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FLAP is Making Canada’s Buildings Safer for Birds

FLAP is Making Canada’s Buildings Safer for Birds

It's estimated that between 1 and 10 migratory birds die per building, per year... and in an average city, that means a lot of bird deaths. Toronto alone has over 950,000 registered buildings,

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Erik Meldahl Wants to 3D-Print this Extraordinary Maasaica Car with Biodegradable Materials in Kenya

Erik Meldahl Wants to 3D-Print this Extraordinary Maasaica Car with Biodegradable Materials in Kenya

Imagine a third industrial revolution where sustainable energy and manufacturing set the standards for production of culturally-relevant cars? Maasaica is a concept from BMW that was built in

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Stallo: Practical and Elegant Cups Upcycled from Glass Bottles

Stallo: Practical and Elegant Cups Upcycled from Glass Bottles

Three Italian product design students from Portugal's Matosinhos School of Art and Design have created Stallo, a set of elegant cups upcycled from glass bottles. Created as an act of protest

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Say Goodbye to Disposable Chopsticks Forever with Penstix

Say Goodbye to Disposable Chopsticks Forever with Penstix

Did you know that over 80 BILLION pairs of disposable chopsticks were thrown out worldwide last year? It might seem inconsequential to toss out that used pair of bamboo or wooden sticks after

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Urban Cultivator Grows 100% Organic Hydroponic Greens in a Stylish and Fully Automated Indoor Garden

Urban Cultivator Grows 100% Organic Hydroponic Greens in a Stylish and Fully Automated Indoor Garden

Many of us would love to eat fresh and local produce all year round, but doing so can be difficult and expensive unless you have the time and space to grow your own food. With the Urban

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LEGO’s Partnership with Shell Pollutes Kids’ Imaginations Along with the Planet

LEGO’s Partnership with Shell Pollutes Kids’ Imaginations Along with the Planet

Picture a group of children playing with their favorite LEGO set. Their imaginations will be running wild as they pop those little blocks together, building all kinds of structures and making

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ASMO Phone Charger Stops Eating Energy When You Unplug Your Phone

ASMO Phone Charger Stops Eating Energy When You Unplug Your Phone

ASMO is the first mobile phone charger in the world that does not consume standby power. Every year, energy waste from the world's 6.8 billion mobile phones costs us the equivalent of power

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Eco-Friendly Blackbird Clara Ukulele Boasts a Rich Sound within an Ekoa Composite Body

Eco-Friendly Blackbird Clara Ukulele Boasts a Rich Sound within an Ekoa Composite Body

Ukuleles are beloved by travelers and artists for their compact, easily transportable frame that packs a surprisingly loud sound. Blackbird Guitars took the small and simple instrument to the

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Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Population density is a major issue all over the world, and Bucharest is no exception. As the urban core continues to fill with residents, innovative new ideas for living spaces have to follow,

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Markus Jeschaunig’s Arc de Triomphe Highlights Consumer Waste with Two Tons of Stale Bread

Markus Jeschaunig’s Arc de Triomphe Highlights Consumer Waste with Two Tons of Stale Bread

Did you know that 70,000 tons of edible bread goes to waste every year in Austria? According to designer and sustainability advocate Markus Jeschaunig, the amount of food that Europeans waste

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Trouble-free Funnell Backpack Ejects a Waterproof Jacket to Protect Cyclists from the Rain

Trouble-free Funnell Backpack Ejects a Waterproof Jacket to Protect Cyclists from the Rain

Cycling is one of the most fun ways to get around a city, but getting drenched in an unexpected downpour can put a damper on anyone's day. Enter Funnell, a backpack with a waterproof jacket that

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MapleXO and Case-of-Bass Turn Junk Skateboards into a Music Box You Can Skate On

MapleXO and Case-of-Bass Turn Junk Skateboards into a Music Box You Can Skate On

Skateboard recycler MapleXO joins forces with boombox maker Case-of-Bass to turn skateboards into music and a ramp that is blowing minds. The ramp is a 4-foot tall quarter pipe covered in the

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Mariclaro Repurposes Landfill-Destined Materials into Stylish and Durable Chameleon Tote Bags

Mariclaro Repurposes Landfill-Destined Materials into Stylish and Durable Chameleon Tote Bags

Canadian design firm Mariclaro recently unveiled Chameleon, a stylish and durable tote bag made from recycled materials that had once been destined for the landfill. Made from a car seatbelt,

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Mischer’Traxler’s Reversed Volume Platters Are Imprinted With Delicate Details from Living Leaves

Mischer’Traxler’s Reversed Volume Platters Are Imprinted With Delicate Details from Living Leaves

PCM Design just launched these beautiful ‘Reversed Volume Leaves’ platters, which were designed by mischer’traxler. To create the design, the space between a leaf and the container was

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Collapsible Smash Cup Lets You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing Waste

Collapsible Smash Cup Lets You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing Waste

Smash Cup is a collapsible, highly portable, reusable coffee cup that allows you to get your morning cup of Joe on the go without producing more waste! Reminiscent of disposable coffee cups but

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OpenReflex: World’s First DIY 3D Printed SLR Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign

OpenReflex: World’s First DIY 3D Printed SLR Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign

Last year, we were blown away by student Léo Marius' OpenReflex, the world's first DIY 3D printed SLR. The fully functional and open source camera is not only easy to assemble, but it's also

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Your Position: A Standing All-in-One Workspace that Folds Away to Fit in Any Apartment

Your Position: A Standing All-in-One Workspace that Folds Away to Fit in Any Apartment

'Your Position’ is a clever adjustable workspace designed by David Manning that focuses on improving physical and mental wellbeing. The workspace is completely adjustable depending on the

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What are Microclimates, and Why are They Beneficial?

What are Microclimates, and Why are They Beneficial?

Are there really places on the earth where the elements magically combine to provide idyllic climates? Although the concept might seem a bit fantastical, microclimates do indeed exist, and are

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Portable SunCache Solar Charger Packs Serious Power You Can Take Anywhere

Portable SunCache Solar Charger Packs Serious Power You Can Take Anywhere

Herndon, VA: June 12, 2014 SunCache, a just-released project on the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter, introduces a powerful portable solar charging system integrated into an

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Infinity Screen’s FSC-Certified Paper Modules Easily Interlock into Flexible Curtains and Wall Dividers

Infinity Screen’s FSC-Certified Paper Modules Easily Interlock into Flexible Curtains and Wall Dividers

David Weeks Studio recently unveiled the Infinity Screen, a modular and lightweight wall divider that can be easily customized to fit a variety of architectural spaces. The installation is

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Achieve Energy Independence Through Off-Grid Living

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Achieve Energy Independence Through Off-Grid Living

Did you know that if the US cut its energy consumption by just 23% we'd save $1.2 trillion? This infographic from the Institute for Energy and the Environment provides a look at exactly what it

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Nendo Transforms Traditional Kyoto Cooking Utensils into Exquisite Wire Lamps

Nendo Transforms Traditional Kyoto Cooking Utensils into Exquisite Wire Lamps

Japanese design studio Nendo recently unveiled the basket-lamp, a lighting fixture made from ‘kana-ami’, the cooking utensils used for traditional Kyoto dishes. Created in collaboration with

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Slim Profile ZNC Windows are First to be Certified by Both Passive House Institutes

Slim Profile ZNC Windows are First to be Certified by Both Passive House Institutes

The new ZNC (Zola No Compromise) window features a slim profile design, with rail mounted rainscreen cladding and powder coated aluminum exterior for longevity. The first window to be certified

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Ray: Interactive “Talking” Solar-Powered Sculpture Kicks Up a Colorful Whirlwind at Vivid Sydney

Ray: Interactive “Talking” Solar-Powered Sculpture Kicks Up a Colorful Whirlwind at Vivid Sydney

Every year, Sydney is transformed into a psychedelic show of lights, music, and ideas for the public arts event Vivid Sydney. Design team amigo & amigo created this year's most popular

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Jennie’s Place: A Tiny Vernacular Memorial Home for Two Children Murdered in Honduras

Jennie’s Place: A Tiny Vernacular Memorial Home for Two Children Murdered in Honduras

On June 3, 2008, two children living in a small house overlooking a lush valley in Guaimaca, Honduras were murdered by four criminals. Jennie Lizeth Lopez (12) and her brother, Karlin Adali

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INFOGRAPHIC: Retail in Real Time Highlights Trends in Our Consumption-Driven Society

INFOGRAPHIC: Retail in Real Time Highlights Trends in Our Consumption-Driven Society

Did you know that $11 million is spent on US-made apparel every day? To help visualize that staggering number, Retale developed a real-time visualization of how and where Americans are spending

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Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

True to its name, PetsForPets is an automatic pet feeder designed for cats, dogs and birds. It is composed of a recycled PET bottle integrated into a plastic structure. The simple reservoir can

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Turett Architects Renovates Small NYC Loft With Sustainable Style

Turett Architects Renovates Small NYC Loft With Sustainable Style

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost

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Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Infographic: A Guide to the Most Environmentally-Friendly Cars

Are you thinking about buying a green car but don't know where to start? Or maybe you can't afford a new car and want to improve the one you have? If so, this infographic from Southside Motor

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IPT Architects’ Timber Dream Pavilion Changes Shape Depending on Your Vantage Point

IPT Architects’ Timber Dream Pavilion Changes Shape Depending on Your Vantage Point

London-based firm IPT Architects recently unveiled this year's Summer Triumph Pavilion for the V & A Museum of Childhood's Museum Gardens. Titled the 'Dream Pavilion,' this self-supporting

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