Kristi Bernick

 

Kristi is a designer based in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a Masters of Science degree in Interior Design. She received her undergraduate education at Michigan State University as a Humanities major concentrating in Studio Art, Art History and Interior Design. Kristi began practicing art at a very young age but with her family's influence in real estate development, the fields melded together and design proved to be her passion. Kristi believes that architecture should begin with studying what goes on within, focusing on sustainability and working with substance that already exists. Kristi is quite the conversationalist -- she is upbeat and loves a good discussion. Besides writing and creating great design, she likes exploring new places, staying physically fit and enjoys keeping to a healthy flexitarian diet.

Kristi Bernick
Gorgeous Green House is Wrapped in a Lush Vertical Garden in Belgium

Gorgeous Green House is Wrapped in a Lush Vertical Garden in Belgium

Dubbed Milly Film, the mixed-use building is designed to serve as a cinematographer’s residence, production studio, and workspace. The design began with the decision to maintain the existing

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The

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Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Photo by Danica O.Kus Norwegian design studio PUSHAK recently installed a breathtaking series of moss-covered arches in the entry and gallery space of The Architecture Foundation's London

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Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

An art initiative in the hip Chicago neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown presents a series of commissioned storefront installations by local designers. One of many displays running along

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Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

The green movement has helped guide some great designers to create amazing new products from materials that already exist by sourcing supplies from consumer trash. New York City-based furniture

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Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

German publishing company Hamburger Automatenverlag found a brilliant new use for old cigarette vending machines -- instead of icky cigarettes, the re-purposed "machines" carry a series of

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Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

This past April we got excited for this year's FIGMENT Festival after taking a sneak peek at the design drawings and plans for the event's Living Pavilion. Now that the annual festival has come

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Brilliant Paper Chair Transforms With the Turn of a Page

Brilliant Paper Chair Transforms With the Turn of a Page

Designboom tipped us off to Droog's recently released "Darwin Chair" designed by new york-based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. The chair consists of a cantilever base topped with a pad of

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Human-Scale Spider Web Made from 700 Rolls of Clear Packing Tape

Human-Scale Spider Web Made from 700 Rolls of Clear Packing Tape

Design team Numen/For Use transformed 700 rolls of clear packing tape into an incredible human-size inhabitable spider web at DMY Belin 2010. The weaving took place over four consecutive days

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Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Danish designer Annemette Beck takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs,

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Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

If you enjoy inviting company over for outdoor entertaining but are on the fence about dedicating your precious garden space to an outdoor kitchen -- why not just do both and integrate the

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Light-Bulbs Transformed Into Gorgeous Spice Containers

Light-Bulbs Transformed Into Gorgeous Spice Containers

This bright idea by designers Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso minimizes waste by re-purposing incandescent light-bulbs into a gorgeous set of spice containers. The fragile nature

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Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Designer Bao Khang Luu's recycled six-pack ring chandeliers make drinking an entire six-pack (or 60) seem a lot less "trashy". Luu's gorgeous designs transform the annoying excess packaging into

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Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they get too big for their desks and chairs in just a blink of the eye! That’s why we are grateful that Japanese furniture designers, Sankei Co.,

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Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airplanes

Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airplanes

Street benches are essential fixtures in any urban environment -- after a whole day of walking around from place to place, it sure feels great to rest your feet and take a break. Architecture

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THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

The lucky group of graduate students constructed their projects in the Liana Cane factory, an ethical working environment using only renewable, non-timber rainforest materials. Liane Cane's

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Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Steel Scrubbing Sponges Turned into a Metallic Cloud Chandelier!

Who would have thought that something that is used to clean the grimiest areas of your kitchen could become this beautiful chandelier?  We stumbled upon Daisuke Hiraiwa’s booth last weekend

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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Here at Inhabitat we're huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this

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BIO-INSPIRED: Pratt Student Designs a Table Inspired by Insects

BIO-INSPIRED: Pratt Student Designs a Table Inspired by Insects

Industrial Design student, Alvaro Uribe of Pratt Institute, wowed us last weekend at BKLYN Designs with his sleek Mantis Table. Inspired by insect body parts and adding a light and elegant touch

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Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper

Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper

Last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010 we discovered a booth full of amazing wall-coverings by designer Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow. Each paper in Deedy’s newest collection, Naturalist,

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SHANGHAI EXPO 2010: Norway Pavilion is a Solar Powered “Forest”

SHANGHAI EXPO 2010: Norway Pavilion is a Solar Powered “Forest”

Helen & Hard's extraordinary pavilion for Norway at this year's World Expo Fair 2010 in Shanghai is a forest of fascination! Called “Norway Powered by Nature,” the structure is a solar

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Palo Samko Salvages Wood Table With Beautiful Butterfly Joinery

Palo Samko Salvages Wood Table With Beautiful Butterfly Joinery

This year at BKLYN Designs Inhabitat favorite Palo Samko unveiled this beautifully detailed table made from salvaged wood. Samko utilizes parts of wood that others may consider flawed -- rather

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André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s Salvaged Wood Furniture Celebrates Reclaimed Materials

André Joyau’s gorgeous furniture line was a definite show stopper last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010.  We were so impressed by his use of reclaimed wood in his narrative furniture pieces

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Schair is a Chair that Two Can Share

Schair is a Chair that Two Can Share

Have you ever gotten stuck in a crowded room and had to uncomfortably share half of your seat with someone else?  Drawing inspiration from these awkward experiences, Pratt student Charlotte

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Roller Coaster Chair Made From Coney Island Boardwalk Planks

Roller Coaster Chair Made From Coney Island Boardwalk Planks

Searching for thrills at New York Design Week? Look no further - Inhabitat favorite Uhuru Design has just revealed an undulating roller coaster chair made of wood reclaimed from the demolished

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Amazing Artwork Made by Insects!

Amazing Artwork Made by Insects!

Believe it or not, this artwork is actually made from the movement of tiny insects! Straight from Eindhoven comes Debugged, Big Apple Bugs and Vernissage – a new exhibit from the enterprising

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Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Sometimes it takes looking to the past and pulling cues from previous design theories to break new ground and push modern green design forward. Dezeen shows us Edwards Moore’s stunning

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Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web

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Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

These days it’s hard to deny that global warming is melting away our precious glaciers, and, sadly, the animals living in the polar regions are the ones that are suffering most.  Using this

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100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

Italy-based design studio King + has created a beautiful set of pendant lamps made from recycled textile spools that were once used to dye yarn. Dubbed Re +, the pendant fixtures come in

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