Home Printing, Literally

Home Printing, Literally

So this is pretty much the bees knees! Gone are the days of thinking printers are just for paper. We’re entering an era where printing has added a dimension… we’re talking 3D of course! Rapid product prototyping is becoming a vital tool in many industrial designer’s arsenals now. But even...
718 Cyclery

718 Cyclery

In Brooklyn, NY sits an incredible bicycle shop called the 718. It was founded as a resource to bring a bit of craftsmanship and collaboration into the community’s growing bike culture. Instead of ‘peddling’ prefabricated cycles like the majority of shops, 718 has created a process in which its customers can...
Becoming a leadership master

Becoming a leadership master

So this past June I wrapped up a 10 month master’s program in Karlskrona, Sweden, a beautiful city on an archipelago on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. It was an epic year, undeniably the best of my 29 thus far. It featured over 60 worldchangers from 30 different...
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LEAF Vanity

LEAF Vanity

Just saw this photo series on Nissan LEAF’s Facebook page and thought it was quite clever… Owners of the new all-electric auto are sharing their pride in a number of ways, one of which is on personalized vanity plates. Some fun ones in here! Let’s take a look… and last but not least, my fave...
Project Aura Lightin' Up

Project Aura Lightin’ Up

I pride myself on minimizing the number of wants in my life, but damn… I WANT this!… in fact, I NEED this! It’s a want for the ridiculous amount of style that oozes from it, and it’s a need for its functional purpose of promoting safety… this thing truly embodies the power of design, and...
Ridin' the Talk

Ridin’ the Talk

I’m excited to be share with y’all a cool project/adventure a friend of mine is taking on. Cindy Gilbert is the director of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Sustainable Design online programs. I’ve gotten to know her a bit over the months as she’s brought me on to the faculty to lead an...
Zem's 5 tips for Super Chic Moms

Zem’s 5 tips for Super Chic Moms

Zem Joaquin is the founder of EcoFabulous, a popular green website geared towards stylish individuals who want to affect environmental change while staying true to their most authentic (and fashionable) selves. In this interview, Zem shares some helpful tips to guide parents in making more ecologically conscientious decisions while gaining much coveted “cool mom” status....
Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

The Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide is derived from a research thesis by Joshua Foss, Aaron Quesnel and Nina Danielsson at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden in the spring of 2011. This guide should act as a general resource to help city stakeholders better understand the role rooftop agriculture (RA) can play in...
Western Harbour, showin' how it's done

Western Harbour, showin’ how it’s done

Blonde babes on bicycles and exceptional eco-design… arguably my two favorite things on planet Earth. This being said, I’ve been a pretty happy camper the past 9 months as I’ve been living in Sweden, home to an abundance of both these glorious entities. As much as I’d like to write about stylish ladies cruising around...
A Greener Way to Die

A Greener Way to Die

Going green is about to get deadly. Strap into your seat and get ready to learn all about the art of dying sustainably. Hear me out, this will be hauntingly interesting stuff! So I recently came across an intriguing article entitled “Planning for the Disposal of the Dead” in a journal issue of the American...
4 Rules for Improved Bike Parking

4 Rules for Improved Bike Parking

Current society caters to motion; drive-thrus being perfect examples.  Meals, marriages, and medications can be acquired on the go, in a box, without standing up.  Since their dawn of creation, automobiles have been accompanied by mottos and slogans verbalizing freedom and the wild wind in your hair.  However, what these slogans do not articulate is...
Coffee, Cake and Climate Change

Coffee, Cake and Climate Change

So anyone who knows me is fully aware that I’ve drunk a whole lot of green Kool-Aid the past several years. Every day I wake up and ask myself, ‘what’s up with this crazy world, and what can I do to help make it a little less crazy, or at least a better crazy?’ I...
Livin' the One Tonne Life

Livin’ the One Tonne Life

So there’s a good ol’ fashioned social experiment going on in Sweden right now. Sure, we may be aware of this in the shape of beautiful blonde people enjoying all the bounties that a fully functioning social democracy can provide… rich culture, great infrastructure, fully covered programs like healthcare and higher education, extensive ecosystem preservation,...
Smart Design Trends for 2011

Smart Design Trends for 2011

Greets y’all!  So I’m hanging out in Milwaukee right now, gearing up for my second speaking gig of the day at the NARI Home Improvement Show… I am excited to share my new presentation of the year, Smart Design Trends for 2011.  I cover a lot of ground in it, from ambitious projects in Hawaii...
Bug Dome in Shenzhen

Bug Dome in Shenzhen

So to celebrate this Chinese New Year, the year of the rabbit, I will share a post on a wicked project from a couple of years back… It has nothing to do with bunnies… rather bugs.. but it is in the Chinese city in Shenzhen, so maybe that’s enough of a connection? The ‘Bug Dome’...
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