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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Adidas Debuts First Shoe Made Almost Completely by Robots

Adidas Debuts First Shoe Made Almost Completely by Robots

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Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Photo by Bob Donaldson for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A group of women in Tennessee have transformed more than 52,000 used plastic bags into waterproof sleeping mats for the local homeless population.

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Wair: World’s Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

Wair: World’s Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

What if a scarf could neutralize harmful emissions that you breath in on your commute to work? After a particularly polluted ride to work through Paris, Caroline van Renterghem founded Wair, an

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Cambridge Satchel Co., Melissa Launch Vegan-Friendly, Recyclable Bags

Cambridge Satchel Co., Melissa Launch Vegan-Friendly, Recyclable Bags

Britain’s Cambridge Satchel Co. has teamed up with the good folks at Melissa to create a cruelty-free version of the former’s signature cross-body carryall, which is typically rendered in

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Lightweight Wearable Tech Transforms Body Heat into Electricity

Lightweight Wearable Tech Transforms Body Heat into Electricity

Imagine a future where working up a sweat not only does your body good, but it’ll also keep your favorite devices humming. That’s the goal of researchers at North Carolina State University,

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It’s Time to Update Our 80-Year-Old Cosmetics, Personal-Care Safety Laws

It’s Time to Update Our 80-Year-Old Cosmetics, Personal-Care Safety Laws

Photo by Karina Carvalho/Unsplash Years in the making, the battle for cosmetics reform legislation is slowly making headway to make cosmetics safer for American consumers. New bills have been recently

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Designer Turns Late Grandmother’s Necklace Into Handcrafted Earrings

Designer Turns Late Grandmother’s Necklace Into Handcrafted Earrings

A lifelong legacy takes on a romantic turn in a new series of special earrings by Swedish jewelry line, All Blues. Founder Jacob Skragge created Project Marianne to pay homage to his beloved late

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Squid-Inspired Fabrics Repair Themselves, Neutralize Toxins

Squid-Inspired Fabrics Repair Themselves, Neutralize Toxins

Photo by Scubagirl85/Wikimedia Commons Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed a way for fabrics to repair themselves with just a little pressure and warm water. The secret lies in a

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Berlin Artists Use Manhole Covers, Utility Grates to Relief-Print Textiles

Berlin Artists Use Manhole Covers, Utility Grates to Relief-Print Textiles

To the Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin, city streets are literally their artistic inspiration. Translating to “pirate printer,” the group uses city infrastructure as printing elements to

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Conscei Budapest Offers Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Men’s Dress Shirts

Conscei Budapest Offers Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Men’s Dress Shirts

Hungarian company Conscei is taking on the concept of truly sustainable fashion, through menswear. Conscei’s goal is to create a fashion model that focuses on protecting the environment, through

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U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

U.S. Army Testing Body Armor Made With Genetically Engineered Silk

Photo by Sony Pictures “Dragon Silk,” a form of spider silk spun by genetically engineered silkworms, may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it could hold a very real key to

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This Common Cosmetic Ingredient May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

This Common Cosmetic Ingredient May Be More Toxic Than We Thought

Photo by Agberto Guimaraes/Unsplash Butylparaben, a common preservative found in cosmetics and skincare products, could have more severe effects on the body’s endocrine system than previously

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The “Human Sensor” is a Garment That Responds to Air Pollution

The “Human Sensor” is a Garment That Responds to Air Pollution

As illnesses and deaths due to air pollution is on the rise, scientists and designers are turning to wearable technology as a way to create cleaner air while waiting for governmental policies to catch up.

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Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Turkey Sweatshop Allegedly Using Syrian Children to Make ISIS Uniforms

Photos by Jodi Hilton for the Daily Mail At least one sweatshop in Turkey is hiring Syrian refugee children to make camouflage uniforms for military groups such as Islamic State and Ahrar al-Sham,

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PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

A new investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cast doubt on the validity of the Responsible Down Standard, a widely vaunted chain-of-custody process designed to help companies

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Zappos’s Redesigned Shoe Box is #NotABox at All

Zappos’s Redesigned Shoe Box is #NotABox at All

Looks like we haven’t been paying close enough attention. Turns out, Zappos’s signature shoe box isn’t a shoe box at all. From June 1, the online retailer will be shipping a number of

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Organic-Cotton Undies Fight Odor, Bacteria With Silver Technology

Organic-Cotton Undies Fight Odor, Bacteria With Silver Technology

Organic Basics is fighting the funk in your trunk, one pair of undies at a time. The Danish apparel company has developed a line of organic-cotton boxer briefs that keeps your nether regions fresh by

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MIT’s Stretchy “Second Skin” Reduces Wrinkles, Banishes Eye Bags

MIT’s Stretchy “Second Skin” Reduces Wrinkles, Banishes Eye Bags

An incredible new “face lift in a tube” could dramatically reshape the appearance of eye bags and wrinkles without surgery, Gizmodo reports. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts

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