Abigail Doan

 

Abigail Doan is a fiber and environmental installation artist based in NYC, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Italy. She has worked as a documentary film researcher, an art director for digital media and 3D design projects, and as an outreach coordinator for environmental education initiatives. Educated at Princeton University and Purchase College, she has exhibited her artwork with the United Nations Environment Programme and in art venues worldwide. Abigail is also a featured artist on Greenmuseum.org, the online environmental art museum. When not writing about art, craft, gardening, sustainable textiles and fiber, she is busy restoring a 14th century farmhouse in rural Tuscany with her husband, twin toddlers, and extended family. During 2009 Abigail will be helping to a grow a non-profit called the Haemimont Foundation, while also exhibiting her eco textile projects in Finland, the American Southwest, and at the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ.

Abigail Doan
BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds

BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds

Biomimicry's Cool Alternative: Eastgate Centre in Zimbabwe The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, typifies the best of green architecture and ecologically sensitive adaptation. The country's

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Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Garforth

Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Garforth

Moss graffiti and guerilla gardening are no doubt all the rage for colonizing and beautifying neglected patches of the hood. Mosstika has reclaimed abandoned urban lots and transit stations and

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ECO EWOK TREEHOUSES: Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village

ECO EWOK TREEHOUSES: Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village

If you been dreaming of picking up roots, living on the edge, or literally going out on a limb in terms of eco-lifestyle possibilities, then Finca Bellavista: A Sustainable Rainforest Community

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Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

photograph by Mark Mahaney In the wake of the BP oil spill tragedy, it seems urgent to open up the doors of every community space in small town America in order to get to the bottom of what

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ECO ART: New York Times’ Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’

ECO ART: New York Times’ Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’

As a means to target some of the most critical environmental and social issues of our time, non-profit organization ecoartspace recently joined forces with New York Times environmental

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INTERVIEW: Be the Change with Nau’s Fall 2009 Collection

INTERVIEW: Be the Change with Nau’s Fall 2009 Collection

There is nothing like the clarity of ‘being in the Nau’ to guide you through the rugged terrain of today’s challenges. This evergreen activewear label is more than just a fashion phoenix

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Jolyon Yates’ Beautifully Curving ODEChair and Stingray Stools

Jolyon Yates’ Beautifully Curving ODEChair and Stingray Stools

In the ongoing quest to dovetail sustainable style with carefully sourced materials, it is refreshing when a designer makes it easy to fall in love with and feel good about soulful green design.

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Via Torino Renovated Green Loft in Fashionable Milan

Via Torino Renovated Green Loft in Fashionable Milan

There is no doubt that for some, Milan, Italy is synonymous with ultra chic living as a cosmopolitan capital of innovative design and fashion trendsetting. With grand architecture and historic

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Sharecropper: NYC’s Micro-Farming Public Art Project

Sharecropper: NYC’s Micro-Farming Public Art Project

Urban restoration projects are definitely the new agrarian frontier, as city dwellers rethink the possibilities for crop production in zones formerly deemed barren or simply too gritty. One can

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Loyale’s Barstow Bikini featured on Gisele in VOGUE

Loyale’s Barstow Bikini featured on Gisele in VOGUE

As the kick off to a sizzling summer of 2009, we are thrilled to report that the June issue of Vogue is highlighting some gorgeously green designs and super fresh eco fashion picks. Loyale’s

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PROJECT BLUE: Recycled Denim Couture Auction on eBay

PROJECT BLUE: Recycled Denim Couture Auction on eBay

Sustainable style groupies all know about Project Earth Day and Leanne Marshal of Project Runway’s Season 5, but what about Project Blue, a new eco fashion initiative that has further

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Project Earth Day 2008 Winner Amira Marion

Project Earth Day 2008 Winner Amira Marion

The annual Project Earth Day runway show is definitely a great way to showcase the latest trends and innovations in eco fashion, but the night’s festivities really take their style cues from

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Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2009

Project Earth Day Eco Fashion Show 2009

PROJECT EARTH DAY IS APRIL 23RD - 6PM With Earth Day less than a week away, it seems as if everyone is swapping invites to green parties and earth-focused events here in NYC. The third-annual

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Kumvana Gomani Jewelry Made From Recycled Bottles

Kumvana Gomani Jewelry Made From Recycled Bottles

As we transition from winter to spring here in NYC, there is no doubt that we all are looking for signs of sparkly renewal and regeneration. Our Spring Greening Contest is certainly one way that

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alabama Chanin Fall/Winter 2009

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Alabama Chanin Fall/Winter 2009

New York Fashion Week has come and gone but the slow fashion Alabama Chanin caravan just keeps on rolling between ‘The Factory’ in Florence, Alabama to Birmingham, Nashville, and back to NYC

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Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

With daylight savings time just around the corner, the temptation to simply turn back time is certainly an alluring one. Who wants to lose an hour of sleep, particularly on a chilly Sunday

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London Fashion Week: Estethica and the Roving Ethical Catwalk

London Fashion Week: Estethica and the Roving Ethical Catwalk

It’s amazing to think that February 2009 marked the sixth season of London Fashion Week’s estethica showcase of ethical fashion. The initiative of the British Fashion Council (BFC) has

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New York Fashion Week: Sublet Clothing Spring Preview

New York Fashion Week: Sublet Clothing Spring Preview

It’s officially New York Fashion Week here in New York City, and despite the glum economic outlook, there are some definite bright spots shimmering on the streets of the recession-battered Big

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Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Michelle Obama - are you reading this? Green your gown for Inauguration! It is with much anticipation that we are waiting to usher in this era of change with President-elect Obama’s

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Recycled Paper Sculptural Installations by Susan Benarcik

Recycled Paper Sculptural Installations by Susan Benarcik

For some of us, the growing clutter in our lives often results in tall stacks of unwanted papers or un-filed documents that migrate around the home or workspace. For sculptural installation

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Gazprom Crisis Engulfs Europe

Gazprom Crisis Engulfs Europe

Home heating price increases have certainly been a major concern for recession-strapped households in northern climates, but the possibility of having one’s heat completely shut-off in this

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TOP TEN SUSTAINABLE STYLE STORIES OF 2008

TOP TEN SUSTAINABLE STYLE STORIES OF 2008

It's no surprise that we love our sustainable style here at Inhabitat, and 2008 has been a particularly exciting year with bold new directions in green fashion and eco-textile innovation. From

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Knits for the Holidays

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Knits for the Holidays

Nothing says ‘warmest wishes for the holidays’ like cozy knitwear that is lovingly crafted and sustainably produced. Eco knits make a great holiday gift, as they remain stylish from year to

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ESCAMA STUDIO: Recycled Aluminum Pulltab Handbags

ESCAMA STUDIO: Recycled Aluminum Pulltab Handbags

Being resourceful is definitely a virtue these days, and sharing your craftiness with others is perhaps the best way to sprinkle the seeds of good design. But an eco chic accessory that is

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Boot Up for Winter 2008

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Boot Up for Winter 2008

There is perhaps no better wardrobe investment for Winter 2008, than a super stylish pair of eco chic boots. Shoes and accessories should carry over from year-to-year, so it really pays to do

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Omi International Art Center Grows Greener

Omi International Art Center Grows Greener

It’s one thing when environmental art brings you out into the field, up into the trees, and reaches beyond our usual expectations, but The Omi International Art Center in Columbia County, NY

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VOTE THE ENVIRONMENT with Patagonia Recyclable Shells

VOTE THE ENVIRONMENT with Patagonia Recyclable Shells

With only two days left until Election Day here in the U.S., it seems as if the very fabric of our society is under microscopic scrutiny in this critical presidential election showdown. And with

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NAU IS BACK! Nau Fall 2008 Relaunch

NAU IS BACK! Nau Fall 2008 Relaunch

It was only six months ago that the eco fashion community was stunned by an announcement from groundbreaking eco sportswear label Nau that they were closing their doors. Devoted fans of the

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Heather Heron Hemp Clutches and Totes

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Heather Heron Hemp Clutches and Totes

It’s a rare thing to find eco accessories that seem as essential as the basic staples in our lives. Sustainability is not about acquiring more goods but about finding a balance and a loop of

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro Dancing Trees at Liverpool Biennial

Diller Scofidio & Renfro Dancing Trees at Liverpool Biennial

With all eyes on the much anticipated first installment of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s NYC High Line project this winter, it is refreshing to experience their work as ‘moving’ art with

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