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  1. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  2. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  3. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  4. 101 Architectural Movements
    Design 101

    101 Architectural Movements

    Which comes first, the movement or the manifesto? From Arts and Crafts to eco-design, a 7-step guide to design movements.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.22.09

  5. Tree's Company
    Profiles

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  6. London Design Festival: Packaging
    Post

    London Design Festival: Packaging

    Packaging seems to be something on young designers' minds—and one of the best products at the LDF dealing with this issue is by Song Bong Kyu. His light uses packaging that doubles as the...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.24.08

  7. West Coast Green
    Post

    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  8. Coin Lamp
    Post

    Coin Lamp

    There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption habits. From high-concept products like Die Electric, which we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.03.08

  9. Smog-Cutting Concrete
    Post

    Smog-Cutting Concrete

    The new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis includes two 30-foot-tall sculptures made of photocatalytic concrete. Though the squiggly sculptures are supposed to invoke the international symbol for...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.11.08

  10. The Energy Seed
    Post

    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  11. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
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    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

  12. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  13. Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green
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    Ace Sustainable Symposium: Talking About Green

    Last week I attended a sustainability symposium focused on furthering the dialog about living "green." It's a ubiquitous term these days that has become as much a marketing tool as an...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

  14. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

  15. The Soft Spot
    Post

    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  16. Ring Around the Lounger
    Post

    Ring Around the Lounger

    While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable place to curl up. Designer Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a recent...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.05.09

  17. Pinon House
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    Pinon House

    Despite a fierce loyalty and appreciation among certain diehard devotees, mid-century modern architecture seems to be slowly disappearing in this country. So it's always a pleasure for us to see a...

    03.08.09

  18. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  19. ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
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    ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat

    When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of ocean-borne wind turbines and the spiral...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  20. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

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