Author Archives: mkkenne

Final Blog… But Not the End.

Sustainability… a word that has been heard by my ears and read with my eyes many a times. After three years of hearing “about it” I should have understood everything, right? Wrong. It was not until I took this course … Continue reading

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How It’s Made, Not Just How It Works

Labels have always been something that I cut or peeled off as soon as I bought something. I never cared to read them. I didn’t care how something was made or what it was made from. It just was never … Continue reading

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Buying local… who cares?

When people think of “buying local”, they often think of the Saturday morning farmers’ market or walking down the street to a one-of-a-kind boutique to purchase a handmade necklace. However, buying local is much more than that. Yes, it can … Continue reading

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It’s a Daily Choice.

Biomimicry. As I looked to see what my LOLA topic would be, I was thrilled to find my topic was on biomimicry! I have been interested in biomimicry for awhile and find it totally fascinating and genius. As I began … Continue reading

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A need… or want?

I need to go to the mall. I need a trendy pair of boots. I need a different iPhone case. I need a newer car. I need a bigger house. We are surrounded by needs. We live in an age … Continue reading

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Critical Thoughts…

This week of class was very interactive and engaging. We were given the opportunity to capture our lives in a 24 hour photo shoot call a design probe. The purpose of a design probe is to enter more personally into … Continue reading

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Empathy in a Home

As we discussed in class, we all have that one (or two or three) article(s) of clothing we could never part with. Sometimes after it’s tattered and dirty, we still can’t throw it away… why does that happen? Well, we … Continue reading

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So… brainstorming can actually be fun?

This week impacted me in realizing that thinking sustainably can make you laugh until your stomach hurts! After our exercise in class on Thursday, I thought about how over the past few years I had been approaching sustainability in the … Continue reading

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An Urgent Call

From an advanced society to cannibals… what??? Haven’t we progressed from cannibals to an advanced society? Haven’t we left our barbarian ways to become a self-sufficient, highly intelligent race of humans? Turns out intelligence can’t save you… or can it? … Continue reading

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