material

Sphelar

May 28, 2007No Comments

Spherical micro solar cells Sphelar is currently the most versatile photovoltaic (PV) technology in the market. Made from single crystalline silicon, it has the durability

Rubbersidewalks

May 24, 2007No Comments

Recycled rubber modular sidewalk paving systems Rubbersidewalks were invented by Richard Valeriano, Public Works Inspector for the City of Santa Monica, to solve the problems

Lumisty

May 20, 2007No Comments

Light-filtering polyester film Lumisty first drew widespread attention when it was used on the windows of Pleats Please, Issey Miyake’s clothing boutique in SOHO. Upon

Faux Leather

May 16, 2007No Comments

Rubber floor and wall tiles These rubber tiles are a frugal alternative to real leather, and are far more abrasion-resistant than leather. Rubber sheets are

CD

May 09, 2007No Comments

Recycled compact discs Confiscated illicit CDs are crushed and dispersed within a pale blue, transparent polycarbonate matrix that is composed of recycled cold-water drink containers. Contact:

Tire Veneer

May 05, 2007No Comments

Recycled rubber tiles and rolls Automobile and truck tires wear out and become part of the waste stream unless they are recycled. With their Tire

Wellies

May 01, 2007No Comments

Recycled children’s boots Children grow out of their colored Wellington boots quickly and thousands of pairs end up unsold in charity shops and eventually disappear

MesoOptics

Apr 27, 2007No Comments

Light diffusion and control technology MesoOptics technology offers an innovative way to purify and control light with exceptional energy efficiency. MesoOptics material is produced using

Liquids Ghosts

Apr 23, 2007No Comments

Plastic laminate incorporating microscopic photography Alex Schweder created Liquids Ghosts in order to blur the distinction between buildings and the bodies that occupy them. His

Pepp

Apr 15, 2007No Comments

Expanded polypropylene acoustical panels Pepp acoustical panels are made with ARPRO, which is expanded polypropylene bead foam. Pepp panels are lightweight, structurally rigid, and are