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
SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Elena Garcia Fall 2008 Collection

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Elena Garcia Fall 2008 Collection

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Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

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PRECIOUS PIECES: Eco-friendly Lanterns and Parchments

PRECIOUS PIECES: Eco-friendly Lanterns and Parchments

copyrighted photograph by Jill Fehrenbacher Even though the 2008 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) has come and gone, we are still aglow with the amazing lighting and parchment

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SUMMER STYLE: Ekovaruhuset in Harper’s GREEN July Issue

SUMMER STYLE: Ekovaruhuset in Harper’s GREEN July Issue

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Vote for Elmidae Eco Fashion!

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Vote for Elmidae Eco Fashion!

We love smart green design competitions here at Inhabitat! Any opportunity to identify and support bold original talent is a mission that we take pretty seriously. Earlier this spring, we were

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Ecoist recycled MTA map clutch

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Ecoist recycled MTA map clutch

We love our mass transit art here at Inhabitat, but never envisioned it as something that you could flaunt dangling off your wrist. The Ecoist MTA clutch is a colorful and cute way to navigate

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NYC sprouts waterfalls thanks to Olafur Eliasson

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Terra Plana Green Summer Shoes

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Terra Plana Green Summer Shoes

With sizzling summer days now just around the corner, it is nice to know that there are some cool green alternatives to standard summer footwear and the ubiquitous beach sandal. Terra Plana has

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: John Patrick ORGANIC Resort 2008

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: John Patrick ORGANIC Resort 2008

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Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

We are always hunting high and low for innovative ways to reduce and reuse the plethora of plastic bags in our midst. The New York-based design firm, MSLK, is currently proposing an innovative

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Brazilian-Chic Sin Sandals by Melissa

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Brazilian-Chic Sin Sandals by Melissa

We love our sustainable sandals here at Inhabitat, so we were psyched to come upon more styles of cute Melissa shoes to help us glide into the sizzling summer months. Melissa’s Brazilian-made

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Risto Bimbiloski Fair Trade Collections

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Risto Bimbiloski Fair Trade Collections

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BLOOM Seed spewing device for your bike!

BLOOM Seed spewing device for your bike!

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Stella McCartney’s LeSportsac Hobo Bag

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Stella McCartney’s LeSportsac Hobo Bag

If there is one thing that we love about Stella McCartney, it is the fact that she seems to be able to do it all, without falling prey to ridiculous excess or manufacturing short cuts. Stella

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Ornj Bags made from Recycled Construction Fencing

Ornj Bags made from Recycled Construction Fencing

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Baboa Jewelry Collection by TOUCH

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Baboa Jewelry Collection by TOUCH

Last Sunday night’s TOUCH | NY opening in Chelsea was definitely a colorful green addition to New York Design Week’s offerings. The Inhabitat team was excited to be onsite for a first hand

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Del Forte Organic Denim

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Del Forte Organic Denim

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LA FELIZ: Eco-friendly Woven Furniture & Lighting

LA FELIZ: Eco-friendly Woven Furniture & Lighting

As continuation of our TOUCH | NY coverage of eco friendly furniture, lighting and accessories design from this inspired Brazilian collective, we were excited to discover the handcrafted work of

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TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

There is a lot of design innovation being served up during this weekend’s ICFF furniture fair, but as serious sustainable style scouts, we are perhaps most excited about the inaugural TOUCH |

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Eco-Leather Luxe Shoes from PJUX

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Eco-Leather Luxe Shoes from PJUX

Our perennially eco-chic friends at Ekovaruhuset NY turned us onto these divinely fabulous eco-leather shoes from PJUX. Beautifully crafted in Spain in a small artisan factory, PJUX collections

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Pollution Sensitive EPA Dress by 2nd Skin

Pollution Sensitive EPA Dress by 2nd Skin

It is one thing to be concerned about a ‘bad hair day’, but imagine wearing smart fashion that alerts you to the threat of a stinky ‘bad air day’. Stephanie Sandstrom's EPA Dress,

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Mother’s Day Tale by Frei Designs

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Mother’s Day Tale by Frei Designs

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BKLYN DESIGNS: Iglooplay Tea Pod Collection

BKLYN DESIGNS: Iglooplay Tea Pod Collection

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THIS SUNDAY: BKLYN Designs Mother’s Day Walking Tour

THIS SUNDAY: BKLYN Designs Mother’s Day Walking Tour

HEY NYC INHABITAT READERS! Any of you looking for something fun and designy to do this Sunday? Wanna meet the faces behind the Inhabitat blog, and check out some hot green furniture design

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring Into Spring with Beau Soleil

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Spring Into Spring with Beau Soleil

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Sound The Alarm: Landscapes in Distress Enviro-Exhibit

Sound The Alarm: Landscapes in Distress Enviro-Exhibit

An exhibition title like ‘Sound the Alarm’ might very well elicit viewer fatigue these days, as both the art and the media landscape has, of recent, been somewhat saturated with global

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DAY FOR NIGHT SOLAR POWER DRESS!

DAY FOR NIGHT SOLAR POWER DRESS!

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Leah Gauthier’s Micro-Farming Sow-In Project

Leah Gauthier’s Micro-Farming Sow-In Project

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VOTE NOW & Judge Student Eco Design Competition!

VOTE NOW & Judge Student Eco Design Competition!

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PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Fashion Competition

PROJECT EARTH DAY 2008: Student Fashion Competition

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