Alyssa Alimurung

 

Alyssa is the marketing coordinator and community manager at a CityRealty website. Previously she was the operations assistant at Inhabitat and a contributing writer for Ecouterre and Inhabitots. Every day she dreams about owning her own vintage store with a make-your-taco bar. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @nahnah_alyssa

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Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Designer Itay Kirshenbaum has a created a 4 in 1 chair that can be turned into four different seats with a simple flip. Kirshenbaum developed his chair during his industrial design studies

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Henry Baumann Transforms Old Fruit Crates Into Unique Furniture

Henry Baumann Transforms Old Fruit Crates Into Unique Furniture

Using wooden crates that hold strawberries at street markets, designer Henry Baumann transformed these plain containers into furniture such as stools, tables and lights. Baumann disassembled

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Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

After devastating floods hit Bangkok in 2011 leaving university staff cut off from food, Kasetsart University decided to build an urban farm on the rooftop of their Faculty of Architecture

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The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference Comes to St. Louis on Oct 29

The Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference Comes to St. Louis on Oct 29

Natural disasters are physically, socially, and psychologically devastating to a town. It can be extremely difficult to rebuild civic infrastructures and restore the lives of residents. Where do

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DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

If you're not sure what to do for a costume for Halloween or if you're just too lazy to go all out, get into the spirit with this easy cut-out skull t-shirt! This DIY project isn't just for

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Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Designed and produced by Supercake, the I-pot is a modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors. The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable

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Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmás just launched Dama, a sustainably designed table lamp made from recycled materials by Australian designer Tom Allen. Each Dama lamp is made from a

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ENTER TO WIN This Hushamok Baby Hammock Bassinet (Worth $492)!

ENTER TO WIN This Hushamok Baby Hammock Bassinet (Worth $492)!

Wish your baby would fall into a quiet slumber so you can catch up on some shut-eye yourself? Well this week you’re in for a sweet deal because we’re giving away a gorgeous Hushamok organic

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Project Cycling Bus is Powered By Passengers On Board

Project Cycling Bus is Powered By Passengers On Board

Project Cycling Bus is a concept by Rever Design Studio for a cycling double decker bus. On the second level, there are 24-27 active passenger cycles to assist in generating the power reserve

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Robert Augustine’s Phoenix House is an Off-Grid Eco Outpost

Robert Augustine’s Phoenix House is an Off-Grid Eco Outpost

The Phoenix House is a solar home designed to be an outpost for living off the grid. Designed by architect Robert Augustine, the Phoenix House is set in the intensely hot, dry climate of the

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Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Looking for some statement pieces for your home? Genevieve is a series of handmade furnishings designed by Jason Lloyd Fletcher, who also created The Third Generation Furniture.  The

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The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

The Growth Table Has a Seat for Every Member of the Family

You've already got a kitchen table to bring the whole family together for meals - now the Growth Table encourages everyone to draw or study together. Its tiered structure has a place for

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Bananas Sprayed With Substance Derived from Shrimp and Crab Shells

Bananas Sprayed With Substance Derived from Shrimp and Crab Shells

Adorable baby eat banana sitting on grass in park via Shutterstock If you thought fruit was safe for vegans, think again. Non-vegan bananas could be making an appearance at your grocery

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Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks Help Send Honduran Kids To School

After seeing children live off less than $1 a day working in a landfill, Tegu founders and brothers Chris and Will Haughey wanted to build a children's toy that would benefit struggling,

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6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing

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6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

Project Binders These binders are a great alternative to those plastic hardcovered binders. These Project Binders are bare to the bone; made from 97% FSC certified post consumer waste, like

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Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Chimeras: Cute Modular Toys with Interchangeable Arms, Ears and Legs

Walrus Toys has created an adorable set of Chimera stuffed animals with interchangeable snap-on arms, legs and ears - and they just launched a kickstarter to help bring the toys to market. The

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6 Sensational Ways to Mix This Season’s Neons and Prints!

6 Sensational Ways to Mix This Season’s Neons and Prints!

If you haven't tried pairing neons and prints yet, now's the perfect time to finish off the summer season with a bang -- sustainably, of course. Our in-house stylists have put together 6 neon

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Eton’s Rukus Solar Boombox Keeps the Music Pumping All Day Long

Eton’s Rukus Solar Boombox Keeps the Music Pumping All Day Long

Summer is the perfect time for picnics and pool parties, but don’t count on the mediocre built-in speakers of your smartphone or laptop to kick things off. Eton’s Rukus Solar boombox is a

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Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Tight on space? ROOTS is a vertical modular gardening system by MUT Design that easily fits within practically any space. Inspired by traditional trellises, designer Alberto

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MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

Recycling expired credit cards, gift cards and membership cards can be difficult because they’re made from PVC; you can’t just toss them into your recycling bin. Instead of hoarding them,

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Coach Launches Heritage Baseball Wallets Made From Recycled Baseball Gloves

Coach Launches Heritage Baseball Wallets Made From Recycled Baseball Gloves

In Coach’s “Did You Know?” video, they say they owe a lot to the baseball glove – and it’s true. Before Coach made handbags, they were known for their handcrafted leather wallets and

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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