Takin’ It to the (Sustainable Urban) Streets

October 2, 2011

A concept of sustainable urban public space design, Le Jardin à La Rue (The Street Garden) was conceived by landscape designers Germaine Bourré and Julien Maiella for The International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire, France. The festival, whose theme this year is “Gardens of … Read More…

Solar Barbecue

October 1, 2011

From France, the stainless steel Solar iD Cook barbecue uses a parabolic shaped solar mirror to concentrate sunlight on the cooking area, where food can be grilled, simmered, or steamed.



They’re Transportable
Although the products need full sun to operate properly, according to the … Read More…

Produce Hoisted From Rooftop Vertical Farm to Kitchen

September 8, 2011


Bell, Book, and Candle Chef,  John Mooney, using pulley to send crops down to restaurant below. Photo: Shawn-Erik Toth.

Food doesn’t get any fresher or local than this: Manhattan restaurant Bell, Book, and Candle’s Owner/Chef John Mooney and I Read More…

Modern Sustainable Living Showcased at Dwell on Design

June 30, 2011


The Modern Living Showhouse at Dwell on Design.

I spent a good part of last week in Los Angeles, absorbing the best of green innovation and design at Dwell on Design. Much of my time I perused a section of … Read More…

Luxury Hen Residences: Modernist Solar Chicken Coop

May 16, 2011

Urban chicken raising has not only piqued the interest of many urban dwellers, it has arrived bearing some caché. While exploring this weekend’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I stumbled upon Raad’s modernist solar chicken coop for urban hens. This … Read More…

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