February 26, 2007

Katrina Cottages now at Lowe's

I'm very excited to see that Marianne Cusato's Katrina Cottage, voted winner of the first-ever Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award, is now available at Lowe's.

It is just my humble opinion, but I think too often people underestimate to power of design. For example. . . Would you rather live here?


Or here?


Both options provide proper shelter, but a home is much more than that. . .in which would you feel more dignified? More hopeful? The answers won't be the same for everyone at there, but at least now there is a choice.

Projects like this are a reminder of the power of design to truly change people's lives. Marianne's is just one of many Katrina Cottages. Learn more about this dignified and beautiful yet safe, durable and affordable alternative to the FEMA trailer here and here. (images from, link via)

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