Holly McWhorter

 

Holly McWhorter, LEED AP, is a writer and designer living in Brooklyn. A native of Philadelphia, she went to Spelman College for undergrad and has a graduate degree in architectural interior design from Parsons. She's been hardcore design junkie (with a special hankering for the green kind) since childhood. She has written for publications including the Village Voice, TheRoot.com, Zink magazine and various design blogs, and with her husband Bjarke Ballisager is a co-founder of PLANT design studio. In her spare time, she likes to play music and sing, take pictures, and travel far and wide.

Holly McWhorter
Studio Garneau's Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

Studio Garneau's Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

The custom-designed wall bed can be flipped up to create a small open space that the resident uses for yoga, and the blue-tiled, spa-like bath is separated from the bedroom by an…

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New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo…

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Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

The mall-ification of NYC has been pretty difficult to ignore, and it seems like every week another one of the small shops that makes our city so unique gets replaced with a shiny new…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

An entry in Tablet Hotel's Rethink Hotels competition, the Allotment is a totally new concept in hospitality: A hotel centered around food, rather than sleep. Dreamed up by Dean Moran,…

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NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

Washington Square photo via Shutterstock After two weeks of hot debate between NYU and the New York City Council regarding the university's plans to expand its Greenwich Village…

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New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

© katerha/Flickr Years before Mayor Bloomberg proposed his hotly debated ban on sugary drinks sized over 16 ounces, he outlawed another treacherous health hazard in NYC: trans fats…

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MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million…

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BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

We've been following BrightFarms' plan to build the world's largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, and now they've sent us word revealing who their long-term retail partner will be -…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores Williamsburg's Sexy New Wythe Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores Williamsburg's Sexy New Wythe Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

Artwork throughout the hotel is by local artists, including the huge Duke Riley drawing in the lobby. The big painting in the lobby's elevator by is also by a local artist. In the…

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it's developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275…

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Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Imagine being a student at New York City’s Queens College, and being able to pick a ripe, organic apple right off the tree on your way to your morning biology class. Nice, right? This…

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