Clara Souza Bartholomeu
A hands-on approach to exploring the world has led her to grow fond of various techniques such as weaving, sewing, woodworking and painting as a child. Chooses to pursue a Bachelor degree in Design at University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a Master in Integrated Product Design degree at Politecnico di Milano, in Italy. In the meanwhile, learns about the world of academic research that supports her creative experimentations.
Soft / hard: Soft
Shiny / matt: Matt
Smells: Like cigarette/smoke
Texture: Felt like
Others: Flexible, sound and heat insulating, fire resistant
and pesticide (the nicotine scares ticks and mite).
Piece of synthetic tulle of aprox. 15 x 15 cm
1 tb spoon of corn starch
1 tb spoon of vinegar
3 tb spoons of water
- Pet collars
- Protective tapestry/home decoration
- Outdoor/camping gear
don’t come back in circulation as recycled plastic for example. As a study from St Andrews University demonstrates, sparrows use filters to protect their nests as they
are full of nicotin, a natural pesticide. Why shouldn’t we find new uses for it? The result is a vey interesting texturized textile that bears some similarity with fur, what in the past (and until today in many places) was considered a luxury material. The irony provoques mixed feelings about the origin of the material: it is beautiful but comes from an “ichy” source.