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How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzels in 8 Easy Steps

Photo via Shutterstock Everyone loves soft pretzels. Sure, they'll add a few inches to your waistline if you eat them regularly, but sometimes you need to treat yourself. Besides, homemade

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DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

Berto Aussems got tired of balancing his grocery bags on his bike's handlebars, so he designed this clever eco shopper that can attach to the back of a bike. Versatile, easy to use and

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Margot Krasojevic’s 3D-Printed Orbital Levitation LED Lamp Floats in Thin Air!

Margot Krasojevic’s 3D-Printed Orbital Levitation LED Lamp Floats in Thin Air!

You may be familiar with maglev trains - but designer Margot Krasojevic just unveiled a 3d-printed LED lamp that brings magnetic levitation to your living room! Krasojevic's ethereal Orbital

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Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab Turns Waste From Local London Businesses Into Beautiful Recycled Products

Glass Lab is a system for collecting and processing waste glass from small businesses in London. Developed by Royal College of Art student Diana Simpson Hernandez, Glass Lab collects glass waste

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6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

6 of the World’s Top Green Playgrounds

School's out for summer, and kids are hitting the swings, seesaw and slide at parks all around the country. While there are plenty of generic playgrounds for kids to choose from, there are also

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Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season

Vodafone Unveils Smartphone-Charging Shorts Just in Time for Festival Season

British telecommunications company Vodafone wants people to be able to use their phones, even when they're away from a power source for days on end at music festivals, for example. So this week,

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5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

5 Ways to Make a Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift from a Recycled Necktie

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 16), and if you're still scrambling to find a good gift for Dad, fear not. Instead of going out to a department store and dropping $50 on a silk tie,

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Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

The Bat House Visitor Center by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a fully-integrated, sustainable building that provides much-needed nesting space for bats. To offset the rigid prefabricated wood

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California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

California Engineering Students Develop Device that Reduces Lawnmower Emissions

A team of students from the University of California's Riverside Bourns College of Engineering recently developed a simple-yet-brilliant device that can make lawnmowers greener. The team's

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Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

When it comes to green furniture design, it doesn't get much more natural than Erez Nevi Pana's Soilid Chair, which is made from a mixture of soil, fungi and other natural materials. The

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How To Make Raw Vegan Nori Rolls

How To Make Raw Vegan Nori Rolls

Nori rolls are nutritious and fun to eat, but you don't have to spend big money at a sushi restaurant to enjoy them. They're easy to make, and it can be a fun activity to do with the whole

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Beautiful Steam-Bent Hertfordshire Hammocks are Made From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Beautiful Steam-Bent Hertfordshire Hammocks are Made From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Designer/maker Richard Foxcroft recently brought together ancient barrel making and boat building techniques to create a beautiful line of wooden hammocks. Foxcroft's Hertfordshire Hammocks are

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Enter to Win a Pair of Roma Rubber Rain Boots (Worth $84)

Enter to Win a Pair of Roma Rubber Rain Boots (Worth $84)

April showers are long gone, but that doesn't mean the rains have stopped. Roma's vegan rubber rain boots are made from 100-percent natural latex rubber, and they're lined with cotton to keep

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Lumos Solar’s New Solarscape Structures Provide Shade and Renewable Energy

Lumos Solar’s New Solarscape Structures Provide Shade and Renewable Energy

Lumos Solar just unveiled their newest product: a modular and customizable photovoltaic structure called the SolarScape. Perfect for patio covers, pool awnings, carports, walkways, bus stops and

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Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks creates modern day spirit decanters for your home bar by upcycling bottles collected in local San Francisco restaurants. With the help of an entire community of bartenders

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WE CARE Solar Suitcase Saves Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

WE CARE Solar Suitcase Saves Mothers’ and Babies’ Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

In the developing world, mortality rates for expectant mothers total over 300,000 deaths each year. The WE CARE Solar Suitcase is a brilliant new device that aims to reduce this figure by

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Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Dutch designer Willem Heeffer used 334 recycled cans to create a series of luminous upcycled chandeliers and furnishings for Top Chef Hans Välimäki’s new Midhill American diner in Helsinki,

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Marco Mahler and Henry Segerman Collaborate to Produce World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Mobiles

Marco Mahler and Henry Segerman Collaborate to Produce World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Mobiles

Recent advances in 3D printing technology have resulted in plenty of breakthroughs in the fields of medical science and prosthesis, but 3D printing is also contributing to the art world in new

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Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

The World Lamp is a new shop light that pairs energy-efficient LEDs with a clever collapsible design that packs flat to ship and can be easily assembled once it arrives. The World Lamp uses

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Chissick Design Turns Salvaged Wood Scraps Into Beautiful Fused Furniture

Chissick Design Turns Salvaged Wood Scraps Into Beautiful Fused Furniture

Chissick Design just unveiled a new collection of beautiful fused wood furniture. Each piece is made of scrap wood collected from different carpenters that is fused together to create unique

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How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it's a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our green parenting site Inhabitots, we've put

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Our Addiction to Fast Fashion is to Blame for the Bangladesh Building Collapse that Killed 500

Our Addiction to Fast Fashion is to Blame for the Bangladesh Building Collapse that Killed 500

As the death toll in the Rana Plaza building collapse outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka continues to climb, the connection between the decisions we make as consumers and the loss of life

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Daniel Svahn’s Minimalist Picnic Table is Made From a Pile of Salvaged Timber and Two Straps

Daniel Svahn’s Minimalist Picnic Table is Made From a Pile of Salvaged Timber and Two Straps

Swedish designer Daniel Svahn has created a clever conceptual table called Picnic that is made of wood salvaged from storm-felled trees. The minimalist design takes the form of a cube of stacked

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Agustina Bottoni’s Monolithic Brut Barbecue Set is Made From Recycled Coconut Coir

Agustina Bottoni’s Monolithic Brut Barbecue Set is Made From Recycled Coconut Coir

"Brut" is a monolithic stool and barbecue set designed by Agustina Bottoni that is produced by casting a compound of cement and coconut coir (an agricultural waste). Bottoni's low-tech, DIY

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LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER! Calling all architects, interior designers and lighting designers! Do you have a spectacular architecture or interior project that uses LED lighting? Share it

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Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

This infographic by Vouchercloud details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans. The greatest influence on the current

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Each Piece of Mark Jupiter’s Reclaimed Furniture Has a Story to Tell

Each Piece of Mark Jupiter’s Reclaimed Furniture Has a Story to Tell

As a fourth-generation New York builder, Mark Jupiter has plenty of stories to tell, but instead of writing in a journal, Jupiter shares his tales through each of his reclaimed furniture

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Bien Hecho to Bring Elegant Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

Bien Hecho to Bring Elegant Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

We're gearing up for BKLYN Designs 2013, which kicks off in DUMBO on May 10, and one the designers we're most excited to check out is woodworking studio Bien Hecho, which was founded by John

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Create Your Own Eco-Friendly “Peace Silk” Dress with Supezas

Create Your Own Eco-Friendly “Peace Silk” Dress with Supezas

Looking for an eco-friendly dress that supports a good cause, and won’t break the bank? We recently discovered Supezas, an inspiring eco-fashion company that works with rural tribal women to

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Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

April Fools was almost a week ago, but we couldn't resist sharing one of our favorite fake news stories of the week. ThinkGeek announced the release of a newPlay-Doh 3D printer that works in

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