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
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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INHABITAT READER TIP: Gypsy Jeweler’s Found Treasures

INHABITAT READER TIP: Gypsy Jeweler’s Found Treasures

If the hunter-gather spirit is something that you can identify with, either as an urban scavenger or a street-savvy recycle-er, the Gypsy Jeweler collection might be your ideal accessory find.

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Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

All good things deserve a second life. This includes, as the re-opening of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) last weekend shows, everyday objects and civic architecture. The recently renovated

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Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago’s Fashion Focus Week is currently underway, and considering the amazing student talent in Chicago these days, it is not surprising to discover that fresh green shoots of sustainable

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Organic Cotton ‘Faux Fur’ Throw

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Loyale Organic Cotton ‘Faux Fur’ Throw

Nothing says eco luxury like a sumptuous 'faux fur' blanket made of 100% organic cotton to swaddle yourself or your loved ones in. Eco chic layering has taken on new, cozy dimensions with this

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Eko-Laborative Fashion Week Exhibit

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Eko-Laborative Fashion Week Exhibit

It’s not every day that a fashion show leaves you hungry for more, particularly when it comes to organic ingredients of the most delectable kind. This how I felt after the exquisite

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Nine Planets Wanted! UN Climate Change Exhibition

Nine Planets Wanted! UN Climate Change Exhibition

All eyes have been on the General Assembly sessions at the United Nations HQ this past week, and with good reason, there is a heck of a lot of work to be done in getting our planetary house in

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London Fashion Week’s Estethica Spring/Summer 09 Showcase

London Fashion Week’s Estethica Spring/Summer 09 Showcase

< New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and devout fashionistas have since migrated onto London for the next wave of Spring/Summer 2009 showings. We still have more details to follow up

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: BOA Studio’s Organic ‘Pamuk’ Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: BOA Studio’s Organic ‘Pamuk’ Collection

Istanbul is definitely one of my favorite places on the planet. For one, it is where I spent my honeymoon, and I have fond memories of the potpourri of sites, sounds, and delicious smells that

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‘Growing Jewelry’ Icelandic Moss Rings

‘Growing Jewelry’ Icelandic Moss Rings

It’s not every day that you get to watch your garden grow while wearing some fashion-forward digit bling. The Growing Jewelry collection by hip Icelandic product designer Hafsteinn Juliusson

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NY FASHION WEEK: John Patrick ORGANIC’s ‘American Gothic’

NY FASHION WEEK: John Patrick ORGANIC’s ‘American Gothic’

It’s not always easy to stand fast again the tide – particularly during NY Fashion Week, but ORGANIC’s designer, John Patrick, was able to do just that and then some with his ‘American

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CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Urban Laboratory Experiments

CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Urban Laboratory Experiments

This weekend the streets of NYC will be teeming with 'psycho-paths' – no news to some, but certainly good news to those who are fans of psychogeography. From September 11 to 14, over one

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NY FASHION WEEK: ‘Be Eco Chic’ Fashion Show

NY FASHION WEEK: ‘Be Eco Chic’ Fashion Show

It’s not unusual for folks to flock to the American Museum of Natural History here in New York for planetarium stargazing or dinosaur spotting, but it is only once in a blue moon that eco

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NY FASHION WEEK: Bahar Shahpar’s Eco Chic Classics

NY FASHION WEEK: Bahar Shahpar’s Eco Chic Classics

One cannot let NY Fashion Week get fully underway without digging deep to reveal the best sources for sustainable style in NYC’s fashion enclaves. Sure eco-chic dressing is now as hip as

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NY FASHION WEEK: Loup Charmant’s PURE Collection

NY FASHION WEEK: Loup Charmant’s PURE Collection

If the arrival of September and the hoopla of NY Fashion Week already has you pining for the lazier days of summer and sun-dappled afternoons spent in wide-open fields, look no further as sweet

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New York Fashion Week Begins This Weekend!

New York Fashion Week Begins This Weekend!

Today marks the official start of NY Fashion Week, and as this new season gets underway it's exciting to know that we will soon get front row glimpses of the Spring 2009 collections. Sustainable

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Cycle Chic Takes to the Streets

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Cycle Chic Takes to the Streets

If ‘cycle chic’ is something that you have been trying to master - that is, looking totally fabulous on a bike while dressing functionally and with panache, look no further than those

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

We are constantly digging deeper for eco designers who are reworking the threads of sustainable style with new offshoots of innovative textiles and refashioned couture. There seems to be quite a

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Teich Sustainable Bags for Fall 2008

Teich Sustainable Bags for Fall 2008

With the first colors of autumn beginning to seep into our sun-bleached psyches, one’s attention understandably turns to what is on the horizon for sustainable style Fall 2008. NY Fashion Week

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Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

This past week showcased the A+: The Young Designer's Platform at Accent on Design/The New York International Gift Fair, and 'new organics' designer Stanley Ruiz was featured as one of the

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Leila Hafzi’s NASA Inspired Eco Gowns

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Leila Hafzi’s NASA Inspired Eco Gowns

Today’s eco fashion options can sometimes seem other-worldly or suggestive of a world that we hope to soon inhabit. The best designs often stem from one’s native surroundings and feature

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Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

We are always on the lookout for newsy eco tidbits for our readers – the trashier the better in a lot of cases. But when we recently received this fun tip about couture created from waste bin

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SUMMER STYLE: Sexy Eco-Lingerie by T-Luxe

SUMMER STYLE: Sexy Eco-Lingerie by T-Luxe

Sexy sustainable style comes in many shapes and forms, and it is pretty indisputable that there is no better time to celebrate a glam green bod than during summer months. With August now

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Revolutionary Eco-Tees

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Revolutionary Eco-Tees

One might ask what designer Katherine E Hamnett and cute kid’s cotton tees have in common? Well, thankfully, both are advancing the frontier of sustainable style via their revolutionary

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ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

It used to be that Manhattan’s Central Park was reserved for leisurely Sunday strolls, ultimate Frisbee on the Great Lawn, and narrated carriage rides for out-of-towners. There was a policy to

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John Patrick ORGANIC named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Finalist!

John Patrick ORGANIC named CFDA/Vogue Fashion Finalist!

For devoted groupies of Inhabitat’s sustainable style column, it is probably no real surprise to discover that we are big fans of John Patrick ORGANIC and his gorgeously tailored, inspired eco

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TREE DRAWINGS! Tim Knowles Arbor Interpretations

TREE DRAWINGS! Tim Knowles Arbor Interpretations

You may have heard of 'outside art' before - but how about letting a tree sketch the next picture to adorn your living room wall? British artist Tim Knowles has created an amazing project to

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Indigenous Designs by Peruvian Knitters

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Indigenous Designs by Peruvian Knitters

We sure love stylish sustainable knitwear and eco chic layering, and though were are experiencing a steamy summer here at Inhabitat central, we could not help but to be impressed by this

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SUMMER STYLE: Banana Fiber Eco-Accessories by Creollus

SUMMER STYLE: Banana Fiber Eco-Accessories by Creollus

There is no disputing that Brazilian fashion really sets the standard for sexy bikinis, Ipanema beachwear and curvy, nature-inspired design. With this weekend marking a high-wattage celebration

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After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

We have officially entered the depths of summer here in NYC, and local art museums have really turned up the heat with a provocative line-up of environmentally charged exhibitions. The New

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