Daniel Flahiff

 

Daniel is an artist-designer-filmmaker who loves to laugh and share green ideas! Trained in Los Angeles at the Art Center College of Design (MFA, '90) and the UCLA Writer's Studio, Daniel went on to Seattle to co-found Big Fig Design Group, a multi-disciplinary group of artists, designers and roustabouts who like to make things. Daniel also edits, (incli)NATION, named a top 20 design blog by the East Coast Architecture Review, and a top 25 architecture blog by Eikonographia [for about 48 hours]. He is design lead at The Mighty House, creators of small, DIY, off-grid housing, and is soon launching Sparkler, hand-made home furnishings and textiles for the modern, green home—upcycled, downcycled and otherwise repurposed objects from our already overpopulated world of objects.

Daniel Flahiff
VIVACE: Slow Water Current Energy Mimics Schools of Fish

VIVACE: Slow Water Current Energy Mimics Schools of Fish

Vivace is a new energy technology that gets its name from a phenomenon that engineers have been battling for 25 years. VIV (vortex induced vibrations) destroyed the Narrows Bridge in Washington

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EcoRock: Sustainable Drywall will Rock your Green World

EcoRock: Sustainable Drywall will Rock your Green World

Drywall is the number three producer of greenhouse gasses among building materials, trailing just behind cement and steel. Its production generates 200 million tons of carbon dioxide gas, a host

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Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

What if we could light our homes with glowing wallpaper rather than having to rely on electric lights? Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich has asked this exact question, and in response, created

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Boskke’s Upside-Down Sky Planters Save Water and Space

Boskke’s Upside-Down Sky Planters Save Water and Space

At first glance Patrick Morris' Sky Planter is deceptively simple, consisting of a hanging potted houseplant turned upside down. But upon closer inspection we can see that Morris didn't stop

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Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay Architects (UFA) recently received permission to build this gorgeous eco-friendly, multi-family Park House compound in Preston, UK. The stunning design incorporates sustainable

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Energy-Generating Spinning Wheel Provides Power for the Poor

Energy-Generating Spinning Wheel Provides Power for the Poor

The e-charkha is an ingenious update to India's ubiquitous charkha [spinning wheel] that transforms the simple machine into a potentially significant source of energy for millions of struggling

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The Human Water Pump Harvests Kinetic Energy

The Human Water Pump Harvests Kinetic Energy

Gunwook Nam's Human Pump is a clever solution to the world's water crisis that captures kinetic energy generated from human foot traffic and uses it to power a system of pumps that bring fresh

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The WaterMill Produces Fresh Drinking Water out of Thin Air

The WaterMill Produces Fresh Drinking Water out of Thin Air

What if we could, like mythical alchemists, change stone into gold; or like Superman, make coal into diamonds by squeezing it with our bare hands? In possession of such powers might we choose to

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Aquaduct Bike Purifies Water as you Pedal

Aquaduct Bike Purifies Water as you Pedal

This year's West Coast Green was host to a dizzying array of innovative ideas, not the least of which was the Aquaduct Concept Vehicle by IDEO. Winner of the '08 Innovate or Die competition

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West Coast Green 2008: The H2OG Rainwater Storage System

West Coast Green 2008: The H2OG Rainwater Storage System

Every once in a while we come across an idea so fresh and simple it seems incredible that it has not been thought of before. The Rainwaterhog is just such an idea - the H2OG system is a modular

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