Spider silk for my new shoes
25 11 2016

Adidas launches a new pair of basket shoes, and it looks like the German company is a member of matériO as the sales pitch is based on two flagship references of our service. First the sole is made out of an expanded TPU, first in its category. This foamy polyurethane is quite exceptional and bouncy, as well as very resistant to tearing and abrasion. Sport as if you were running with springs under your feet! The boot is made out of a woven material using a revolutionary fibre: an artificial spider silk fibre, with many outstanding qualities. Very resistant, very flexible, very lightweight, very breathing, very anti-bacterial, very... Enough! Anyway you will not be able to see the samples in our showroom as its manufacturer has been refusing sending us samples for the past two years.

As elastic as rubber, but lighter

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World’s first man-made fiber containing 100% spider silk

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Amazing vegetal ceramic sculptures
2016-11-25 16:34

Japanese are patient, Japanese are delicate, Japanese are precise, Japanese are... let's stop with the clichés and stereotypes... but on one hand, it is not my fault if this Japanese artist making such delicate and thin ceramic pieces are amazing. Hitomi Hosono, ceramic artist, shares here time between Europe and Japan, and makes vases, plates, bowls with chiseled decors. Petals after petals, leaves after leaves, a very patient work in order to give life to a vase with beathtaking intricacies. Most of the pieces are monochrome, in order to concentrate on the material's work.

Hitomo Hosono website here

Porcelain tiles

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Burnt mud

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Amazing hand craved wood

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Porcelain tape

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Real fake plant

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