Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Cricket Silent Bike Alarm Alerts Your iPhone to Prevent Theft

Cricket Silent Bike Alarm Alerts Your iPhone to Prevent Theft

A new silent alarm could make bicycle theft a thing of the past. The Cricket works in a similar way to standard security alarms, except it is combined with a free iPhone app. If anyone touches

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Antonio Larosa Recycles Old Oil Drums Into Elegant New Mirrors

Antonio Larosa Recycles Old Oil Drums Into Elegant New Mirrors

Antonio Larosa has created a stylish collection of furniture and accessories made entirely from recycled oil drums! The cool range was produced after the Phillips Collection commissioned Larosa

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Amazing Interactive Maps Compare America’s Cities Using Vintage Charts and Satellite Images

Amazing Interactive Maps Compare America’s Cities Using Vintage Charts and Satellite Images

Although it's unclear what our future cities will look like, the Smithsonian just unveiled a series of awesome interactive maps that look back to the past. Created by by David Rumsey, the

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Living Hedge Building is Completely Wrapped in Ivy

Living Hedge Building is Completely Wrapped in Ivy

Andre Kempe and Oliver Thill's Hedge Building is a beautiful garden-clad pavilion that has ivy creeping across every wall! The German architects created a ‘smart screen’ using green walls to

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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured

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Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Take a look at the world's first stand-alone solar lamp post! The new solar-powered Spiritlighting column can harvest electricity during the day to light up the streets at night. The studio

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Sekita Unveils Gorgeous Flat-Pack Paper Chairs that Pop Up in a Snap

Sekita Unveils Gorgeous Flat-Pack Paper Chairs that Pop Up in a Snap

Sekita Design Studio just unveiled a series of beautiful flat-pack paper chairs that pop up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. The modular chairs can be assembled, reshaped, and

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Manoteca’s ‘Box sir’ Table Uses Beautifully Restored Pieces That Lock Together Like a Puzzle

Manoteca’s ‘Box sir’ Table Uses Beautifully Restored Pieces That Lock Together Like a Puzzle

Recently, the fantastic design team at Manoteca launched Box sir, their latest collection of beautifully restored wooden designs. In addition to being stunning pieces of furniture, they are

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Tshanfeto Farm Teaches Sustainable Farming Techniques to Ivory Coast Youth

Tshanfeto Farm Teaches Sustainable Farming Techniques to Ivory Coast Youth

Tshanfeto is a teaching farm in the Ivory Coast that trains around 40 young people each year in sustainable agriculture techniques. Enterprises like this are vital for local communities in the

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‘Adios, Green Village’ Photographs Reveal the Hidden Lives of a Dying Shanghai Village

‘Adios, Green Village’ Photographs Reveal the Hidden Lives of a Dying Shanghai Village

Residents of Gubei are predominantly migrant workers. After gaining their trust, Mas began taking photos of them, but not without some hurdles: at first people were suspicious, asking him why he

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Tregren’s New Genie Kitchen Garden Can Grow Plants Up to Three Times Faster

Tregren’s New Genie Kitchen Garden Can Grow Plants Up to Three Times Faster

If you have a green thumb but lack space or time for gardening, never fear - the new Genie Kitchen Garden from Tregren offers an easy and accessible way to grow plants indoors. Designed by

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Shanghai Shopping Mall Sprouts a Flourishing Urban Farm! [PHOTOS]

Shanghai Shopping Mall Sprouts a Flourishing Urban Farm! [PHOTOS]

The mini-farm is currently producing tomatoes, eggplants and hot peppers, but with autumn on the way they will soon be switching to different seasonal produce. The vegetables are grown using

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Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of

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Dodecado’s Dazzling Light Blocks Let You Create Your Own LED Lamps

Dodecado’s Dazzling Light Blocks Let You Create Your Own LED Lamps

Montreal-based Dodecado has created a playful set of sculptural light blocks that can be stacked to create practically any shape you can imagine. The blocks are lit by low-energy LED lights, and

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Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

Solar-Powered Bauhaus Barge Offers Luxurious Living with a Low Carbon Footprint

The Bauhaus Barge is a unique solar-powered cruising houseboat that prides itself on using no fuel at all. Built by Jurgen Huber, the zero energy Barge is designed to offer “carbon neutral

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Mobile Machine Home in Spain is an Amazing Self Sufficient Module

Mobile Machine Home in Spain is an Amazing Self Sufficient Module

From the outside, the Mobile Machine has something of a mechanical appearance given its metalic facade and a double hydraulic door system. But the interior is finished in wood and looks more

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Mark’s House: Floating Reflective Pavilion Memorializes Michigan’s Foreclosures

Mark’s House: Floating Reflective Pavilion Memorializes Michigan’s Foreclosures

The London-based team won the $25,000 prize to create this temporary summer pavilion, inaugurated this year, with their imaginative and thoughtful idea. ‘Mark’s House’ was named after a

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NASA Launches Weather Drones to Monitor Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the Atlantic

NASA Launches Weather Drones to Monitor Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the Atlantic

Why do some hurricanes intensify very rapidly while others do not? That's the big question that NASA scientists are grappling with - and they've launched a set of repurposed military

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle

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Chinese Scientists Successfully Produce a Living Kidney Using a 3D Printer

Chinese Scientists Successfully Produce a Living Kidney Using a 3D Printer

We've all seen the cool things that can be done with 3D printers, but now scientists at a Chinese university in eastern Zhejiang Province have made an incredible leap for medical technology by

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John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

Created for the Uncommon Ground exhibition in Wisconsin, John Grade's immense Capacitor sculpture responds to information from weather sensors located outside the John Michael Kohler Arts

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Urban Villas Constructed from Ancient Jurassic Limestone Melt into Grassy Surroundings

Urban Villas Constructed from Ancient Jurassic Limestone Melt into Grassy Surroundings

The four townhouses that make up Urban Villas are constructed on a slope, the main reason to keep their forms as simple as possible. Along the borders of the property are dense bushes and

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Stunning Modern Building Breathes New Life Into Bergen’s Historic Fish Market

Stunning Modern Building Breathes New Life Into Bergen’s Historic Fish Market

Eder Biesel Arkitekter's fish market gives the historic site a modern twist with an angular, daylight-filled "floating" volume. A glass wall on the ground floor provides a view out through the

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Saraiva + Associados Unveil Energy-Generating Science Complex for Expo2017 in Kazakhstan

Saraiva + Associados Unveil Energy-Generating Science Complex for Expo2017 in Kazakhstan

The site is surrounded by an interesting landscape delimited by a Green Ring embracing a water reservoir. This, the design studio states, is an essential framework for landscape design and

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Human Urine Used to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang

Human Urine Used to Prepare Traditional Egg Delicacy in Chinese City of Dongyang

Pee power is often heralded as a sustainable design solution that can yield plant fertilizer or even power your cell - but using urine to prepare a delicious springtime snack is a whole

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Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

Barcelona Launches First Public Electric Scooter Sharing Scheme

What’s the secret to making a cool and sustainable city? Bike sharing schemes have been the flavor of the decade, spreading far and wide from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires. But Barcelona is

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New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

A fabulous new low-cost 3D printer has been launched and it could make DIY fabrication cheaper and easier than ever before. This cool device is dubbed ‘FABtotum’, and could be the new tool

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GDS Architects Unveils New Jinshui Science Park Concept with Zero Carbon Footprint

GDS Architects Unveils New Jinshui Science Park Concept with Zero Carbon Footprint

In order to reduce energy use the studio has a solution to prevent dependency on air conditioning: the towers will each have a double skin facade of Low-E glass and horizontal sunshades on the

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Isla Urbana’s Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Tackles Mexico City Water Shortages

Isla Urbana’s Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Tackles Mexico City Water Shortages

Mexico City residents face huge water scarcity issues. In fact, eight million people living in the country’s capital suffer from inadequate water supply. Sometimes this means going months

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Oji Masanori’s Hemisphere Piggy Bank Can Be Used as an Indoor Planter Once Broken

Oji Masanori’s Hemisphere Piggy Bank Can Be Used as an Indoor Planter Once Broken

This tilted "piggy" bank doubles as an awesome planter once broken. So, now after saving up all your nickels and dimes, you can put your hard-saved cash towards growing a little tree! Designed

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