WastED: Behind the design of NYC's food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

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Dumpster Dive Salad, Dog Food, and Juice Pulp Cheeseburger with repurposed bread buns may not sound like dishes you’d expect to try at a fine dining restaurant, but they’re exactly what you’ll see on the menu at NYC’s Blue Hill until the end of the month. The award-winning eatery by chef and sustainable food proponent Dan Barber will be operating as WastED, a pop-up gastronomic experiment serving creations made with food scraps like produce peels and “yesterday’s oatmeal”, through March 31st. Barber called upon a bevy of celebrity chefs to help out in the kitchen, and he turned to Greenpoint-based architecture firm formlessfinder to give the dining room a completely unique look using materials that speak to the pop-up’s theme of waste reduction. Inhabitat had a chance to sit down with formlessfinder co-founder Garrett Ricciardi this week to learn more about what went into WastED’s design, from tabletops grown from mushroom roots to “fabric” that was an agricultural aid in a past life. Read on for all of the details!

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

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The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets, which represent Luke Skywalker’s desert planet of Tatooine, have had it rough in the past – from invading Imperial Stormtroopers to encroaching desertification threatening the sands. However, the region now faces an even bigger danger that is threatening to make the entire area unsafe for locals and Star Wars fans alike: ISIS.

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The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

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U.S. approves $350,000 hunt of endangered black rhino in Namibia

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filed under: Animals, News, Policy

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Federal authorities have granted permission to an American hunter to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia, and then bring the so-called trophy back to the United States. This is the most recent development in a saga that began nearly two years ago, when the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to hunt the endangered creature. The winning bidder paid $350,000 for the chance to bag a Black Rhino, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) initially denied his request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. However, upon determining that the proceeds from the auction and subsequent hunt will go towards conservation efforts, the agency has given the go-ahead.

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The world's first functional 'human-powered' cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

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We’ve seen cardboard bikes, surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture, but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill. And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard version is fully able to withstand the weight of adult human foot fall, and its tread does—somewhat—spin with the runner.

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Submit your architecture projects to ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2015 R+D Awards

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filed under: Design Competitions

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ARCHITECT Magazine is now accepting architecture submissions to its ninth annual R+D Awards, a competition that celebrates the most innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale. Open to students and professionals, the program accepts entries from all design disciplines and their design strategies, building systems, must-have products, and digital tools. The submission process is digital and each entry requires a 500-word abstract and can include up to 20 supporting images. Winning projects will be published in the print and online versions of the July 2015 issue of ARCHITECT. The submission deadline is April 17.

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BOOK REVIEW: Anjie Cho's 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces

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Did you know that Feng Shui practitioners were some of the first environmentalists in the world? Many people are unaware that the basis of Feng Shui is synonymous with green design, as its essence is centered around mastering a connection with the natural world. So, when exactly does a green home become a sanctuary? We had the opportunity to review Feng Shui expert and LEED accredited Architect Anjie Cho‘s latest book for a true how-to on the subject: 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces: Feng Shui and Green Design for Healing Organic Homes. Read on for our review, and a glimpse inside this practical, DIY guide to creating a truly holistic space.

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

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Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

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This classic Eichler was renovated to become a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

How do you design an outdoor music festival which leaves no trace? That was the goal of Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn when he and his team envisioned an eco roots music festival in the outskirts of Portland Oregon. Since it was launched in 1999, Pickathon Music Festival has been the only waste-free and plastic-free outdoor music festival in the US, featuring solar-powered structures and an outdoor stage designed to be dismantled and recycled at the end of the concert. When students from Portland State University were tasked with designing a recyclable stage for the 2014 concert, they rose to the challenge with an incredible structure built entirely out of recycled shipping pallets. Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes video that documents the development of this portable stage, which will help to ensure that the wild concert experience will leave no trace on the surrounding environment.

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Inhabitat's favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

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Samoo Architects & Engineers to design Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled…

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VIDEO: A super-easy way to make healthy, one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

VIDEO: A super-easy way to make healthy, one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

Do you remember eating Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot as a kid? They were some of the most coveted lunch snacks, but they were also packed with sugar and other artificial…

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015…

Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington…

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VIDEO: Father and daughter team recreate Jurassic Park with $100,000 of LEGOs

VIDEO: Father and daughter team recreate Jurassic Park with $100,000…

Want to watch Jurassic Park with your kids? Afraid it’s too gory? Try this new, Lego-ized version. A father and daughter team has recreated the best scenes from Jurassic Park using…

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VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

This isn't the first time that we've seen videos of the Tesla Model X on the road, but this is the first time we've seen it this close up. YouTube user nbkagzw13 recently caught a…

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