Kristine Lofgren

 

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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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

Many of the world's most magnificent animals are quietly slipping away. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most endangered animals based on data from The World Bank. According

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Telesis v2.0 is an open and airy renovated post-war home

Telesis v2.0 is an open and airy renovated post-war home

Metropolitan Architectural Practice (MAP) revamped an incomplete property that was started in the 1950s to create an open, modernist residence that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living

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Thomas Keller is giving the French Laundry a Louvre-inspired makeover

Thomas Keller is giving the French Laundry a Louvre-inspired makeover

International design firm Snohetta has been chosen to work along with Envelope A +D and Harrison, Koellner, LLC to renovate the legendary French Laundry. Once completed, the landmark restaurant

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The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

When it comes to commuting, bikes can be too bulky, cars are a pain, and walking can be time consuming. So when robotic engineering student Lorenzo Cella wanted to find a way to speed up his

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Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

3D printers are becoming more and more common, but after the initial novelty wears off, if you aren’t a student or designer, you might run out of things to print. Inhabitat favorite Vivien

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The Six Walls House is an understated concrete residence on the rocky Swedish shoreline

The Six Walls House is an understated concrete residence on the rocky Swedish shoreline

In a small clearing in a pine grove on the Swedish coastline sits Six Walls House - an elegantly simple concrete home that offers tranquil views of the Baltic sea through the trees. Architects

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

Never underestimate the mental benefits of a clean home. A fresh space can leave you feeling mentally clear as well. If you struggle with your annual spring cleaning, check out this infographic

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5+ Design merges high-rise living with nature in their Krystal Laputa project

5+ Design merges high-rise living with nature in their Krystal Laputa project

In order to foster interaction between residents and the outdoors, Hollywood-based 5+ Design created the Krystal Laputa, a series of residential high rises that merge modern living with

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SKODA Man Pram makes strolling your baby manly

SKODA Man Pram makes strolling your baby manly

High beam headlights and 20-inch alloy rims with all terrain wheels. Oversized brake calipers with high spec brakes. It isn't the latest car, it's the SKODA pram for men. In one study 76% of

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Miami Museum is hosting a day of art making for disabled children

Miami Museum is hosting a day of art making for disabled children

If you are in the Miami area today, stop by the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum for a day of art making with your kids. The museum has invited all families who have kids with special needs

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ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

The city of Velenje in Slovenia was designed as a garden city, so as increased car use put pressure on the city to increase parking spaces, sprawling parking lots began taking over the lush

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This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

At just over 300 square feet, this secluded writer’s retreat is a modern cave-inspired getaway built to foster creativity. The retreat, located in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil, was created by

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510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around the world

510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around the world

When one client needed a flexible vacation spot on a budget that could sleep up to ten people, architects Hunter Leggitt Studio (HLS) created the 510 Cabin in the high desert near Lake Isabella

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Source reveals Apple’s new car will be autonomous—and powered by Siri

Source reveals Apple’s new car will be autonomous—and powered by Siri

Last month, rumors began swirling about a new Apple car after it was revealed that the company had hired a group of engineers from electric car battery manufacturer A123. In typical Apple

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New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

Team Green Architects created a sustainable, simple retreat on a rural property in Dalefield, New Zealand. The 106 square-meter guest house is a modern villa that can sleep eight people in two

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

Changing your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon emissions. If you can't move to wind or

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INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

The sun is the perfect source for clean, free energy, but sometimes the technology to harvest our nearest star's power can be a bit expensive. So why not take matters into your own hands and

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Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter created this timber-clad sauna for a seaside home on the Stockholm archipelago. The sauna has two wings which gentle fold out toward the Baltic Sea, allowing it to soak up the

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an

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Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge

Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge

Greenpeace calls out major suppliers -  including LVMH, Gap, H&M and Levi's - with their Detox Catwalk to take the Detox pledge to encourage them to remove toxic chemicals from their supply

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Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side

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Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of concrete

Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of concrete

HCWD Studio works strike to rediscover the using experience of daily object, and redefine the relationship between human scale, space and landscape. The New York-based design studio just

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

In 2012, household air pollution made up 7.7% of all global mortalities. Given that we spend 90% of our lives indoors, it's important that the air we breathe indoors is clean, which can be a

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SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

Egypt is getting a new and improved capitol city designed by architecture firm SOM. The privately-funded project consists of a 700-square meter development with an urban park, residential

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BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) behind. In a

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

With World Water Day this Sunday, it's the perfect time to consider all the small changes you can make to be water smart. For instance, if every American home replaced their old toilets with

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Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

https://vimeo.com/121906128 Project H is a non-profit organization based in California that encourages creativity among young people in the community. Working with a group of designers and

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can

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How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

Dyeing Easter eggs doesn't have to be an exercise in dipping into a multitude of chemicals. This year, dye your eggs the natural way. The process takes a bit longer, but produces a beautiful,

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This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that can also

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