GRAHAM HILL Founder of LifeEdited
Chief Editor and Founder Graham Hill is the founder of LifeEdited, dedicated to helping people design their lives for more happiness with less stuff. When he started the company in 2010, it brought the ideas of his previous project, the eco-blog and vlog TreeHugger.com, into design and architecture. (The TreeHugger team joined the Discovery Communications network as a part of their Planet Green initiative, and Hill now makes appearances on the green-oriented cable channel.) Before Treehugger, Hill studied architecture and design (his side business is making those cool ceramic Greek coffee
cups). His other company, ExceptionLab, is devoted to creating sustainable prototypes -- think lamps made from recycled blinds and ultramod planters that are also air filters. In 2009, Graham Hill purchased two apartments in New York City with the express purpose of showing that people could have everything they need using less (and better) stuff and space. He had big dreams for the small spaces: dinner parties for 12, accommodations for 2 overnight guests, a home office, a home theatre with
digital projector and, befitting his background, it had to have very clean air and be built in an environmentally responsible manner. To make this dream a reality, the web-savvy Mr. Hill called on the crowd-sourcing platform Jovoto and marketing firm Mutopo to launch a competition to design the first space (dubbed LifeEdited 1, or LE1). From this, LifeEdited was born. For a long time, Graham has been a global ambassador for sustainable consumption and environmental consciousness, and has provided several Ted Talks.
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