Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

Colossal Baobab Tree Made From Recycled Fabric Takes Root in Central London

A towering baobab tree made from colorful strands of recycled textiles recently rose on the bank of the River Thames in London. Dubbed "Under the Baobab", the art installation was created by

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UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

UCLA Campus to Get a Green Makeover By the Student Food Collective

With the help of some pro-active social-networking on Facebook, the UCLA campus is being transformed into a new food cooperative. 'GOOD Maker' collaborated with UCLA’s BGreen Consulting to

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OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

OH.NO.SUMO Is Turning Public Spaces Into Fun Pop-up Cinemas!

The structure consists of a humble timber frame covered in waterproof fabric that makes it a neat and cozy space for visitors. Cushions are scattered inside the space, and above the entrance

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

The center is also designed to incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and collect rainwater through its roof. The central spire feature an observation deck, and it's ringed by a green

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them

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Computational Origami is Paper Art That Folds Itself!

Computational Origami is Paper Art That Folds Itself!

“Computational Origami” is technically a triptych of paper art which is now part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In the three-part work, each piece is

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AirClad to Show Off Its Cool Inflatable Pool House at Dwell on Design in LA

AirClad to Show Off Its Cool Inflatable Pool House at Dwell on Design in LA

The inflatable pool house is 32 feet long and made out of an opaque and solar-reflective PVC which can be customized in a range of colors, or remain a more subtle white. This form of inflatable

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My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

2D3D's My Green World pavilion is stained bright orange (a color traditionally associated with the Dutch monarchy), creating a dramatic statement. The massive form stands out against the

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Melbourne’s Forte Development Will Be The World’s Tallest Timber High-Rise

Melbourne’s Forte Development Will Be The World’s Tallest Timber High-Rise

As well as echoing modern city life, the tower will incorporate environmental principles, including better energy efficiency. CLT is said to help make the entire construction process more

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Markus Fiedler Reuses Beeswax to Create Amazingly Realistic Objects

Markus Fiedler Reuses Beeswax to Create Amazingly Realistic Objects

Beeswax seems to be a pretty unusual material to create modern artwork, but Fielder is inspired by the relative suppleness and malleability of softened wax, and its infinite possibilities for

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Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Wild urban vegetation is often ignored, so art students Audrey Charré, Clémentine Schmidt and Luc Beaussart came up with these cute 'Urban Greenhouses' to honor plants growing in cracks in

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Alejandro Cartagena’s Insightful Photo Series Explores the Carpooling Phenomena In Mexico

Alejandro Cartagena’s Insightful Photo Series Explores the Carpooling Phenomena In Mexico

The Mexico-based photographer primarily focuses his work on social and environmental issues through landscape and portraits, exploring themes such as suburban sprawl in Mexican cities and the

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Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

The open-air art exhibition was launched this week to honor the 25th anniversary of children's charity ChildLine - a service that provides advice for young people. It will culminate in a gala

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M.O.D.O.’s Hans-House is a Gorgeous Garden Home in Aberfeldie, Victoria

M.O.D.O.’s Hans-House is a Gorgeous Garden Home in Aberfeldie, Victoria

A timber box rests atop the ground floor, giving the home a cool angular shape. The living room opens out onto the backyard, which is separated by a large glass sliding door and a step which

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Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

RECYCLING COOKING OIL IN BARCELONA MANDATORY COMPOSTING IN SAN FRANCISCO STYLIZED TRASH IN ARGENTINA RECYCLING BECOMES ILLUMINATING IN WARSAW REVERSE VENDING PAYS RECYCLERS IN THE

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Loyola University’s Cuneo Hall to Acheive LEED Gold With Innovative, Sustainable Design

Loyola University’s Cuneo Hall to Acheive LEED Gold With Innovative, Sustainable Design

In an effort to fulfill the University's commitment to energy reduction and sustainability, the building is equipped with some interesting technology: each classroom and office has a Building

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Throne of Weapons is Made of Decommissioned AK-47s From Mozambique’s Civil War

Throne of Weapons is Made of Decommissioned AK-47s From Mozambique’s Civil War

Thrones are traditional symbols of immense power - however this Throne of Weapons by artist Cristovao Canhavato (Kester) offers a critical take on the symbol of authority by connecting it with

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The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Giardino Mappa of Cassano d'Adda is a cool living art project that uses a colorful range of flowers to represent a blooming town in Italy. Instead of mapping flat concrete landscapes using

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Luzinterruptus Create Illuminated Swimming Pool Sculpture From Recycled Containers

Luzinterruptus Create Illuminated Swimming Pool Sculpture From Recycled Containers

Luzinterruptus created yet another dazzling artistic intervention on the streets of Madrid last month, using over 2,000 salvaged plastic cups and containers to create a glowing installation

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“Plant-in City” Art Installation Uses Stackable Terrariums To Create a Lush Urban Environment

“Plant-in City” Art Installation Uses Stackable Terrariums To Create a Lush Urban Environment

HB Collective and Med44 are developing a neat project that will blend architecture, technology and plants into one fantastic art installation. Plant-in-City will be an immersive environment

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Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Jonathan Callan’s Mesmerizing Organic Book Sculptures Are Swirling Masses of Color

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased a whole host of artwork made out of books, from a rainbow spectrum book sculpture to Cardiff/Miller's recycled book house. But we love it when artists like

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Carmody Groarke Transform An Abandoned London Gas Station Into A Glowing Temporary Restaurant

Carmody Groarke Transform An Abandoned London Gas Station Into A Glowing Temporary Restaurant

The studio renovated what remained of the existing structures, turning the canopy of the former station into a shelter for the forecourt, while the abandoned kiosk became a newly redesigned

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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House, the design consists of an all-natural wood base

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Former School Bus Converted Into a Thriving Mobile Urban Garden

Former School Bus Converted Into a Thriving Mobile Urban Garden

Here at Inhabitat we love finding urban gardens flourishing in the most unlikely places, like this brilliant school bus turned mobile greenhouse! The Green Urban Lunch Box is a 35-foot bus in

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Incredible Sand Installation in Barcelona Recreates an Entire Philharmonic Orchestra

Incredible Sand Installation in Barcelona Recreates an Entire Philharmonic Orchestra

The entire installation was crafted from a mixture of imported sand, water, and glue to help protect the figures from collapsing in the wind. Each of the sand-sculpted musicians are unique, and

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Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma and Associates's interior celebrates the warm grain of natural unfinished wood. Through careful positioning they constructed a woven mass of wooden segments that form a cave-like

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Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Industrial designer (and occasional Inhabitat contributor) Jorge Diego Etienne recently teamed up with Savvy Studio to launch a beautiful set of planters that offer a practical and simple way to

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SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

If you're looking for a new way to brighten up your iPhone, check out these cool SkateBack cases made from recycled skateboards! The colorful designs for iPhone 4 and 4S are another awesome

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Michael Jantzen Deconstructs the Suburbs with a Mind-Bending Series of Altered Photos

Michael Jantzen Deconstructs the Suburbs with a Mind-Bending Series of Altered Photos

  These hybrid images are so altered that the houses at times appear to be derelict and on the brink of collapse. They comment on the way in which we take the stability of the

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Sebastián Errázuriz Creates Anti-Capitalist Street Art By Painting Dollar Signs on Roads

Sebastián Errázuriz Creates Anti-Capitalist Street Art By Painting Dollar Signs on Roads

The prolific designer Sebastián Errázuriz has transformed some regular streets into anti-capitalist works of art using only a brush and some white paint. Since wowing us with his

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