Welcome to October! With Halloween on its way, spooky spirits are beginning to stir and we're getting ready for some ghoulish Green Halloween fun -- so stay tuned for the launch of our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest for Inhabitat and Inhabitots! This week we also wrapped up our coverage of the London Design Festival and brought you the hottest new green building innovations from West Coast Green. Finally, the thing we are most excited about this month is almost upon us....... our upcoming exhibit in NYC about the BP oil spill - we hope to see you there!
ANNOUNCING: An Inhabitat NYC Art Opening!!!
New Yorkers: Join Us For Mired in The Bayou -
Exploring the human face of the Gulf Oil Spill
We've all seen images of the Gulf Oil Spill - filmy waters, desolate shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals, but what about the lives and livelihoods that have been destroyed? On October 15th at the 99% Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Inhabitat will present Mired in the Bayou, a brand new art exhibit opening in New York City. Mired in the Bayou presents a thought-provoking portraiture project, audio narrative and objects revealing how the BP Spill has impacted and continues to impact the community of people on the Gulf Coast. We'll also be hosting an opening reception that night from 7-10pm, so be sure to stop by if you live in NY! In the meantime click here for an online sneak peek of Mired in the Bayou.
MIRED IN THE BAYOU >
Special thanks to Dot Editions for their support with this exhibit!
LONDON DESIGN WEEK COVERAGE
London Design Festival 2010: The Best of Designersblock
The Best Green Designs From 100% Design London!
Shoreditch Design Triangle at London Design Week
Bright Lights: Sustainable Futures and TENT London
THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN
French Student Dorms Made from Shipping Containers
Solar Winds Could Provide Billions of Watts of Energy
Is Data-Visualization the Next Big Thing in Going Green?
PACKAGING THE FUTURE: Inspiration from Ants!
Life Preserver Bazooka Wins James Dyson Award
Our Top 5 Gadgets for Green Guys
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
Eco Halloween Candy & Pumpkins from Felt Playground
Parisian Architect Claude Jeantet’s Cardboard Zoo
WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
Buy a WeWood Watch, Plant a Tree With American Forests
The S/S 2011 Ethical Fashion Show at Paris Fashion Week
WIN A TRIP TO NAPA VALLEY!
This month, some of our Inhabitat team shared their stories of finding surprising, un-intended uses for mundane objects; marketing guru Kevin shared how his wireless modem landed him a date, Inhabitat editor Yuka shared how to turn a Fedex bubble envelope into a crafty laptop case, and editor Jill (that's me!) gave her story on how she made new friends with a Voltaic solar backpack.
Do you have a story of inspired creative reuse where you found a surprising new use for an everyday object? Share it with us and you could win an all-expenses-paid trip to scenic Napa Valley, California!
ENTER YOUR STORY HERE >
Thanks for reading everyone, we'll see you next week!
Jill & Mike
Your fabulous Inhabitat editors