Design
Home Printing, Literally

Home Printing, Literally

So this is pretty much the bees knees! Gone are the days of thinking printers are just for paper. We’re entering an era where printing has added a dimension… we’re talking 3D of course! Rapid product prototyping is becoming a vital tool in many industrial designer’s arsenals now. But even beyond this is a different...
718 Cyclery

718 Cyclery

In Brooklyn, NY sits an incredible bicycle shop called the 718. It was founded as a resource to bring a bit of craftsmanship and collaboration into the community’s growing bike culture. Instead of ‘peddling’ prefabricated cycles like the majority of shops, 718 has created a process in which its customers can work in partnership with professional...
Project Aura Lightin' Up

Project Aura Lightin’ Up

I pride myself on minimizing the number of wants in my life, but damn… I WANT this!… in fact, I NEED this! It’s a want for the ridiculous amount of style that oozes from it, and it’s a need for its functional purpose of promoting safety… this thing truly embodies the power of design, and...
Ridin' the Talk

Ridin’ the Talk

I’m excited to be share with y’all a cool project/adventure a friend of mine is taking on. Cindy Gilbert is the director of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Sustainable Design online programs. I’ve gotten to know her a bit over the months as she’s brought me on to the faculty to lead an...
Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide

The Sustainable Rooftop Agriculture Guide is derived from a research thesis by Joshua Foss, Aaron Quesnel and Nina Danielsson at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden in the spring of 2011. This guide should act as a general resource to help city stakeholders better understand the role rooftop agriculture (RA) can play in...
Livin' the One Tonne Life

Livin’ the One Tonne Life

So there’s a good ol’ fashioned social experiment going on in Sweden right now. Sure, we may be aware of this in the shape of beautiful blonde people enjoying all the bounties that a fully functioning social democracy can provide… rich culture, great infrastructure, fully covered programs like healthcare and higher education, extensive ecosystem preservation,...
Smart Design Trends for 2011

Smart Design Trends for 2011

Greets y’all!  So I’m hanging out in Milwaukee right now, gearing up for my second speaking gig of the day at the NARI Home Improvement Show… I am excited to share my new presentation of the year, Smart Design Trends for 2011.  I cover a lot of ground in it, from ambitious projects in Hawaii...
Bug Dome in Shenzhen

Bug Dome in Shenzhen

So to celebrate this Chinese New Year, the year of the rabbit, I will share a post on a wicked project from a couple of years back… It has nothing to do with bunnies… rather bugs.. but it is in the Chinese city in Shenzhen, so maybe that’s enough of a connection? The ‘Bug Dome’...
I'm Blu (da bad dee)

I’m Blu (da bad dee)

Wow… it’s been a fair while since I’ve been on this ol’ blog here… apologies for being a bit distant!  Well I’ve got a rockin’ new theme going which has me enthused to start writing again.  And… saying that I’ve been a bit distant is actually not a complete lie… the past 5 months or...
Flow 2 the Kitchen

Flow 2 the Kitchen

Let’s all set aside a moment and just go with the flow… actually, let’s kick it up a notch and double the flow to a level of Flow 2… Now what in the world is Flow 2, and why in our right mind would we want to go there?  Well friends, it happens to be...
Green Hotel Dealz

Green Hotel Dealz

It’s that time of year when peops all across the land are putting together plans for their big summer vacations.  Generally, travel and bein’ green go together like mint toothpaste and orange juice , but the folks at Travelzoo are making it a bit easier by offering great deals on LEED Certified hotels throughout the...
Thriving in Theo Wirth

Thriving in Theo Wirth

Greetings Metro Hipstas!.. To date, I’ve had all sorts of fun sharing innovate eco-solutions and ideas with you, but have kept most my posts and updates relatively impersonal.  I realized the other day that it might be beneficial to share a bit more of what I do on a daily basis, which is run Thrive...
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