Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Design Junkie on The G Word

Check out my eco-smackdown on You Tube. In this G Word episode on Planet Green, I face off in a car junkyard against design friend Evette Rios. We transform car parts into new furniture. Isn't it amazing what you can do with junk when you really put your mind to it?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Urban Gardening

If you're in the New York City area and you haven't been to PS 1 yet this summer, well go! The courtyard area has a really great urban gardening exhibit with vegetables planted in large industrial scrap tubes. The photo up there shows someone harvesting yummy cherry tomatoes. It's so fun to see a garden mixed with the urban skyscraper architecture in the background. More of New York City should look like that.

Reduce - Repackage

I was shoe shopping with a friend earlier this week and while the new shoes are cool, the shoebox is even cooler! This box from the company BC has handles attached so the box becomes the bag. No need for an extra shopping bag when carries these puppies out the door. What a smart design with a simple adjustment to the old classic. How often do you fall in love with a shoebox at first site?