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
RENT YOUR OWN SOLAR PANELS

RENT YOUR OWN SOLAR PANELS

While the advantages of solar power are profound and many, some homeowners continue to shy away from the installation of residential photovoltaic cells due to high upfront costs and long

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Behrokh Khoshnevis “Robo Builder” Can Construct a Two-Storey House in 24 Hours

Behrokh Khoshnevis “Robo Builder” Can Construct a Two-Storey House in 24 Hours

We wrote about Behrokh Khoshnevis' awe-inspiring, rapid-prototyping "robo builder" back in 2005 when it was still a work in progress. In the near future, the University of Southern California

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VENTURI ECLECTIC: World’s First Energy-Autonomous Vehicle

VENTURI ECLECTIC: World’s First Energy-Autonomous Vehicle

The insanely-innovative and carbon-neutral French automotive company Venturi has recently announced the production of Eclectic, a solar, wind, and electric-powered vehicle that will make your

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GREEN ROOF TILES by Toyota Roof Garden

GREEN ROOF TILES by Toyota Roof Garden

While green roofs may be universally accepted as wonderfully sustainable landscapes for a myriad reasons, the thought of installing one atop your own home may nevertheless seem daunting,

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SKYSTREAM RESIDENTIAL WINDMILL

SKYSTREAM RESIDENTIAL WINDMILL

If you're anything like me and find windmills both genius and oddly calming, the residential Skystream 3.7 windmill by Southwest Windpower may be the perfect addition to your backyard landscape.

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Loblolly House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Loblolly House

We first got excited about Kieran Timberlake Associates' Loblolly House over a year ago, when it was still just the promising conceptual brainchild of the Philadelphia-based firm. The Loblolly

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WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

Now that you've heard from us, as well as innovators within the green design world, it's time to hear from you! As we look towards a new year to forecast, to hope, and to think broadly about

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Utah House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Utah House

The folks at Marmol Radziner Prefab have been busy bees these past few months. Aside from their two new Joshua Tree homes, a slew of other custom projects, and Leo Marmol's lecture and interview

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GIVING BACK for CHRISTMAS

GIVING BACK for CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a great day for traditions. Some families make a giant turkey, some roast chestnuts, while others tear open presents with grandma at the crack of dawn. This year, allow me to

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ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD by FuseProject

We bloggers are so tied to our laptops that we often times take them, and our constant connection to a never ending flow of information, for granted. We write and read about some amazing

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DWELL ON DESIGN Palm Springs

DWELL ON DESIGN Palm Springs

The Inhabitat team is on site here in Palm Springs at the Dwell On Design conference, and we've just wrapped up a full day of lectures from distinguished speakers on topics such as Visions of

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NEW MARMOL RADZINER PREFAB in Joshua Tree

NEW MARMOL RADZINER PREFAB in Joshua Tree

Leo Marmol's prefab Desert House has turned heads before, and is one of the attractions of the upcoming Dwell On Design conference in Palm Springs. But most recently, Marmol Radziner has

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Jennifer Siegal’s ShowHouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jennifer Siegal’s ShowHouse

Jennifer Siegal has received much acclaim for her prefab structures that combine a clean modern aesthetic with seamlessly integrated environmentally-friendly materials and technologies. Now, the

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Studio 804 Wins Home Of The Year

PREFAB FRIDAY: Studio 804 Wins Home Of The Year

Since the last time we touted Studio 804's design/build prefab projects, the University of Kansas studio group has completed construction and landed the prestigious Home Of The Year Award, given

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LEAF FURNITURE by Tejo Remy

LEAF FURNITURE by Tejo Remy

There's something so identifiable and charming about Dutch Design. Tejo Remy, one of the first and most influential members of the Dutch Design group Droog, has recently split from the

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HOMEGROWN TABLE by Sebastian Brajkovic

HOMEGROWN TABLE by Sebastian Brajkovic

We love the combination of furniture and foliage, especially when it cultivates an engagement between user and object. Our latest favorite is Sebastian Brajkovic’s HomeGrown Table, whose

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DWELL ON DESIGN in Palm Springs

DWELL ON DESIGN in Palm Springs

Following September’s San Francisco installment , the Dwell on Design conference series continues in Palm Springs December 1st-3rd, and boasts a great lineup of speakers, events, and home

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MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

While the phrase "sustainable textiles" might conjure up images of hemp and itchy burlap, Looolo's Molehill Pillows prove that green textiles can can be both luxurious and well-designed.

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GLOW-IN-THE DARK GLOW BRICK

GLOW-IN-THE DARK GLOW BRICK

The Glow Brick, designed by Sam and Jude of Suck UK, is a cute little cordless nightlight made from a phosphorescent lightbulb (yes, a REAL lightbulb) embedded in a block of acrylic. It

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POWER AWARE CORD by STATIC!

POWER AWARE CORD by STATIC!

Sometimes it just helps to visualize things. The Power Aware Cord by Static! does just that, representing personal energy consumption through glowing pulses, color, and intensity of light. While

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TORD BOONTJE FLOWER RUG for Nanimarquina

TORD BOONTJE FLOWER RUG for Nanimarquina

The recent collaboration between star Dutch designer Tord Boontje and the uber-hip Spanish rug company Nanimarquina is truly a great combination- like chocolate and mint, or peanut butter and

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MASSIVE CHANGE Exhibition in Chicago

MASSIVE CHANGE Exhibition in Chicago

Earth Simulator. JAMSTEC/ Earth Simulator Center Massive Change, the recently-debuted global design exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, is less a display of interesting

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DROOG DESIGN Exhibition in NYC

DROOG DESIGN Exhibition in NYC

Chris Kabel’s ‘Shadylace’ Parasol Tonight at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, o2NYC will host an open forum on the always impressive Dutch design force Droog. Known for their

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

This afternoon’s Dwell On Design session focused on affordability and the city. The lineup included San Francisco architect David Baker, Los Angeles architect Brian Lane of Koning Eizenberg

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FORM3 Sustainable Furniture Design

FORM3 Sustainable Furniture Design

Northern California-based form3 design is a great example of beautiful furniture that is enhanced, not hindered, by the use of sustainable materials. Their clean-lined and well-crafted pieces

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ECO-TRANSPORTATION SHOW IN CHICAGO

ECO-TRANSPORTATION SHOW IN CHICAGO

Hybrids, electrics, and Twikes, oh my! Last week’s Eco-Transportation show in Chicago left visitors in awe at the wide array of safe, efficient, and environmentally-friendly transportation

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DUTCH DESIGN: Sustainability and Interactivity

DUTCH DESIGN: Sustainability and Interactivity

This morning we've been discussing the environmental friendliness of Dutch design. Like Tejo Remy's rag chair (shown above), a lot of Dutch design uses reappropriated objects and recycled

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DUTCH DESIGN & SUSTAINABILITY: Droog Design

DUTCH DESIGN & SUSTAINABILITY: Droog Design

Despite the seemingly subjective nature of design, there seems to be one thing that most people can agree upon- Dutch design is good design. Product after product, Dutch designers continue to

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CHICAGO GREEN ROOF PROGRAM

CHICAGO GREEN ROOF PROGRAM

The birthplace of the skyscraper has something new to be proud of: the green roof. Chicago is home to over 200 green roofs, covering 2.5 million square feet, more than any other U.S. city. They

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CATE TROTTER

CATE TROTTER

A trendspotter and green marketing strategist, sustainability has been a major part of Cate's career for the past eight years. Her Design and Eco-Design course at Goldsmiths College, University

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