20 Jun '11, 8pm

Made With Living Plants, Wrk-Shp's Raincoat Grows With Every Downpour

Made With Living Plants, Wrk-Shp's Raincoat Grows With Every Downpour

Unless you’re a thirsty plant, getting caught in a rainstorm is almost never a good thing. But what if you could stay dry, help something grow, and make a distinctive statement all at the same time? Wrk-shp’s “living” raincoat does just that. Inspired by sustainable architecture , specifically “breathable” walls , designer Airi Isoda playfully translated green-building principles into something wearable. “I thought, why not water plants with rainwater if you’re going to be out in the rain getting wet?” she tells Ecouterre.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/wrk-shps-tyvek-raincoat-waters-y...

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