[Video] Dwell Design Leaders Video + More

It’s Friday and as I like to say, why not watch a little video?  If you’ve been to Dwell lately, you’ll know they just unveiled their new, completely overhauled website.  It’s super nice now, with easy access to images and information from their archives.  There’s also a new video page with content of some very interesting leaders in design.  Hence, the name for their new video series, Dwell Design Leaders.  I’ve embedded the video of Michelle Kaufmann above talking about prefab and the mkLotus.  The next video below is of David Baker.  I found his comments extremely interesting.  The last video below is Christopher Deam talking about his modern interpretation and design of the Airstream and his collaboration with Design Within Reach.  Very compelling, really inspiring.


By |November 9th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, Modern design, News, Prefab|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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Top-10 Green Building Products 2007 [BuildingGreen]

Well, it’s that time again and BuildingGreen, a company that also publishes the GreenSpec Directory, today announced their list of Top-10 Green Building Products.  It’s not so much that these products are better than everything else on the market, although they may be better, it’s that they’re cool additions to the GreenSpec Directory over the last year or so.  Most of the following ten products have multiple environmental attributes, but here’s a slim breakdown:  4 save energy, 2 save water, 3 are made of green materials, 1 helps situate solar power, and 2 avoid hazardous manufacturing/disposal of materials.  Without further ado:


By |November 8th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets, Lists, Materials, News, Water Efficiency|0 Comments
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Urban Rio, Panama's First Affordable Green Container Project

UPDATE 3/16/09 – Urban Core International has gone dark.  The website was shut down.  If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us. 

Aaron Newman, founder and managing partner of Urban Core International, sent me the details of his latest project, Urban Rio.  Specifically, Urban Rio is a product of Urban Core's prefab and container division called Envision Prefab.  It's easy on the eyes, to say the least, and just so happens to be the first sustainable, affordable, container project in Panama. 


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William McDonough Launches Blog, C2C Community

William McDonough and Michael Braumgart, founders of MBDC and authors of the popular Cradle to Cradle book, just announced the launch of their new blog, the Cradle to Cradle Community Blog.  The blog looks […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: Materials, News|Tags: |0 Comments
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Greenbuild 365, Staying Informed on Greenbuild

If you’re like me, you want to be at the Greenbuild Expo, but there’s something keeping you from being there.  Maybe you’re too busy making a green difference in the world […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: LEED, News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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The Kalahari, Affordable Green Luxury Living

There’s an interesting article in the November issue of Inc. Magazine about Full Spectrum NY and their low-income, green development, The Kalahari.  Located at 116th Street in Harlem, Kalahari has an interesting […]

By |November 7th, 2007|Categories: Affordable, LEED, Modern architecture|Tags: , |0 Comments

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