Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Shipping containers are being given a revamp by WhiteCrate, a UK-based company that transforms the old structures into these brilliant pop-up event spaces. The containers begin as ready-built

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Turntable Rider Transforms Bikes into Mobile DJ Booths

Turntable Rider Transforms Bikes into Mobile DJ Booths

The Turntable Rider is a brilliant invention that transforms any regular bicycle into a roving DJ booth! Developed by Japan-based company Cogoo, the gadget allows bikers to emit melodies as

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Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

At this year's Milan Design Week Tom Dixon joined forces with Digital Forming Studio to create a "Co-Design Bar" where visitors could customize and digitally print their own lamps! The exhibit

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Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

Tom Dixon’s Sensational Flat-Pack Stamp Lamp Comes Hot Off the Press

The Stamp Lamp starts off as a zinc-coated, steel sheet that is punched and pressed by two sheet-steel machines from industrial manufacturing giant, Trumpf. The sheet is then folded into a

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Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing

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Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

The award-winning idea has improved solar access access, and the home is flooded with light in during the winter months, helping to reduce energy costs. Facing the original house, the new

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Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Groupe Laps' luminous stick figures are made from LED strips and white Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and the articulated joints are made of stainless steel. Keeping sustainability at the heart

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Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Tree-inspired Mangrove Chair Is Fashioned from Recycled Steel and Supports Conservation

Knotted into a trunk-like formation from the base of its roots, the brilliant Mangrove Chair is crafted from a combination of recycled steel pipe, yellow pine and steel leaf. Created by Adam

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DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

This imaginative cardboard arcade is the awesome creation of nine year old Caine Monroy. After spending his summer vacation in his dad's used auto parts store building a fun-filled series of

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Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat

Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat

Designed as an interactive retreat, the Spiral Garden Pavilion is a peaceful solar-powered space for visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy their surroundings. The airy pavilion by Michael

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The Speedy Axalko Wooden Bicycle Is Handcrafted From Ash Wood in Spain

The Speedy Axalko Wooden Bicycle Is Handcrafted From Ash Wood in Spain

Axalko's stunning wooden bicycle is truly a work of art, handcrafted from ash wood into a beautiful piece of functional design. Aptly named after a quick-witted fox from a childhood fable, the

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Contraband Scissors Transformed into Sinister Spiders by Sculptor Christopher Locke

Contraband Scissors Transformed into Sinister Spiders by Sculptor Christopher Locke

Ever wondered how what happens to the thousands of personal objects confiscated at airport terminals around the world? Sculptor Christopher Locke has embarked on a project to give some of these

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Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Heralded as one of the first zero-energy, zero-carbon commercial buildings in the US, the IDeAs Z2 Design Facility is located in a formerly windowless bank that has been transformed into a

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Greece ‘Potato Movement’ Directly Connects Farmers & Consumers During the Debt Crisis

Greece ‘Potato Movement’ Directly Connects Farmers & Consumers During the Debt Crisis

In the face of stringent budget cuts and economic instability in Greece, a new movement of agricultural workers are taking matters into their own hands. Dubbed "The Potato Movement," tens of

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Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Here at Inhabitat we love bringing our green-thumbed readers revolutionary designs to help indoor gardens flourish - and that's exactly what this clever Garden Tower compact farm does. The

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Miler Lagos’ Awesome Book Igloo is Stacked High with Recycled Reading Materials

Miler Lagos’ Awesome Book Igloo is Stacked High with Recycled Reading Materials

The books are arranged with the pages facing outwards to create a a white shell while the colorful spines of the books face inwards revealing their titles. From dictionaries to volumes on

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6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings into Architectural Gems

6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings into Architectural Gems

WUNDERLAND KALKAR AMUSEMENT PARK SOUTHERN PACIFIC BREWING COMPANY ABC MUSEO UMBAU WASSERTURM - WATER TOWER BATTERSEA POWER STATION 780 BREWSTER Wunderland Kalkar Amusement

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Typographic “O” Footrest Is Made Entirely from Recycled Cardboard

Typographic “O” Footrest Is Made Entirely from Recycled Cardboard

The 3-in-1 recycled cardboard chair was a hard act to follow, but Sanserif Creatius has done it again with this curved typographic footrest. Inspired by the letter "O", the stool/footrest is

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The Midget Bushtrekka Is a Cool Pull-Along Mini-Camper Designed for Bikers

The Midget Bushtrekka Is a Cool Pull-Along Mini-Camper Designed for Bikers

The summer months are just ahead, and for many of us this means days full of cycling and plenty of camping excursions. But for you outdoor adventurers who don't want to trade in your

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Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Studio Rolf Saws Dutch Furniture in Half to Create New Furnishings

Last year Studio Rolf bought several pieces of furniture from the estate of Queen Juliana in the Netherlands. Since then, the studio has been hard at work sawing the items in half and turning

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Awesome Typographic Directions Tell Bikers Where to Cycle in Lisbon

Awesome Typographic Directions Tell Bikers Where to Cycle in Lisbon

Lisbon's main cycling route has been transformed with this brilliant typography that makes the city's 7,362-meter bike path along the river Tagus all that more fun and easy! A collaboration

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Brilliant Recycled Aluminium WineHive Expands to Hold More Bottles

Brilliant Recycled Aluminium WineHive Expands to Hold More Bottles

The WineHive is a brilliant, simple idea for an eco-friendly wine rack. Taking inspiration from a beehive's honeycomb shape, the rack is constructed from modular components cut out of a single

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Recycled Film Canisters Transformed Into USB Memory Sticks

Recycled Film Canisters Transformed Into USB Memory Sticks

In an wave of ironic inspiration, Newfocus has married analogue and digital photography to create these awesome recycled 35mm film canister flashdrives. Now containing a 4-gigabyte or 8 gigabyte

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Klaus Pichler’s Stunning Photos of Rotting Food Examine Excess of Wasted Food

Klaus Pichler’s Stunning Photos of Rotting Food Examine Excess of Wasted Food

Each photograph comes complete with information about the harvest of the food. The Vienna-based photographer details the exact location, time of year, and cultivation method used for each

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Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

We love seeing quirky cameras made from inventive materials here at Inhabitat - in the past we've showcased everything from Lego TLR cameras to Leica-style paper pinhole cameras. The latest kit

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Amazing Eco Easter Egg Sprouts Mini Skyscrapers and Urban Farms

Amazing Eco Easter Egg Sprouts Mini Skyscrapers and Urban Farms

Easter eggs these days come in all shapes and sizes, but none are more unusual or awesome than this grass-covered garden egg, which is bursting with sustainable sky-scrapers and vertical farms!

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Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Located in the middle of a garden in North-East London, the Hackney Shed is a cozy little work space by  Office Sian Architecture + Design. Perfect for stay-at-home workers looking to get some

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Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Classified Moto Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts Into Amazing Retro Furniture

Each of Classified Moto's recycled designs comes with its own history, so any customer can see which motorbikes the parts came from. For example this table was built from vintage Japanese moto

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JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

Installing grassy facades on urban buildings are a great way to create a greener city. With this in mind, London-based design studio JAILmake has developed these 'Reseeding Bricks', which can be

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Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

The observatory is a critical element in a range of long-term experiments - it serves as a solar spectrometer for the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics at the University of Liège,

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