Engineers would call the QuaDror a “space truss geometry,” a wonky term for a sort of geometrical jujitsu: a structural joint that looks a little like a sawhorse, but can fold flat, making it both stunningly sturdy, remarkably flexible, and aesthetically pleasing. Today, the world is getting its first look at this marvel in person, when the Israeli designer introduces his brainchild at Africa’s pre-eminent design conference, Design Indaba, in Cape Town. … [Read more...] about Dror’s Folding Concrete Block Could Change How We Build [Video]
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At first blush, it seems counterintuitive for brands to be asking for more regulations in their own sectors. After all, this means jumping through more hoops during the product-development process, then paying for third parties to certify their products. But there are many reasons why brands would do this. For instance, in the case of Knix, Griffiths believes all period underwear brands could be affected by concerns about unsafe materials and, by the same token, brands will thrive if there is better oversight across the whole sector. Also, it can be beneficial for brands like Beautycounter and Knix to be well-versed in product safety, and self-regulate their products. After all, if stronger safety laws are passed, their brands will be ahead of the curve. “It’s the Wild West in our industry,” says Griffiths. “But the period underwear industry is expected to keep growing over the next few years. It’s the right time for us to ensure that the products … [Read more...] about Period underwear could be toxic. Should it be regulated?