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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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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Colorful 3D-Printed “Sound Rings” Make Beautiful Music Together

Colorful 3D-Printed “Sound Rings” Make Beautiful Music Together

Designer Michiel Cornelissen’s new 3D-printed KXX” rings double as hand-held Brazilian instruments. The colorful bulbous rings are the designer’s version of caxixi instruments, a popular

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Woman Finds Plea for Help From “Chinese Prison Slave” in Saks Bag

Woman Finds Plea for Help From “Chinese Prison Slave” in Saks Bag

One Saks Fifth Avenue shopper got more than she bargained for, when a hand written note fell out of her shopping bag. The note was written in 2012 by Tohnain Emmanuel Njong, a prisoner in a Chinese

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Small Jewelers Now Able to Use “Fairtrade”-Certified Gold, Silver

Small Jewelers Now Able to Use “Fairtrade”-Certified Gold, Silver

Small jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and artists in the UK can now rest easy about their materials, thanks to the Fairtrade Foundation. Newly launched, The Goldsmiths Registration Scheme gives smaller

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Donated Wedding Dresses Become “Angel Gowns” for Deceased Babies

Donated Wedding Dresses Become “Angel Gowns” for Deceased Babies

A group of women are transforming treasured wedding gowns into beautiful “angel dresses”- made for babies who pass before making it home from the hospital. The heavenly idea was thought of by Lisa

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Clothing Hang Tag Dissolves in Water to Become Laundry Detergent

Clothing Hang Tag Dissolves in Water to Become Laundry Detergent

Photo by Shutterstock Regardless of whether you shop sustainably or not, most clothing comes with pesky paper price tags and labels that get inevitably thrown in the trash. Designers Danghui Li, Yuexin

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Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

Fancy Wearing a Bikini Made Entirely From Sand?

Imogen Anthony’s new bikini is anything but- the model marched down the runway at Bondi Bather’s fashion week show in nothing more than strategically placed sand. Designed by makeup artist Becca

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Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon to Phase Out Toxic Chemical Triclosan From Cosmetics

Avon announced this week  that it will begin to phase out triclosan from their roster of products. The antimicrobial agent can be fond in many health and beauty products, and has been found as a known

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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to end cosmetics

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This Video of Unraveling Designer Sweaters is Mesmerizing, Horrifying

This Video of Unraveling Designer Sweaters is Mesmerizing, Horrifying

Amsterdam artists Lernert & Sander’s new piece takes overpriced designer sweaters into their own hands- unraveling them one expensive thread at a time. For Maastricht’s TEFAF Art Fair, the artists

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