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Innovation Earth: Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

NASA has laid out some pretty sci-fi sounding plans for the next 20 years of space travel, but a more critical mission -- at least for the sustainability of human life here on earth -- may be the one it launched in Mountain View, California, just over two years ago.

Natural Parks and American Cities

Adrian Benepe | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

I've been thinking about a fact I recently learned which surprised me, even though I've spent most of my adult life working in and around city parks.

In The Future You Could Be Picnicking In A Giant Bubble Park

Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

Today in the world of very real design propositions that sound like they came from an animated fantasy film, we bring you "Bubbles." The ambitious pro...

This Stunning Loft Is Designed To Improve Your Life

Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

With real estate as scarce as it is in NYC, buildings like the one-time dress factory at 66 E. 11th Street are ripe for reinvention. Enter the visi...

LOOK: This Tiny Home Has A Surprise Inside

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Sometimes a home's exterior can be, well, misleading. And usually that's a bad thing, but sometimes there is an exception. That's the case with the po...

PHOTOS: 10 Hot Green Inventions

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

The simple things in life can also be some of the greenest. Biking to work slashes overall carbon emissions when compared to driving or using publi...

Laurent Corradi and the Hanging Gardens of New York City (PHOTOS)

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro's City Garden is in the Realm of "Unicorns and Fairies"

ARTINFO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Just over a year after New York-based practice Diller Scofidio & Renfro (DS+R) was selected to transform the center of Aberdeen, Scotland, the city co...

You’ll Never Believe What This Is Made From

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

Let's just say it has to do with one weekend of drinking.

A Whirlwind Trip Through Cape Town

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

I had heard glowing reports about this southernmost mecca from South African friends living in San Diego and Los Angeles. I now understand why when they move to the U.S., they often choose Southern California as a logical nesting place. My maiden voyage to "the Cape" was one of surprise and delight.

Exploring Socio-Ecological Design With Mitchell Joachim

Culture-ist | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Culture-ist

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Inside The Latest Eco-Friendly Designs By Robin Wilson

Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 02.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

She knew exactly where to turn for decor that was safe and beautiful.

This Isn’t What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.04.2012 | HuffPost Home

Our minds are blown.

Japanese 'Bird-Apartment' Complex Now Open To Avian Lovers

Posted 09.15.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: In some kind of bizarre Hitchcockian mash-up (spying on your neighbors, dizzying heights, stairs, a ...

Archi-future: 13 Green Buildings That Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As architects continue to envision the utopian cities of the future, one thing is certain: innovation means sustainability. In the midst of a globa...

PHOTOS: Most Beautiful Handmade Houses

Richard Olsen | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Richard Olsen

In my new book Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design (Rizzoli) I explore the history of ecological architecture, telling the story through a presentation of homes located in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

WATCH: Building A Sustainable World

Jonathan Kirby | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Jonathan Kirby

How would you approach manufacturing today considering the numerous challenges we face in creating a more sustainable world? In the midst of a global water crisis, we asked the question: what would happen if we took the water out of our jeans manufacturing process?

WATCH: Sustainable Design and the Water Crisis

Jonathan Kirby | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Jonathan Kirby

Roughly one out of every eight people on the planet do not have enough clean water to drink. Combine this fact with the design thinking of Dieter Rams, "Good design is as little design as possible..." and it's easy to see why we ended up asking ourselves, how do we do more, with less?

Countertops with an Edge

Irene Vogelsong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Irene Vogelsong

As attractive as granite may be, considering different countertop options beyond the predictable stone box can put savings in your pocket and give you a conversation piece.

The Rise of Green, Brown and Black

Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol

It is time to cozy up with our Mother and live as a part of the garden rather than apart from it. So let us dip our brushes in mud and paint as if home and garden are no longer two, but one.

We Believe in Creation

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

Purchasing directly from a maker allows the consumer to be a part of the "creation story." This participation is a long forgotten rite for the consumer.

How Re-Fueling Your Car Can Build Equity in Your Home

Ben Uyeda | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Ben Uyeda

2011-10-02-Screenshot20111002at4.56.14PM.jpg If you are one of the typical Americans who drives about 40 miles a day, then you should consider an atypical scenario if you happen to be planning on building a new home.

Eco-Friendly Style: Once an Oxymoron, Now a Design Trend

Steve Russell | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Steve Russell

It's now easier than ever for consumers to find home design and décor products made with recycled materials -- from furniture to insulation to a planter that grows vegetables up the side of a family room wall.

Design Taste Cross Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Soren Petersen

What does all this mean to design practitioners? With Americans seeking novelty, Europeans practicality and Asians seeking a fit with their cultural philosophy, all see the designers' primary responsibility as that of expressing their unique preferences.

Greening the Empire State Building

Ginna Kelly | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Buildings in New York consume 80% of all energy. If you want to have a sound solution to the coal issue, you need to get serious about designing and running buildings very differently.