The Inhabitat gang finds it difficult to resist any great green holiday decoration – whether it be a DIY terrarium ornament, a Jack Daniel’s holiday tree or a geodesic gingerbread house, we just can’t get enough. But we might have just come across the mother
Somer began the design process about two years ago when he dreamed of crafting the space, a former home, with his own hands. Inspired by his family’s Estonian background and DIY mentality, he soon realized he could call upon his many talented friends to help
Pine Box may be a vegan joint, but all are welcome. With a club house feel, the bar occupies an old casket factory. The interior is lined with salvaged pine planks, with lodge-like pine benches and tables welcoming larger groups in the back. Local artists
More than 200 vendors will participate in BUST Magazines’ two-day holiday shopping extravaganza — the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 in NYC. Join in for the best handmade gifts, food, craft beer, DJs, and raffle prizes!
Each year’s limited edition datebook has a unique design to keep collectors surprised and coming back. 2012′s distinguishing feature is an envelope that is stitched into the signature and serves as a pocket for receipts, stamps, postcards or any other small
Gala attendees sipped cocktails while cavorting around the famed dinosaur skeletons in the museum’s lobby. Inside the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, patrons were treated to lavishly decorated tables, set amongst the dioramas of seals and dolphins
With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates
Godesky bought the land in 1978 and went through a series of agricultural endeavors before establishing the farm and mill. She tried raising cows, rabbits and Dorset sheep for meat, but finally found her niche with Icelandic and Shetland sheep. The sheep’s
The land art installation takes place at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. According to Natiello, the Manor’s landscape is very important as it provided the original inspiration for the Blaze, along with the work of artists such as Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson,
Walk down any New York sidewalk and you’re bound to see a broken chair that’s been callously thrown street side. Bastard chairs are a dime a dozen, and we tend to cast them off into dumpster doom without a care, but Brooklyn’s 31 & Change is changing all
For us, living an eco-conscious life isn’t even a question, but for many people, the idea of “going green” seems like a daunting task that they don’t have the time or energy to do. Enter, the personal environmental concierge. They’ll take your clothes to organic dry cleaners, run your errands by bike, and swap your toxic cleaners for all-natural versions, all for a surprisingly reasonable rate. As the green movement grows, personal eco assistants are becoming increasingly popular, especially in urban areas. New York City is home to several such businesses, including Eco-Concierge NYC and QiLiving.
‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully end up with the year’s record breaker. This year, Jim Bryson from Quebec
GreenHomeNYC Auctions Off Eco Furniture Made From Recycled Materials at the NEW New York Block Party
The works were on display and accessible for public use at the Garden Lounge, set up in a parking lot in the middle of the block. While the threat of rain deterred some visitors, the furniture designs drew the attention of the majority of the crowd. While
Created by Alex Weber, the Green Partition is part living wall, part communal seating. Using modular planters made from recycled cork board and recycled plywood, Weber created an interesting space divider that’s filled with natural life. The plants each have
An artist in Philadelphia collaborated with the creative directors at Assembly New York to develop the hand welded metal and glass terrariums, which were originally inspired by larger, more abstract architectural forms. The resulting glass enclosures also
Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to live off the grid in a city like New York. The extremely polluted Gowanus Canal is dotted with a handful of houseboats, but only the vessel painted like a circus clown is completely self-sufficient. Called “The
Lead image adapted from pchgorman’s photo.
GET YOUR FARM ON
Get on your overalls (we’re just kidding, please just stick to shorts and a tee shirt) and head on down to the oldest continually farmed stretch of land in NYC – the Queens County Farm Museum!
The Uni is made of 144 wooden cubes that can be reconfigured, or fit together into an eight foot cube. The cubes fit around 15 books each, and feature a cover that can fit together to make modular furniture. Each piece can be made into a bench, table, podium
Brooklyn’s very own design darlings Trish Anderson and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction were commissioned last May to envision a sustainability fundraising event at the Museum of Natural History for a classified client. Their “Applause Award Show” stage and aesthetics scheme transformed cardboard, shipping pallets, newspaper, and plant-life into a tailored setting that honored the deserving activists’ work within the environmental community.
From May 4-8, Downtown Manhattan will host the Festival of Ideas for the New City.
Brooklyn’s DIY band Ladycop is making sure you hear of them — if not at a live music venue, then by parking their converted eco-friendly school bus all over town. Sure, a school bus may not grab your attention (or seem like a cool tour bus for a band),
The World Maker Faire Team will be hosting a Town Hall and Community Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Collab, (a think tank and fabrication laboratory designed to provide space, technology and manufacturing equipment to Makers) and would
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