Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

The Waka Waka Personal Solar Power Station is a clever little gadget that can charge any cell phone and tablet via a USB connector using a solar LED lamp. That means no more frustrating dead

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Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

This faux grass rug invites whoever uses it to interact with the design by playfully rearranging the flowers! The creation of Toronto-based Joe Jin Design Company is made-up of artificial

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WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to

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Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

This portable water filter from Aquaovo is a fantastic alternative to buying bottled water. The Canada-based team has launched a new campaign to get their new Alter Ego filter system off the

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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we've shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall, a tower, and a house. Now,

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The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The exterior of The Archive is completely covered in mirrors that reflect the world around it. These reflections serve to conceal the space while maintaining privacy for the artist within. The

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Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche is an annual event during which museums, art galleries and artists to open their doors and present work to the public over the course of a winter's evening. This year, spectators

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AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

Living alone as a student is a rare luxury - particularly in Sweden, where rent and living costs can be high. But this cozy micro cottage in Lund looks like a perfect solution for going solo -

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Marko Vuckovic’s Tree Bench is a Perfect Spot for Quiet Contemplation

Marko Vuckovic’s Tree Bench is a Perfect Spot for Quiet Contemplation

The Tree Bench concept is pretty self-explanatory: a seating area encircles a tree, which serves as the design's focal point. Constructed by Marko Vuckovic from white corian material, the

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various

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Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

This single house is all that's left of a neighborhood in Zhejiang Province, China that was demolished to make room for new urban development. The house, a dwelling owned by redevelopment

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TomDavid Architecten Unveils Rainwater Harvesting Leaf Pavilion for Casablanca, Morocco

TomDavid Architecten Unveils Rainwater Harvesting Leaf Pavilion for Casablanca, Morocco

TomDavid Architecten recently unveiled plans for a soaring leaf-shaped canopy that would transform a market square in Casablanca, Morocco. Developed for the [AC-CA] Competition, the design

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21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

The constructions vary from city to province, and include a range of projects which have been met with a frosty reception. A controversial archway dubbed "the East Gateway of Suzhou," is still

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Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Wingårdhs's Lake Tåkern visitor center provides a place for birds to retreat as well as nesting materials for birds to build their own cozy houses. The asymmetrical center is formed around a

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a

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Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices, and are built up over several hours. Gershenson-Gates reuses the gears, straps, and springs from watches

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WhiteCrate Unveils Shipping Container Exhibition Space for the Nissan LEAF

WhiteCrate Unveils Shipping Container Exhibition Space for the Nissan LEAF

The interactive exhibition was designed to fully immerse the visitor in the innovative ideas of sustainable design, art, and architecture, and invited different artists and designers to

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Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Angel of Light is constructed from around 50,000 CDs which were placed in a circle in front of the house as a dazzling entrance hall. The installation was outlined with battery-operated LED

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Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

The 19th century Fortress Diemerdam was part of the Stelling of Amsterdam, a line of structures originally built to defend the city. Constructed between 1880 and 1914, the line of defense was

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Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

We showcased Agency of Design's prototype cO2 card in the past, and the firm just played a winning hand by launching a full suite of Energy Trumps! The deck of cards aims to help designers and

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TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

The former coffee-roasting building in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has been entirely remodeled within the original shell of the structure. With a variety of spaces such as individual desks

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Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Situated in the middle of a bustling plaza and surrounded by apartment buildings, the concrete construction is a colossal cube monument that transforms the area. With the two cinema screens

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Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

For the Grindbakken pits' first temporary activity, Rotor came up with the idea of framing several parts of the concrete, as opposed to painting them. Their concept adapts and reuses what

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen's Transformation House is designed to be constructed from lightweight steel and partially clad with photovoltaic cells to power the structure using sunlight. Its playful and

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Rodero Beggiao Architects Designs a Mobile Pavilion for a World Class Travelling Chef

Rodero Beggiao Architects Designs a Mobile Pavilion for a World Class Travelling Chef

Rodero Beggiao Architects designed an innovative mobile pavilion for a travelling chef. As it is still in the early stages of development, the architecture studio hasn't given away too many

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Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Corey Thomas’ Reclaimed Wood ‘Spinifex’ Sculpture Unveiled at Australia’s Croajingolong National Park

Artist Corey Thomas created this awe-inspiring "Spinifex" sculpture from branches and plant material salvaged from local trees, and the gigantic dandelion-like form was recently installed in the

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Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store recently launched this series of upcycled cameras and stands -- a quirky collection of cameras that have been transformed into camera art installations. The designs, formed

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‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

‘Waste Not Want Not’ is a Dynamic Green Wall Created Using Discarded Materials

Blake Chamberlain is the brains behind this fantastic project 'Waste Not Want Not', a vegetative grow wall created out of discarded materials. The concept takes plastic water bottles and wooden

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Project Pressure’s Breathtaking Photos Document the Decline of the World’s Glaciers

Project Pressure’s Breathtaking Photos Document the Decline of the World’s Glaciers

A professional photographer by trade, Klaus states that it is important that Project Pressure does not make any predictions. Instead, they base their work on scientific evidence about how fast

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