T-Shirt Waste Loom

LikeMindedObjects collaborated with Francesca Capone to create a loom kit that includes not only the loom but a book and video to guide users through the DIY process. Using the loom, it’s possible to take waste fabrics and create 18 by 18-inch tiles that can then be sewn together to create blankets, pillows, upholstery and garments. Created as a response to the fact that the …

Scientists Transform Cabbage Into Stronger Concrete

A team of scientists at the University of Tokyo set out to make concrete from leftover food waste, including coffee grounds, tea leaves, onions, pumpkin, seaweed, orange and banana peel. The researchers didn’t just succeed, finding that all of the food (save for the pumpkin) created strong building material; but they also ascertained that Chinese cabbage crafts the sturdiest material—one that’s three times stronger than …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Research on the shapes of letters, funds for New York artists, a building constructed from waste and more in our look around the internet

New Program Provides Guaranteed Income For NYC Artists in Need Open for applications until 25 March, Creatives Rebuild New York is a new initiative that will provide guaranteed income to NYC artists in need through two programs: one offering $1,000 a month for 18 months with no strings attached, and the other providing a two-year job with a community organization or municipality, paying $65,00 per …