Monthly Archives: October 2006

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Trend Analysis: When Remodeling, Green > Luxury

Whether you’re a real estate developer, owner, seller, broker, agent, speculator, investor, enthusiast, or whatever, there’s a trend that is important to grasp.  I read news of a survey that illustrates the trend.  Here’s what it said:  Over 50% of homeowners would like to make improvements to their homes and given a choice of […]

By |October 31st, 2006|Solar|1 Comment

Green Prefab: The Vital House by Ulterior Mode

If you’ve heard of the Husten-Haskin house (mentioned in NYTimes + SF Chronicle), then you’ve heard of the architect behind the the Vital House prefab:  Erin Vali of Ulterior Mode.  The Vital House is designed to be both economical (1,500 sq-ft. at $300,000) and eco-friendly.  Practically speaking, the firm […]

By |October 30th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab, Solar|0 Comments

Skyscraper Sunday: Urban Cactus by UCX Architects

This is a building I saw first on Archidose.  Since the website project description is in Dutch, it’s hard to get specific information on this building, but I’ll share what I’ve been able to get translated.  Urban Cactus is a project of the Rotterdam-based architectural office UCX Architects, founded by […]

By |October 28th, 2006|Modern architecture, Modern design, Nature, Skyscraper|0 Comments

Entrepreneurial New Resource Bank + Green Lending Residential Solar Systems

Sustainable business entrepreneurship requires sophisticated financiers, so I wanted to let the Jetson Green readers know about an innovative, newly-founded banking institution called "New Resource Bank."  They are "financing sustainable resources in community."  The bank was started by a group of entrepreneurs with expertise in the banking industry, and their start-up story is […]

By |October 27th, 2006|LEED, Solar|0 Comments

Modern + Green Art: The Campbell Laird Collection

I’ve used the analogy before, but living the green life is similar to using web widgets–you try one out, figure out how it works, and start to enjoy the benefits of that new widget’s functionality.  How about trying the green artwork widget?  Artwork can be green, too.  Depending on what you’re looking […]

By |October 26th, 2006|Modern design|0 Comments

OMD Prefab Video + Jennifer Siegal Interview

Recently, I blogged about Jennifer Siegal and Office of Mobile Design (OMD) and wanted follow up because I found this video of her Venice, California show house.  It’s a short, 2-minute video packed with modern + green information and mentions the following products:  Japanese recycled grass board called "Kirei" (Japanese for pretty or […]

By |October 25th, 2006|Gadgets, Modern architecture, Modern design, Prefab|2 Comments