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
SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC BAGS

SAN FRANCISCO BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Photo courtesy of NY Times Next time you go grocery shopping in San Francisco, you won’t be hearing “paper or plastic” at the check out. As of this past March, San Francisco is

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Modular Transitional Growth

PREFAB FRIDAY: Modular Transitional Growth

Philippe Barriere Design Collective's Modular Transitional Growth Housing (MTGH) system proves once again that prefab is not only earth-friendly, but a highly-adaptable, scalable, and efficient

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TERREFORM’S SOFT CAR

TERREFORM’S SOFT CAR

The Postopolis event we hosted in NY a couple weeks ago was inspirational in many ways, and one of the highlights of the 5 day event was seeing Mitchell Joachim of Terreform (a non-profit

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ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

At our recent Reclaiming Design event, we were thrilled to see such amazing work and general interest in the integration of reused and recycled materials in the design process. But super-kudos

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TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

One of the highlights of our recent Reclaiming Design events in New York was Dutch designer Tejo Remy's presentation. As expected, the Dutch designer spoke about his well known chest of

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JOSH DORFMAN’S NEW BOOK: The Lazy Environmentalist

JOSH DORFMAN’S NEW BOOK: The Lazy Environmentalist

Despite the title, there's nothing lazy or boring about Josh Dorfman's new tome. The man behind Vivavi and the Modern Green Living directory has succeeded in putting together a comprehensive

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YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

Yves Behar’s graceful and gestural Leaf lamp may well be the best known LED desk lamp of our era. Debuting last year at ICFF 2006, the iconic “eco lamp” won rave reviews and

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NEW SEEDED DUTCH STAMPS bloom into living plants!

NEW SEEDED DUTCH STAMPS bloom into living plants!

Leave it to the clever Dutch to brighten up your daily trip to the mailbox... with their blooming postage stamps, you can affix some living flora to that thank you note or birthday card! Dutch

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NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

One of our favorite eco textile outlets has just come out with their new line of fabulous softgoods. Canadian company Looolo, whose Molehill pillow we've gushed over before, has released five

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Richard Rogers’ Oxley Park Houses

PREFAB FRIDAY: Richard Rogers’ Oxley Park Houses

Architect and officially-dubbed Lord, Richard Rogers is making headway on his Oxley Park prefab “Flexi-Houses” in the UK. Rogers’ homes are nearing completion, and we’re

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NASA PUTS GLOBAL WARMING Tipping Point Within 10 Years

NASA PUTS GLOBAL WARMING Tipping Point Within 10 Years

The global warming issue is really starting to heat up. In a startling article from abcnews.com, author Bill Blakemore brings to light NASA and Columbia University Earth Institute’s

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RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

Last year we wrote about Lot-ek's recycled airplane fuselage library and got a ton of interest from people who appreciated the architects' creative reuse of old planes. Well, it turns out that

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ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

When it comes to innovative lighting, there’s cool, and then there’s just plain brilliant (pun intended). Makoto Tojiki’s “Archimedes Dream” seems to fall into the

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SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S “THE GREEN” INTERVIEWS SCRAPILE

SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S “THE GREEN” INTERVIEWS SCRAPILE

On Tuesday May 29th at 9 p.m. EST, be sure to catch the Sundance Channel’s “The Green” television programming as tomorrow’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet”

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PREFAB-IN-PROGRESS: OMD’s Country School Expansion

PREFAB-IN-PROGRESS: OMD’s Country School Expansion

The latest cutting-edge prefab design from Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design is the expansion of Valley Village, California's Country School, adding a middle school campus to the

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MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

One of our favorite finds from this year's ICFF is Mark McKenna's collection of pocket-size do-It-yourself designer battery lights. We've seen 9-volt batteries acting as light sources before, as

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

Every May in New York City, the flowers bloom, the cold winter weather becomes a distant memory, and thousands of thousands of avid design fans flock to the Javits Center for the tens of

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CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

One of our favorite discoveries at this year's ICFF (and winner of the ICFF Editor's Choice Award for Best New Designer), was Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu's brand new Corona Solar Light, an

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SHIGERU BAN CURTAIN WALL HOUSE

SHIGERU BAN CURTAIN WALL HOUSE

In architect-speak, a curtain wall refers to any facade- commonly glass- that provides no structural or load-bearing capacity for the building. But leave it to the genius of Japanese architect

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RECYCLED TEXTILE JEWELRY By Silvina Romero

RECYCLED TEXTILE JEWELRY By Silvina Romero

On my recent trip to Buenos Aires for the Feria Puro Diseño design show, I came across a jewelry designer named Silvina Romero, who makes gorgeous, colorful, and tactile wearable works of art

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RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

If you're in New York City this weekend for the ICFF, we'd like to remind you about our Reclaiming Design event at HauteGreen this afternoon. You can't miss the HauteGREEN show, so why not

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HauteGREEN STARTS TONIGHT!

HauteGREEN STARTS TONIGHT!

People in NYC - Don't forget that HauteGREEN starts tonight! After weeks of anticipation, sneak peeks, and announcements about the star-studded lineup, HauteGREEN is officially kicking off

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ARTEK LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE BAMBU COLLECTION

ARTEK LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE BAMBU COLLECTION

Tom Dixon is proof that designers are not just producers of objects, but also producers of change. After merging his own business with Alvar Aalto's Finnish design manufacturer Artek, Dixon is

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HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

This past weekend at BKLYN Designs, we were excited to discover Kiel Mead and Michael Cummings of Hi-Five's simple but stunning Apt chairs, and were pleased to find out they are made from

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CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

New York Design week is rapidly approaching and we can't wait. Between the ICFF, HauteGREEN, and a million gazillion design parites, we're going to have our hands full trying to manage it all.

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UHURU STOOLEN LITE Scrap Wood Table

UHURU STOOLEN LITE Scrap Wood Table

Uhuru's scrap-wood creations caught our eye at BKLYN Designs last year, and at this year's festivities, their Stoolen Lite low table was once again a crowd pleaser. The round coffee table,

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BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

We at Inhabitat love scrap wood furniture, and we love Brooklyn-based design studio Brave Space. Put the two together, and you get this slightly-kitschy yet oh-so clever scrap wood Mountain

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BKLYN DESIGNS: UHURU CUTOFFS TABLE

BKLYN DESIGNS: UHURU CUTOFFS TABLE

As we've seen before with their Stoolen series, Uhuru is great at making scraps of leftover wood into clean-line, modern, and oh-so-green furniture. Their Cutoffs Table may look like your

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TEJO REMY: Reclaiming Design

TEJO REMY: Reclaiming Design

Our upcoming Reclaiming Design panel at HauteGREEN is all about reuse and re-appropriation in design, and few people are more qualified to speak on such a topic than iconic and prolific Dutch

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SWISS-ENGINEERED SIGG WATER BOTTLES

SWISS-ENGINEERED SIGG WATER BOTTLES

Last week we announced Sigg’s “What’s your Eco-Style” bottle design competition- a post that was met with comments and questions from intrigued readers wanting to know

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