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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world, and together they have managed to make quite an impact with sustainable architecture. Granted, not every architecture firm

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Compostmodern 2013 Kicks off Next Month in San Francisco – Register Today!

Compostmodern 2013 Kicks off Next Month in San Francisco – Register Today!

Heads up sustainable designers, architects, and green thinkers! We're excited to announce that one of our favorite San Francisco Bay Area design events is kicking off next month - get ready for

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Attend the ‘Never Built: Los Angeles’ Fundraiser This Saturday and Tour the Joshua Tree Home of Tim Disney

Attend the ‘Never Built: Los Angeles’ Fundraiser This Saturday and Tour the Joshua Tree Home of Tim Disney

Heading to Palm Springs for Modernism Week? If you plan on staying in the desert oasis through the weekend, be sure to stop by the A+D Museum and Blu Homes' fundraising event at the home of Tim Disney

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Das Haus: Striking House of the Future Blends Japanese Design With California Modernism

Das Haus: Striking House of the Future Blends Japanese Design With California Modernism

Concerned to eliminate the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors, Nichetto designed a home that has plants everywhere: on shelves, in the bathroom, on the walls and there is even a small

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Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

One of Maison et Objet's most popular attractions this year was the "Inspirations" trend area, which was curated by a variety of experts. Working under this year's overarching theme of Vivant (or Living),

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Kiki & Joost Design a 23-foot Tall Mirador for People Watching

Kiki & Joost Design a 23-foot Tall Mirador for People Watching

Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven and now share a studio in Strijp. They craft all sorts of wonderful lamps, cabinets, textiles, and ceramics for brands

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Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Activist and sustainable designer Anna Garforth created a wonderful piece for the recent edition of Dutch Design Week. Dubbed 'Wondering Territory', the 3-D model illustrates the migration of a brown

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Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Sitting at the main entrance of Eindhoven’s Katrina Kerk cathedral (chosen because churches are strong symbols of communicating and transmitting messages to millions of people) Carbonell’s social

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Maarten Bass Wows Dutch Design Week With a Crashed Van Full of Treasures

Maarten Bass Wows Dutch Design Week With a Crashed Van Full of Treasures

Maarten Baas was born in Germany but grew up in The Netherlands, graduating from the renowned Design Academy of Eindhoven. He is well known for his Smoke Series, for which he literally burned iconic

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Healthy Home Chicago: Inhabitat Gets a First Look Inside Amazing Green Chicago Home

Healthy Home Chicago: Inhabitat Gets a First Look Inside Amazing Green Chicago Home

This masterpiece home began as a plea from a young couple fed up with not being able to find a healthy home where they could raise their daughter, and soon expected second baby. For those not familiar

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San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping Festival Showcases 23 Urban Innovation Projects

San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping Festival Showcases 23 Urban Innovation Projects

UP:SF was the second stop on the tour (the festival has already been to Singapore), and it was presented by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in partnership with Intersection for the

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Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Tom Dixon's "Beat Light Fat" lampes are inspired by traditional brass cooking pots. The pieces have been batted into shape by hand by northern Indian craftsmen, and are 30% industry and 70%

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Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

Recycled Materials and Innovative Low-Energy Designs Shine at Paris’ Maison & Objet

One of our favorite finds, COLORS' Chiba is a Japanese take on classic Danish LEGO bricks made from recycled coffee beans, tea and wood chips—and it smells great!. Ground coffee was pretty big at

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Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Swedish designer Iris Shantverk has been making functional brushes since 1884, crafted from unusual biodegradable materials including horse hair, cactus fibers and goat hair, paired with local wood to

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Matthew Plummer-Fernandez Unveils His Fantastic Zero-Waste, 3D-Printed Bowls at London Design Festival

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez Unveils His Fantastic Zero-Waste, 3D-Printed Bowls at London Design Festival

We spotted Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's fantastic 3D printed works at Designersblock at this year's bustling London Design Festival. Using a digital camera, emerging 3D technologies and software—some of

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Console O by JiB Design Studio Combines Form and Function at the London Design Festival

Console O by JiB Design Studio Combines Form and Function at the London Design Festival

The London Design Festival is full of beautiful design, but few things manage to combine beauty and function as perfectly JiB Design Studio's Console O. With built-in organic ceramic vessels that serve as

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Park(ing) Day 2012: Photos of the Best Pop-Up Parks From Coast to Coast!

Park(ing) Day 2012: Photos of the Best Pop-Up Parks From Coast to Coast!

Park(ing) Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Studio converted a single parking space into a pop-up park. The idea is that as long as you feed the meter, the space is yours to use as you please.

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100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

Aiming to make Danish design affordable and accessible, Vita made a great show with their flat-packed lighting. The Eos pendant light (shown above), which comes in two sizes, is constructed of feathers on

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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Victoria & Albert Museum Lights Up With Sustainable Design During the London Design Festival

Victoria & Albert Museum Lights Up With Sustainable Design During the London Design Festival

Installed in a roof space of the V&A only accessible by a tiny spiral staircase, Keiichi Matsuda's Prism is a visual representation of live environmental data from across London - from the weather to

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Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Moored within St. Katharine Docks, just minutes away from the iconic Tower Bridge, INACHUS was being built in Kent at this time last year. Featuring two floors, this house accommodates three bedrooms,

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David Chipperfield Masterminds 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale on Topic of ‘Common Ground’

David Chipperfield Masterminds 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale on Topic of ‘Common Ground’

Whether common ground is defined as a foundation for mutual understanding, interest, agreement, relationship or discussion, it can easily be defined by famed British architect David Chipperfield as this

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AIA San Francisco’s 2012 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

AIA San Francisco’s 2012 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

Heads up SF Bay Area architecture fans - we're excited to announce that AIA SF will be celebrating San Francisco's architectural heritage all September long as it kicks off the 9th annual Architecture and

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Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and

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Lunchbook: Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini’s Printed Plates Make Milan Expo Dining Even More Fun!

Lunchbook: Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini’s Printed Plates Make Milan Expo Dining Even More Fun!

The Milan Expo 2015 is already underway and in true Italian fashion, food and sustainability are the main focus. The amazing designers Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini have created a fun and

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The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

This wall vegetation system by Nodo17 Architects is constructed from a cage of galvanized sheet metal and geo-textile felt, and it features an incorporated drip irrigation system. The lightweight design

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, has long been an advocate of sustainable designs that only look great, but are also affordable for everyone. In the case of the C6 prefab, Joaquin and LivingHomes’

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