Monthly archive January, 2008
Solar Light Installations Taking Over the Streets

Solar Light Installations Taking Over the Streets

Briefly highlighting two incredible solar lighting installations:  First is a permanent addition to the city of Pasadena, California’s Glenarm Innovation Corridor, an industrial area that is transforming into a neighborhood for high tech businesses.  The light installation, created by UeBERSEE, consists of dozens of solar powered, WiFi-controlled ‘powerPLANTS’, which rise up to 78 feet above...
Plug into the Fisker Karma

Plug into the Fisker Karma

So the metro hippie’s beloved Tesla Roadster might be under siege already…  A bigger, badder, dare I say sexier plug-in hybrid is on the prowl.  With a gorgeous and aggressive design, the Fisker Karma sedan is unlike anything else ever created on American soil. Jam packed with eco-features, the Fisker is another homegrown automotive beacon...
Air Squared

Air Squared

Air Architecture recently created a unique guest house for a Buddhism expert in Brentwood, California.  The home features a polycarbonate-clad skin over a timber frame, with a barrier of air between for insulation. Passive cross ventilation, with the help of an operable skylight, helps to cool the structure on those hot So Cal summer days. ...
Chasing the Wind

Chasing the Wind

From Metropolis Magazine. As rendered, a strangely organic yet familiar form stretches across a valley on Russia’s Lake Ladoga and sweeps down into the water, seeming to take a deep breath along the way.  This unconventional structure is London-based Chetwood Associates attempt to shift the definition of wind-energy source.  “We want to concentrate and capture...
Green Guru Gear by Ecologic Designs

Green Guru Gear by Ecologic Designs

A big metro hippie shout out goes to Ecologic Designs for coming up with this epic line of eco paraphernalia. The ‘Green Guru Gear’ features bags, wallets, bags, bags, goggle straps, and bags, all of which are created with utmost sustainable sincerity.  Let’s take a look at the Boulder, Colorado company’s portfolio….. Let’s start with...
Sun Table - Not a Fable.

Sun Table – Not a Fable.

Here’s a nice addition to a metro hippie’s patio… it’s a solar powered table, made by Sudia Design Labs out of the Big App.  The Sun Table features a 64 watt pv panel  which produces enough energy to power a laptop for three hours or so…. I dig the minimalist styling.  Do you? The table...
Now this building's GREEN!

Now this building’s GREEN!

Seoul, South Korea just got the hookup from the design gods when architects Minsuk Cho and Kisu Park of Mass Studies designed this foliage-wrapped slice of heaven.  Finished in October ’07, the building houses Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester. ummmm… i don’t want to waste this valuable space with words when the pictures can speak...
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