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.
Melbourne Water's new headquarters has achieved a 5 Star NABERS rating (NABERS is Australia's green building rating system). And it is expected to receive a 6 Star NABERS rating following a
Lorenzo Duran's Intricate Leaf Art Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran cuts away at leaves with surgical precision to create detailed landscapes, intricate symbols, and a variety of other images.
Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia, and the riverfront district, located along the Sava River between the Sava Port and Kalemegrad Park, is one of the city's oldest continually inhabited
Apple's newest laptops just got a stamp of approval from the world’s leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) released its review
Last week, Chicago officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on “the greenest street in America,” a two-mile stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue in the city’s
Cultivating a House is a large-scale installation consisting of two houses built from sustainable materials by Cibicworkshop, a design research center that is based in italy. The two houses,
There’s something innately satisfying about getting your status updates “liked” on Facebook, but it still doesn't compare a real hug. To reconcile that, Harvard Graduate School of Design
The Bicymple isn't the first attempt to reinvent the bicycle we've seen; just a few weeks ago we discovered the Fliz bike, a pedal-less bike based on the concept of a velocipede. And while it's
The US Commerce Department ruled in favor of imposing tariffs on some Chinese solar panels on Wednesday. The department found that Chinese solar-panel makers were receiving unfair government
EcoCool is a system designed by Ardavan Mirhosseini to filter and reuse the greywater produced in showers and sinks (but not toilets). The water passes through two separate filters and can also
The playscape is the fifth phase of Auburn University Rural Studio's effort to revitalize and redevelop Lions Park in Greensboro. The colorful, labyrinthine structure is filled with sound
This month, Paul Testa Architecture obtained planning approval to build an earth-sheltered home in the United Kingdom. The Burrows is a highly sustainable single-family home that will be built
Want to win an elegant, versatile carryall for any occasion? Over at Ecouterre, we're giving away a gorgeous “Raylan Sm” bag by Matt & Nat that includes a padded compartment, lined
In 1978, Schaeffer founded Real Goods Solar in Hopland, California, one of the nation's first solar energy companies, and his solar panels power the home. A large array of solar photovoltaic
The design team of Ross Barney Architects, Sasaki Associates, Benesch, and Jacobs/Ryan Associates, propose creating a series of public spaces along the riverwalk. Each new block would have a
Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Energy Award at World Architecture Festival
Nikken Sekkei's bioskin system is a groundbreaking attempt to reduce operations costs and energy use through natural processes. The idea was inspired by the traditional Japanese techniques of
Whether you're returning to school or just need a new bag to bring your laptop to and from work, Corkor's all-natural women's laptop bag is one of the greenest options available. The bag is
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,
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