Author: Laurie Manfra

Light Years

From the patenting of the incandescent lightbulb in the nineteenth century to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of light-emitting polymers (PLEDs) in 2000, new technologies have long challenged designers to refine the task lamp. In this time line we present eight…

Light Tiles

SmartSlab LED panels flaunt superior graphics for everything from small-scale interiors to billboards.

Report Disputes Extra Cost of Building Green

Do sustainable buildings cost more to construct? A report compiled by Lisa Fay Matthiessen and Peter Morris of cost-management firm Davis Langdon concludes that building green can have minimal affect—if any—on construction costs if sustainability goals are discussed and integrated…

Old Brooklyn Ice House Becomes Green Co-op

In Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood Benton Brown and his wife Susan Boyle are working to convert the former Nassau Brewery’s ice house into six residential loft spaces. He is a steel sculptor with experience in construction, while her background in…