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.
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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