How pod planes could change travel forever

It’s yet another revolutionary aircraft design, this one created by Switzerland’s Federal Polytechnic Institute, that aims to transform the way people and cargo travel. While the concept might be boundary-pushing, the inspiration is mundane. Clip-Air is composed of two elements: there is the flying component, including airframe, cockpit and engines. Then there is the capsules, a…

Pineapple leather is here and it’s 100 times better and environment-friendly

Launched by socially-conscious textile company Ananas Anam, pineapple leather (or « Piñatex ») is an « innovative, natural and sustainable non-woven textile » derived from pineapple leaves, a major by-product from the pineapple harvest. The « leather » comes from the tropical fruit’s waste plant fibres and is both durable and biodegradable, making it a great alternative to animal leather. It was…