Author Archives: slothlady

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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MONSTROSITIES!

This week, in class, I learned about something that I had no idea existed until now. “Monstrous Hybrids.” I should specify. I guess I’ve always known about these products and their existence, but it’s a whole different story when you’re … Continue reading

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Local Lovin’

I didn’t really have an epiphany this week, but I definitely feel like I learned a lot. I especially enjoyed the BedZED reading, the LOLA show, and the video we watched in class. The reading really opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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Biomimi…wha?

I’m not sure if I would call what I had this week an “epiphany,” but I would definitely say that some gaps were filled in for me. Biomimicry is something I’ve known of for awhile, but I never had a … Continue reading

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One Matrix to Rule Them All?

I’m going to be honest. It was a slow week for me. I didn’t have an epiphany, but I did learn something. The Max Neef Matrix is the one thing that really struck a chord with me this week. I … Continue reading

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Probin’ Probin’ Probin’…

This week, for class, we were asked to bring a picture of the oldest textile product we owned. I immediately knew the exact t-shirt for the job. I had someone from home send me a picture of the t-shirt (now … Continue reading

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Empathic Design Strikes Again!

This week, I had a small epiphany when we discussed the Integrated Design Process (IDP) and its relationship with empathic design and sustainability. I think I’ve subconsciously been questioning how the “ultimate sustainable building” would be constructed, function, and continue … Continue reading

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