Author Archives: jadeosu

Conserve & Diverse

This week’s topic was material diversity and how we need to look at the bigger picture of lifecycle impacts, including environmental and social, and how we can increase the diversity of materials through our different fiber choices. This system can … Continue reading

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Not a waste of time…

This week there were three new ideas and terms that I learned about and which stood out for me; biological and technical metabolisms, monstrous hybrids and up cycling. Biological nutrients are useful for the biosphere as these materials are fully … Continue reading

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Local joints are the focal points…

This week’s LOLA show was very interesting talking about bio-mimicry and how innovators and companies are looking to nature to draw inspiration for new and creative products. I especially liked the Mercedes Benz crafted like the box-fish, although an unusual … Continue reading

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Nurture Nature

Photosynthesis led to solar panels, a bird’s wing led to a planes and oyster shells led to shatterproof ceramics. These inventions have become part of our everyday life and have been influenced by the organic cleverness Mother Nature embodies. Why … Continue reading

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Service with a sustainable smile!

This week I was a member of the LOLA show and I discussed the brand Izzy Lane with the class which I hoped everyone enjoyed! Izzy Lane is a unique, luxury, ethical knitwear brand where Isobel Davies rescues sheep from … Continue reading

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You are your own designer so do it your way

The two readings we had this week were based around a difficult topic; social activism and a slightly easier one including The Max Neef Matrix. Manifred Max Neef provided a view of fundamental human needs and motivations that help us … Continue reading

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Holding on to a classic

This week was all about design probes and we also continued to discuss empathy. Our first reading highlighted how empathic design can improve sustainability and how designers need to promote more long term product relationships. The consumer’s needs now go … Continue reading

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Get Real

So far during my blogs I have to admit that I feel as if I have been saying what I think I should say and maybe not how I truly feel on certain issues. Where I stand right now on … Continue reading

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The Optimist sees the Opportunity

“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” Theodore Roosevelt After reading the first article for this week that discussed the value of … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction…

I always had an idea about what “living sustainably” meant, but never thought about how it affected me personally or how it affected the industry I hope to be a part of very soon. I am learning so much in … Continue reading

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