Posts tagged "Metro hippie"
Three Wheeled Adventures with Peugeot and Piaggio

Three Wheeled Adventures with Peugeot and Piaggio

A two wheel in front, one in back configuration is starting to pick up some traction in the scooter scene, offering more stability without sacrificing mobility.  A couple European manufacturers are leading the charge in this innovative concept.  I want to first highlight Peugeot, who has created a flippin’ sweet little getup called the HyMotion3...
Let’s Get Platinum Thin!

Let’s Get Platinum Thin!

About six months ago I wrote about Onion Flats, an architecture/development operation out of Philly that produces epic urban infill projects.  A couple weeks back I was in the city of the Liberty Bell doing some eco-seminars for their home and garden show.  Through a lead from Greenable, Philly’s premier green product showroom, I was...
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...
Let’s Talk Trash!

Let’s Talk Trash!

Aight… mixin’ in a little commentary here… and I’m skippin’ the small talk! …we’re pretty wasteful here in the good ol’ US of A.  We are throwing away twice as much as we did 50 years ago… our number is up to 4.5 pounds of waste a day/person.  This translates to 1,600 lbs of garbage...
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...
That Wall Looks Like a Perfect Spot for a Garden

That Wall Looks Like a Perfect Spot for a Garden

This may be a new concept for many of y’all out there, but a wall is perfectly acceptable place for a garden… Some folks have been experimenting with vertical gardens (aka living walls) for some time now and have some pretty incredible examples to show for their time.  The man with the most experience is...
Trash to Treasure, Jewelry Style

Trash to Treasure, Jewelry Style

Upcycling is a term that’s being thrown around quite a bit these days.  It’s a really cool concept… basically taking something that is not very useful and turning it into something very useful.  Veneer scraps are plentiful in the woodworking world… Contexture, a design studio out of Vancouver BC, has upcycled these leftovers to create...
Droppin' Greenaids Like it's Your Job

Droppin’ Greenaids Like it’s Your Job

There are increasing numbers of options out there to replace those heinous plastic bags that bog down our fills… This is by far the freshest one I’ve come across.  Let me introduce you to the Greenaid, produced by design firm Lovegrove and Repucci. Open the Greenaid at your own risk… here’s what you might find:...
Masdar | The City of the Future, Starting Today

Masdar | The City of the Future, Starting Today

Chances are we’re gonna be hearing an increasing amount of talk about cutting carbon emissions and becoming energy independent…. These undertakings are quite hefty and can seem pretty overwhelming, if not impossible.  Lucky for us, we will soon have some shining examples to follow.  The United Arab Emirates Masdar Initiative is one such case study...
Thinking About Buying in London?

Thinking About Buying in London?

…. Consider this home, the Clere Street Penthouse by Tonkin Liu.  This incredible rooftop abode is currently on the market through The Modern House Estate Agents.  Price?  You’ll have to find that one out yourself! When I first saw this, I was a bit angry… why might you ask?  Well, this is kinda my personal...
Sewer Free Works for Me

Sewer Free Works for Me

Flushing toilets with water may seem like something that always has been and always will be.  In reality, it’s one of the greatest misallocations of a valuable resource we’ve ever come up with.  Accessing freshwater is becoming a huge issue for not only third world countries, but for us here in the US of A…...
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