A flower is visible behind a piece of the transparent material. (Qinqin Xia, University of Maryland/Science Advances)
Researchers at the University of Maryland have turned ordinary sheets of wood into transparent material that is nearly as clear as glass, but stronger and with better insulating properties. It could become an energy efficient building material in the future.
Source: Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass | CBC Radio
Milan 2016: London design studio Pinch has unveiled a limited edition of its Nim coffee table, which combines plaster and resin composite material Jesmonite with powdered copper.
Described by the manufacturers as “a safe alternative to fibreglass and a lightweight alternative to cast concrete”, Jesmonite is made by mixing gypsum plaster powder with acrylic resin.
Source: Pinch updates Nim table using copper and Jesmonite
Pixidermy Where pixelation & taxidermy meet. Future of sculpture.
Source: Where pixelation & taxidermy meet. Future of by Pixidermy on Etsy
The Australian company has been working on AR applications that help designers, builders, and engineers project their virtual designs into the real world through AR glasses like HoloLens.
Source: AR app Fologram turns 3D models into life-size building instructions – Curbed
Every speaker is one and only. Using used tire or scrapped B-class tire, every speaker is unique and delivering you a clear and well-Balanced sound experience. Use Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to stream music directly to your SEAL Tire Speaker with no wires attached.
Source: Bluetooth Tire Speaker | Recycled Tire Tube Bag | SEAL – SEAL Brand International
Maison Milan has elevated what a knife can traditionally be. With its sturdy cast-iron handle, the knife stands on its own, upright. The authentic solid walnut blade is easy to wield as it slices through lettuce and other vegetables with no fuss.
Source: Knife Reinvented » Milan
Inspired by the imperative weight reduction in airplane construction, Bench32 was chosen for its use of Fusion 360’s simulation capabilities to both ideate and render the design. The repetition of 32 wooden spars forms the seating surface, which is held together by 80 metal parts. Reusing parts multiple times and aligning the elements with ample negative space creates a lightweight appearance that results in a sturdy yet lightweight bench comprised of FSC-certified wood or Cradle to Cradle Certified Accoya wood.
Source: Designers, Students Get Creative for Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge