Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

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,”

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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

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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

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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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Fingerings: Judith Braun Draws Amazing Carbon Wall Art With Just Her Fingers

Fingerings: Judith Braun Draws Amazing Carbon Wall Art With Just Her Fingers

It may be hard to believe but artist Judith Braun creates these breathtaking works of art using just her fingers dipped in charcoal. Since 2004, Braun has been working on her simple but

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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as

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Sanserif Creatius’ Recycled Cardboard Chair Hides a Footrest and Table In Its Seat

Sanserif Creatius’ Recycled Cardboard Chair Hides a Footrest and Table In Its Seat

This awesome recycled cardboard armchair from Sanserif Creatius is a curvy and comfortable piece that maximizes space by concealing a separate footrest and coffee table within its seat. Dubbed

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Thailand’s Lush Beach Resort Soneva Kiri Offers a Retreat to Eco Paradise

Thailand’s Lush Beach Resort Soneva Kiri Offers a Retreat to Eco Paradise

With all the modern conveniences of an up-market resort - including a chocolate cellar, DVD players, and a well-stocked ice-cream store - Soneva Kiri is a series of hidden jungle huts designed

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Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design

Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design

Edifício Forluz is an elegant architectural proposal for the Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) headquarters in Brazil. Designed by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados and Alexandre

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Bastian Hoeges’ Family of Stools Is a Sustainable Set of Wool Encased Seats

Bastian Hoeges’ Family of Stools Is a Sustainable Set of Wool Encased Seats

One big, one small, and one just right, German designer Bastian Hoeges' Family of Stools is a set of earthy creations that take inspiration from the classic tale of Goldilocks. Hoeges' pieces

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Julie Dodd Sculpts Delicate Nature-Inspired Artwork From Layers of Recycled Paper

Julie Dodd Sculpts Delicate Nature-Inspired Artwork From Layers of Recycled Paper

These paper egg sculptures are particularly beautiful, created entirely from layers and layers of pages glued together until they form a wood-like consistency. Dodd then carves them into egg

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E/B Office Unveils Plans for Soaring SEAT Pavilion Made From 400 Chairs

E/B Office Unveils Plans for Soaring SEAT Pavilion Made From 400 Chairs

New York and Portland-basedE/B Office recently unveiled plans to build this amazing SEAT Pavilion from 400 simple wooden chairs at Freedom Park in Atlanta. Home to a number of permanent art

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Glimmering, Pixelated MUCA Music Center Shines in Southern Spain

Glimmering, Pixelated MUCA Music Center Shines in Southern Spain

Cor & Asociados consulted with local residents to find out what they desired and tried to meet local needs with the MUCA Music Center while working with a maximum budget of €562,800.

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Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

One of the most important features in a floating house is water management, so Wierzba has equipped the building with a rainwater recovery system and biological filter systems in order to be

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XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

Charging your phone just got a whole lot easier and more energy-efficient with XD Design's brilliant solar charger, which sticks to windows to maximize its exposure to the sun's rays. Instead of

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Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

In disaster zones, emergency rescue services need reliable appliances to help provide the basics to victims who may suddenly be without provisions. As a quick-response to emergency

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