log in | sign up
Michelle Kaufmann Designs has released another great prefab home, the Side Breeze. Fundamentally similar to the Sunset Breezehouse, the Side Breeze is slightly larger at 2,500 square feet and
Read More >
Reveal Designs has brought to market a new line of furnishings and hardware designed by Washington architect James Cutler (of Cutler Anderson Architects.) These elegantly designed chairs,
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is developing what has been hailed as the most environmentally innovative and high performance building in North America. The Centre for
Something old is new again! Cork enjoyed two heydays this past century: once in the roaring 20's and again in the late 60's & early 70's. Overdue for a comeback, Expanko is leading the way
Don’t you hate it when you’ve got a huge pile of aluminum shavings lying around after a big project and think, “What a waste! I should really do something with this glistening
Through multiple layers of innovation, Interlam - an architectural surfacing company - is adding some serious sex appeal to one of the more banal materials we call upon for everyday
Many of our readers have commented lately that some of the recent prefab, modular, and kit housing projects that we have written about do not address real living - whether in the context of
Micro Dwellings is a moveable, modular system which can be configured in an infinite number of ways due to its geometry. They can be built onto existing construction, submerged, or mounted on
Monday marked the one year anniversary of the South Asian Tsunami, which killed nearly 300,000 people and left many others homeless. In August, we (here in the U.S.) saw first hand how
Australia bring us another good example of how beautiful both small and prefab can be. The deck_house, by noek_design, was officially launched at “Sydney in Bloom 05″ as an outdoor
Bent plywood has made a huge impact on contemporary furniture. From the original Eames chair which introduced us to the concept of using molding plywood, designers have since been inventing new
Eleek Inc. brings an environmentally friendly approach to hand crafted, high quality metal work. With a diverse portfolio from large scale architectural lighting to intricately detailed
Those who know the sauna experience, really appreciate the sauna. Usually, this applies to those who find themselves in really, really cold climates.
Castor Canadensis, a Canadian design
Admittedly, sustainable design isn?t exactly the core reason for this post, but the Chancellery Building and Business School at Edith Cowan University provides some breathtaking imagery that?s
Our friends over at MioCulture, whose Bendant light recently rocked several design blogs, have brought the world recyclable 3-dimensional modular wallpaper. Their V2 wallpaper ? which stretches
Remember being in 5th grade, and really into dinosaurs and fossils?
Apparently, a few designers, collectors, and decorators have returned to the prehistoric aesthetic for cutting edge
“Can you see yourself in an iT house?” Linda Taalman, Alan Koch, and the iT house designers ask this question, examining what potential homeowners desire in a machine for living.
SolarCap Light Emitting Tiles are complete, self-contained illuminating devices designed to be integrated into a variety of paving or masonry applications. Well suited for exterior use, they can
Mark your calendars: The Skyscraper Museum will launch a new exhibit in January of next year, highlighting new sustainable skyscrapers. Entitled “Green Towers in New York: from Visionary
At Inhabitat, we are often seduced by precious products and elegantly designed dwellings, intoxicated by the cutting edge approach to sustainability. While this technology and beauty is
Paul Cocksedge is a young British designer whose elegant lighting incorporates rarely considered materials and exploits their properties through illumination.
As an interior designer, my friend Victor receives gifts and tokens from the local finish and furniture reps on a daily basis. Usually these items are not terribly distinctive; however, last
While “modern” & “rural” are rarely used descriptively in the same sentence, Sasha Sykes has found a way to merge these two design ideals. The contemporary furniture
Looking for alternatives to the typical education available for their own kindergarten child, Mark and Gretchen Biedron established the Willow School, the first independent school in the U.S. to
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will be holding its 4th official GreenBuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta this week. This annual conference brings together professionals
Branching out to mainstream consumers, the Sierra Club has teamed up with the Parsons Design Lab to develop collections of dinnerware and glassware. The Parsons students were inspired by the
As part of its 2004 “Sense and Simplicity” project, Philips has devoted the development of many new products to simplifying the way we live. Many of these products have come about as
While it seems like only a couple months ago that Metropolis magazine publicized the winners of Next Generation 2005, the call for next year’s submissions has already been announced.
In the 1940's, Portland Oregon's jazz scene was thriving with activity and nightlife, welcoming such greats as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker to its legendary Dude Ranch
Recognizing a deficiency of affordable housing, The City of Santa Cruz, California has begun a program based on the reuse of the once vital “granny flat,” or ADU (accessory dwelling
browse our archives...