Author Archives: smellthesunshine

Taking A Step Back

I would define sustainability as being neutral with our environment. We need to leave as little a footprint as possible, with the goal being to leave no footprint at all. In regards to sustainable design we need to be making … Continue reading

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BiomimicME

This past week I have discovered a new thing about myself. I am much more interested in Biology than I thought I was. However, I think it is only in a sense of design, but not just interior design. I … Continue reading

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Rock-a-by cradle to cradle

Reading¬† the food as waste article made me think about how sensitive humans are about things that disgust us. Understanding that sanitation is very important to our health this makes sense, but I also think that what we do with … Continue reading

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Ecological Couch Surfing

When I think of a social entrepreneur, I somehow envision someone with dread locks who always wears a beanie. I know that this image is extremely incorrect and that social entrepreneurs selflessly help so many people. After taking the Hero … Continue reading

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It’s not junk, it’s “vintage”

Growing up my family was very frugal. This is not to say that we were poor, we were comfortable, but not enough to throw caution to the wind. I think that the mind set I grew up with lead to … Continue reading

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The Convenience of Non-rememberance

I recently watched an interview with Tim Cook, the new CEO of Apple Inc. He was talking about design and how products have become so simplified and that even though a product may look so simple and so easy, the … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Not Always Bliss

¬† Throughout my life I have not always been super optimistic. I went through ups and downs just like every other normal person and I believe that getting through these trials and triumphs that I have learned and grown tremendously. … Continue reading

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