Michelle Kaufmann from After Black Hammer on Vimeo. My talented and dear friend Garret Curtis made this beautiful video of the story behind the Smart Home in Chicago. I love his eye and gift for story telling. Lord knows I am no easy subject to deal with. More of Garret’s work is at After Black [...]
Below is a 20-minute talk Michelle gave at the CUSP conference October 2010.
FreedomLab Future Studies recently completed a series of videos on sustainability. Below are a few that I was involved in. Also included are leading global experts, including the lovely Catherine Mohr. Update or Upgrade Update or Upgrade? from FreedomLab on Vimeo. Your energy is my energy Your energy is my energy from FreedomLab on Vimeo. [...]
Below is a video / audio interview between Docucinema and Michelle Kaufmann. Michelle Kaufmann from DocuCinema on Vimeo.
I have been thinking a lot lately about happiness, as so many of my assumptions about what would make me happy or unhappy have turned out to be false and actually almost completely backwards. This talk by Daniel Gilbert at the Aspen Ideas Festival looks at just that. Titled “Stumbling on Happiness”, this video is [...]
Yesterday we had a great time debating about Green Prefab at Treehugger with our Master of Ceremonies, Lloyd Alter, Chad Ludeman of the very cool (and smart)100k House, Allison Arieff and Preston Kroener of Jetson Green. You can watch it HERE (I recommend fast forwarding through the first few minutes while we get our skype [...]
Last week in Long Beach during the TED 2011 conference, I was blown away (multiple times) by incredible speakers and fellow attendees. There is so much interesting work going on right now, and it was nothing short of thrilling to get a glimpse into some of it. One of my favorite speakers was Deb Roy. [...]
Our dear friend Emily Pilloton inspires once again with her work in Bertie County. She talks about it at the TEDglobal conference. Such a smart approach to education. Check out her video below.
West Coast Green is one of my favorite conferences. This year there were powerful speakers such as Van Jones, Arianna Huffington and William McDonough. It is also always a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues I admire. This year Treehugger’s Jerry James Stone helped me to catch up with these Treehugger exclusive [...]
Below is a video featuring Michelle Kaufmann as a part of Dwell Magazine’s Design Leader Series. dwell presents: MICHELLE KAUFMANN from TINBIKE on Vimeo.
Below is a Google Sketchup Case Study video featuring Michelle Kaufmann.
The home depicted in this video is not sold by MKS.
Michelle Kaufmann designed this home while with Michelle Kaufmann Designs.
Cork can do a lot more than just keep wine safely in its bottle. In fact, there is an unbelievable number of creative and practical uses for this great, eco-friendly material. This is one of our favorite: a mud room mat. Besides being a rapidly renewable resource, cork is super durable and water resistant, so [...]
Only about half of all paper gets recycled here in the US and only a third of plastic bottles. That means a huge amount of usable resources are simply going to waste in our already overflowing landfills. So we have to step up our efforts! One solution is to make recycling easier on yourself with [...]
Reclaimed wood is a fantastic green material. Using reclaimed wood not only gives new life to old wood but also saves a bit of virgin wood from being harvested. Everything from furniture to siding to cabinetry can be made from reclaimed wood, which comes from sources like old buildings, railroad trestles, fallen trees, old docks, [...]
What’s greener than organic wine? Storing organic wine in a wine rack made from reused materials. This DIY wine rack is super easy to make, plus the geometric design gives it an awesome modern look. If you already have the cans you need to make it – great! Otherwise you can just buy some the [...]
We’re not all lucky enough to have a big yard in which to grow a garden. Sometimes all you have to work with is a tiny apartment balcony or a teeny walled-in yard. If that sounds familiar, then a living wall garden could be just what you need. A living wall garden mounts vertically on [...]
Who doesn’t love a big roaring fire, especially one you can enjoy outdoors? Unfortunately, all the smoke produced by backyard fire pits is yet another source of air pollution. The majority of our beloved wood-burning devices emit particulates at the very eco-unfriendly rate of 20 to 60 grams per hour of operation. This smoke contributes [...]