Those in need for materials inspiration, Blaine Brownell just announced the publication of "A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment", also known as Transmaterial 3
The third volume of the Transmaterial series features over 200 emergent materials, products, and systems that have significant potential to transform the constructed world. Within the fast moving world of materials, we consider Transmaterial 3 a good way for architects and designers to keep up with the current trends in the field of materials.
For an impression of the book and some fresh materials - checkout the recently updated website at transmaterial.net which offers a free newsletter with weekly materials.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.