Teknos interior paints provide "better indoor air quality"

Dezeen promotion: Finnish paint brand Teknos has released a range of paints designed to improve resident’s wellbeing by purifying indoor air.

Named Biora Air, the paints absorb and neutralise aldehyde pollutants such as formaldehydes from interior spaces.

According to Teknos, air contaminants are odourless, which makes them difficult for residents to detect before noticing health effects, such as irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and skin.

Depending on the concentration of aldehydes and the size of the space, surfaces painted with Biora Air paints can purify air for “five to 10 years”.

“Indoor air is polluted by many sources, such as the outside air, building materials and furniture,” said Teknos. “Impurities that can be found include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), small particles or harmful microbes such as mould.”

A wall painted in a cool toned mauve Teknos paint with a white desk, red desk lamp, pink diary and a jar of flowers
Biora Air paints have a matt finish and a purifying technology that helps reduce the amount of aldehydes in the air

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Marjan van Aubel turns solar cells into art with glow-in-the-dark tapestry

Strips of colourful photovoltaic cells are arranged into a geometric pattern to form this artwork, conceived by Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel to bring solar panels from our roofs into our homes.

Named Ra after the ancient Egyptian sun god, the see-through solar tapestry is less than one millimetre thick and was designed to be hung in a window, so that it can cast vivid shadows on the surrounding walls as the light changes throughout the day.

Ra tapestry pictured at daytime hung behind a vase with flowers
The Ra tapestry (above) is made from transparent photovoltaic cells (top image)

When the sun goes down, a ring of electroluminescent paper embedded in the window hanging starts to glow, powered by the energy that was captured by the photovoltaic (PV) cells throughout the day.

Unlike a traditional solar lamp, such as the Sunne light that van Aubel unveiled last year, Ra’s purpose is not strictly to provide illumination.

Wallhanging made from solar panels by Marjan van Aubel pictured at dusk, hung behind a vase with flowers
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Sunken home forms setting for Virgil Abloh's final Louis Vuitton show

LA studio Playlab Inc. has incorporated surreal fragments of a home in the set for Louis Vuitton’s Autumn Winter 2022 menswear collection, which was the final collection from the fashion house’s late creative director Virgil Abloh.

Taking place on the 20 January in Paris at the Carreau du Temple, the 22 minute-show was an ode to Abloh’s eight previous shows as Louis Vuitton’s creative director – incorporating elements from each in a surrealist and whimsical medley.

A sunken house with a red roof forms the set at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2022 show
Playlab Inc. designed the set for Louis Vuitton’s Autumn Winter 2022 show by Virgil Abloh

Set within the Carreau du Temple, a 19th century-covered market in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, the set was designed by Playlab Inc. The LA-based creative studio transformed the glass and iron structure into a monochromatic, sky-blue dream-like scape titled “Louis Dreamhouse”.

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Property Sale Settlement Pattern Pakistan In Urdu

They suggest that the expansion of the European Union will spur on any such real property investment in Spain and in some other international locations that comprise the EU right now.

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Abroad consumers are cash wealthy and some are able to rescue actual estate brokers struggling to sell their houses. Alarm bells must also be triggered if a house in a relatively peaceable neighbourhood has “no trespassing” indicators or imposing electrical fences that indicates an pointless degree of security. Vicious watchdogs are sometimes left on the property to maintain away undesirable visitors, and as they are normally unattended they often bark incessantly. cnc red floor Alternatively, be weary of a home that shows “beware of the dog” indicators however does not seem to have canines on the property. House owners of develop houses could even put out “for lease” indicators to assist justify the … Read more

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Previously unrecycleable clothing made into Fibers Unsorted textile

Design studio Envisions has worked with engineering company Imat-Uve to make a recycled textile from used clothing usually considered unfit for recycling.

Their textile, called Fibers Unsorted, is a technical fabric made from mixed-fibre clothing that would otherwise have gone to landfill. Instead, it is processed into a product that is durable and high-quality enough to be used in the automotive industry, among others.

Even though recycled fabrics have become more commonplace, textiles are difficult to recycle and the bulk of such waste goes into landfill.

Abstract shapes wrapped in various textiles from the Fibers Unsorted project
The Fibers Unsorted project aimed to develop a high-quality recycled textile durable enough to be used in the automotive industry

“The challenge that Fibers Unsorted set was to develop a quality yarn out of the big waste streams of textile that are still today only down-cycled into a poor insulation material or get burned or end up in a landfill,” Envisions director Sanne Schuurman … Read more

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