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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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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Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy Storage Heating

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Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

Is Procter & Gamble Bringing Rainforest Destruction Into Your Bathroom?

You and your family may count on Head and Shoulders shampoo to get your scalps flake-free, but a new study by Greenpeace has shown that the dandruff shampoo is linked to massive deforestation.  Made by

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Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Renaissance Women Removed Body Hair With Lotions of Arsenic, Cat Dung

Photo by Shutterstock Ever think of putting cat poop, arsenic or vinegar on your skin to get rid of pesky body hair? Women in the Renaissance didn’t have our modern waxes, razors and depilatory creams

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Olga Kurylenko to Wear “Red Carpet Green Dress” Gown at 2014 Oscars

Olga Kurylenko to Wear “Red Carpet Green Dress” Gown at 2014 Oscars

Looks like another “Bond Girl” will be shaking and stirring the Oscar red carpet in sustainable style this Sunday. Following the lead of Skyfall’s Naomie Harris, who wore a

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The chosen innovators

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Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history- a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made from mammal bone, was one

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Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing “Trade Secret” Status

Cosmetics Firms Avoid Toxins Disclosure by Filing “Trade Secret” Status

Photo by Shutterstock Twenty-two cosmetics companies are attempting to foil the new California Safe Cosmetics Program Database by applying for trade secret status to cover up revealing toxic chemical

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Jane Goodall: Prince William Wants Buckingham Palace Ivory Destroyed

Jane Goodall: Prince William Wants Buckingham Palace Ivory Destroyed

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Prince William isn’t a fan of ivory. The Duke of Cambridge, who recently attended the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London with his father, Prince Charles,

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Alexander Wang’s “P6″ Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

Alexander Wang’s “P6″ Beanie Fights Discrimination at Sochi Olympics

Alexander Wang is not taking Russia’s anti-gay laws sitting down. The designer has launched the sale of a new beanie supporting the Principle 6 campaign, which encourages Olympic athletes, spectators

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an easy DIY process

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Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Coat, Hair From Her Own Hair

Instead of fretting when her beautiful hair started to fall out in her 30s, Xiang Renxian decided to transform it into a lasting gift- a hat and coat for her husband. The former schoolteacher in

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“The Street Store” is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

“The Street Store” is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

South Africa’s Street Store doesn’t just help to clothe the homeless, but also gives them the retail experience of choosing their own wares. With the idea to give the homeless the same dignity as

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