Ali Kriscenski

 

Ali was first captivated by sustainable design while snowboarding past green buildings in Colorado ’s Rocky Mountains. After several years quieting her inner ski bum, she returned to her native Connecticut where she received her BA in Art History from UConn and began a decade-long career as a home improvement contractor. She fused her love of nature and the built environment through graduate studies in Environmental Science at Antioch New England Graduate School and a Master’s Certificate in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College. Today, she lives in Germany where she works as a freelance writer.

Ali Kriscenski
James Law’s High Tech ‘Cybertecture Egg’ for Mumbai

James Law’s High Tech ‘Cybertecture Egg’ for Mumbai

James Law Cybertecture International brings high-tech solutions to large scale structures through innovative ideas for intelligent living. The latest future forward design from this firm is the

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ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

This super smart chair design from Cate & Nelson was one of the most clever ideas we found at ICFF this year. The Oz Lowchair, by designers Nelson Ruiz-Acal and Cate Högdahl, is an exercise in

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Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Nori Morimoto's light sculptures were on display at ICFF in a stunning booth that showcased this master craftsman's attention to delicate details. Crafted from local, sustainably harvested wood

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ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

Inhabitat is at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NYC, and we've been scouring the show all weekend for the hottest sustainable design finds. We've had a great time

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Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Magazine is hosting a unique humanitarian-focused design conference at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. On Monday, May 19, Metropolis will present Design

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TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

Domingos Tótora's natural fiber creations are some of the most imaginative and inspired designs we've seen. Driven by a passion for preservation, Tótora draws inspiration from natural

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ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) kicks off today in NYC, and the Inhabitat team is on the scene! We've got four Inhabitants at this year’s event poised to scope out the

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ICFF STARTS SATURDAY: Inhabitat reporting on the scene

ICFF STARTS SATURDAY: Inhabitat reporting on the scene

Every year we get excited about the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which hits New York City's Jacob Javitz Center in the middle of May. For New York design fans, ICFF is

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COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

Worrying that you don't think about death enough in your day-to-day life? Pratt student Charles Constantine is looking to change this and inject a bit of morbidity into the daily routine, with

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards 2008

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards 2008

California Academy of Sciences green roof Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has just announced the Awards for Excellence 2008 honoring projects that exemplify the aesthetic and environmental

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BKLYN: Mother’s Day Green Design Tour Today at 2pm

BKLYN: Mother’s Day Green Design Tour Today at 2pm

We've been having a great time at this year's BKLYN Designs discovering new eco-friendly designs from inspired Brooklyn-based designers. Today, we invite you to join us for a unique event, a

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Inhabitat reports from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat reports from BKLYN Designs!

Yesterday's rainy weather did nothing to deter our spirits as the Inhabitat team of Jill, Abigail, Mike and Ali headed to BKLYN Designs to check out this three day local design extravaganza.

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BKLYN Designs STARTS TODAY- Inhabitat is here!

BKLYN Designs STARTS TODAY- Inhabitat is here!

BKLYN Designs STARTS TODAY!! We are thrilled to be on the scene at this year's BKLYN Designs - it is one our favorite springtime events, and we couldn't be more excited! Locally sourced and

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Maison EvolutiV by Olgga

PREFAB FRIDAY: Maison EvolutiV by Olgga

This gorgeous wood container prefab from Olgga Architects was turning heads at Salon Europeen du Bois in Grenoble last month. At just 70 square meters (about 753 square feet), this energy

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Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Wind power holds much promise but often meets obstacles in small-scale application. Enter Engineers Without Borders. Volunteers from this humanitarian group, including Malcolm Knapp and Heather

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: New Brave Space Light Block Lamps

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: New Brave Space Light Block Lamps

We are perennial fans of Brooklyn-based Brave Space Design, and not just because their pieces helped turn the Inhabitat-curated Green Room at Designers & Agents into a sustainable style

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BKLYN DESIGNS Starts This Friday!

BKLYN DESIGNS Starts This Friday!

NY DESIGN FANS GET READY!!! One of our favorite springtime events, BKLYN Designs, is coming to town THIS WEEKEND, and we couldn't be more excited! Locally sourced and inspired, the BKLYN

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Inhabitat brings green to Designers & Agents this weekend!

Inhabitat brings green to Designers & Agents this weekend!

Calling all green fashionistas! The Designers & Agents international fashion showcase kicks off THIS WEEKEND (May 4th-6th) here in NYC! Inhabitat is partnering with Designers & Agents this

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AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building Projects of 2008

AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Building Projects of 2008

Every year we look forward to the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment's (AIA/COTE) top picks for the best green building projects of the year. This year's selections

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MILAN SHOW STARTS TODAY – Inhabitat is in Milan!

MILAN SHOW STARTS TODAY – Inhabitat is in Milan!

Salone Internazionale del Mobile kicks off today and Inhabitat is on the scene in Milan, Italy! We've got three Inhabitants at this year's International Furniture Fair to scope out the greenest

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INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN!

INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN!

The world's most prestigious furniture fair, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan, Italy, starts in two days! And we've got three Inhabitat correspondents on their way to Milan to

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1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

1st LEED PARKING GARAGE: Santa Monica Civic Center

Eye-catching aesthetics and implementation of a bevy of green building practices have brought a new oxymoron into consideration in the form of the Santa Monica Civic Center parking structure.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Custom Wieler Home by Dustin Ehrlich

PREFAB FRIDAY: Custom Wieler Home by Dustin Ehrlich

Architect Dustin Ehrlich has created a custom prefab home near Chapel Hill, NC. Commissioned by his parents and constructed by WIELER, the structure mixes stone, wood, stainless steel and rusted

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MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

What better way to kick off our Milan Furniture Fair countdown than with our favorite 'free-range' furniture designer Ryan Frank. Frank's modular bamboo creation, dubbed 'Zig', is just one of

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Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs

Leonardo DiCaprio Buys New Green NYC Digs

It's not always our style to point out celebrity lives but when they involve a super green, LEED Gold rated building with stellar views across the Hudson River it gets our attention. The New

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12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 12 new Solar America Cities, bringing the number from 13 to 25 in total, and moving along the $2.4 million initiative to provide up to $200,000 per

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Residencia RR Sustainable Style in São Paulo

PREFAB FRIDAY: Residencia RR Sustainable Style in São Paulo

Just off the Brazilian coast in São Paulo, architect Andrade Morettin has created Residencia RR - a stunning summer abode nestled amidst the dense vegetation and semi-tropical, hot, humid

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Jill Fehrenbacher and Inhabitat in Domino Magazine!

Jill Fehrenbacher and Inhabitat in Domino Magazine!

With Spring finally starting to spring, we are excited to announce that Domino Magazine has just published a feature story on our Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher. The April issue of Domino -

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Jean Nouvel Wins the 2008 Pritzker Prize

Jean Nouvel Wins the 2008 Pritzker Prize

Groundreaking architect Jean Nouvel has inspired and influenced international architecture (and many of us here at Inhabitat) for over three decades with creative interpretations of culture,

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LIGHTS OFF EVERYONE: Global Earth Hour is Tonight!

LIGHTS OFF EVERYONE: Global Earth Hour is Tonight!

Last year, more than 2.2 million Earth Hour participants shut off their lights throughout Sydney in a powerful stand in support of protecting the environment. Tonight, the lights off action is

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