Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

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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Natural Materials Become Delicate Manuscript Artwork by Chinese Artist Cui Fei

Natural Materials Become Delicate Manuscript Artwork by Chinese Artist Cui Fei

Hailing from Jinan, China, artist Cui Fei uses materials found in nature to make creative responses to the radical social changes her native country has experienced. In much of her artwork, she

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Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman Uses a Broom to Scrawl Caligraffiti on the Streets of Singapore

Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman Uses a Broom to Scrawl Caligraffiti on the Streets of Singapore

The streets of Singapore have been given the caligraffiti treatment by Dutch artist Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, who uses only a broom and water to create beautiful, temporary graffiti. As part of his

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Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

New York is known as a city fuelled by coffee, and now one of its residents is using the love of the Italian brew to create these cool lamps made from used coffee filters. Vilma Farrell, the

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28,000 Blooming Flowers Breathe Life Into a Derelict Mental Health Center

28,000 Blooming Flowers Breathe Life Into a Derelict Mental Health Center

With just three months to plan and a small budget, Schuleit studied the building's rich history and architecture and decided to create a stunning work of "imagination" that would be open to the

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Deter Bike Thieves With Inventive Pedal Lock That Doubles as a Wheel Clamp

Deter Bike Thieves With Inventive Pedal Lock That Doubles as a Wheel Clamp

Urban bike users will know the ins and outs of preventing beloved bikes from being stolen, and it generally goes that the bigger and bulkier the bike lock, the more secure the bike. But the new,

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Design Capital Helsinki Sets Green Example With Public Transportation and Alternative Energy Initiatives

Design Capital Helsinki Sets Green Example With Public Transportation and Alternative Energy Initiatives

Named World Design Capital of 2012, Helsinki rocks the design world - and the Finnish capital also scores high on the sustainable development scale as well. The city is setting a great green

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Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

What could be more relaxing than curling up to sleep in your very own bird's nest bed! Conceived and created by O*GE CreativeGroup, the “Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas” was developed

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each

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Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

MudPuppy's elegant Hanging Pods can be used to create a serene suspended garden in any space! Ceramicist Mike McDowell designed the hanging planters specifically for holding Tillandsia air

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Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000

Many of us dream of one day designing and building our own house - and with economic issues ravaging many countries around the globe and ensuing mortgage crises, it's not surprising that the

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Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but an edible forest is taking root in a very real community in Seattle. That's right, urban permaculture projects are continuing to evolve, and

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Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

The groups see the project as a way of creating opportunities for the community to come together, supporting social inclusion. And by the look of their photo gallery they are already enjoying

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French Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Local Milk 24 Hours a Day

French Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Local Milk 24 Hours a Day

Imagine being able to pick up fresh, locally produced milk right from a vending machine? Well that's exactly how some farmers in south-west France will be selling their milk going forward. Dairy

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Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

Leaked Pictures of Infiniti’s Sexy Emerg-E Plug-in Hybrid Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show

The first pictures of Infiniti's racy new electric supercar were just leaked ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, which takes place in a couple of weeks. Sexy,

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Project Orange Gives a Traditional Victorian Building a Modern Facelift in England

Project Orange Gives a Traditional Victorian Building a Modern Facelift in England

Extending the building upwards, duplex studio office units have been installed to replace the original pitched roof. Modern and abstract, the new shape of the roof adds a dynamic form to the

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Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

The space is linear and solid, forming an abstract connection with the land itself. Each zone is designed with a simple contemporary style, however the project complements its surrounding

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Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented experimental mushroom farm! Design team CityLab7 collaborated

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Set Sail Through Kerala’s Stunning Water Network on the Goodearth Eco-Tour Houseboat

Set Sail Through Kerala’s Stunning Water Network on the Goodearth Eco-Tour Houseboat

The Goodearth houseboat takes paradise-seeking tourists through the stunning backwater landscape of lagoons, canals, and rivers in Kerala, Southern India. In a network of waterways bustling with

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Architect Manthey Kula Explores Seaweed as Natural Insulation For Sustainable Building

Architect Manthey Kula Explores Seaweed as Natural Insulation For Sustainable Building

Architect Manthey Kula is exploring seaweed as an innovative way to create natural thermal insulation. One of five Challenger projects showcased during 2011's Norwegian Architecture Festival,

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Take a Bath of Knowledge with Vanessa Mancini’s Tub Made of Books

Take a Bath of Knowledge with Vanessa Mancini’s Tub Made of Books

If you like to unwind by soaking in the tub with a good book, how about bathing in literature instead with artist Vanessa Mancini's 'Bath of Knowledge'? This novel idea (excuse the pun) is made

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Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Talk about a "face" lift! Making waves with his street art that transforms enormous abandoned structures into giant portraits, Russian artist Nikita Nomerz uses details already present at the

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Finland’s Beautiful Lilja Chapel is a Pop-Up Prefab Church

Finland’s Beautiful Lilja Chapel is a Pop-Up Prefab Church

UPM sought to make the Lilja chapel as open as possible, so they designed it with a simple geometric form and no doors. The designers also avoided specific religious symbols, and instead sought

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DMFD’s Amazing Curved Chaise Lounge is Made From 100% Recycled Cork

DMFD’s Amazing Curved Chaise Lounge is Made From 100% Recycled Cork

Get comfy on an elegant Cortiça chaise lounge and let your worries melt away. This brilliant piece of sustainable furniture comes from design studio DMFD, and uses cork waste taken from the

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Marubeni to Build New Floating Wind Farm Off the Coast of Fukushima, Japan

Marubeni to Build New Floating Wind Farm Off the Coast of Fukushima, Japan

Japan looks set to see a new floating wind farm built off the coast of Fukushima, according to a number of recent news reports. Trading company Marubeni plans to develop the wind farm, and the

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First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

Calling all iPhone lovers! Snow Lizard just launched their uber-rugged iPhone 4/4S AQUA TEK S case and it's the world's first waterproof, solar-charged, battery-powered case. Unveiled

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Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets

Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets

If thoughts of a gorgeous summer evening spent around a campfire are keeping you warm this winter, you'll be glad to hear that Biolite is working to make camping a little bit greener. The

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The Colorful Eadie Armchair Fuses Pop Style With Eco Craftsmanship

The Colorful Eadie Armchair Fuses Pop Style With Eco Craftsmanship

Designer Donna Wilson mixes classic styling with quirky, colorful, hand-woven textiles to create fresh contempory pieces that are anything but old-fashioned. Her Eadie eco armchair replaces the

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