Monthly archive February, 2008
This Remodel's Gone Platinum!

This Remodel’s Gone Platinum!

Live Green, Live Smart is a Minneapolis based company pushin’ green to the extreme… They keep their hands quite full by juggling the promotion of green building on a national level, offering educational services, and creating epic case study eco-remodels, like their Sustainable House, which happens to be the planet’s first ever LEED Platinum remodel! ...
weeHouse Will Someday Be meHouse

weeHouse Will Someday Be meHouse

Minnesota month trudges on with another incredible Twin Cities based design firm, Alchemy Architects.   Alchemy produces some bomb.com custom homes, but is most recognized as the masterminds behind the oh-so-cute weeHouse… you know, the 341 sq ft gem of a structure.  Here’s its famous photo: The weeHouse has been the go-to example for living...
Who Put That Bucky Ball in a Tree?!?

Who Put That Bucky Ball in a Tree?!?

… Dustin Feider did, that’s who! A homeboy of mine, Dustin started 02sustainability, a company that builds geodesic domes in trees! With a degree in furniture design and a passion for creative problem solving, Feider built his first Buckminster Fuller inspired geo-dome to explore the concept of habitat. The Minneapolis based company is firmly committed...
Free Tour of the Tofte

Free Tour of the Tofte

Activist Medora Woods picked up an incredible piece of property on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  With a small cabin existing on site, Woods hired Minneapolis architect Sarah Nettleton to completely rebuild it in a way that would reflect her commitment to the environment.  The team would dub it The Tofte Project and use...
A Seat for the Modern Lollygagger

A Seat for the Modern Lollygagger

Do you like to sit?  Are you a lollygagger?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, you are in luck my friend.  Loll Designs has come up with a solution for all those standing lollygaggers out there… a line of modern adirondack chairs that are 100% recycled and very affordable. Loll creates all...
FlatPak... cooler than the Rat Pack?

FlatPak… cooler than the Rat Pack?

Kick off them shoes… Minnesota month is here and I have all 29 days this year to impress you with the North Star state’s eco-splendor.  Let’s go ahead and start things off with an incredible home in Minneapolis… the FlatPak by Lazor Office, a slice of prefabricated perfection… Bon Appetit! Charlie Lazor is the man...
February is Minnesota Month on Metro Hippie

February is Minnesota Month on Metro Hippie

This month at Metro Hippie will be dedicated to companies based out of my home state of Minnesota… Many instantly think ‘isolated tundra’ or of that ridiculous Fargo movie (which is North Dakota people!).  I’m here to turn the ‘naysayers’ into ‘yaysayers’ by focusing on some incredible eco-efforts made possible by progressive minds within the...
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