from the initial beginning to its dying end … Continue reading

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Local Lovin’ but Wasteful?

Up until this past week, I had always thought of sustainability as it pertains to what happens before we buy things and not after the fact as well as never really how local sourcing contributed. So, in all reality, I … Continue reading

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Waste = Food: Cradle to Cradle

In class last week we discussed the cradle to cradle system which essentially is nature operating according to a system of nutrients and metabolisms in which waste is not a thing. The only reason this system has not translated over … Continue reading

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Footprints, and bio-stuff, and industrial things, OH MY!

Never have I felt less contributive to society than this past week at home for spring break. How can you hurt the environment if you don’t really do anything to affect it, right? For all but a couple days my … Continue reading

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Probing Design Minds

Last week we were tasked with the assignment of completing a 24-hour snapshot of our life resulting in a design probes package for our classmates to possibly analyze, as well as read an article about design probes and it’s processes.¬†The … Continue reading

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Old Things Are The Best Things

Every girl knows that on your wedding day you must¬†have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. For this purpose it is a beautiful thing to have products that have lasted a long time and mean the world … Continue reading

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The Kids of the Future

Last week in class revolved around the future and how we as designers can influence and spark the change needed to bring us out of the downward spiral the world is currently in. Unlike quite a few of my classmates, … Continue reading

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Sustaina-what?

Depending on who you ask and what it is they do, sustainability has no universally specified definition. The result¬†is no right or wrong answer¬†to the question of what is sustainability¬†because it is ever-changing as time goes on. The one thing … Continue reading

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