Monthly archive August, 2007
Nanosolar = Macro cool

Nanosolar = Macro cool

I will try and keep y’all posted on exciting new green technologies as best I can… I recently discovered a new solar technology that will revolutionalize the building industry in the relatively near future.  It’s called Nanosolar and they have discovered a way to produce a ‘solar film’. They start with a thin reflective sheet...
Bruce Wayne's Chair

Bruce Wayne’s Chair

Greetings friends, Here’s a cool chair for y’all to check out.  It’s the Gotham Rocker by Danko Persing for NYC based eco-furniture vendor Vivavi. Some pretty hot lines on this bad boy!….The frame is laminated maple and is made with water-based non-toxic adhesives.  The webbing is recycled seatbelts.  If you check out the site listed above, you’ll see...
Chicken Point... what?

Chicken Point… what?

Here is perhaps my favorite cabin in the world… it is the Chicken Point Cabin by Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects.  It is located lakeside in Northern Idaho and features something that I dream about regularly… a 20′ x 30′ window wall that opens to the great outdoors.  These guys (aka OSKA Architects) have been highly regarded and recognized nationally for...
Forget building a home... I'm gonna live in this!

Forget building a home… I’m gonna live in this!

There must be a god and She must really love me, ’cause it’s now clear that my life’s mission is to save up all the money I can until I can afford a Verdier Solar Power Camper!  Its a modern, metro hippified version of the original VW Westfalia Camper (which my fam had when I was a little tyke, btw).  Check...
E2 City Homes: Green Building case study

E2 City Homes: Green Building case study

Hey folksies, Here’s a great example of a holistic green building effort that I am fortunate enough to be involved with!!!  It’s the E2 City Homes by The Urban Project and will be one of the first LEED Homes in Moneysota.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is third party certified by the US...
Get your Sigg'on!

Get your Sigg’on!

Perhaps you’ve been strolling around town and have noticed stylistically enhanced individuals sporting uber-cool aluminum water bottles.  Perhaps you’ve thought to yourself, “huh… that’s a keen bottle.  Where might I find one?” …well comrade, you can find them here!! What I am talking about are those Swiss-engineered water bottles called Siggs, and they are all the rave right...
What is your Walk Score????

What is your Walk Score????

So this is really cool.  It’s a website that gives a home’s location a score based on its proximity to stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.  It’s called, you guessed it, Walk Score. Try your address out and see what score it comes up with.  My brother’s place in DC got an 86, my mom’s place a 6! (she...
Users guide for the 21st century.

Users guide for the 21st century.

I came across this amazing book a while back and have been giving it out like mad to friends.  It’s called WorldChanging: A user’s guide for the 21st century. It’s basically a metro hippie’s fieldguide…. some pretty fly artwork: The book is edited by Alex Steffen and offers “over 600 pages of the most cutting-edge solutions, ideas and...
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