STUDENT DESIGN TURNS HIGHWAYS INTO WIND FARMS

STUDENT DESIGN TURNS HIGHWAYS INTO WIND FARMS

The great thing about collaborative design sites like Archinect is that they allow brilliant student ideas to escape the confines of studio and get the attention they deserve. Case in point is Arizona

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WIND POWER FROM NEW JERSEY HIGHWAYS

WIND POWER FROM NEW JERSEY HIGHWAYS

Wind, as we all know, can be used to generate electricity. Turbines installed in wind-prone areas have been proven generators of clean, green power. But most of the time, you need open areas and large

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INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

INHABITAT IN VOGUE!

If you want to see where the world of green design meets high-fashion, pick up this month's copy of Vogue. We are excited to announce that Inhabitat is featured in this month's green issue, as founder

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY:  Fauna Organic Cotton T-shirts

SUSTAINABLE STYLE SUNDAY: Fauna Organic Cotton T-shirts

These t-shirts have got to be the best I have seen for kids. Not only are they made from organic cotton and locally hand-dyed and silk screened right here in Brooklyn, but they are damn cute. Cute in a

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THE STARS OF SUSTAINABILITY AT Symposium C6 in Chicago

THE STARS OF SUSTAINABILITY AT Symposium C6 in Chicago

The last day of Chicago's Symposium C6 conference ("The Art World is Flat: Globalism- Crisis and Opportunity") went out with a bang- the morning's star-studded panel focused on the theme of "Creating A

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PREFAB FRIDAY: David Adjaye’s East London House

PREFAB FRIDAY: David Adjaye’s East London House

Here's a recipe for good design: take London-based architect David Adjaye, mix with a prefab timber construction system, drop on a site in the middle of Hackney, a London suburb, shake and mix - and you

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PILE CHAIR By Fumi Masuda

PILE CHAIR By Fumi Masuda

For many people, there's nothing worse than the thought of moving. But now at least you can find some solace in the moving process knowing that any discarded furniture may have a second life as Fumi

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SIGG ECO BOTTLE DESIGN COMPETITION

SIGG ECO BOTTLE DESIGN COMPETITION

One of the easiest things you can do to lead a greener life is to say no to disposable plastic water bottles. And one of our favorite companies, SIGG, makes this easy and stylish with their Swiss-designed

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WORLD’S SMALLEST WIND TURBINE

WORLD’S SMALLEST WIND TURBINE

This little wind-powered toy brings clean, green energy to the palm of your hand, and is a great little gadget for getting youngsters interested in the beauty of renewable energy. No batteries or

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BLOCH BUILDING by Steven Holl

BLOCH BUILDING by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl is no stranger to remarkably lit gallery spaces, and his latest addition to the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri is a notable display of his talents in using

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KANSAS STATE U TOP PICKS FROM MILAN

KANSAS STATE U TOP PICKS FROM MILAN

During the week of Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we put a call out for eco-loving, freelance correspondents to help us out with our coverage. Our plea was met with much enthusiasm from, among

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FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

Biomimicry proved to be all the rage at the Salone Internazional del Mobile this year, with designers drawing big-time inspiration from the wonders of the natural world. Though Finnish textile design

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STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

I'm a self-proclaimed Droog addict, and have touted the "je ne sais quoi" of the always-engaging and wryly humorous Dutch design ad nauseam. And this bee-made vessel by Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny of Studio

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‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

‘THIS TABLE WILL SELF-DESTRUCT’ by STUDIO 1a.m.

An often-overlooked tenet of the green design process is the creation of objects that tell a story, that have a history, and that engage with the user to extend their life span beyond the disposable and

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SAN FRANCISCO’S CIVIC TOWER: Greenest Of Them All

SAN FRANCISCO’S CIVIC TOWER: Greenest Of Them All

Recently, we've been seeing scads of new projects that make big claims about their sustainable features. Some projects feature elaborate photovoltaic systems, a few wind turbines, or recycled material,

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: Student Eco Fashion Competition

PROJECT EARTH DAY: Student Eco Fashion Competition

This past Thursday, Inhabitat attended “Project Earth Day”, an eco-friendly fashion show at the Teknion showroom. The event was organized by Emerging Green Builders of New York (EGBNY), the local

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PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

PROJECT EARTH DAY: EGB Eco Fashion Show

Anyone who has been reading Inhabitat for awhile knows that we love our eco-fashion here - almost as much as we love green building. Fashion and architecture don't often get mentioned in the same

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IT’S EARTH DAY: Do Something

IT’S EARTH DAY: Do Something

Five years ago, if you'd asked a stranger to tell you the significance of April 22, you'd almost certainly have been met with a blank stare. The same would likely have been true four, three, even two

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MILAN FURNITURE FAIR: DAY 2

MILAN FURNITURE FAIR: DAY 2

After being alerted to all the Inhabitat-worthy designs that had yet to be uncovered in the Tortona district of Milan during the week of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we made our way towards the

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MILAN 2007: BREEZE SIDE TABLE by SWEDESE

MILAN 2007: BREEZE SIDE TABLE by SWEDESE

The veteran furniture manufacturer Swedese is notoriously associated with classic Swedish style in their Scandinavian homeland. Since its founding in 1945, Swedese has run in the same circles as fellow

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INHABITAT T-Shirt Contest ENDS TODAY!

INHABITAT T-Shirt Contest ENDS TODAY!

If you've been following our Green T-Shirt Competition, then hopefully you realize that today is your LAST CHANCE to get your designs in to us. The competition ends tonight at MIDNIGHT, and its really

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Mountain Retreat

PREFAB FRIDAY: Resolution 4 Mountain Retreat

The only thing better than a quaint mountain retreat is a quaint PREFAB mountain retreat. And here it is, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 square foot stunner designed by architects Joseph Tanney and Robert

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MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting

MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting

At Salone Internazional del Mobile's Euroluce in Milan, designers fearsomely competed for attention by decking out their booths with high-tech light displays. But the one that caught our eye and held our

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MILAN FURNITURE FAIR 2007 – Day 1

MILAN FURNITURE FAIR 2007 – Day 1

From April 18 to 23, Milan IS the Salone Internazionale del Mobile as designers, tourists, and journalists flock to the trade fair for the most anticipated design event of the year. On Day One, Inhabitat

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY?!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR EARTH DAY?!

This year more than ever, Earth Day (this Sunday, April 22) is an important day for us to all stop, think, and make a difference. With the growing interest and attention that green design and

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RECYCLED BILLBOARD BIRDHOUSE by Atelier Bomdesign

RECYCLED BILLBOARD BIRDHOUSE by Atelier Bomdesign

We love stumbling across ways to incorporate nature into our urban lifestyle, and birdhouses always seem to do this effectively. We've featured birdhouses many times before, ranging from clean and modern

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INHABITABLE CARDBOARD ROOMS

INHABITABLE CARDBOARD ROOMS

Cardboard, you abundantly mundane material, what would we do without you? Or rather, what else can we do with you? We’ve already featured some interesting uses of cardboard including furniture, as a

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VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

Here at Inhabitat, we feature numerous ways in which you can power your house. Whether by using solar panels, wind turbines, hydrogen, gas, and even geothermal energy, we can say that alternative sources

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BOOKLAMPS by Atelier Bomdesign

BOOKLAMPS by Atelier Bomdesign

The Dutch design shop Atelier Bomdesign features several products fabricated from recycled materials. By far, our favorite is the Booklamp (or Boeklampen, in the native tongue), a clever take on reading

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FLOATING ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SKYSCRAPERS by Geotectura

FLOATING ELECTRO-MAGNETIC SKYSCRAPERS by Geotectura

Ever imagined that a building could hover about the ground - floating in mid air? Architect Joseph Cory thinks the above scenario might be possible in the future, using electro-magnetism. In his

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