Freshly Renovated Bronze-Glass Clad Trevox Apartments Reflect Mexico's Mesmerizing Landscape

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Anna Keville Joyce's Astonishing Culinary Illustrations Encourage Food Play

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It’s likely that most of us were berated as children for “playing” with our food, but what if the sculptures and paintings we made with broccoli and spaghetti sauce hinted at our future career paths? Food stylist Anna Keville Joyce creates truly spectacular imagery by using everything from crushed-up toast to slivered veggies, creating all manner of textures imaginable. After seeing the pieces she crafted with items that most of us have in our fridges and cupboards, it’s going to be difficult to see groceries as anything other than potential art supplies.

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food

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PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the woman behind the switchover, Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy Schools, about how plant-based diets can benefit kids both physically and academically as well as what parents can do to change what their children are served in school. Read on for the full interview!

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BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Wins 'World Green Car' and 'Design of the Year' Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show

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The World Car of the Year Awards were given out today at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and the BMW i3 electric car was crowned the Green Car Of The Year and the Car Design Of The Year. The BMW i3 beat out the Audi A3 and the VW XL1 in the green car category, and the Mazda3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the design category.

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PHOTOS: See CCNY Hoist Their Solar Roofpod Atop the Spitzer School of Architecture!

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Europe's First Chemical-Free Apartment Village for 'Hypersensitives' Completed in Switzerland

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Europe’s first chemical-free housing complex was recently completed near Zurich in Switzerland. The development was carefully designed for those suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and is completely free from the harmful effects of and radiation from fixtures such as smart meters, fluorescent lightbulbs and mobile phones.

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Unloved Spaces Under 7 Train to Be Transformed into Permanent Public Plazas

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The underbelly of an elevated train might not be the first place you’d think to spend a Saturday afternoon, but you may reconsider after seeing what’s in store for two reclaimed public spaces in Queens. The Sunnyside Shines BID has teamed up with the NYC Department of Transportation to upgrade two forgotten spaces beneath the 7 train into vibrant public plazas. The new Sunnyside sites will be developed as part of the DOT’s NYC Plaza Program to create more public outdoor space in the city.

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5 Incredibly Tiny & Awesome Mobile Homes

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Billboard Produces Drinkable Water From Desert Air in Peru

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Peruvian researchers have collaborated with an ad agency to create an unusual billboard that generates drinking water from thin air. While the billboard fulfills its traditional role as an advertising tool—in this case for courses at Lima’s University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC)—it harvests moisture directly from the air, which is then processed through a filtration system. Capable of producing 25 gallons (96 liters) of water a day during summer, the billboard has produced 9450 liters of clean drinking water for a nearby community in the three months since it was first installed.

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Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Week at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

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Volvo just announced that it will unveil its S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) concept car next week at the Beijing Auto Show. Volvo has been selling a diesel plug-in hybrid version of the V60 wagon in Europe, but this is the first time that the auto manufacturer is showcasing its gas-powered plug-in hybrid technology.

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Iskos Berlin's Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

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The Birth of Marilyn is a wavy felt lamp shade inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s famous wind-blown dress. Danish design duo Iskos Berlin made the lamp without the use of any glue or resin. Using a process called thermoforming, the designers create sensual shapes that look like they’re floating in mid air. The Birth of Marilyn enticed the curiosity of those visiting this year’s Milan Design Week.

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The Insane Plan to "Brighten" the Moon to Save Energy on Lighting at Night

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Skincare company Foreo has an illuminating idea for saving energy: just increase the moon’s reflectivity to make the night sky brighter. Think of all the electricity savings if we didn’t have to power streetlights and houselights at night. The presumably tongue-in-cheek idea (the company sells a face-cleaning brush called LUNA) proposes coating part of the moon in a reflective surface in order to increase the amount of light it reflects back to the Earth at night.

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Philippe Starck Unveils an Awesome Pop-Up Multimedia Library for Refugees

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Weird 'Well Proven' Chairs Made With Wood Shavings Pop Up in Milan

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Dutch-Brit designer duo Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw have created a new material that looks like polystyrene foam but is made from timber waste instead. Their wonderful Well Proven Chairs and Stools have a molded seat made from sawdust and bio-resin, and they stand on thin ash legs. The resulting designs are a bit weird but also surprisingly elegant.

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Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

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Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they’re at school? Considering that it’s one of the three main meals of the day, what your child has for lunch is a major factor in their development, and can have an effect on both their learning and growth. While it may not seem like we have much control over the types of foods and snacks our children have at school (especially if they attend public school), we recently spoke with Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food, and learned that quite the opposite is true. We also found out more about the Coalition’s involvement in establishing NYC’s first vegetarian school, and how the kids at that school have been faring academically since the change. Read on for Amie’s tips on what you can do to ensure that your child’s school lunch is as nutritious as what you give them at home, and see an example of how a healthier, plant-based diet even boosted test scores at one school.

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Backyard Writing Studio by Dencity Design Offers Georgia Family an Escape from Daily Life

Backyard Writing Studio by Dencity Design Offers Georgia Family an…

If the weather is nice, the first stop for family members is a wrap-around deck that's protected by a roof overhanging on three sides. Most of the building's exterior is clad in a…

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UDG China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi

UDG China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi

Surrounded by high-rise apartments, the three-story kindergarten anchors the corner of a busy intersection. To protect the children from traffic and city noise, the architects placed…

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Chevrolet Expected to Launch Cheaper Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid Next Year

Chevrolet Expected to Launch Cheaper Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid Next…

Chevy is currently working on the next-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, which is expected to arrive sometime next year. According to the latest reports, Chevy may be working on two…

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NYC Event: How to Green Your School - Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

NYC Event: How to Green Your School - Attend Our Informative Panel…

Children in school today spend less time outdoors than ever before, and face increasing rates of obesity, asthma and allergies, ADHD, and other mental and behavioral health problems. At…

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A Single Tree Grows Inside Suppose Design Office's House in Yagi

A Single Tree Grows Inside Suppose Design Office's House in Yagi

House in Yagi isn't completely finished. In fact, the home was designed to not be completely finished even when the owner moved in - the concept was for the home to only meet the most…

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