Samsung will sell its foldable glass display to other companies

Now that the Galaxy Z Flip is available to buy, Samsung plans to sell the phone's signature foldable glass screen to other manufacturers. The screen will carry the same ultra-thin glass (UTG) branding as of the Galaxy Z Flip's "cover window," with Sa...

Sony pulls out of PAX East over coronavirus concerns

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Ammar Kalo’s PVC Bench uses a composite material made from crushed, recycled drain-pipes

With an appearance that almost mimics the fragmented beauty of terrazzo, the PVC Bench by UAE-based designer Ammar Kalo relies on a new type of composite material developed by recycling old PVC drainpipes. Designed as a two-person bench, the seating design comes with Kalo’s signature organic aesthetic featuring legs and a base-support made from walnut wood, and its crown jewel, the seating platform, made from multiple PVC parts suspended in a tinted resin. The transparent resin reveals the multiple PVC shards in a way that seems to contrast the bench’s overall smooth, soft, organic design. Its multiple shards create a beautiful interplay of light and shadows, forming a surface that has a unique pattern, just like the wood-grain on the walnut members below it. The bench, like most of Kalo’s furniture, comes with simple joineries that don’t require any extra fasteners or binders.

The PVC Bench was commissioned by Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading waste management company based in the UAE, as part of an ongoing collaboration to transform waste into functional design objects.

Designers: Ammar Kalo & Ibrahim Ibrahim for Bee’ah

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These Unique Clothes are Made from Rubber Bands

As far as I know, most clothes are made out of fabric like cotton, polyester, leather, or nylon. But this unusual fashion line is made entirely out of rubber bands.

Student Rie Sakamoto designed the stretchy clothes as part of her Integrated Design thesis project at Japan’s Tama Art University. She made each piece in the line by painstakingly knitting rubber bands into panels, then assembling them into the shapes of a sweater dress and a matching cardigan.

It took Sakamoto over a year to knit all of the rubber bands together, but the result was worth it. Not only does the clothing look really amazing, but I suppose she could always pull off a band here and there if she wanted to start a rubber band fight, or if she needed to band some things together.

I’d imagine you’d need to be pretty skinny to pull off this look, or you might look like you’re wearing a sausage casing. I also wonder how difficult it is to put these super-elastic clothes or take them off.

[via ITMedia via Laughing Squid]