Emily Pilloton

 

Emily Pilloton is a senior editor at Inhabitat and Founder of Project H Design, a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. She is also a freelance design writer, furniture designer, and nomad "based" in San Francisco. Trained in architecture with degrees from UC Berkeley and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has written for GOOD Magazine, Innovative Home, and ID, and has also taught design theory in Chicago. When she isn't traveling or emailing, Emily enjoys baking cupcakes and playing trivia board games.

Emily Pilloton
A BRILLIANT STORAGE IDEA: Staircase Drawers

A BRILLIANT STORAGE IDEA: Staircase Drawers

Here's a brilliant idea that leaves us wondering - why didn't we think of this first? Despite our penchant for 2-in-1 furniture, we've never seen anything quite like this before. Regardless of

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Steven Holl’s Knut Hamsun Museum Stands Tall in the Norwegian Countryside

Steven Holl’s Knut Hamsun Museum Stands Tall in the Norwegian Countryside

Like any good architect, Steven Holl finds inspiration in unexpected places. His award-winning Swiss residence was inspired by the black rocks and white snow of the Swiss Alps. And this project,

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Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids

We can't think of a better combination than DIY-crafts, cardboard, and kids—and Swiss architect Nicola Enrico Stäubli's FoldSchool furniture does just that. What's even better is that these

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Video Interview with Green Home Designer Michelle Kaufmann

Video Interview with Green Home Designer Michelle Kaufmann

At a West Coast Green conference in San Francisco, we were lucky enough to not only get a sneak peek of the Michelle Kaufmann mkLotus prefab house, but also to speak with the designer herself to

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Architect Chad Oppenheim on Sustainable Architecture

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Architect Chad Oppenheim on Sustainable Architecture

In this video interview Miami architect Chad Oppenheim - designer of the stunning green COR Tower for Miami -  talks about the changing real estate market, the construction economy and his

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VIDEO: Photo Artist Chris Jordan on Greener Gadgets

VIDEO: Photo Artist Chris Jordan on Greener Gadgets

Following his inspiring keynote at the first ever Greener Gadgets Conference, we were lucky enough to sit down one-on-one with photographic artist Chris Jordan to talk about his work, e-waste,

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VIDEO: Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe Talks Reclaiming Design

VIDEO: Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe Talks Reclaiming Design

In 2007, Inhabitat put together an event about recycling and reuse in design, called Reclaiming Design. This event at HauteGREEN in New York was a big success, thanks to the thought-provoking

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INTERVIEW: Civil Twilight on their Sustainable Approach to Design

INTERVIEW: Civil Twilight on their Sustainable Approach to Design

Civil Twilight's lunar-resonant streetlighting is a project that won the top honor from Metropolis Magazine's Next Generation contest in 2007. But we were pleased (but not surprised) to

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Project H Abject Object Party next Thursday in LA!

Project H Abject Object Party next Thursday in LA!

Calling all Los Angeles residents who love ping pong, free beer, and design for humanity... Project H, the product design nonprofit, is debuting their Los Angeles chapter's Abject Object

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Mermaid-Inspired Aquatic Building by JDS Architects

Mermaid-Inspired Aquatic Building by JDS Architects

Last week we featured flying architecture, and now here's a floating structure inspired by the grace and curvilinear form of a mermaid. European firm, JDS Architects' Mermaid building is in a

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Bird Bridge in Sweden by Visiondivision

Bird Bridge in Sweden by Visiondivision

We may be biased, given our love of owls here at Inhabitat, but the "Bird Bridge" by architectural firm visiondivision is quite a poetic design solution. Located deep in a forest in Gothenburg,

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SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 2 Days Left!!

SPRING GREENING CONTEST: 2 Days Left!!

Calling all crafty Inhabitat readers! Win $200 in our DIY Spring Greening Contest! Our Spring Greening Contest is running strong after a refreshing weekend of creative submissions, and there's

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Geotectura’s AIRchitecture: Flying Buildings!

Geotectura’s AIRchitecture: Flying Buildings!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a building? The latest from Geotectura and Malka Architects is a concept for Delft University's Architecture Faculty- a flying structure called AIRchitecture

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Performance Art by LED-covered Sheep?!

Performance Art by LED-covered Sheep?!

We've seen LEDs as great green lighting solutions in many cases, becoming more ubiquitous in lightbulbs, lamps, and more. And now a new use for LEDs: as performance art for sheep! Artistic

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Open Architecture Network Challenge 2009: Classroom

Open Architecture Network Challenge 2009: Classroom

Architecture for Humanity, in partnership with Orient Global, has launched the latest Open Architecture Network Challenge, and this time they're calling on all designers to redesign the global

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CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai

Brad Pitt is once again trading the silver screen for green building, as he recently announced a collaboration with LA-based architecture firm GRAFT to design a 5-star "green resort" in Dubai.

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REPORT FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Hippo Rollers Delivered!

REPORT FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Hippo Rollers Delivered!

Greetings from South Africa! Regular readers of Inhabitat are hopefully aware of the exciting humanitarian design initiative called Project H Design, founded by our very own Emily Pilloton.

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Top 5 Tiniest Prefab Homes

Top 5 Tiniest Prefab Homes

1. WEEHOUSE At just $125 per square foot, the WeeHouse is a single module that can be plopped on just about any site, including a rooftop. The basic unit is framed with steel and wood, and

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BLOXES! Modular Cardboard Building System

BLOXES! Modular Cardboard Building System

One part origami, one part architecture, pure genius, the brand new Bloxes system makes 2-dimensional pieces of interlocking cardboard come to life as expandable and continually adaptable

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USBCELL AA Batteries Can be Charged through USB!

USBCELL AA Batteries Can be Charged through USB!

If you thought rechargeable batteries were a good green idea, the USBCELL rechargeable battery will blow your mind- it plugs into any computer's USB port to recharge. It's a standard AA battery

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Super Cute Electric Zero Emissions THINK car

Super Cute Electric Zero Emissions THINK car

If you're a fan of the Mini Cooper but want something a little greener, the Norwegian THINK car might just be your answer. It's compact, it's electric, it's a zero-emissions zippy little car

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SMIT’s GROW: Solar and Wind Photovoltaic ‘Leaves’

SMIT’s GROW: Solar and Wind Photovoltaic ‘Leaves’

Our friends at Ecolect, the go-to sustainable design and materials community, have launched a monthly spotlight on sustainable design called Limelight - and the first feature is tough act to

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Project H Design Fundraiser- Sponsor a Hippo Roller!

Project H Design Fundraiser- Sponsor a Hippo Roller!

H is for Humanity, Habitats, Health, Habitats, and HIPPO! Project H, an organization that promotes, inspires, and delivers humanitarian product design, is funding 50 Hippo Rollers for a series

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SEASCAPE Woven Grass Table Lamp

SEASCAPE Woven Grass Table Lamp

Simple, organic, and elegant, the Gina Lamp from Seascape is made from supple green materials like woven grass and bamboo. It's a simple design that would dress up many a bedside table. We love

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Happy Green Valentine’s Day from Inhabitat!

Happy Green Valentine’s Day from Inhabitat!

Today's the day for love, and while pinks and reds tend to rule Valentine's Day, we're ushering in the green with these last-minute gifts. If you're a procrastinator, or just not big on the big

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A Greener Valentine’s Day: Sustainable Splurges

A Greener Valentine’s Day: Sustainable Splurges

Your eco-cutie deserves only the best this Valentine's Day. What better way to say I love you than with a sexy splurge of a gift that's not just romantic, but sustainable too?! Here are some of

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Greener Gadgets Videos… Here they come!

Greener Gadgets Videos… Here they come!

Drumroll please.... Many of you have been asking for videos of the groundbreaking Greener Gadget Conference - which was held last week in New York City - and here they come! We've got a bunch of

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Greenwashing Eli Manning’s New Hybrid Caddi-Wack Escalade

Greenwashing Eli Manning’s New Hybrid Caddi-Wack Escalade

Who doesn't love the Superbowl? The competition, the commercials, the excuse to drink beer. This year's champ, the New York Giants, certainly deserved the title, though I wonder if their

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KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

KILL PLASTIC BAGS WITH TAXES: look to Ireland

Ireland plastic bag usage drops dramatically after plastic bag taxes are instated! With all the recent bans on plastic bags around the world, it's natural to wonder just how effective all

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New Solar Panels That Work At Night

New Solar Panels That Work At Night

Despite the enormous untapped potential of solar energy, one thing is for sure- photovoltaics are only as good as the sun's rays shining upon them. However, researchers at the Idaho National

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