I recently published an article titled “Vegan Leather and the Need for Sustainable Fashion” , wherein I touched upon the subject of vegan leather. To get a better understanding of the topic, I recommend you read the article here.
The reason I wrote it, was because of my interest in reading about sustainability in fashion, through which I came across something called kombucha scoby leather, being researched on by Suzanne Lee. (SCOBY stands for- Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast)
Checkout her ted talk here.
Soon i decided to give it a shot. The overall experience was enlightening and felt…
So imagine this, you just bought a pair of expensive shoes a few months ago but now they’ve worn out and you have no other option but to buy a new pair.
Do you often feel the need to replace things, only because they get damaged easily? Well it isn’t you. Things are designed that way. They are made to be discarded. The “throw-away society” is a human society strongly influenced by consumerism. The term describes a critical view of overconsumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items over durable goods that can be repaired.
The most common model…
There is something about annotated books
that always intrigues me.
Nothing gives me more delight,
than seeing a book that has been annotated by the previous reader.
Seeing a book with underlined words,
notes on paragraphs,
scribbles on the pages,
and seeing that the reader has entirely become one with the book,
makes me fall in love with it.
It is the reason I have a fascination with old books.
The feeling that someone read the same lines before you
and felt something.
Something that moved them,
something that struck with them so much
that they had to…
In 1401, the cloth merchant’s guild of Florence decided to commission a second set of doors for the Florence Baptistery. It was the most important building in Florence at that time, so in order to find the best sculptor, a competition was held. Now, only two of the entries survive. One by Filippo Brunelleschi & the other by Lorenzo Ghiberti. This competition began one of the greatest artistic rivalries of all time and it fuelled the creative genius of the two.
The artists were asked to depict the Sacrifice of Issac, according to the Old testament and were specified a…