Monthly archive November, 2009
Dieter Rams' Top 10

Dieter Rams’ Top 10

Dieter Rams is a man, not a myth, but indeed a legend.  The German industrial designer has had a storied career at consumer products company, Braun, serving as its head of design from 1961 to 1995.  He made Braun a household name in the 50’s, producing coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment, consumer appliances and...
Foggy Bottom Food

Foggy Bottom Food

Last week I was out in the District (of Columbia) helping my brother Asa conceptualize a design for his recently acquired row home in the oh-so-cozy Mount Pleasant neighborhood.  It looks to be a pretty rockin’ project, with LEED Platinum Certification locked in as its target.  He is hoping to set up a blog in...
Thrivability > Sustainability

Thrivability > Sustainability

Life in the green lane moves pretty fast. Right when we think we have something figured out, another product, technology or concept steps up to replace what we had thought was current. A great example of this is the compact fluorescent light bulb. Merely a few years ago, CFLs were promoted as the saviors to...
Remington Ammunition

Remington Ammunition

Throwin’ another gorgeous urban infill project at all you beautiful peops out there.  Let’s talk Remington Court in Seattle for a moment, a 4,300 sq ft development in the Capitol Hill neighborhood brought to us by HyBrid Architecture + Assembly.  The project features a trio of 1,500 sq ft townhouses and an attached 1,000 sq...
Dual Flush This!

Dual Flush This!

It’s all about the H2O my friends… we think water is an unlimited resource since the planet is covered in two-thirds of the stuff.  Truth of the matter is less than one half of a single percent (.4%) is accessible for human use… The United Nations claims that 1/6th of the world’s population is already...
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