INHABITAT EDITORS’ FAVORITE STORIES OF 2009!

INHABITAT EDITORS’ FAVORITE STORIES OF 2009!

Happy New Years everyone! As we count down to stroke of 2010 we've showcased our top transportation, architecture, and energy stories, and now we're thrilled to bring you our editor's favorites! Each year

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LEDs Light up New Years Eve 2010 in Times Square NYC!

LEDs Light up New Years Eve 2010 in Times Square NYC!

As the decade comes to a close, a whole new kind of light is being spread around the Times Square New Year's ball-drop - the super-efficient kind! The famous glittering ball, the gargantuan "2010" sign

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ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

Looking for a way to give your New Year's Eve bottle-poppin' festivities a bit of fun eco flair? Check out Zo Loft's awesome little Rock-et-Roll champagne bottle rockets! These spaceworthy eco-crafts are

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INHABITAT’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!

INHABITAT’S NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!

As the new year rapidly approaches we're all thinking about what lies ahead, and and this is the time that many of us start to think about New Year's resolutions. I've shared my personal New Year's

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6 MOST POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2009

6 MOST POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2009

For the past week we've been sharing our picks for the best green design stories of the year, and now we want to showcase YOUR favorites - as measured by traffic and general buzz. From living moss

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TOP 5 GREEN ENERGY STORIES OF 2009

TOP 5 GREEN ENERGY STORIES OF 2009

As the world energy crisis mounts and the threat of catastrophic climate change looms near, the need for clean and green energy sources has never been greater. Fortunately, the future is bright and 2009

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Pedal-Powered Generators to Illuminate Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Pedal-Powered Generators to Illuminate Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Still making plans for New Year's Eve? Why not brave the crowds of Times Square and help generate the power needed to light up the famous new year's numerals! Duracell has been running their Smart Power

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TOP 6 GREEN TRANSPORTATION STORIES OF 2009

TOP 6 GREEN TRANSPORTATION STORIES OF 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Inhabitat presents our Top 6 Transportation Stories from this past year in a tried-and-true package of trains, planes and automobiles. Keeping in mind common

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2010 – What’s Yours?

My New Year’s Resolution for 2010 – What’s Yours?

Hi Inhabireaders! Since we're getting to that time of year when everyone starts to think about the New Year and reflect upon the changes they would like to make in their lives, I'll confess to you my New

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How Solyndra’s Solar Tubes Rocked Clean Power in 2009

How Solyndra’s Solar Tubes Rocked Clean Power in 2009

SOLYNDRA - a report from Earth2Tech There are hundreds of solar companies developing new materials, new business models, new installation techniques and new manufacturing processes in an effort to

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Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union!

Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union!

The Cooper Union's new Manhattan building opened this year to much acclaim, and Inhabitat recently had a chance to take a look inside NYC's first LEED platinum certified school! Read on for our exclusive

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Solar-Powered Eye Implant Gives Sight to the Blind

Solar-Powered Eye Implant Gives Sight to the Blind

Researchers at Stanford University recently announced that they have developed a new artificial retina implant that uses photovoltaic power and could help the blind see. The problem with previous implants

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TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

TOP GREEN ARCHITECTURE STORIES OF 2009!

It's been a big year for green architecture and a landmark decade for green building awareness. Ten years ago, most people thought green building was still some hippy-dippy exercise in building

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INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

This year The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opened a stunning new academic building in downtown Manhattan that boasts a bevy of green building strategies. Designed by Morphosis, the

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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Woolly Pocket Living Plant Bag Lets You Carry Greenery With You

Woolly Pocket Living Plant Bag Lets You Carry Greenery With You

What concrete-jungleite doesn't enjoy a burst of greenery every now and then, especially when it's overflowing from a totally unexpected location like...your handbag? That's right, Woolly Pocket (the

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Bike Helmets That Don’t Make You Look Like a Dork

Bike Helmets That Don’t Make You Look Like a Dork

Love the eco-freedom of cruisin' on your two wheeler, but hate the less than eco-fashionable "helmet-head" look? With Yakkay's noggin protectors disguised as stylish hats, you'll get the best of both

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEAM INHABITAT From the East Coast to the West Coast to the world at large, Team Inhabitat is sending you warm holiday wishes from every corner of the globe! Our writers and editors

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Recycled Christmas Tree Made of Bike Wheels!

Recycled Christmas Tree Made of Bike Wheels!

Talk about re-cycling! This simple and elegant alternative Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London is made out of 35 wheels from old bikes, and has been delighting passers-by with its unconventional

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7 Last Minute Green Gifts

7 Last Minute Green Gifts

Today is Christmas Eve! And if you're reading this right now, chances are that you procrastinated until the very last moment to pick up presents for your loved ones and are in desperate need of some

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Enter Our Holiday Caption Contest and Win a $50 iTunes Card!

Enter Our Holiday Caption Contest and Win a $50 iTunes Card!

In the spirit of the holidays, we're giving away a $50 iTunes gift card to the person who comes up with the best caption for this rather inspiring pic of a Christmas tree made out of 1,000 beer bottles.

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CAT FOOD JEWELRY: Recycle A Cat-Food Can Into a Ring!

CAT FOOD JEWELRY: Recycle A Cat-Food Can Into a Ring!

If you're a cat parent, you probably know all about the mountainous pile of catfood that feline friends can go through in a week. Well instead of trashing your catfood cans, why not upcycle all that shiny

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Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture

Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture

The blogs are full of "best of the year" lists, but architecture moves more slowly - it takes a long time for ideas to get built, technologies to evolve and for knowledge to spread. Instead, we look at

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Wind Turbine Transformed Into World’s Largest Revolving LED Christmas Star

Wind Turbine Transformed Into World’s Largest Revolving LED Christmas Star

What Christmas is complete without a giant spinning illuminated star? This one is the largest in the world and just happens to be made up of LED lights, allowing it to use the same amount of energy as a

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Fuseproject and One Laptop Per Child Unveil $75 Tablet PC for Kids!

Fuseproject and One Laptop Per Child Unveil $75 Tablet PC for Kids!

One Laptop Per Child and legendary designer Yves Behar have just unveiled the XO-3, an affordable next-gen tablet pc for kids! The third generation OLPC is made completely from plastic and is

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Sunday Streets Return to San Francisco!

Sunday Streets Return to San Francisco!

San Francisco has just announced that it will be continuing its popular Sunday Streets program next year with new dates and locations for 2010! Running for the past two years, the event closes off a

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TapeSwell: an Eco Alternative to Wrapping Paper

TapeSwell: an Eco Alternative to Wrapping Paper

While the holidays are definitely filled with great joy, year-end festivities can also have a slightly grimmer side. According to the Clean Air Council, an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated

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Outdoor Fireplace Illuminates Holiday Gatherings

Outdoor Fireplace Illuminates Holiday Gatherings

This radiant outdoor fireplace designed by Oslo-based architects Haugen/Zohar would certainly add a festive glow to upcoming holiday celebrations. Made from leftover materials from a nearby construction

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Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels

Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels

Contact lenses have long been a godsend for people who want to ditch their glasses, and now a new, color-changing type of lens could make life a thousand times easier for diabetics. Up until recently,

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Towering Vertical Wooden Tennis Center For Sweden

Towering Vertical Wooden Tennis Center For Sweden

The building you see above may look like a gigantic piece of shredded wheat, but it's actually a (very) non-traditional tennis complex for Vaxjo, Sweden! David Tajchman, a Paris-based firm, designed the

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