Monthly archive September, 2007
Optibo Maximus!

Optibo Maximus!

I almost went into cardiac arrest when I came across Swedish studio White Design’s ‘Optibo’ housing solution.  The Optibo is a miniscule multi-functional residence, featuring furniture that is stored under the floor.  It weighs in at an astonishing 280 square feet!  (I’ve been in a 900 sq/ft bathroom before!) Ok… here’s reason number one why my heart rate went...
Who needs a car in the winter?

Who needs a car in the winter?

Not me… after I get myself a KTrak bike kit!  Check this thing out: The KTrak is a kit that fits most any mountain bike, containing a rear-drive track system and a front ‘sled’ that can be installed in about the same amount of time as changing a traditional wheel. Here’s a cool video of the KTrak...
Aeroturbines... urban friendly wind power.

Aeroturbines… urban friendly wind power.

Earlier this summer I was in Chicago for the big NeoCon conference and took a green building trolley tour.  We checked out several uber-green buildings and made a detour to drive by the Mercy Lakefront SRO project by renowned architect, Helmut Jahn.  Up to this point, I had only seen pictures of this gorgeous structure and was eagerly...
Let the voting begin!

Let the voting begin!

Hey y’all, So this will be more of a personal blog or ‘call to action’ than my other postings…. An idea I’ve enjoyed exploring recently has been that of personal choice and its relationship to sustainability… In America, we consume resources like no other country on earth.  We make up less than 5% of the global population, yet use over...
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