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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Susanna Bauer’s Hand-Stitched Leaves Are Breathtakingly Surreal

Susanna Bauer’s Hand-Stitched Leaves Are Breathtakingly Surreal

The beautiful crocheted sculptures of Susanna Bauer appear to be intricate leather work, but the detailed geometric pieces are expertly made from dried leaves! The artist defies the brittle fragility of

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Chubbies:  Bro-tastic Shorts That Support American Jobs, Veterans

Chubbies: Bro-tastic Shorts That Support American Jobs, Veterans

With a quirky name that induces a smile across anyone’s face, Chubbies shorts don’t just support pants-free living, but also support United States veterans. The Made in the USA company has taken to

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Rana Plaza Victim Compensation Fund Finally Meets $30 Million Target

Rana Plaza Victim Compensation Fund Finally Meets $30 Million Target

Photos by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury for Zuma Press/Corbis The Clean Clothes Campaign is celebrating this week as its quest to raise funds for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh has

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures” are actually

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Almay’s “Simply American” Campaign Not so American, Says Watchdog

Almay’s “Simply American” Campaign Not so American, Says Watchdog

Drugstore cosmetics line Almay’s “Almay Simply American” campaign has advertising sleuths Truthinadverting.org (TINA.org) up in arms, as the line largely fails to be in fact produced in the United

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Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Crayola Wants You to Stop Using Its Products as Makeup

Photo by Shutterstock An alarming trend of doubling Crayola colored pencils as face makeup could leave beauty mavens with irritation and infection. Popularized by DIY beauty bloggers and vloggers like

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Everything You Need to Know About Microbeads in 2 Minutes

Everything You Need to Know About Microbeads in 2 Minutes

Microbeads seem to be in everything- face wash, makeup and soaps, but did you know they are also clogging our waterways? The teeny tiny bits of plastic appear in many of our personal hygiene products, but

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Urban Kraft Puts a Chic, Urban Twist on the Brown Paper Bag

Urban Kraft Puts a Chic, Urban Twist on the Brown Paper Bag

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T-Shirt Vending Machine Shows Shoppers Real Cost of Cheap Fashion

T-Shirt Vending Machine Shows Shoppers Real Cost of Cheap Fashion

A vending machine in Berlin offering up 2 euro t-shirts turned out to not be exactly what shoppers bargained for. The machine, set in place in busy Alexanderplatz to mark Fashion Revolution Day, asked

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Neiman Marcus Persists in Selling Real Fur as “Faux”

Neiman Marcus Persists in Selling Real Fur as “Faux”

The Humane Society of the United States has accused Neiman Marcus of violating an agreement not to sell “faux fur” products containing actual animal fur. In a complaint filed with the Federal

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United Nude “Reinvents” Shoes With Architectural 3D-Printed Footwear

United Nude “Reinvents” Shoes With Architectural 3D-Printed Footwear

United Nude is already known for their innovative shoes, but they are pushing new limits with 3D printing technology for Milan Design Week. The designers have teamed up with 3D systems to challenge the

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban animal trials for

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This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

This Biodegradable Wedding Gown Was Grown From Fungus, Compost

“Grow your own” takes on a new meaning with scientific artist Erin Smith’s home-grown wedding gown. Made from tree mulch and white fungus mycelium, Smith decided to make a wearable dress that could

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87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Anna Taylor, a knitter with a heart of gold, has spent the better part of the last nine years knitting sweaters for the needy. Since February of 2006, The Cullen, Virginia native has

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Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö Recycles Swedish Rag Rugs Into Colorful Tables

Lars Hofsjö is giving leftover textiles a third lease on life by transforming traditional Swedish rag rugs into colorful sideboards. The Rumbler designer, who grew up listening to the sound of his mother

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Everyday Chemical Exposures May Lead to Early Menopause, Says Study

Everyday Chemical Exposures May Lead to Early Menopause, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Concerned about early menopause? Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in everyday personal-care and household products, such as soap, nail polish, and perfume, could be a trigger,

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Another Use for Your Kid’s Lego: Wacky Face Masks

Another Use for Your Kid’s Lego: Wacky Face Masks

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“Dolfi” is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

“Dolfi” is a Palm-Sized Washing Machine That Cleans With Ultrasound

Meet “Dolfi”, a next-generation ultrasonic “washing machine” that fits in the palm of your hand. Designed by Switzerland’s MPI Ultrasonics, the smartphone-sized gadget

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