Jiva Materials is a London-based startup and project spin-out from RCA that has developed a non-toxic, biodegradable, flax-based circuit board substrate branded Soluboard. The circuit board peels apart and sheds its electronic traces after being soaked in hot water. Continue reading jiva materials
Introduction – The Next Evolution Part I – Connected Lighting Part II – Embedded Lighting Part III – Sustainable Lighting Circular Economy — What goes around comes around. The “circular economy” is a movement to stop the industrialized world’s bad habit of … Continue reading the next evolution of lighting: sustainable lighting
I can’t possibly chronicle all the gorgeous design in the decorative halls at L+B, but one company especially caught my eye (again…I noticed them last L+B, too): Tunto, a Finnish lighting manufacturer that discretely integrates LED lighting into beautiful plywood … Continue reading light + building 2014: tunto
Ninebyfour is a beautiful, elegantly minimal linear pendant design that uses a unique material source: Felled urban trees gathered from within the city of Amsterdam . Designed by local design shop Waarmakers — they’ve tracked the location of where the tree originally … Continue reading ninebyfour by waarmakers
Via Gizmodo, a cool little design company called Emerging Objects that is exploring alternative natural materials such as wood pulp, clay, and salt for use in 3D printing technologies. Continue reading emerging objects
Via Cool Hunter, I stumbled across Ango, a small company in Thailand that uses unique materials to great effect, including raw silk cocoons, rattan, hand soldered wire cages, and hand built-up polymer substrates. Sounds labor intensive, but the end results … Continue reading ango
Now this is “green” lighting: Birch and Willow, a small firm in Boston, uses weaves of wood and vines to create very organic (both literal and aesthetic) fixtures. The resulting designs create delightful plays of sparkle, shadow and pattern.