Archive for the ‘Sita’ Category

FOX Business News interviews SMIT co-founders

Monday, September 13th, 2010

FOX Business News visited to SMIT’s studio in Brooklyn to talk to co-founders Sam and Sita during their Start-Up Summeron August 4, 2009.

Sita on Planet Green

Monday, September 13th, 2010’s Planet Green interviewed SMIT co-founder, Teresita Cochran in December of 2008 about the origins of the company and the inspiration behind GROW and Solar Ivy.

Sita at Down:2:Earth

Monday, September 13th, 2010

SMIT co-founder Teresita Cochran participated in a panel at the Sustainable Design Symposium of the Down:2:Earth trade show in Boston on March 29, 2008.

GROW in new show at MoMA: ‘Action! Design over Time’

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Hello, friends!

We are very excited to announce that as of 02/05/10, GROW is on display as part of the new show ‘Action! Design over Time’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. If you are in town, drop by to see it! It is an ongoing show, so it will be up for quite a while.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street  New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

We will be posting photos very soon of GROW in this new installation at MoMA!


We’re in the running for a $50k Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Hey all,

We have been in the running for a $50k grant through the Pepsi Refresh Everything competition since 02/01/10, and have until 02/28/10 to be chosen to receive one. The way it works is sort of like a popularity contest…we have to get tons of votes from the general public. We have been doing everything we can to spread the word about us and what the money would allow us to do. When the competition began we were at 202nd place, and in one week have made it down to 37th place…so voting really does work!

Can you help us get into the Top 10? Here’s how to do it:

- Go to:
- Sign-up to vote (you will have to enter your name, valid email address and birthdate) – must be 13+ years old.
-Go back to the Solar Ivy page and click on ‘vote for this idea’.
- Vote daily until 02/28/10!

Please tell all your friends! We need all the votes we can get to push us into the Top 10. (Only the Top 10 ideas receive grants!)

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, look for us and repost/retweet our postings!

Thanks and don’t forget to Vote for Solar Ivy everyday until 02/28/10!

GROW is featured on the cover of “Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People”

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

GROW is featured on the cover of Emily Pilloton’s new book “Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People” (foreward by Allan Chochinov).


See the write up on Inhabitat’s Blog.

Book can be purchased here.

GROW in German traveling exhibit

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

GROW featured in the traveling exhibit: MaterialSense.

Hannover, Germany: March – April ‘09
Royal Dutch Embassy in Berlin, Germany: April – June ‘09

Solar Ivy in Majstor magazine

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Solar Ivy featured in newest issue of Croatian magazine

‘MAJSTOR’ – June 2009:

Solarni bršljan


Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Hello millions of SMIT blog readers…we are happy you have found your way to us.

I am Teresita Cochran, CEO, co-founder and partner of SMIT.

All of our start-up team members wear multiple hats…so because I am more of the operations and management person, what you will be reading in my posts will have to do with business opportunities, market trends, leading technologies in our marketplace and perhaps some surprises.

I also have interests in outdoor activities (gardening, composting, biking, travel, sailing, etc.) as well as indoor activities (home improvement, recycling, cooking, eating, sewing, making things, etc.) so some of those sub-categories may find their way into my postings.

I welcome your input and hope you visit us often.