AT Offline: The Green Home Design Meetup - 3.6.08

AT Offline: The Green Home Design Meetup - 3.6.08

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 7, 2008

• What: AT Offline/The NY Design Meetup (all info and signup here)
• Members: 522


Wow. That was a lot of folks last night. Thanks again to the over 100 people who crowded in last night to see, hear and ask questions of our awesome design panel: Bart Bettencourt, Gita Nandan, John Berg Margaret Lydecker & Derek Denckla. We'll be reviewing each of our presenters in detail next week, but today, as promised, we wanted to give you the quick review with a list of sources and key things mentioned.

We also want to solicit your feedback, so please comment at the end....



Bart Bettencourt of The Bettencourt Collection and Bettencourt Green Building Supplies

Paperstone used on his counters
American Clay used on his walls

Gita Nanden of Thread Collective

Biobase insulation used in her walls
• radiant heating in her floors
Ultratouch Cotton Insulation also mentioned

John Berg of Berg Design Architects

SIPS in his structure
Agrifiber mentioned

Margaret Lydecker of NY Greendrinks

Greendepot for supplies

Derek Denckla of the Propeller Group and Greenbelt

• Richlite counters
• Pure Kitchens
• Cambium Studios
• E-Nano Computers
• Scrapile furniture
• Brave Space coat hook and shelving
• Loop Organics
• Wonk beds
• Amy Helfand rugs
• Uhuru collectibles
• RAM metal chairs
• hinoki wood in the bathrooms
• ipe wood outside



Joey Roth presented his production Sorapot which is now available at Mxyplyzyk and The Future Perfect:

Ebbin Martin presented his lighting concept pieces: Ebbin's google group with contact info

Jane Berk announced the opening of the store within a store Home & Planet at ABC Carpet:

Lili Zhao came up after the meeting to share her portfolio as a home product designer. She's currently looking for a new product design position:

I'm looking for a home product design position in New York City.
I have design and fine arts background.
Two years experience in Home product and Women's accessories design.
Online portfolio at


NEXT MONTH'S THEME IS UNDECIDED UNTIL WE GET YOUR FEEDBACK. Please feel free to use the comments below to make sugggestions for future themes as well as any other feedback.

Cheers, Maxwell

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