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
BACK TO SCHOOL: TOP 5 Eco Book Bags

BACK TO SCHOOL: TOP 5 Eco Book Bags

As the summer comes to an end, it's time for some of us to start gearing up for the school year, ideally in sustainable style. If you're looking for the greenest way to carry all your textbooks,

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JUICE SOLAR TOTE from ReWare

JUICE SOLAR TOTE from ReWare

Here's the perfect carry-all solution if you're headed back to school but just don't want summer to end- the Juice solar tote from Reware is big enough for your new textbooks, but beach ready

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KEETWONEN RECYCLED CONTAINER STUDENT HOUSING

KEETWONEN RECYCLED CONTAINER STUDENT HOUSING

While the words "back to school" may conjure up images of new backpacks and pencil boxes, for a very lucky few Dutch students it means moving into some very hip and well-designed dorm

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AIRWASH WATERLESS WASHING MACHINE

AIRWASH WATERLESS WASHING MACHINE

While the concept of dry-cleaning isn't foreign, a waterless (and detergentless!) home washing machine sure sounds too good to be true for the green-minded consumer. Enter Airwash, the

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CYCLEAN BIKE-POWERED WASHING MACHINE

CYCLEAN BIKE-POWERED WASHING MACHINE

Turns out riding a bike can have more benefits than simply exercise or green-transportation... these days your pedal power can provide juice for your cell phone, the TV at your gym, and now even

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WALKSCORE: Calculate Your Neighborhood’s Walkability!

WALKSCORE: Calculate Your Neighborhood’s Walkability!

In the way of eco-minded transportation, it really doesn't get much greener than your own two feet- ah yes, those two built-in vehicles that we all-too often forget these days. Aside from the

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HELP PERU EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION!

HELP PERU EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION!

Following a ground-rocking 7.9 earthquake that hit central Peru last Wednesday evening destroying nearby towns and killing hundreds, Architecture For Humanity has launched a Peru Earthquake

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Summer series starts next week

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Summer series starts next week

Despite the convenience that home appliances provide (like not having to handwash dishes or laundry), your favorite electronic household helpers are actually one of the largest energy-suckers in

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Perrinepod

PREFAB FRIDAY: Perrinepod

If you need a cute prefab home that can be built in 3 days and withstand everything from earthquakes to cyclones, than the sleek and chic Perrinepod is your answer. This disaster-proof prefab is

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY: OWN THE DAY!

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY: OWN THE DAY!

The organization behind awesome humanitarian design projects like the Biloxi Model Homes has now launched an easy and empowering way for any regular Joe Donor to make his donation really count.

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GIVE A GARDEN OR PLANT 50 TREES: Oxfam Unwrapped

GIVE A GARDEN OR PLANT 50 TREES: Oxfam Unwrapped

What's better than giving the gift of living, breathing greenery? Knowing that your gift is bringing life and prosperity to both the environment and people in need around the world. Oxfam's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

PREFAB FRIDAY: ZIGLOO DOMESTIQUE

There are tons of prefab design firms, manufacturers, and developers churning out cutting-edge modern modular designs, many using reclaimed shipping containers. We often hear complaints from you

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SUN MICROSYSTEMS PROJECT BLACKBOX

SUN MICROSYSTEMS PROJECT BLACKBOX

We've seen shipping containers used for prefab housing before, and now here's another function to add to the list for the reclaimed industrial wonder units: deployable digital datacenters. SUN

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SHIGERU BAN PAPER CHURCH

SHIGERU BAN PAPER CHURCH

It's easy to get googly-eyed by the onslaught of amazing green design out there these days. But it's also important to look back a bit at some of the architectural precedent and acknowledge a

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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES GREEN ROOF

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES GREEN ROOF

One of San Francisco's most exciting green projects is the construction of the new California Academy of Sciences building, designed by renown architect Renzo Piano, to be topped by an

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VOLKSWARE ‘METERWARE’ SCRAP TABLES

VOLKSWARE ‘METERWARE’ SCRAP TABLES

Volksware's Meterware scrap tables bring new meaning to "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Not only do we love the endearing combination of mis-matched table parts, but we love

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VOLKSWARE CLOTHING CARPET

VOLKSWARE CLOTHING CARPET

Next time you're making a trip to the Salvation Army to donate those old clothes, consider Silke Wawro of Volksware's alternative approach: her scrap clothing carpet is literally a fabric

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FROHN & ROJAS’ TENT-LIKE “WALL HOUSE”

FROHN & ROJAS’ TENT-LIKE “WALL HOUSE”

Merging green living, camping, and comfortable suburban residence, Frohn & Rojas' Wall House in Santiago de Chile is a feat of both aesthetics and engineering. The small-scale home rejects

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VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

At the recent Postopolis event in NYC designers, architects, and bloggers came out to discuss issues surrounding architecture, urbanism, sustainability and a slew of other topics. If you were

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

Once again raising the bar on avant-garde green architectural icons in the furthest corners of the world, Sir Norman Foster has just revealed his designs for a new ecological tower in Khanty

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SARAH HOOD ORGANIC JEWELRY

SARAH HOOD ORGANIC JEWELRY

Green is glamour for Sarah Hood, whose jewelry "is a constant exploration of the natural world. I hope to showcase the ordinary in extraordinary ways." Her Organic line of necklaces and rings

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DESIGNBOOM COMPETITION: LOVE YOUR EARTH

DESIGNBOOM COMPETITION: LOVE YOUR EARTH

For all you graphically-minded designers out there, here's your chance to shine: DesignBoom recently announced its latest design competition, Love Your Earth, which asks graphic designers to

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PREFAB FRIDAY: CLEAN HUB

PREFAB FRIDAY: CLEAN HUB

The Clean Hub, "a new prototype for sustainable infrastructure" conceived by Shelter Architecture in collaboration with Architecture for Humanity, and designed and built by architecture students

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SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

Inhabitat believes that sustainable design isn't just about what things are made of, but how they're made, how they function, and whose lives they improve now and in the future. Operation

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CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

Using everyday objects as design inspiration is nothing new, but rarely do we see it executed in such a poetic and gorgeous way as Steven Haulenbeek's Cumulus Light Canopy made from simple white

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PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: WIRED Living Home

Preparing for its big debut in Los Angeles this fall, the WIRED Living Home is making quite a splash. We've written about Steve Glenn's Living Homes prefab company before, and touted the houses'

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TENNIS BALL BENCHES by Remy/Veenhuizen

TENNIS BALL BENCHES by Remy/Veenhuizen

You may have thoughts tennis balls were just for tennis - but creative Dutch designer Tejo Remy has found a another use for the bright yellow bouncy felt-and-rubber balls. The same material

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RED, WHITE, AND GREEN 4TH OF JULY!

RED, WHITE, AND GREEN 4TH OF JULY!

As our country celebrates its 231st birthday today, many of us are planning a fun-filled day of barbecues, sun, and fireworks. Whatever your level of patriotism towards the good old U.S. of A.,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ESPACE MOBILE

PREFAB FRIDAY: ESPACE MOBILE

From the Austrian countryside, the hills are alive, with the sound of.... prefab! Salzburg-based Espace Mobile has recently debuted their very eye-catching, very affordable prefabricated line of

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DASPARKHOTEL MADE FROM RECYCLED PIPES

DASPARKHOTEL MADE FROM RECYCLED PIPES

While the idea of sleeping in a pipe might not immediately connote luxury in your mind, this hotel design turns concrete pipes into quite the comfortable space for your next overnight stay.

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