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Eco performance resins: Rosella interviews Desi Banatao from Entropy Resins

Entropy Resins is an innovative California-based company producing eco performance resins that are being used for a interesting array of applications. Founded by two brothers, Desi and Rey Banatao, Entropy Resins are used for everything from surfboards to tabletops (and jewelry of course!)

The Banatao brothers have been profiled in Forbes, and they were featured as Earth Changers by LA Magazine.

We couldn’t be happier using Entropy Resin for our jewelry -  not only is it a great choice for the environment, it’s a superior product to any other casting resin out there.

We talked to Desi to learn more about resins, Entropy and the many complexities of  running a business with your sibling:

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Traditional Beauty: Nymphenburg Manufactory

Clara -Rhinocerous, by Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, approx. 1770

I love to travel, but Europe has never called my name the way more tropical destinations have. I have always loved exploring nature, the waters, the forests and ecosystems far different from the North American temperate zones. When my friends talk about the great travel experiences in Europe, the focus seems to be on its rich history. It wasn’t until I came across this site today that I began to understand….

The Nymphenburg Manufactory in Munich, Germany is the only facility of its kind creating porcelain works in-house from start to finish, entirely by hand. It also has one of the most beautiful and comprehensive websites I’ve ever seen – with detailed photos and lots of videos illustrating every step of the process. Although I know many artists are afraid of giving their secrets away by showing their process, Nymphenburg’s open access only works to create a deeper appreciation and sense of awe.  read more »

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Innovation Inspiration: Theo Jansen

 

“The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.”