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Self-HealingPolymers

Self-Healing Polymers

Dec 27, 2009No Comments

A structural polymeric material with the ability to autonomically heal cracks Structural polymers are susceptible to damage: cracks form deep within the structure where detection is difficult and repair is almost impossible. Damage in polymeric coatings,

WETLamp

WET Lamp

Dec 23, 2009No Comments

Water-filled glass lamp with manual dimmer According to Los Angeles-based NONdesigns, water and electricity have become friends. WET Lamp is an elegant and playful series of hand-blown glass lamps, each with a water-submerged light bulb at

RevelationScreen

Revelation Screen

Dec 16, 2009No Comments

Etched plastic panels laminated with color changing films Designed by Naomi Tsai, Revelation Screen combines color-changing film with polycarbonate and acrylic panels etched with organic patterns. Consisting of hundreds of layers of alternating polymers, the thin

VectorGlass

Vector Glass

Dec 12, 2009No Comments

Glass with vector graphics of embedded air Vector Glass combines the the precision of digital fabrication with the serendipity of handmade, kiln-formed glass. PadLAb works with architects and clients to translate vector patterns, drawings, text, and

FeltRocks

Felt Rocks

Dec 09, 2009No Comments

Recycled-wool sculptural rocks Molo design’s Felt Rocks are part discovery, part invention. In their raw form, they are lumps of felt formed as a byproduct in the industrial process of making felt-polishing wheels for optical lenses.

ConvexGlass

Convex Glass

Dec 08, 2009No Comments

Dimensional glass panels Convex Glass was produced and developed by Nathan Allan Glass Studios with the architectural firms Janson/Goldstein and Front Inc. in New York. Exploiting the potential for enhanced dimensionality in glass, the product is

LiveWithinSkin

Live Within Skin

Dec 05, 2009No Comments

Vertical-garden wall system Live Within Skin is a wall system comprised of engineered layers of lightweight plant growth medium. Designed by Greenmeme ecological designer Freya Bardell, the modular vertical garden integrates living vegetation with the built

Self-StructuredSlidingDoors

Self-Structured Sliding Doors

Dec 01, 2009No Comments

Self-supporting paper screens Traditional Japanese shoji are sliding doors made of washi paper supported by wood crosspieces. The paper offers privacy and protection from wind but requires the lattice structure for support. For the Takeo Corporation’s

RiverGlow

River Glow

Nov 27, 2009No Comments

Network of floating pods with public interface to water quality Developed by David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang, River Glow is a system of floating pods that monitors water quality and displays a variable light signal that

100Percent

100 Percent

Nov 25, 2009No Comments

Compressed 100% postconsumer recycled HDPE 100 Percent is a material designed to have a minimal environmental footprint. Made entirely from postconsumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), it is waste transformed into engineered panels for design applications. 100