|Hey Inhabitat readers!
Welcome to September! With a brand new month comes a fresh new season filled with a wealth of incredible design events! Next week our future-forward fashionistas will be hitting the shows at New York Fashion Week to bring you the hottest sustainable styles, and we're also gearing up to bring you the best of the London Design Festival from September 18 - 26. We're also excited for West Coast Green, which kicks off on September 30th, and San Francisco's Architecture and the City Festival, which runs all month long. Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who entered last week's Back to School Backpack Giveaway and extend congratulations to our winner, Laura AKA Sassfactory! Check out her incredibly penned lyrics (sung to the tune of Queen's "We are the Champions"):
I’ve gone back to school
time after time;
I’ve had the same backpack
I’ve made a few…
But through high school, college, and now my MFA,
But I’ve learned to reuse!
I’m a recycler, my friend!
READ MORE OF HER POEM HERE >
And I’ll keep on fighting – till the end!
I’m a recycler – I’m a recycler!
No time for garbage,
‘Cause I’m a recyclin’ – kind of girl!
We'd also like to congratulate our runners-up, each of whom won a colorful ecosystem notebook: Aminx, Crickettb, Marlenev, BeAmy, Jaquelynn, Ewysiwyg, Janet, Dearvalerie, Natureboyjk, and Jung. If you didn't win, don't fret - we've got another great giveaway for you to enter:
Win a Solar-Powered Sakku Bag Worth over $500!
THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN
Taastrup Theater Boasts a Stunning Prismatic Facade
Beijing's Tallest Tower is LEED Gold
PUMA Debuts Mopion Bike With a Serious Cargo Hold
Gilpin Family Whisky is Recycled from Diabetic’s Urine
Undulating Green-Roofed Hotel Opens in Norway
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
Tree Shelf Doubles as Storage and Art
Stock Up on Green School Supplies at Stubby Pencil Studio
WIN FREE GREEN STUFF!
Win an Upcycled Leather Purse From ReFind Originals!
WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
New Fabric-Dyeing Tech Uses Fluid-State CO2, Not Water
6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Care For Your Jeans
Marie Antoinette Wigs Made From Household Plastic Wrap
UPCOMING DESIGN EVENTS:
The Architecture and the City Festival Kicks off Next Week!
Attention all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We’re thrilled to announce that next week marks the start of AIASF’s 2010 Architecture and the City Festival! This month-long festival is one of our favorite annual events, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s best new architecture projects, eye-opening lectures and exhibitions, and fun activities and tours. As always, there’s host of green events in this year’s lineup that we can’t wait to check out, so join us as we explore the city of San Francisco in a whole new way. Spots are sure to fill up quick, so check out this year’s calendar and register today!
THE ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY FESTIVAL >
Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green Next Month!
Heads up Bay Area architects, designers, and green builders! West Coast Green 2010 will be taking San Francisco by storm this September with another incredible event that explores green innovation in the built environment. We're looking forward to an exciting lineup of offerings including talks by William McDonough and Michelle Kaufmann, an incredible exhibition of innovative green products, and of course, the unveiling of this year's sustainable showhouse. Tickets are currently available, so check out this year's schedule and register today - Inhabitat readers get a 30% discount!!
REGISTER FOR WEST COAST GREEN >
Thanks for reading, we'll see you next week!
Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your fabulous Inhabitat editors