Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Painted works on trash collected in parks, three-story installations, a fundraiser for families of the Atlanta hate crime victims and more

#DesignForATL Instagram Fundraiser for Families of Atlanta Victims To support the families of the Atlanta hate crime victims, through the non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta (which is offering direct financial assistance), @DesignForATL is an Instagram-based fundraising program initiated and organized by three AAPI-founded and -led businesses in the design sector: Hello Human and Tantuvi, with the support of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. More than …

Public School’s Lab-Brewed Bio-Leather Sneakers

Through Slow Factory’s One x One science incubator program, Public School NY teamed up with Dr Theanne Schiros (of Columbia University and FIT) to make sneakers designed from leather grown in a natural fermentation process. The method (similar to how kombucha is made)  results in a material that can be formed to any mold, without excess—drastically reducing the waste produced. “The idea of a bacterially …

Zero Grocery’s Circular, Eco-Conscious Delivery System

Glass jars and plastic-free packaging from a grocery delivery service rooted in quality

Plastic-free shopping can be difficult, even if you bring your own bags. Stores use plastic packaging for house-made items, bulk foods, and even breads and baked goods. Few, especially in the midst of a pandemic, are willing or able to let you repackage an item before purchase. Further, companies often place the responsibility of sustainability on the customer. Zero, which launched in the Bay Area …