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Big Apple Scrapple

Big Apple Scrapple

If you’ve ever been to New York City, you most likely will attest that there’s whole lotta people in not a lotta space… it’s dense, it’s thick, it’s urban, and rubbish is not hard to come by (I just love that word, rubbish)…. well, we all know the saying, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”…...
Method + Skylab Sure to Delight

Method + Skylab Sure to Delight

Method Homes is a prefab home manufacturer out of Seattle… in years past, they’ve partnered with Balance Associates to produce two lines of dwellings, the Cabin Series and the S-M-L Series.  Pictured below is their production Cabin near Mount Baker, Washington State, which can be rented for $250/night…. man, not much more than a decent...
Take 5ive | Touring a LEED Platinum Home

Take 5ive | Touring a LEED Platinum Home

This past weekend was the big Minneapolis-St Paul home tour and I fully took advantage of the opportunity to poke my head into a couple amazing projects.  The first one that I want to highlight is the 5ive house by Shelter Architecture, a LEED Platinum mod project that was jam packed with eco-features… Here’s a...
Windspire is my Desire

Windspire is my Desire

Mariah Power has created the Windspire, a small-scale turbine that is designed for homeowners looking for affordable renewable energy options.  It pumps out an estimated 1,800 kWh/year (11 mph winds) and is approved for urban and suburban settings.  The Spire is 30 feet tall and has a diameter of 24 inches, meaning it shouldn’t throw...
Diodes in the Rear-View

Diodes in the Rear-View

Check your mirrors folks, Light Emitting Diodes are in your rear-view and they’re coming up fast! LEDs have been touted for years as being the greatest thing since sliced bread.  They are ridiculously energy efficient, last just about forever, and don’t have the mercury issues that their sidekick Compact Fluorescents have.  Their journey up to...
Build Green = Save Green

Build Green = Save Green

Green building’s biggest misconception is that it is too expensive.  Many say “I wish I could go green, but dadgum, I just can’t afford to!”  Well folks, I’m not buying it… when it comes to crunching #’s, the converse is actually true.  Building green is one of the smartest financial decisions that can be made. ...
PowerCost is Watching You, Judging You

PowerCost is Watching You, Judging You

Canadian company Blue Line Innovations has come up with a rockin’ new product to help us save some clams on our electric bill… it’s called the PowerCost Monitor and it displays our home’s energy consumption in real time.  Feel like blasting your stereo, popping some corn in the microwave, or watching 12 hours of March...
Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn

There’s something primitive and tranquil about an open flame.  Reading a book, playing a game of scrabble, or enjoying a glass of wine with company are all activities that would be enhanced with the warm glow of a fire nearby…. Fireplaces are not always a homes best friend however.  They can be drafty, expensive, ugly...
Reuse Rainwater with the HOG

Reuse Rainwater with the HOG

Super jazzed on the the Rainwater HOG, a well designed and recyclable water storage system.  This thang holds about 50 gallons of water and several can be easily connected together, covering watering needs from irrigation, toilet flushing to drinking! The modular, reusable and fly looking HOG was created by designer and architect Sally Dominguez.  It...
Hello. My Name is Wattson.

Hello. My Name is Wattson.

“Hello. My name is Wattson.  I can save up to 20% on your annual electricity bill.  And I can change colors.” The Wattson is a fab tool for cutting back on the juice.  A relatively simple concept brought to life by British design firm DIY Kyoto, a transmitter is tapped into an electricity meter via...
Joel Sanders' EcoResidence of the Year

Joel Sanders’ EcoResidence of the Year

Interior Design magazine rocks their Best of Year awards each December issue.  I was amped to see EcoResidence as a feature this year and even more jazzed to see the project that won the title.  New York City architect Joel Sanders and landscape legend Diana Balmori collaborated on a loft renovation for a real-estate developer...
Get Green With Organic Josh

Get Green With Organic Josh

So a couple months back I filmed a project out in Philly doing eco-friendly kitchen and bath makeovers for HGTV.  I hosted 20 short episodes covering everything from graywater recycling, bamboo tables, low VOC paints to floor refinishes and backsplash installations.  The clips are now available to view on Ecologue, HGTV’s sister site devoted to...
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