Lori Zimmer

 
Lori ZimmerLori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

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This Color-Changing Marker Tells You When Your Sunscreen Isn’t Working

This Color-Changing Marker Tells You When Your Sunscreen Isn’t Working

Piling on the sunscreen is a great habit to get into to protect yourself against harmful UV rays, but what happens when your sunscreen stops working? The innovative new Suncayr marker is an add on that

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Your “Human” Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Your “Human” Hair Extensions May Actually Contain Goat

Photo by Shutterstock Hair extensions are a big business in China, but a recent investigation by BBC News has revealed that what women think is pure human hair may be a laced with goat. Starting out in

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Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Could This Jacket Keep You From Catching a Cold?

Whether you are a germaphobe or not, taking crowded public transit can expose commuters to a bevy of germs each day. The new Germinator Transit Jacket by Betabrand is a wearable germ block that can

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Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux…Again

Kohl’s is Caught Selling Real Fur as Faux…Again

Discount superstore retailer Kohl’s has once again been peddling real fur as “faux.” Investigators from The Humane Society of the United States has uncovered the retailer to be selling a fur-trimmed

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Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag Launches 100 Percent Compostable Clothing Made From Plants

Freitag has made a name for themselves repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Now, the Zurich-based company is coming out with a small apparel line, made from their newly

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This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

This 99-Year Old Makes a New Dress Every Day for a Child in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Ninety-nine year old Lillian Weber is on a mission to make 1,000 dresses for impoverished children in Africa. The impressive senior citizen has been whipping up one dress a day,

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Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

Artist Lacy Barry Crafts Extravagant Headpieces Out of Colorful Paper

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Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

Self-Cleaning Cashmere Uses Sunlight to Save Money, Environment

If you’ve ever wished your stained-up clothes could clean themselves, researchers at the Hong Kong City University may just have granted that wish. The team has invented a coated cashmere textile that

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Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

The Detroit Lions are bringing sustainable fashion to the field, in a new partnership with recycled fiber brand Repreve. For their #TurnItGreen campaign, the Lions will turn in their traditional red

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TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

TRMTAB Weaves Leather Waste Into Upcycled Laptop, Tablet Sleeves

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Pikkpack’s Flat-Pack Shoes Require Only Three Pieces of Material

Pikkpack’s Flat-Pack Shoes Require Only Three Pieces of Material

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own shoes, now is your chance with the super-easy Pikkpack shoe. Designed by Sarah Gulyas, the slip-on shoes can be woven together at home with just three simple

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Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Fake Clothing Drop-off Bins Are Making a Profit From Your Donations

Generous clothing donors in New York City have been getting duped lately, mistakenly “donating” their gently used items into bins run by for-profit companies. The New York Times, as well as a bevy of

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“Silent Scream” Mask Becomes Symbol of Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

“Silent Scream” Mask Becomes Symbol of Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

A mask designed to shield activists from airborne debris, gas attacks, and persecution has become a powerful symbol of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom of speech. Created by Ogilvy & Mather

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New Jersey Passes Historic Bill to Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

New Jersey Passes Historic Bill to Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn

Photo by Shutterstock This week, New Jersey’s legislature took a brave step against elephant poaching, by passing a bill that eliminates the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn. Commended by Born Free

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Fielder’s Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

Fielder’s Choice Goods Turns Vintage Baseball Gloves Into Wallets, Belts

The sumptuous accessories in Fielder’s Choice Goods’ line channel America’s favorite past time- baseball. The line of leather goods are upcycled from vintage baseball gloves, giving the disused

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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives “Unprecedented” Corporate Support

Humane Cosmetics Act Receives “Unprecedented” Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would ban all animal

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Plastic “Microbeads” From Beauty Products Are Polluting Waterways

Plastic “Microbeads” From Beauty Products Are Polluting Waterways

Your face scrub may be great for your skin, but the plastic beads found in many products are causing serious damage in our nation’s waterways. The tiny plastic pieces are small enough to slip through

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Student Self-Administers Temporary Tattoo…Using 1,000 Bed Bugs

Student Self-Administers Temporary Tattoo…Using 1,000 Bed Bugs

Photo by the Coloradoan Colorado State University Student Matt Camper has a new temporary tattoo- made entirely from bed bug bites! The creepy tat was made with a homemade jar contraption that gave the

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