Lea Stewart

 

A Michigan-based designer and self proclaimed master multi-tasker, Lea is most excited that her career has included such a variety of opportunities. She is LEED GA accredited, and has had a passion for green design for as long as she can remember. Her design for sustainable footwear was internationally awarded the First Place Professional Winner of the International Design Resource Awards and winner of the Saint Etienne International Design Biennial in 2002. She has been published in the Eco Design Handbook, and is also a part of the permanent collection of the Huxley College of the Environment at West Washington University. Lea believes that design is multifaceted and is about creating experiences. Her diverse career has focused on creating user centered projects and managing teams internally at large corporations like Masco and Rock Tenn (formerly Smurfit-Stone), at small design consultancies like Eldon Design Associates, and working for private manufactures like Kohler Company, Richard Shultz, and Michael Graves.

Lea Stewart
Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

Tesla Unveils the Model X: The World’s First All-Electric Crossover Luxury car

The auto world is buzzing today about Tesla's highly-anticipated Model X family-sized vehicle, which was unveiled just last night. Built for parents with a need for speed, this car breaks the

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Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Through an extremely in-depth report, paired with dazzling visual representations, design and think tank group Rollerhaus imagined an eco-centric future vision of Chicago that is without cars,

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Groopti’s Recycled Cardboard ECO Blocks Can be Stacked to Form Tables, Chairs, and Benches

Groopti - the website that combines crowdsourcing with bespoke manufacturing - just unveiled its latest cardboard creation, this time from designer Svetlana Kozhenova. Simply called "ECO" this

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US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

Greenbiz.com recently released their free, downloadable "State of Green Business 2012" report and some of the statistics are quite surprising. The report begins by explaining the stalemate on

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Top 6 Products For Staying in Shape at Work

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How To Get Healthy and Lose Weight by Going Green!

Boycott the Car Walking everywhere you need to go, or at least walking to the public transit that will take you everywhere you need to go, is a fantastic way to help yourself and the

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Urban Tree: Groopti Unveils Colorful New Recycled Cardboard Coat Rack

Urban Tree: Groopti Unveils Colorful New Recycled Cardboard Coat Rack

Today Groopti expanded their fun cardboard furniture series with their brand new Urban Tree coat hanger. The design was conceived by Gerardo Belmonte and then selected for production using

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PHOTOS: Smart Unveils Quirky For-Us Mini Electric Pickup Truck at the Detroit Auto Show

Smart CEO Annete Winkler said, "We at Smart love pickups – if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe and extremely comfortable. With the Smart For-Us a petrol station is

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Design Website Groopti Unveils Museum Quality Cardboard Furniture Series

Design Website Groopti Unveils Museum Quality Cardboard Furniture Series

Groopti was conceptualized by long time friends Duri Chitayat and Adam Wihlborg and grew out of strong partnerships with quality low-volume manufactures formed through their previous careers.

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Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

Tree Cards by Seed Our Future Help Businesses Plant Trees Around the World

In a happy marriage of brand marketing and global restoration efforts, Tree Cards are a way for a business to encourage clients and customers to help developing communities become

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Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

The innovative digital musicians from the Data Garden label are giving fans an alternative to wasteful vinyl EPs, by offering downland codes embedded on seed paper. Digital music in inherently

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Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

DIRTT Environmental Solutions has created a modular wall system that minimizes construction waste, is easily reconfigurable, and serves as a platform for plug and play sustainable furnishings.

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Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

Furniture and More Made from Recycled Paper and Bovine Waste!

With the ability to be transformed into furniture, signage, displays and more, Ecor is an amazing moldable material made from recycled cardboard, old newsprint, and a variety of fibers,

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Power Pipe Saves Energy by Warming Incoming Water With Waste Heat

Power Pipe Saves Energy by Warming Incoming Water With Waste Heat

Power Pipe is a brilliant, easy-to-install heat exchanger that can save a bundle on home energy costs by using hot drain water to heat incoming cold water. Statistics from the U.S.

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Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Modlet plugs into any 120 outlet to monitor and transmit energy usage data to your home computer. Its an easy, inexpensive ways to track your efficiency habit using software supplied by Modlet's

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Pop-Up ReBoard Seating Turns Any Setting Into a Cozy Lounge Space

Pop-Up ReBoard Seating Turns Any Setting Into a Cozy Lounge Space

Ruben der Kinderen’s eco-friendly benches and chairs can create the ultimate pop-up lounge practically anywhere you can carry them. A recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Kinderen

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Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

The team at Universal Display Corporation recently unveiled prototypes of a sleek, modular OLED kitchen light that blows away a set of environmental specifications proposed in a challenge funded

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Crowd-Sourced Approval for the Watson Desk Means No Factory Waste

Crowd-Sourced Approval for the Watson Desk Means No Factory Waste

The UK based, small-batch production company Made.com saves resources by producing only what consumers really want, like the Watson desk, a design that is backed up by high web approval ratings.

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an

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Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

Solar OLED Tiles Transform Skyscrapers Into Zero-Energy Displays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nhgzW1qBHc&feature The tile concept was developed by industrial designer Meidad Marzan for his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

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Shift Design’s Versatile Flat Pack Outdoor Products Modernize Your Garden

Shift Design’s Versatile Flat Pack Outdoor Products Modernize Your Garden

Philadelphia-based Shift_Design has created a family of eco-friendly outdoor products that will have modern design lovers drooling. Their collection of urban garden planters, rain collectors,

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Chicago’s New Mayor Makes Major Headway for the City’s Recycling Program

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Artists Build Sustainable Residency Studios to Protect Forested Island in Great Lakes

Artists Build Sustainable Residency Studios to Protect Forested Island in Great Lakes

Taking over an island for an artists' residency may sound totally unreal, but that's exactly what makes the efforts of Rob Gorski and Andrew Ranville all the more fantastic! Just over a year

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Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis Repair Kiosks Help You Service Your Bike on the Fly

Minneapolis cyclists now have a solution for making minor tweaks and fixing flats in a pinch with Bike Fixation kiosks. Open until midnight 365 days a year, this green startup by Alex Anderson

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The Best Green Designs from NeoCon 2011!

The Best Green Designs from NeoCon 2011!

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Mobile Eco-Trailer Concept Advocates Change for Chicago

Mobile Eco-Trailer Concept Advocates Change for Chicago

Part of an effort to empower residents in their Chicago neighborhood, long time friends Jeff Munie and Bill Vassilakis conceptualized a mobile, participatory research center that will capture

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Upcycled Booklight Gives New Life to Discarded Literature

Upcycled Booklight Gives New Life to Discarded Literature

Dutch architect Anja Verdonk juxtaposes the oldest forms of printed text with high-tech lighting technology in her LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps. Ranging from classic novels, to comic books

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Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Dazzling Storm Cloud of Light Born from Ordinary Pot Scrubbers

Trained in architecture, ceramics, and interior design, Daisuke Hiraiwa's talents clearly shine in his sculptural “A Cloudy Day” lampshade crafted from metallic scouring pads. By using

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Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

For years, Pennsylvania-based craftsman Jason Podlaski has been transforming broken skateboards into clean-lined furniture with punchy graphics. So when we caught word that his company,

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Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Social gatherings always give way to coats messily thrown on chairs. To inspire guests to hang their coats properly, Joey Zeledón has made the experience engaging by displaying the hangers.

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