Not too many designers turn up on The Colbert Report for an interview (and hold their own against Stephen Colbert). And not too many designers tour schools across the country in an Airstream trailer as an advocate for smart sustainable design. But Emily Pilloton is not your typical designer. She’s twenty-eight, an architect, the author of Design Revolution, and part of a great new breed of young designers that are crusading for social change with exceptional flair.
We met Emily at a kick off event for her road trip last month in San Francisco and donated a Dahon Mu Uno and a spiffy Nutcase helmet to her cause. This way she has an alternative to the beefy Ford 250 that she needs to haul her trailer around. Read Emily’s Blog.
Support Emily and Studio H: Vote here and she can win $50,000
Emily is moving to North Carolina to start a high school design/build curriculum program to help support this rural community. Get your vote down this month and she may qualify for $50K donation from the Pepsi Refresh Project Fund.
Support Project M: Vote here and they can win $25,000
There is another group in this Pepsi challenge that deserves attention: Project M. They are going after a $25K grant for their project to build bamboo bikes in rural Alabama and put one million kids on bikes. John Bielenberg heads up this group. He’s a longtime pal of Studio Forbes and very dedicated to projects that “can have a positive and significant impact on the world”.
The Pepsi Refresh Challenge website can be a little challenging--hang in there.
Dahon Mu Uno. On Sale Now for $549.00
Our Dahon Mu Uno is the logical choice for Emily, or for anyone touring the country in an Airstream trailer. It's also a chic ride for anyone with a red purse, or anyone else needing a practical city bike. We’ll ship one to your door for free. This offer is for orders placed by March 21, 2010.
Sign Up for Public
We’ll have many more products like these to offer when we launch in the Spring 2010. Please sign up at our Public website and tell your friends. We’re also casting about for some workforce talent - staff and models.