Design
Log Cabin Melodies

Log Cabin Melodies

Hans Liberg has got himself one of the coolest recording studios on planet Earth!  Take a look at this woody gem of a cabin, located in the town of Hilversum, The Netherlands.  Put together by his pal, an established furniture designer by the name of Piet Hein Eek, the structure features an absolutely fabulous facade...
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...
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...
Custom Wheels by Republic

Custom Wheels by Republic

Many peops across the land are discovering the benefits and joys of bicycling, particularly in urban areas where congestion and parking are just not that much fun to deal with.  A problem a lot of my hipster friends are finding is that bikes can be expensive and kinda boring looking.  To remedy both of these...
TRASH: anycoloryoulike

TRASH: anycoloryoulike

New York City artist Adrian Kondratowicz talks trash in a very colorful way… over the past two years, he has partnered with local businesses to draw attention to environmental awareness through his installation entitled TRASH: anycoloryoulike.  The concept is simple and effective… brightly colored garbage bags with polka dots are placed in dense urban areas,...
Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Here’s a little design eye candy for y’all… Dutch designers Pieter Janssen and Basten Leijh came up with the idea to put a bicycle on the market that is useful, trendy and twice as cheap to produce, so that when people buy the product for a regular price there are enough means left to donate...
KOR ONE H2o Vessel

KOR ONE H2o Vessel

A telltale sign of someone who’s rockin’ the eco-spirit is a reusable canteen… there are dozens of different styles out there now… Siggs, Klean Kanteens, Nalgenes, etc.  They’re all good in my book, but still fall a hair short on the style factor… in steps in the KOR ONE hydration vessel… the Metro Hippie’s new...
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”…...
Woolly What?

Woolly What?

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like plants… and if you come across someone who says they aren’t fans of our foliage friends, tell them that they should hold their breath for the rest of their lives, because that’s what life would be like w/o them! Bringing vegetation into our built environment...
Neko Case should rock the Eco Case

Neko Case should rock the Eco Case

So musician Neko Case really has nothing to do with this post, but I thought it a clever ploy to get you to read about rockin’ recycled luggage! I’ve been rackin’ up the credit card points over the years and finally found something worthy of cashing them in on… that would be a set of...
European Mossenger

European Mossenger

Alright, this might be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a good while… British design duo El and Abe have made a name for themselves by creating incredible art installations with unique, renewable materials… Their strongest series to date involves words and quotations composed of moss placed in unique/industrial settings within European cities....
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