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
INHABITAT T-SHIRT CONTEST: And the winner is……

INHABITAT T-SHIRT CONTEST: And the winner is……

Drumroll please…. after a few days of public voting and much internal discussion, we’re proud to announce that Rob Metke of San Diego, the man behind “I Give A Hoot,” has

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INHABITAT T-SHIRT COMPETITION: Honorable Mentions

INHABITAT T-SHIRT COMPETITION: Honorable Mentions

While we're getting ready to crown our winner, we'd like to take a minute to highlight a few other submissions from our T-Shirt Competition. There were many thoughtful designs and impressive

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METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION: Lunar Resonant Lights

METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION: Lunar Resonant Lights

We've seen tons of lighting projects that harness the sun's energy, but none that respond to the other, oft-overlooked light source that graces our sky the other 12 hours of the day (or night,

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BAUMM RECYCLED ADVERTISEMENT BAGS

BAUMM RECYCLED ADVERTISEMENT BAGS

A few weeks ago at Buenos Aires' Feria Puro Diseño, I stumbled across an eye-catching booth featuring Baumm's colorful recycled bags. Repurposing old vinyl posters and billboards to make bags

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T-SHIRT CONTEST: Last Chance to VOTE!

T-SHIRT CONTEST: Last Chance to VOTE!

The race is on! In case you haven't been paying attention to Inhabitat the last few days, we've opened our Green T-Shirt Design Competition up for voting, and we are getting a slew of opinions

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MODERN PREFAB: Nakagin Capsule Towers

MODERN PREFAB: Nakagin Capsule Towers

Our friend Lloyd Alter at Treehugger has posted an interesting and thoughtful article about Japan's famed Capsule Tower (and its scheduled demolition!), an iconic structure and unique archetype

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PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK Container Home Kit (CHK)

We've raved about Lot-Ek before for their ingenious conversions of industrial shipping containers into inhabitable modern spaces. And with their Container Home Kit (CHK) project, they're

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SNEAK PEEK: HauteGREEN 2007

SNEAK PEEK: HauteGREEN 2007

In case you missed it last year, the sustainable design show HauteGREEN debuted last May in Brooklyn, highlighting the beauty of ecological design - and it was a smashing success. This year, we

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INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

If you want to see where the world of green design meets high-fashion, pick up this month's copy of Vogue. We are excited to announce that Inhabitat is featured in this month's green issue, as

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THE STARS OF SUSTAINABILITY AT Symposium C6 in Chicago

THE STARS OF SUSTAINABILITY AT Symposium C6 in Chicago

The last day of Chicago’s Symposium C6 conference (“The Art World is Flat: Globalism- Crisis and Opportunity”) went out with a bang- the morning’s star-studded panel

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SIGG ECO BOTTLE DESIGN COMPETITION

SIGG ECO BOTTLE DESIGN COMPETITION

One of the easiest things you can do to lead a greener life is to say no to disposable plastic water bottles. And one of our favorite companies, SIGG, makes this easy and stylish with their

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STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

I'm a self-proclaimed Droog addict, and have touted the "je ne sais quoi" of the always-engaging and wryly humorous Dutch design ad nauseam. And this bee-made vessel by Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny

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‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

An often-overlooked tenet of the green design process is the creation of objects that tell a story, that have a history, and that engage with the user to extend their life span beyond the

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INHABITAT T-Shirt Contest ENDS TODAY!

INHABITAT T-Shirt Contest ENDS TODAY!

If you've been following our Green T-Shirt Competition, then hopefully you realize that today is your LAST CHANCE to get your designs in to us. The competition ends tonight at MIDNIGHT, and its

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Mountain Retreat

PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Mountain Retreat

The only thing better than a quaint mountain retreat is a quaint PREFAB mountain retreat. And here it is, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 square foot stunner designed by architects Joseph Tanney and

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY?!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY?!

This year more than ever, Earth Day (this Sunday, April 22) is an important day for us to all stop, think, and make a difference. With the growing interest and attention that green design and

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MARK WIGLEY Interview from BLDGBLOG

MARK WIGLEY Interview from BLDGBLOG

Our friend Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG recently published this fascinating interview with Columbia's dean Mark Wigley. In case you aren't familiar, Mark Wigley is Dean of the Graduate School of

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FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most beautiful, and Frank Kerdil's Noming Vase is no exception. Made from a unique paper-based material comprised of 51% pure chalk, the flat-pack vases are

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PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK MDU Shipping Container House

PREFAB FRIDAY: LOT-EK MDU Shipping Container House

It wouldn't be a stretch to call LOT-EK one of the original pioneers of shipping-container prefab. Their Modular Dwelling Unit, a simple yet brilliant design, has now been on the scene since

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CFLs: The Verdict From Popular Mechanics

CFLs: The Verdict From Popular Mechanics

Our friends at Popular Mechanics have recently run a lab test on an array of the increasingly popular and oh-so-efficient compact fluorescent bulb. We've highlighted the advantages of these

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DIGITAL HOUSE by Bell Travers Willson

DIGITAL HOUSE by Bell Travers Willson

We've seen CNC technology and other digital techniques used for architectural applications, like in the stunning Loblolly House, but two and a half years of research and development by the

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NORMAN FOSTER’s Entertainment Center in Kazakhstan

NORMAN FOSTER’s Entertainment Center in Kazakhstan

Why stop at one stunning structure in Astana, Kazakhstan, when you can have two on your resume?! Sir Norman Foster is set to construct the new Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Kazakhstan's

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GENERAL ELECTRIC ECOMAGINATION

GENERAL ELECTRIC ECOMAGINATION

The folks at General Electric have recently put together a series of informative, compelling, and visually stunning videos as part of their Ecomagination "commitment." Here's a video about their

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POOPOO PAPER: Made From Elephant You-Know-What

POOPOO PAPER: Made From Elephant You-Know-What

Following today's theme of animal excrement as viable design material (dare I say Tuesday = "Poo"sday?), here's another great example of turning waste into function. It turns out elephant dung

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ECO FLOORS MADE FROM COW POO!

ECO FLOORS MADE FROM COW POO!

While some may look at cows as sources of meat, dairy, or leather, researchers at Michigan State University have found a more sustainable (and abundant!), yet equally useful bovine by-product:

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Prefab Prototypes Book

PREFAB FRIDAY: Prefab Prototypes Book

It's easy to get googly-eyed at the sight of shiny photographs and colorful renderings of all the prefab housing going up these days. But what makes prefab such an amazing green feat is the

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$250,000 OPEN ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

$250,000 OPEN ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

The Open Architecture Network is off to a blazing start, and today, in coordination with tech company AMD, Architecture for Humanity announced their $250,000 OAN competition to design a

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ZIP-TIE LIGHTS by Steven Haulenbeek

ZIP-TIE LIGHTS by Steven Haulenbeek

Who knew such mundane little plastic devices could be so beautiful? Steven Haulenbeek, for one, as his Zip-Tie lights turn piles of these oft-overlooked plastic gizmos into stunning,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Triumph SmartSpace

PREFAB FRIDAY: Triumph SmartSpace

As you may have noticed, many of our recent prefab posts have been non-residential, from ProjectFrog's modular classrooms, to Hotel Everland and Toby Long's interview regarding the possibilities

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OPEN ARCHITECTURE NETWORK Launches Today!

OPEN ARCHITECTURE NETWORK Launches Today!

Last year, Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity won the prestigious TED Prize, and was granted a world-changing "wish." His wish was the Open Architecture Network, a completely

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