Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

In the run-up to this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Ford announced a plan to recycle around 2 million used plastic bottles for use in its Focus Electric vehicle. The

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Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach

Wave Power Transforms a Dumping Ground into a Sparkling Glass Beach

A California beach was transformed from an ugly trash-filled eyesore to what is now known as the glittering Glass Beach. Throughout the earlier part of the last century, local residents in Fort

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POO POWER: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds First Fecal Sludge to Bio Diesel Plant in Ghana

POO POWER: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds First Fecal Sludge to Bio Diesel Plant in Ghana

Last year, the Bill Gates Foundation ploughed US $1.5 million into the first fecal sludge to bio diesel conversion plant in Accra, Ghana. The plant, which is run by Colombia University professor

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Artists Recycle Washed Up Toys on California Seashore into Beach Plastic Artwork

Artists Recycle Washed Up Toys on California Seashore into Beach Plastic Artwork

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang scour one remote beach in Northern California looking for debris to turn into their poppy and artistic 'Beach Plastic' pieces. Combs, toys, disposable lighters

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Impressive Magistral Cabinet Facade Constructed with 80,000 Bamboo Skewers

Impressive Magistral Cabinet Facade Constructed with 80,000 Bamboo Skewers

Encasing Sebastian Errazuriz’s 'Magistral Cabinet' is a protective facade constructed from 80,000 bamboo skewers. Painstakingly hand-crafted by 12 carpenters, the cabinet is built to be opened

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JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects designed this extraordinary spiraling Chongming Bicycle Park for a competition to create the future Bike City in China. The museum, multi-purpose hall, and visitor center comes

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Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

Parasite Farm: Brilliant Indoor Garden and Compost System Adapts to Any Kitchen

The Parasite Farm is a new indoor gardening system that encourages small space urban gardening while composting waste into fresh, fertile soil. Designed by Charlotte Dieckmann and Nils Ferber,

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Ridekick Electric Trailer Boosts Bike Power Up to 19 Miles Per Hour

Ridekick Electric Trailer Boosts Bike Power Up to 19 Miles Per Hour

“This electric trailer pushes your bike.” That’s the Ridekick tagline for their inventive electric-powered bike trailer designed to make bicycles zoom off at up to 19 miles per

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Akademia Park Officium: Hungarian Military Academy Renovated Into Modern Building That Preserves the Past

Akademia Park Officium: Hungarian Military Academy Renovated Into Modern Building That Preserves the Past

We see a lot of amazing renovations here at Inhabitat, but we were particularly impressed by this former military school that has been transformed into a BREEAM excellent building by

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NYIT Students Redesign a Failing Waste Management Unit for a Costa Rican Community

NYIT Students Redesign a Failing Waste Management Unit for a Costa Rican Community

A team of architecture students have put their creative skills to practice to design this waste management solution for a Costa Rican community. Winning the New York Institutute of Technology's

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Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage have staged a sculptural protest against beach littering by upcycling Mountain Dew bottles into this awesome Christmas tree. The team took 55 bottles found strewn along

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Dia:Beacon Gallery Rises Within a Beautifully Renovated Industrial Building on the Edge of the Hudson River

Dia:Beacon Gallery Rises Within a Beautifully Renovated Industrial Building on the Edge of the Hudson River

Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in New York State, Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries is a beautiful exhibition space set within a renovated Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) box printing

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Pvilion Develops Flexible Stainless Steel Solar Power Sheets for Architectural Application

Pvilion Develops Flexible Stainless Steel Solar Power Sheets for Architectural Application

Integrating advanced solar technology with flexible stainless steel sheets, U.S. based Pvilion has created an innovative, energy-harnessing material that could eventually be applied to an array

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Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

Azuma Makoto Gardening Club Brings Modern Design to Japanese Concept Center

In the midst of the Ark Hills concept center in Japan, garden designers from Azuma Makoto Gardening Club are regularly working on new designs to reshape green centerpieces in the heart of the

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Makoto Azuma Suspends Bonsai Trees Then Returns Them to the Earth Unharmed

Makoto Azuma Suspends Bonsai Trees Then Returns Them to the Earth Unharmed

Makoto Azuma has created this series of delicate botanical artwork for an updated edition of the 2005 'Shiki Formula'. Each bonsai plant in his series is extracted from where it grows with

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Traditional Weaving is Reinvented With Amazing Installations by We Make Carpets

Traditional Weaving is Reinvented With Amazing Installations by We Make Carpets

Dutch design trio We Make Carpets has reinvented the form of the traditional woven rug by creating brilliant installation carpets by weaving together unusual materials. In the past, the

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Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armenian artist Armén Rotch has created an amazing series of artworks by arranging used tea bags into intricate patterns. While others may use the bags to help tired eyes or compost the

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Leopoldo City Garden Lets Urban Gardeners Grow Vegetables Practically Anywhere

Leopoldo City Garden Lets Urban Gardeners Grow Vegetables Practically Anywhere

We love seeing cool urban gardening systems that allow space-starved city dwellers to grow their own vegetables, and the Leopoldo City Garden is another great design for green-thumbed readers.

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Félix Guyon’s Fold-Away Chair Can Be Hung On the Wall Like Art

Félix Guyon’s Fold-Away Chair Can Be Hung On the Wall Like Art

Designed by Félix Guyon for La Firme, the Label chair is a cool and customizable version of a clasic fold-up seat. The Montreal-based designer created a flat-pack design that can be branded

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DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

If you haven't yet sorted out your dazzling decorations for the holiday season, revamp last year's string lights with these pretty paper cube designs! This step by step tutorial from Wit and

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Dutch Temporary Trees Become Part of Make a Forest Campaign

Dutch Temporary Trees Become Part of Make a Forest Campaign

Winter is just around the corner and as always its most visible in the trees - the autumn colors are fading and branches are looking a bit sparse. Now two design studios have teamed up to

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Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

Aspen Mays’ Rainbow Spectrum Book Sculpture Is Inspired by Einstein’s Theories

We've seen a lot of artwork created from books, but not all of them have such a quirky focus on science. Aspen Mays created this unusual mini-library installation with her colorful rainbow

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Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

Window Farms Lets Green Thumbs Grow Fresh Veggies Indoors

We've been fans of Window Farm's edible gardens for long while, and just in time for the holiday season the team has evolved their fantastic gardening systems to create a brand new stand-up

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Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

By pulling apart old televisions and computers (which typically encourage us to 'veg-out'), art director Murilo Melo has created an inspiring series of gym posters that encourage couch potatoes

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Illuminating Light Installations Inspire Visitors in Durham

Illuminating Light Installations Inspire Visitors in Durham

Opening with a lantern procession from local schoolchildren, the magical festival brought together 35 grand artworks which ranged from neon to LED lighting displays. Casting a new light over

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Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

As opposed to excavating the sites, Teeumen fills them with carefully stacked debris - a technique that has resurfaced in her work since 2005. She typically creates films, studio photos and

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Two Japanese Mountain Villages are Beautiful Examples of Historic Sustainable Architecture

Two Japanese Mountain Villages are Beautiful Examples of Historic Sustainable Architecture

Preserved as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the quiet Japanese villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are a beautiful example of the gasshō-zukuri, or “prayer-hands

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Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

The pair began creating their Songbirds in 2006 and have since transformed a whole range of unexpected relics into these intersting figurative sculptures. Even croquet balls and wheels are given

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Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Incredible House Sculpture Made From Hundreds of Recycled Books by CardiffMiller

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller created this incredible literary construction made from hundreds of recycled books turned into impromptu bricks. The spines of the books face out to form a

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Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

After eight weeks assembling the piece, sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter are celebrating the success of their fantastic addition to the German capital of culture. The park also throws

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