Mark Boyer is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Buffalo, NY, Mark studied literature at the University of Chicago and was the founding editor of Curbed Chicago. His work has appeared in GOOD, Mindful Metropolis, and others.
Bishan Park is part of Singapore's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program, a long-term initiative to transform the city-state's bodies of water into more inviting public parks.
Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream.
Halloween brings out the creativity in kids perhaps more than any other major holiday. And these Jack-0-lantern crayons, which are made from melted down recycled crayons, promote artistic
Although the mural is water-activated, most rain storms wouldn't do the trick -- unless it was falling at just the right angle. So to ensure that the mural is visible, Hartford installed
Mammals have the unique ability to moderate their body temperature through perspiration— evaporation on the surface of our skin that helps to keep us from overheating. But if sweating works so
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin have developed an amazing new type of intruder-detecting 'smart' curtains that can sense when someone
Fast fashion companies have plenty of excuses for not paying workers a fair living wage. Consumers don't want to pay more for clothes, they argue, and they insist that they're helping create
In 2007 San Francisco banned the use of non-compostable plastic bags by large supermarkets and pharmacies. On October 1, that ban will be extended to all retail stores, and on January 1 it will
Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners' sustainable masterplan for the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai
Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture
Designer Tristan Roland's Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated,
Bike sharing programs are great, but pedaling up San Francisco's steep hills can be a pain. And car sharing is cool, but finding a parking space in the city can be tough. Enter Scoot Networks,
Headlands Art Center’s Caravanniversary Show Filled with Interactive Installations and Recycled Pods
Perhaps the most eye-catching installation on display at the Caravanniversary show is Suzanne Husky's Sleeper Cell, which is part of her larger Sleeper Cell Hotel exhibit, which was on display
Modular, prefabricated buildings have been catching on in design communities around the world in recent years, but the building techniques are typically limited to low-rise buildings. Chinese
Why use living animals to produce leather when you can produce it in the lab? Modern Meadow, a Missouri-based startup that seeks to combine regenerative medicine with three-dimensional
Is there anything Gwyneth Paltrow can't do? The actress-turned-lifestyle-guru-turned-food-expert is now trying her hand at fashion design. This week, Paltrow announced that she is teaming up
Photo via Shutterstock Let's face it: school day mornings can be pretty chaotic, and preparing a well-balanced lunch for your kid can add to the stress. The best way to ensure that you're
Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer We toured the Eddie House this weekend as part of AIA SF's 10th annual San Francisco Living: Homes Tours, and came away impressed with Three Legged Pig's
Photo via Shutterstock Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world
We've heard of guerrilla gardening, and we've heard of grafting plants -- but guerrilla grafting? That's new to us. For the past two years, a group that calls themselves Guerrilla Grafters have
U2′s Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, are the founders of the African-focused fashion label EDUN, and true to its rocker heritage, EDUN's Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week was
Samantha Pleet Takes Us Back To the Fertile Crescent with ‘Sands of Time’ Collection at New York Fashion Week
Samantha Pleet’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is epic — literally. Pleet’s new “Sands of Time” collection, which was presented at the Wolverine store on
Set upon a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the ruins of the Sutro Baths in the cove below, Lands End Outlook was designed as a space for visitors to quickly step into to get a map, grab a
With a collection that included colorful prints and pastel-colored swimsuits, fashion designer Mara Hoffman brought a taste of Polynesia to the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg shared spotlight at New York Fashion Week with an unlikely collaborator this week: Google. Von Furstenberg sent Google’s new augmented-reality
With a parade of linen trouser suits, translucent drop-waist shirtdresses, puff-sleeve bonded-cotton sweaters, floral lace shorts, and giant flatform rope sandals, John Patrick brought
Osklen founder Oskar Metsavaht doesn't want his fashion label to be thought of as an eco-fashion brand; instead, the Brazilian label’s founder prefers to think of it as a purveyor of
For homebuilders, constructing a house that can withstand hurricane winds can be tricky, because the only way to run a test is to wait for a major storm to develop. Florida International
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