Dan Mendes

 

Dan is currently pursuing a Business Degree with a Minor in Studio art from Stony Brook University. He spends his time working on his art, music and future plans of starting an organic apparel company focused on Men’s wear. Dan’s four plus years working in the lighting industry has made him an expert in sustainable lighting options, and he is now inspired by the idea that there are ways to better our planet without compromise or sacrifice. In 2009 Dan started Saints and Sounds – a blog about music, art and our environment – and has been struggling with his passions ever since. A new comer to the Inhabitat and Ecouterre team, Dan is eager to find his footing in the world of eco friendly design, and he can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!

Dan Mendes
Chevy Volt Owners – Send Us Your Stories About Driving an Electric Vehicle!

Chevy Volt Owners – Send Us Your Stories About Driving an Electric Vehicle!

Calling all Chevy Volt owners! The Chevy Volt electric vehicle is getting a lot of attention these days - and if you're one of the lucky people driving one then there's a good chance

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WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

Everyone has been eagerly awaiting the moment OLED technology will make its way into the mainstream, and we're happy to report that the solid beginnings of this movement are finally starting to

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Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

Orphiro’s Electric Motorcycle Captivates with its Cool and Classic Style

We all love the idea of an electric motorcycle -- it's efficient, quiet and an all around a great option for sustainable mobility. That being said, we have to admit to wondering when they would

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Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

Chevy Volt Drivers Log 1.3 Million All-Electric Miles!

When Chevy released the Volt, a lot of drivers questioned how effective the vehicle's 40 mile all-electric range would be at curbing emissions. Well, today we can sigh a breath of relief - the

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The Shiner’s Minimalist Rocking Bed is Built from Industrial Waste

The Shiner’s Minimalist Rocking Bed is Built from Industrial Waste

When Joe Manus, founder of Shiner, was 7 he was punched in the eye. This dark memory stayed with him his entire life, eventually influencing his design work today. Built to look tough, dark and

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Win an Eco Lounge Chair and the Ultimate Green Summer Picnic Set!

Win an Eco Lounge Chair and the Ultimate Green Summer Picnic Set!

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we can't wait to spend some time outdoors enjoying backyard barbecues, picnics, and other forms of fun in the sun! To celebrate the season,

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Incredible Dress Made of Thousands of Upcycled Bottles Makes Its Debut in Britain

Incredible Dress Made of Thousands of Upcycled Bottles Makes Its Debut in Britain

Believe it or not, this amazing dress is comprised of over 2,000 bottles, 6,000 caps, and 13,000 tags! The stunning creation, designed by Michelle Brand, was debuted at the largest inner-city

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7 Stylish Eco-Friendly Sandals For Summer

7 Stylish Eco-Friendly Sandals For Summer

Summer's officially here and it's finally time to ditch your shoes and sport some sandals. Ranging from flats to heels, these seven options are both stylish and sustainable, making your summer

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Solar Powered Candles Create a Romantic Garden Environment

Solar Powered Candles Create a Romantic Garden Environment

These towering candles designed by John Housmand are a great way to bring a little 18th century romanticism to any garden. Constructed from acrylic tubes and using a small solar cell, each tower

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7 Super Chic Sustainable Hats For Summer

7 Super Chic Sustainable Hats For Summer

It's summer time and protecting your eyes and skin from the sun is a must, but did you know that you don't have to be at a horse track or a country club to sport a fantastic sun hat? That's why

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Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Inspired by cityscapes, this customizable light by Yasser Jamani allows individuals to get a taste of urban planning by letting them choose the shape of their own skyline. Using a perforated

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Loyal Dean Builds Beautiful Longboards from Reclaimed Hardwood

Loyal Dean Builds Beautiful Longboards from Reclaimed Hardwood

Started by two childhood friends Loyal and Dean, California based Loyal Dean longboards has built a business with over 25 combined years of master wood craftsmanship. The creative duo, who have

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6 Stylish Green Wearable Gifts for Fathers Day

6 Stylish Green Wearable Gifts for Fathers Day

Oliver Tailored Shorts Keep your dad nice and cool with these trim chambray shorts from People Tree. Each finely tailored pair hits just above the knee, so the hem can be turned up for some

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Pixel Qi Creates Super-Efficient and Cost-Effective Solar-Powered Tablet

Pixel Qi Creates Super-Efficient and Cost-Effective Solar-Powered Tablet

Pixel Qi, an American-based company who specializes in low-power consumption screens, is currently making plans to replace eInk screens with the solar powered tablet. According to Pixel Qi,

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Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Beehive-Inspired Nectar Lamp Casts a Warm Hexagonal Glow

Taking a cue from nature, Rebecca Asquith's Nectar Lamp reflects the beauty found in the naturally occurring hexagonal shapes of beehives. The fixture is made from lightweight felted polyester

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Blowfish-Inspired Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light

Blowfish-Inspired Lamp Creates Hypnotic Circles of Light

Using simple materials like a fish bowl and plastic tubes, Andrea Carvajal’s “Fugu” is a stunning light fixture inspired by the Japanese for puffer fish (from which it also

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The “Ella” Plastic Bottle Chandelier Is an Umbrella of Energy-Efficient Light

The “Ella” Plastic Bottle Chandelier Is an Umbrella of Energy-Efficient Light

This dynamically structured chandelier designed by Sarah Turner is made from the bottoms of 310 plastic bottles collected from coffee shops and homes. Nicknamed “Ella” for its early

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Salvaged Wood Stools Made From Pieces of Thomas Edison’s Factory

Salvaged Wood Stools Made From Pieces of Thomas Edison’s Factory

Finding their roots in America's heartland, these elegant limited-edition accent pieces are made from salvaged wood reclaimed from Thomas Edison's old phonograph factory in New London,

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Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

When it comes to energy efficiency, the easiest way to start cutting down your monthly bill is through your home's lighting. By making simple changes to the types of bulbs you're using, you can

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Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

As the iPad revolution starts to pick up steam, companies are hopping on the bandwagon with a bevy of cases and accessories -- but few as elegant as the DODOcase. Drawing inspiration from the

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Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Cantilever House Combines Commercial Steel and Residential Style

Perched upon a mountain a short drive away from Seattle, Washington, the Cantilever House combines a small-scale commercial steel frame with stunning modern styling. According to Anderson

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Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

Top 5 Eco Vehicles From the Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week with a slew of fantastic electric and hybrid vehicles ranging from the purely conceptual to the near production-ready. Electric vehicles were so

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Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota Unveils Cheap, Compact Hybrid Concept

Toyota recently unveiled the FT-CH, a hybrid concept car that stands to one-up the Prius in terms of price and performance. A full two feet shorter than its predecessor, the compact hybrid is

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All-Electric Peugout BB1 is Part Scooter, Part Car

All-Electric Peugout BB1 is Part Scooter, Part Car

Although the Peugout BB1's styling may be some of the funkiest design work we've seen, it's causing quiet a stir in the Electric Vehicle world, and for good reason. The BB1 is part scooter, part

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Upcycled Ottoman Made From Coffee Bags

Upcycled Ottoman Made From Coffee Bags

This smart Upcycle Ottoman by Gus* Modern is made of repurposed jute bags that were once used to carry organic fair trade certified coffee. Produced in a limited quantity, each piece is unique

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Eco 7 Bicycle Folds to Fit Within a Suitcase

Eco 7 Bicycle Folds to Fit Within a Suitcase

Although the idea of a folding bike isn't new or novel, Mexican designer Victor Aleman has managed to spice things up a bit with his Eco 7 Folding bike. Aleman has designed a modern folding bike

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