ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

ELECTROLUMINESCENT BUTTERFLY NIGHTLIGHT

UK designers Soner Ozenc and John Wischhusen charmed visitors to London's Designersblock with this El Flutter collection of glowing butterfly nighlights. The El FLutter Night Light is a safe, low-energy

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TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

TIME CURTAIN by Soner Ozenc

There's been so much amazing stuff on display at the London Design Festival we've had a hard time covering all of it. One real stand-out of design innovation is Soner Ozenc's electroluminescent fabric

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WEST COAST GREEN DAY 2

WEST COAST GREEN DAY 2

West Coast Green is abuzz again today. With eight different speaker tracks, it's impossible to see everything, but they're doing a great job of recording and documenting to keep everyone fully-informed.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

PREFAB FRIDAY: MkSolaire

Michelle Kaufmann's prefab home designs have become a perpetual favorite at Inhabitat. Her latest, the mkSolaire, is no exception. Depending on where you live, there are a variety of alternatives for

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INHABITAT’S AT WEST COAST GREEN!

INHABITAT’S AT WEST COAST GREEN!

It's day one of the huge West Coast Green expo and conference at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We'll be bringing you lots of coverage during and after the event, and most exciting of all -

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SOLAR 2 ECO-CENTER IN NYC

SOLAR 2 ECO-CENTER IN NYC

It's no secret that buildings account for a tremendous amount of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Between the energy they consume during operations, and the resources and materials

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BUILDING GREEN: A how-to for the Green Builder

BUILDING GREEN: A how-to for the Green Builder

Here at Inhabitat, we frequently focus on the latest green designs or sustainable products, but on occasion we come across wonderful publications that absolutely deserve to be brought to our readers'

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GEOTHERMAL HOUSE: Maryann Thompson Architects

GEOTHERMAL HOUSE: Maryann Thompson Architects

Growing up in a Marcel Breuer House would make one no stranger to modernist aesthetic and space. Thus, architect Maryann Thompson was privileged to come across such clients when she was commissioned to

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CYCLOC AT 100% Design

CYCLOC AT 100% Design

Cyclers of the world unite! Designer Andrew Lang has come out with an innovative new bicycle storage device, called the Cycloc, which allows you to hang and lock your bike to a wall. Not only does it

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RE-CYCLE STAGE: Bike Storage with a Twist!

RE-CYCLE STAGE: Bike Storage with a Twist!

An intriguing project emerged at the London Design Festival's Eco-Design Day: the Re-Cycle Stage. This bicycle storage shed/community event stage is a creation of architect Christos Choraitis. The

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WEST COAST GREEN

WEST COAST GREEN

For those of you who are in the San Francisco area this week, we encourage you to join Inhabitat at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where we will be making our way around West Coast Green, a huge 3-day

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CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE by Karen Ryan

Karen Ryan debutted her charming “Custom Made” chair collection at 100% Design this year and captured our hearts with these weird, wacky and wonderful hybrid monster chairs made from salvaged

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[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

[RE]DESIGN: Sustainable Design in London

Our favorite part of London design week this year is [Re]Design: Good and Gorgeous? – London’s only design event dedicated exclusively to recycled design. Focusing on good, gorgeous,

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COFFIN SHELVES: ww.modcom’s Shelves For Life

COFFIN SHELVES: ww.modcom’s Shelves For Life

At the [Re]Design 06 exhibition in London, the hip British design team ww.modcons explore the issue of disposability with their subtly ironic Shelves for Life. The artfully assembled slats of wood begin

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100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

100% DESIGN 2006 – First Look

Karen Ryan's Second-Hand Plates London design week is even bigger and crazier than New York design week, so its a great time to discover exciting new designs and rising design stars. Although most of

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SHAPE-SHIFTING BUILDINGS

SHAPE-SHIFTING BUILDINGS

photo: Tristan d'EstrZe Sterk, oframBFRA.com Much of the talk about future-forward shelter design revolves around changing our perception of habitable spaces from static to dynamic structures.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Quickup Camper

PREFAB FRIDAY: Quickup Camper

Since prefab is often implicitly about mobility, spatial efficiency and design innovation, Prefab Friday seemed an apt day to feature the Quickup Camper. The lightweight, carbonfiber and foam shell pops

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ROCKY CHAIR by Guy Arzi

ROCKY CHAIR by Guy Arzi

Feel like taking in a film at your favorite theatre but can’t find enough energy to move your caboose from the comfort of your cozy domestic den? Now you don’t have to. Guy Arzi's bright and fun Rocky

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OXYGEN GREENHOUSE

OXYGEN GREENHOUSE

During the month of September, the city of Copenhagen is hosting Hot Summer of Urban Farming -- eight temporary art installations that explore the use (and disuse) of urban spaces. The Oxygen Greenhouse,

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF!

Its September, and all of a sudden there are a million festivals and conferences launching everywhere - we can't keep up! For you lucky Londoners, the London Design Festival is a huge, varied, 2 week

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RYAN FRANK PLASTIC BAG CHAIR

RYAN FRANK PLASTIC BAG CHAIR

Like the Hackney Shelf which we featured this morning, Ryan Frank's Inkuku (Zulu for "chicken") chair capitalizes on an aspect of contemporary urban culture to create a unique piece of furniture. Frank

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RYAN FRANK’S HACKNEY SHELF

RYAN FRANK’S HACKNEY SHELF

Here's an ingenious idea that blurs the boundaries between furniture design, graffitti and conceptual fine art. London designer Ryan Frank strategically places white boards at various points in east

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PARK(ing) Day is THIS THURSDAY – September 21, 2006!

PARK(ing) Day is THIS THURSDAY – September 21, 2006!

image from last year's PARK(ing) project, November 16, 2005 via www.rebargroup.org. Surely by now you are well aware of Rebar and their fabulous project which turned an ordinary, urban, San Francisco

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OHIO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHIC FURNITURE

OHIO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHIC FURNITURE

We've raved about OHIO Design several times since we fell in love with the company's innovative furniture back in 2005. So we were super excited to run into OHIO again at the Dwell on Design conference

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AIA HOME TOURS

AIA HOME TOURS

The last day of Dwell on Design brought fogless, downright hot weather to San Francisco. A perfect day to take a ride around the city and check out some residential gems. Guest writer Maryam Rostami

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SCRAPHOUSE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

SCRAPHOUSE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Scraphouse made an appearance on Inhabitat last June when it made its debut during World Environment Day 2005 on the lawn in front of the City Hall in San Francisco. A sort of 3-D collage of found objects

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

In three days at Dwell in Design, there was enough to hear, see and discuss that we could keep the reports rolling out for days. We will bring you some specific product highlights before the conference

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SOLAR POWERED CA SUBDIVISION

SOLAR POWERED CA SUBDIVISION

Once again, California seems to be leading the way in green building initiatives. Friday's New York Times has published a video article on Carsten Crossings, a subdivision outside of Sacramento that has

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 2

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 2

(Photo-printed furniture by OHIO Design) It was another fabulous day at Dwell in Design in San Francisco. The first half of the day focused on sustainability in building and design. The panel was very

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YOUMEHESHE’S ORGANIC PREFAB HOUSE

YOUMEHESHE’S ORGANIC PREFAB HOUSE

At the last London Pecha Kucha event, Youmeheshe architects presented their small but tall ‘organic house’ -- a wood pre-fab prototype that was Youmeheshe's answer to a British-government challenge

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