Tag: Seattle - Page 7

  • Lot-ek Builds Student Pavilion From Recycled Airplane

    May 31, 9:18 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Lot-ek loves recycling, and is well known for its container projects. It has tried airplane fuselages before; Justin covered their proposal for a library in Guadalajara that was to be built from 200 Boeing 727 and 737's. Moving up the airplane

  • The TreeHouse Workshop of Seattle

    May 30, 1:05 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Sustainable Product Design

    If you want to live out your childhood fantasy of moving into your treehouse (and preferably seceding from the family), but a couple of planks slapped together with some rusty nails isn't going to cut it, you'll want to give the able carpenters of

  • Seattle Greendrinks: New Community-Building Website

    May 8, 11:01 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Regular readers know that TreeHugger loves us some Green Drinks; it's a great way for environmental professionals and eco-minded folks to regularly meet up, have a beer and chat about their green work and green city. With active chapters in 223 cities

  • Salvaged and Recycled Building Materials Sources: SF - Seattle

    April 23, 3:21 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    As TreeHugger has noted time and again, second-hand and recycled materials are greener options than brand new ones in almost every case; if you can get it pre-loved (and save the raw materials required to create something new), we recommend it. For

  • Smart Architect Builds Dumb Building

    March 14, 8:08 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    It is not a sophisticated building, it is a throwback. It is the first office building in 50 years to be built in Seattle without air conditioning. It won't knock anyone over the head with high-tech turbines and acres of photovoltaics; It will just

  • Confessions of an Empty-Nester

    March 8, 7:54 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Sabra Davis is no Adam Gopnik when she writes about living in the City, but this real estate type from Zillow.com nicely describes the change from always owning The House to living in a small condo. This was a big transformation; 3,000 SF to a third as

  • Watch Their Backs - Lobbyists Are At The Public Trough Again

    March 3, 9:19 AM by John Laumer in Corporate Responsibility

    Via: Seattle Post Intelligencer: - Washington DC USA -- "Mayor Greg Nickels told a Senate committee Thursday that state and local governments are leading the fight against global warming, and he warned Congress against reining in local efforts that are

  • New Designs from modularArts

    January 23, 9:41 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    Seattle-based modularArts have been hard at work. Since we last heard from them (we featured their custom installation at the Sony Design Center) they've sprouted a few new designs that have us looking at bare walls and drooling. "Vortex Bloom" (above,

  • Where Should This Furniture Be Sold?

    January 15, 1:42 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    We mentioned Studioandolina's bamboo furniture last month, and were impressed with Seattle-based designer Gary Andolina's dedication to using renewable wood sources (he likes bamboo about as much as we do) and his modern, clean designs. Last week, this

  • Most Huggable

    January 11, 11:43 AM by Jacob Gordon in Culture

    In Seattle, groundbreaking legislation incentivizes builders to green their roofs and vegetate their walls… A mother/blogger puts those supposedly green laundry balls to the test to see if they’re all they’re rolled out to be. The verdict? Washed

  • LEED Renovations: What's Old is New Again

    January 11, 9:43 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    LEED for renovations is not as widespread as LEED for new, but it is gaining in popularity. There are so many things one can do to make an old building healthier and more energy efficient; much of them have to do with taking the building back to its

  • E Magazine on Green Architecture

    January 8, 5:20 PM by Warren McLaren in Sustainable Product Design

    As usual E Magazine is packed with green news. The most current issue has a feature story on Architecture, some of which can be found online. They determine that the current boom in green building is being erected on three foundations; rising unstable

  • Natural Home Magazine: America's Best Eco-Communities

    January 4, 8:17 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    Natural Home magazine has put together a list of "America's Best Eco-Neighborhoods". The top ten list of the country’s top urban neighborhoods encourage the healthy, eco-conscious, TreeHugger-friendly lifestyle, boasting community involvement; shopping,

  • Studioandolina's Bamboo Finery

    December 15, 9:27 AM by Collin Dunn in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Dedicated to the use of renewable wood sources, Studioandolina focuses on bamboo for the creation of a series of clean, modern tables. Founded by Seattle designer Gary Andolina in 2005 after a stint as a sculptor and teacher, the studio pays great

  • Electric Cars Are For Girls

    December 11, 11:35 AM by Collin Dunn in Cars

    Designed as a resource for information and a source of inspiration, Electric Cars Are For Girls is the brainchild of Lynne Mason, who was inspired to action by her two year-old son, Gavin. She began to wonder "What will the world look like when he's my

  • Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle

    December 7, 1:38 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    Seattle has given its Department of Transportation $32 million USD to splash about on bike projects. So they’ve been busy preparing a 10 year Bicycle Master Plan. So far the proposals include 21 mile (34 km) of bike trail and five new bicycle

  • Q&A;: Places to Go in Seattle

    December 4, 8:40 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger's own Sean Fisher says, "I am headed to Seattle in a couple of weeks and was looking for some suggestions on cool places to hit when I get there. Any green stores, bars, cafes, etc. I should check out while I am there?" Thanks for asking,

  • One Earth One Design

    November 17, 11:57 AM by Collin Dunn in Interior Design

    One Earth One Design is a Seattle-based interior design firm that specializes in sustainable residential and commercial design. Proprietor Sandy Campbell brings 18 years of interior design experience to the company, that, in addition to offering