Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.
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Scientists say that unless we change our ways quickly, we could be seriously screwed when it comes to climate change. But since we are reliant on fossil fuels, is it even possible to move away
Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can
Architect Ernesto Pereira was tasked to create a home that was a piece of art out of an existing structure that was long past its prime. The result was the SilverWoodHouse, a stunning remodeled
Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar
Could dishwashers cause allergies? A recent study found that children who come from homes where dishes are washed by hand have fewer allergies than those in homes where the dishes are washed by
The Team RSG-designed Rhijnspoor Building in Amsterdam has been awarded a BREEAM certificate of excellence with 4 stars, the highest score ever given to an educational building in the
You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing potentially
There's a movement afoot to find ways to create super clean cities. Birmingham, England is slashing emissions like a CO2 ninja, while Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6pj3jVgeh8 Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes, sometimes
Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from that to make
We've all done it - you purchase a bunch of luscious fresh fruits and veggies, only to lose track of the time and find them languishing in the back of the crisper, covered in a layer of fuzz.
Tucked amongst the high-rises of Amsterdam, Marc Prosman Architects revitalized a 1950s villa, creating a completely updated residence without losing the home’s modernist roots. Known as
Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is light and
Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own skin," and,
Alkilu's TripLit is the first portable OLED device. Hang it from a tree, prop it up on a desk or even use it to light the area to change a tire. TripLit has three positions in addition to a
If you thought all there was to lighting was just the ability to turn it on and off, you are in for a surprise. Lighting is incredibly important for our health and well-being, and our
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y9e6lhKbU Not being able to use your bike because of bad weather shouldn't force you to fall back on transportation that's harmful for our environment.
Tucked on a plot of elevated farmland on the Isle of Skye, the Colbost residence is an unfussy collection of geometric black buildings. Inspired by a nearby old, black shed, the four
Heating your home can be one of the biggest expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate
The next wave of GMO food is about to hit store shelves in America. The US government has approved the planting of genetically modified apples which could hit store shelves within the the next
According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has
When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active knitter and he
OwnFone is using Kickstarter to take the world's simplest mobile phone across the globe. Based in London, OwnFone is the world's first custom printed mobile phone that connects you instantly to
The spiraling Ribbon Chapel by Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura is a gracefully flowing structure tucked away in a luxury resort on the Hiroshima shoreline. The building is wrapped in two
Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color - a squid may burst from red to white and back
While previously the purview of a very niche/expensive housing market, net-zero homes are quickly becoming both an economically sound and sustainable proposal. The average price of an installed
A new documentary called Coral City takes an exclusive look at the scientific art collective Coral Morphologic's living artworks: colorful reefs created using coral polyps native to Miami. Coral
Mokki is a half lamp, half plant pot that brightens your environment while adding a little whimsy to any space. The design mimics the shape of a house surrounded by a mini landscape that you can
Endocrine-disprupting chemicals may not only be bad for you in the short term, but in the long term as well. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from nail polish
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