Adidas FUTURECRAFT.LOOP: the Brand’s First-Ever 100% Recyclable Sneakers

An incredible innovation, these sneakers aim to nudge consumers toward more eco-conscious products

Furthering the brand’s commitment to environmental friendliness, adidas unveils the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP, the brand’s first-ever 100% recyclable performance-level sneakers. For more than a decade, the brand has researched and tested ways to create sneakers and other sportswear made to regress into raw material and reincarnated as a new pair of shoes or a different product entirely. Today’s unveiling is not only a hallmark in material innovation, …

Highlights From 2019’s Stockholm Furniture Fair

From retro-influenced style to entirely recyclable and biodegradable materials, some of our picks from the fair

Stockholm Furniture Fair and its off-schedule events (grouped under the name Stockholm Design Week) kicked off 2019’s design calendar amid the chaos of a huge snowstorm. Cold weather aside, there was a sense that this was the year that Stockholm succeeded in curating a world-class design week—with cohesion between the big, glossy Furniture Fair and a vast number of installations and attractions around the city drawing crowds …

Why 2,000-Year-Old Roman Concrete Still Stands

How is it that 2000 years later, certain Roman ruins still stand in harbors? Geologists have determined that it pertains to one of the components—aluminum tobermorite, a rare mineral found in volcanic ash. When struck with seawater (another component of Roman concrete, along with lime and rock), a possolanic reaction occurs where the tobermorite crystallizes and spreads—adding further strength. Thus, longterm seawater exposure only reinforces …