Holly McWhorter

 

Holly McWhorter, LEED AP, is a writer and designer living in Brooklyn. A native of Philadelphia, she went to Spelman College for undergrad and has a graduate degree in architectural interior design from Parsons. She's been hardcore design junkie (with a special hankering for the green kind) since childhood. She has written for publications including the Village Voice, TheRoot.com, Zink magazine and various design blogs, and with her husband Bjarke Ballisager is a co-founder of PLANT design studio. In her spare time, she likes to play music and sing, take pictures, and travel far and wide.

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Meet Bunkie: A Tiny Prefab House from 608 Design and BLDG Workshop

Meet Bunkie: A Tiny Prefab House from 608 Design and BLDG Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of having your own little house in the countryside, just big enough for you and friend or two to hang out and take in the outdoors? 608 Design and BLDG Workshop have just

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Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look

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London’s Hip New Cafe Used to be a Victorian-Era Public Toilet

London’s Hip New Cafe Used to be a Victorian-Era Public Toilet

If the thought of sipping an espresso amongst urinals doesn’t gross you out, then we’ve got a café for you: Attendant, the newest arrival on London’s booming coffee bar scene.

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LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO building blocks may arguably be the best toy ever – and they’ll soon be getting the “best museum ever”! Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the Danish starchitecture firm,

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Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

BALANCING BLOCKS BY FORT STANDARD, FOR AREAWARE At a popup space at 22 Bond Street, Areaware showed off these balancing blocks for grownups by Fort Standard. They're handmade from repurposed

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

The vaguely Art Deco/moderne-looking lamps come in either black, red or a multicolor mixture of 45s and are a great example of post-consumer recycling at its finest. We asked if they came with

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a

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Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

So you finally got around to hanging some hooks on the wall by your front door, or maybe you even bought a coat rack, but what about your keys, your phone, your dog's toys, and all the other

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The Private Rocker by Herman Miller and Kyle Fleet Creates a Quiet Retreat In the Office

The Private Rocker by Herman Miller and Kyle Fleet Creates a Quiet Retreat In the Office

Need an escape from your fellow office workers? Or maybe a serene space to concentrate on what you're doing? The Private Rocker, designed by Cranbrook product design student Kyle Fleet in

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MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

We recently spotted these nifty wool bowls by MIO at ICFF during New York Design Week. Even though they're not new to the scene, we were so enamored by their cute design, we couldn't help but

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The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley's in-ear, candy-colored headphones are pretty enough to eat, but they do more than just look good. Made of FSC-certified sapele and beech wood and easily recyclable aluminum,

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