Monthly archive July, 2008
Could I Get a Hefeweitzen w/ that Passivhaus?

Could I Get a Hefeweitzen w/ that Passivhaus?

Silently combating highly publicized eco-building programs like LEED and Energy Star is Passive House, a voluntary standard for energy efficient buildings that humbly blows all other programs out of the water… The story of the Passivhaus began with a dialogue between Bo Adamson of Sweden and Wolfgang Feist of Germany in 1988.  It evolved into...
How Walkable is Your City?

How Walkable is Your City?

My friends, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… walking is the new driving! Many are discovering the benefits of living in dense areas that are packed full of nearby amenities.  Staying in shape and not contributing any greenhouse gases (unless you’re walking away from a Taco Bell) are just two of the...
You = Hen Master

You = Hen Master

This just might be the coolest thing I’ve seen in the last 26 minutes of blog browsing!  A mod, stylish chicken coop aimed to bring fresh hand-picked eggs to the masses… oh yeah!  I’m talking Omlet, a company based out of the UK that now sells its rockin’ bird lair, the eglu, stateside. Look at...
Lunar Eclipse of the Plates

Lunar Eclipse of the Plates

Out of this world…. that’s the first thing that comes to mind to describe Ennezero‘s new credenza, the ‘Fullmoon’.  Designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos, this lunar cabinet might be the coolest piece of furniture ever created on planet Earth…. no more worries of waxing, waning, or overcast nights! Off topic question… why is our moon simply...
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