Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sailor Earth / Printing Food

The detachable sailor collar on this dress is basically the greatest idea ever (when it comes to clothing). Being detachable, I can take it off and pair it with other t-shirts and dresses if I feel like my outfit needs to be just that little bit more sailor-esque.

Of course, any good sailor also needs a map with them. The map print on this bag is pretty funny - it still lists Yugoslavia as a country - but overall it is a damn good bag. It's the perfect university bag because it fits all my books, labcoat and laptop. It also doesn't seem like it's going to fall apart anytime soon (I've had problems with cheap bags not lasting very long...), so I actually really recommend it if you were thinking of buying it yourself (disclaimer: it is a sponsored item, but this opinion is very much my own!)

socks - c/o Sock Dreams
bag - c/o OASAP
shoes - c/o Topb2c (similar)

If you've been reading my blog for any longer than a month, you'll already be very aware of how impressed I am by 3D Printing (see past posts here, here, here and here). Well, turns out it's also going to end world hunger.
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Well, that's the title of this article anyway, although I'm not so sure that 3D printers will ever be so cheap that they'll be a ubiquitous item of household kitchens. Still, one direction that 3D printing is now going into is creating food. This is done by loading up cartridges of tiny organic molecules containing everything you need in your diet, setting a certain combination of ingredients on the printer, and letting it print out - layer by delicious layer. And if you were able to print out all your food at home, it means that there would be a lot less energy put into growing meat (the same proteins could feasibly come from insects, algae or lab-grown meat), and there would also be a lot less food waste because the "cartridges" of tiny molecules would last for 30 years before you had to throw them out.

NASA is currently funding the research so that astronauts can have pizza in space. But the eventual goal is to create something that can be used in people's kitchens, and hopefully turn into something that can feed the projected 9.6 billion people on Earth by 2050.

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  1. The dress, the bag, and you are very pretty! :)


  2. I'm a sucker for map prints so I'm really digging the backpack :) Also, the sailor outfit is lovely! <3

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  3. I love your sailor outfit, you look so cute! Your backpack is wonderful. Also that article sounds very interesting.

  4. You look so adorable!


  5. you're soooooo cute! looking like a Japanese schoolgirl ready for adventure \:D/

  6. this outfit is so cute! made me think of Japanese students haha

  7. You look so chic! I'm in love with nautical style this season, and you have totally perfected it! And your map backpack is adorable.

    Xo, Hannah

  8. oh my gosh, this is the cutest outfit ever! I adore it :D you look stunning :D xx

  9. the 3D printer food kind of reminds me of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from some strange reason.

  10. I'm in love with this outfit, so damn cute!!!

  11. This is the cutest outfit ever! It definitely reminds me of a sailor scout. The detachable collar really is an awesome idea. I feel like I need this dress in my life.

  12. 3D printing food is incredible! How is this not bigger news!? Seriously, we are on our way to Star Trek replicators and people are not putting it as front page news. In the paper the other day on about page 13 there was a story about 3D printing a boy a new ear. These are amazing scientific developments and I think people are too blase about how cool it all is.

  13. If you don't mind measuring, what are the dimensions of the bag? Or, at least, what size laptop d'you have? I loooove the print and the buckles. But I tend to carry a tonne of stuff with me. Books, pens, laptop, charger(s), makeup, flat shoes if I'm wearing heels, and lunch*. Maybe the bag and a book strap would be better, haha.

    *not 3d printed, sadly.

    Oh, and I also wonder if 3D printing would get to a point where you can print your own (non plastic) clothes? That would be wonderful!

    1. I can't find my tape measure, but it's a little bigger than A4 size - I can fit my 13" macbook air into to it easily :) It's also got quite a bit of width to it and two pockets - so I put all my books in the front pocket and everything else in the zipped section :) I hope that helps!

      I am so looking forward to the day when you can print out clothes at home ;) I covered it a little bit here in fact!

  14. THAT DRESS!!! You are the cutest. That bag is great, too. And ummm the 3D printing food bit is pretty incredible.

    xox Sammi

  15. aww both your dress and your backpack are so adorable! I'm a sucker for navy-inspired things and I'm super obsessed with map prints so they're perfect to me!!
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming


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