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
RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS CUDDLY TOY This cuddly Socktopus is in many ways a more exotic interpretation of the famous Sock Monkey. Made from real recycled sweaters, every Socktopus is a

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Reusable Silk Gift Wrapping by Biota Collection

Reusable Silk Gift Wrapping by Biota Collection

The art of furoshiki gift wrapping is a time-honored, ancient tradition, and Montreal-based Posch designs has put a new twist on this eco-friendly packaging concept with its latest reusable,

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PICTURING GLOBAL WARMING: Greenpeace’s Photoclima

PICTURING GLOBAL WARMING: Greenpeace’s Photoclima

Photoclima, a new photography book project produced by Greenpeace Spain, is a call to action for countries globally to examine and address the impact of global warming and climate change both

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INHABITOTS: BABYBEARSHOP Certified Organic Skincare

INHABITOTS: BABYBEARSHOP Certified Organic Skincare

As a segue from our last few weeks of Inhabitots product coverage to our upcoming round up 2007 holiday gift ideas, we are pleased to feature the very delicious organic skincare product line by

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: EcoSkin Organic Fashion

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: EcoSkin Organic Fashion

Even if you pride yourself on feeling totally at ease in the skin that you are in, there is a new collection on the horizon that takes comfort and self-assurance one step further with the fresh,

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: In No Time by Sandra Backlund

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: In No Time by Sandra Backlund

Ever wished that you could simply whip up a fabulous outfit for yourself, 'in no time', with ready made objects and reclaimed bits and pieces from your domestic lair? Swedish fashion designer,

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Convertible Babylon Highchair by Argington

Convertible Babylon Highchair by Argington

Imagine children's furniture that is convertible as your little one grows up and is also smartly stylish and sophisticated in design sensibility. Too good to be true? Argington Modern Children's

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Power Generating Wind Dam by Chetwood Associates

Power Generating Wind Dam by Chetwood Associates

As part of our ongoing investigation of viable and sustainable solutions to generating alternative power, our heads really turned when we came across this proposal for a power-generating

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Recycled Saddle Giddyup Rocking Stool by Tim Wigmore

Recycled Saddle Giddyup Rocking Stool by Tim Wigmore

For those of us cowgirls or cowboys-at-heart, we can now live vicariously through the Giddyup Rocking Stool- an equestrian take on ready-made design object. Made from reclaimed leather saddles,

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Classic Danish Birds by Kristian Vedel

Classic Danish Birds by Kristian Vedel

For anyone in the process of family-building or simply celebrating the joy of families, Bird by renowned Danish architect Kristian Vedel is a design classic that demonstrates that good solid

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkLoft design

It is no surprise that Inhabitat is a big fan of Michelle Kaufmann (MKD)'s eco-pre-fab designs. We previously featured her mkLotus design during its debut at West Coast Green in San Francisco

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CLEAN GREEN LIVING GRAFFITI made from moss!

CLEAN GREEN LIVING GRAFFITI made from moss!

We've covered reverse graffiti in the past on Inhabitat - a practice which involves creating street art by cleaning soot covered surfaces to inscribe them with images using scrub brushes,

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GREEN GRAFFITI by Artist Edina Tokodi

GREEN GRAFFITI by Artist Edina Tokodi

Eco-minded street artist Edina Tokodi is putting a new spin on green guerilla tactics in the trendy art enclave of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tokodi’s site-specific moss installations of prancing

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POWER YOUR BOAT WITH KITES: Wind Power by KiteShip

POWER YOUR BOAT WITH KITES: Wind Power by KiteShip

Kites are no longer just for leisurely days at the beach. A promising enviro-enterprise to watch, KiteShip is a wind-power-tech company proposing the use of massive sea kites to reduce the

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Power your home with LIGHTNING!

Power your home with LIGHTNING!

As part of our ongoing exploration of alternative energy sources, we’re happy to report this “shocking” new source- lightning! Through an innovative and efficient partnership

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reLEAF Rain Collector by Fulguro

reLEAF Rain Collector by Fulguro

The Swiss design duo Fulguro doesn't want you to waste a drop of precious rainwater for your plants, your yard, or your home. Their easy-to-use reLEAF rain collector consists of a folded thermo

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ECO-VIS CHALLENGE: Imagining Better Ways of Living

ECO-VIS CHALLENGE: Imagining Better Ways of Living

After the very exciting 2007 Conflux Festival in Brooklyn, NY, we are excited announce a new competition that challenges designers to improve the visual representation of eco-statistics. Check

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INKE: DIY Recycled Wallpaper Kits

INKE: DIY Recycled Wallpaper Kits

Instead of covering your home’s walls with reams of tacky newly manufactured wallpaper, check out this cute alternative: repurposed decorating materials that gain new life as a patterned

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CONFLUX: Brooklyn’s Urban Festival For Change

CONFLUX: Brooklyn’s Urban Festival For Change

The weekend of September 13 - 16 marked the annual Conflux Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Touted as a geeky, harmonic convergence of sorts for psychogeography enthusiasts, the international gathering

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THE SCIENCE BARGE: Making Waves in Urban Agriculture

THE SCIENCE BARGE: Making Waves in Urban Agriculture

Given that close to half of the world’s population now lives in cities with a swelling of up to 5 billion anticipated by the year 2030, one might ask whether we can afford to overlook the

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HOVA DESIGN: Sustainable FabricPot Containers

HOVA DESIGN: Sustainable FabricPot Containers

Whether you have a certified green thumb or simply good, green intentions, Hova Design has created an innovative way for you to grow-your-own container plants with horticultural savviness and

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AGA KHAN AWARDS: Restoration Projects in Yemen

AGA KHAN AWARDS: Restoration Projects in Yemen

The Aga Khan Awards for Architecture were announced in Kuala Lumpur recently and among the nine global projects that received the $500,000 award for the 2004 - 2007 cycle are two architectural

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DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

DIE ELECTRIC: Designs For Better Energy Use

Indie designer Scott Amron is currently putting a visual twist on household energy consumption with the launch of his Die Electric product line. As a freelance electrical engineer, conceptual

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DAILY DUMP COMPOSTING CERAMIC POTS

DAILY DUMP COMPOSTING CERAMIC POTS

Don’t let the name fool you - Daily Dump is an elegant solution to an age-old problem. A home-product winner in this year’s INDEX Awards: Design To Improve Life Competition, Daily Dump is a

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CRADLE-TO-CRADLE ECO-TEXTILE Certification Re-Launch

CRADLE-TO-CRADLE ECO-TEXTILE Certification Re-Launch

Following their hugely successful and influential book, William McDonough and Michael Braungart's Cradle to Cradle textile certification is now launching the second generation of its sustainable

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RUNNING THE NUMBERS ART EXHIBITION in NYC

RUNNING THE NUMBERS ART EXHIBITION in NYC

If one could pass a magnifying lens over the pixelated realm of mass consumption in contemporary American culture, one might peer into a mind-boggling sea of just how vast our appetite is for

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THE CANARY PROJECT

THE CANARY PROJECT

Compelling visuals occasionally have the power to inspire us to take action and make us aware of the urgency of environmental shifts. The Canary Project's Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris have

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ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC ART IN NYC: The High Water Line

ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC ART IN NYC: The High Water Line

The water line is rising along NYC's waterfront, and public works artist Eve Mosher is using her High Water Line project to make sure that we understand the very real effects of climate change

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ICELANDIC SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXHIBIT at SOFA

ICELANDIC SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXHIBIT at SOFA

The Sculptural Object and Function Art Exposition (SOFA) opened at the 7th Regiment Armory in NYC this weekend (June 1 – 3) featuring MAGMA, a curated exhibit on the best in contemporary

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