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
Chris Jordan Creates Beauty from E-Waste

Chris Jordan Creates Beauty from E-Waste

Circuit boards, Atlanta 2004 Digital artist Chris Jordan knows how to turn e-trash into photographic treasure. His large-scale images of massive amounts of statistically-inspired refuse make

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VIDEO: The Secret Life of Cellphones

VIDEO: The Secret Life of Cellphones

Our friend Lloyd Hicks has made a great that's a perfect lead-in to our upcoming Greener Gadgets Conference this Friday. We talk a lot about the under-recycled cell phone, but with videos like

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Project H Design at Greener Gadgets Conference!

Project H Design at Greener Gadgets Conference!

If you want to see some truly innovative greener gadgets up close and personal, come by the Project H Design booth at next week's Greener Gadgets Conference. The clever and socially-responsible

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Highlights from Compostmodern 2008

Highlights from Compostmodern 2008

Today's Compostmodern conference in San Francisco didn't disappoint, with a design-star-studded line up of speakers from Alex Steffen of Worldchanging to Marc Alt (co-organizer of our Greener

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NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve

NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve

While certain objects seem to be making big strides in sustainability, the humble cell phone is lagging a bit behind the curve - what with the lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals, as well as

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Ecolect and NAU Event in Chicago this Friday!

Ecolect and NAU Event in Chicago this Friday!

We love NAU and we love Ecolect (one of our recent holiday party cohosts). So it’s natural that we’re wishing we were in the Midwest for the Ecolect “3rd Coast” launch

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Logical Homes at CES

PREFAB FRIDAY: Logical Homes at CES

The giant CES tradeshow is primarily about gadgets - as one would expect - but we made a surprising architectural discovery at this years CES which impressed us with its creativity (and its

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WEZA Foot-Powered Portable Energy Source

WEZA Foot-Powered Portable Energy Source

What's a more renewable form of energy than human energy? We've seen it before with the human-powered gyms in Hong Kong, and here's a portable energy source that's powered by the spring in your

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NEW VOLTAIC ‘GENERATOR’ Solar Bag Charges Laptops!

NEW VOLTAIC ‘GENERATOR’ Solar Bag Charges Laptops!

We are thrilled to announce that Voltaic, our favorite solar bag company, has just debuted a sleek new laptop bag that actually charges laptops! Whereas Voltaic's previous solar bags only

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A Greener CES Starts Today in Vegas!

A Greener CES Starts Today in Vegas!

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts today in Sin City, but despite the nickname, CES 2008 is supposedly greener than ever this year, showing a real environmental conscience touching on

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Foliage Covered Botanical Building by Mass Studies

Foliage Covered Botanical Building by Mass Studies

If you're a fan of botanical architecture, this might just be the coolest building ever. Architects Minsuk Cho and Kisu Park of Mass Studies designed this flora-clothed multi-level building to

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Merry Christmas from Inhabitat!

Merry Christmas from Inhabitat!

Depending on your family traditions, Christmas is a day of everything from gift giving to tofurkey, mistletoe, egg nog, and other less-common behavior like “wrapping paper ball

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Gingerbread Lotus House!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Gingerbread Lotus House!

The only thing better than beautifully designed green prefab is edible green prefab! One of our favorite green architects Michelle Kauffman, in honor of the holiday season, has designed a yummy

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

It’s easy to get “wrapped up” in the holiday gift giving (and receiving) spirit. The holidays are about giving to those you love, so why not extend that tradition with one of

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US Finally Agrees to Climate Change Deal in Bali

US Finally Agrees to Climate Change Deal in Bali

Over a dramatic rollercoaster ride of ups and downs at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States has finally accepted a global agreement to work towards reducing

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REMINDER: Inhabitat San Francisco Holiday Party TONIGHT!

REMINDER: Inhabitat San Francisco Holiday Party TONIGHT!

CALLING ALL SAN FRANCISCO INHABITANTS! Our Inhabitat holiday party is TONIGHT, FRIDAY Dec. 14th! If you want to come and still haven't RSVPed, please do so ASAP! We are co-hosting this

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Curitiba Public Transit

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Curitiba Public Transit

While we didn't include it on our top 5 public transportation cities list, Curitiba is definitely a case study in innovative and sustainable mass transit. Despite the small size of the city in

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Can Africa’s Sun Provide Power for Europe?

Can Africa’s Sun Provide Power for Europe?

Proving that we really are all in this together, Europe is considering plans to spend more than £5 billion on a system of large solar power stations in North Africa. This proposed solar power

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Peligrosa Knits at Embodies Thursday!

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Peligrosa Knits at Embodies Thursday!

It's officially sweater season, and there's nothing better than a snuggly sweater made from organic fibers to warm you up sustainably in the chilly winter months. Peligrosa has got it down -

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Noon Solar Bags!

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Noon Solar Bags!

Sure, you could pony up for a geeky/techy solar powered backpack, but does solar power get more stylish than these hot eco handbags from Noon Solar?! The Chicago company's new line has just been

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: William Good Recycled Fashion

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: William Good Recycled Fashion

Nick Graham, creator of Joe Boxer, is putting a new option on the apparel menu: boxers, briefs, or good. William Good, his newly launched line of re-made fashion, is a collaboration with

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BRANCH 20% off Sale – Today and Tomorrow Only

BRANCH 20% off Sale – Today and Tomorrow Only

As a post-Thanksgiving thank you to green-minded customers, our favorite eco-design shop Branch is extending its friends and family 20% OF SALE TO ALL INHABITAT READERS. Stock up on all

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CLINTON LIBRARY GETS LEED PLATINUM

CLINTON LIBRARY GETS LEED PLATINUM

Gracing the river front of Little Rock, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum has just been been awarded a LEED Platinum rating after a recent round of “back to the

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Inhabitat Seeks Food/Drink Sponsors for Holiday Party!

Inhabitat Seeks Food/Drink Sponsors for Holiday Party!

It's that time of year again, and Inhabitat is planning its upcoming Holiday Parties with last year's awesome cohorts Architecture for Humanity and Branch Home. We'll be inviting you all in the

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s Country School

PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s Country School

Aaah to be a kid again- the carefree days, the lack of financial responsibility, and awesome prefab school environments like the Country School designed by Jennifer Siegal. The Los Angeles

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REMY/VEENHUIZEN Rug made from recycled blankets

REMY/VEENHUIZEN Rug made from recycled blankets

From our favorite Dutch design duo Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen comes an awesome reclaimed material rug to cozy up to. Made from recycled blankets, the rug takes cuddly comfort and turns it

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ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD Give-One-Get-One STARTS TODAY!

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD Give-One-Get-One STARTS TODAY!

One of our favorite humanitarian product designs, the One Laptop Per Child Project is launching a brilliant initiative to kickstart their donation program. The “Buy one give one”

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OLPC Launches Buy One/Donate One Initiative!

OLPC Launches Buy One/Donate One Initiative!

One of our favorite humanitarian product designs, the $100 Laptop (One Laptop Per Child) is going BOGO! The “Buy one give one” program starts Monday November 12th and runs for 2

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AFH SoCal Fires Fundraiser Tomorrow in San Francisco!

AFH SoCal Fires Fundraiser Tomorrow in San Francisco!

In response to the recent Southern California wildfires, Architecture For Humanity's San Francisco Chapter is co-hosting a fundraiser for the rebuilding efforts TOMORROW NIGHT in San Francisco

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RECYLED WOOD TREEHOUSE

RECYLED WOOD TREEHOUSE

If you love treehouses as much as we do but don't live in a forest, here's a smaller option for you, your kids, and their dolls to enjoy- this recycled wood treehouse from new online green

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