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11 Buy-Nothing Gifts of Time

11 Buy-Nothing Gifts of Time

Giving someone a great gift they'll really treasure doesn't mean dropping a ton of cash. Sometimes the best gift you can give a friend or loved one is something much less tangible: your time.

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Margherita is a beautiful lamp made from recycled pizza sauce cans

Margherita is a beautiful lamp made from recycled pizza sauce cans

Did you know an estimated 15,000 pizza sauce cans are thrown away every day in Turin, Italy? Although that's good news for pizza lovers, the growing amount of landfill-bound waste is bad for the

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Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices

Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices

Brought to you by Windows Store Windows Store gives you access to tons of gaming, lifestyle, entertainment and social apps. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find some

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Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Inspired by a Twitter exchange about street style earlier this year, ethical fashion bloggers Sabina Eichmann (Consciously Sartorial) and Sonia Flotats (soGOODsoCUTE) from Spain, launched a

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The WiVes’ Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

The WiVes’ Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

New York City-based designer J. S. Nero created the WiVes' Table, a versatile coffee table that can be set up in a variety of different styles. The designer heat-bent an equilateral steel

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

Have you considered using your printer as a crafting tool? Whether you're scrambling for some last-minute holiday decor ideas, or are looking for some unique, crafty gifts to make, your printer

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Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

International carpet designer Interface created Reclaim, a carpet tile line that combines style and socially responsible manufacturing into a 100% recycled product. Inspired by the "natural

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These gorgeous hand-turned walnut cups will transport you to the woods

These gorgeous hand-turned walnut cups will transport you to the woods

Artist Ido Yoshimoto designed a limited edition set of elegant, hand-turned walnut cups for Edition Local. Inspired by nature and the works of J.B. Blunk, the unique Wide Walnut Cup is made from

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25 DIY gifts you can put together in mere minutes

25 DIY gifts you can put together in mere minutes

It's likely that we've all been in situations where we've been short on cash at the holidays, or scrambled at the last minute to put together presents for people we forgot to add to our shopping

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Espresso is a compact urban bicycle designed for Asian cities

Espresso is a compact urban bicycle designed for Asian cities

Most bicycles on the market today cater to Caucasian riders, which is why Taiwanese design studio Gearlab designed Espresso, a smaller and more compact bicycle created for the average East Asian

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Traditional earthen cave dwellings in western China draw farmers back to rural settings

Traditional earthen cave dwellings in western China draw farmers back to rural settings

In a project that aims to attract China’s farmers back to the rural landscape and address the ecological and social problems that are a result of China’s rapid urbanization, a team of

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Flou’s Duetto is an elegant and multifunctional upgrade to the classic sofa bed

Flou’s Duetto is an elegant and multifunctional upgrade to the classic sofa bed

The sofa bed is a popular staple piece in many homes because of its versatility, but the transforming piece of furniture often leaves much to be desired in terms of style. Italian furniture

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Rotterdam’s floating, plastic waste-trapping Recycled Park opens this week

Rotterdam’s floating, plastic waste-trapping Recycled Park opens this week

This week marks a new beginning in Rotterdam: the Recycled Park will begin to retrieve litter from the New Meuse (Nieuwe Maas) river, preventing it from being washed out to the sea. An

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Mandala Homes bring traditional yurt living into the 21st century

Mandala Homes bring traditional yurt living into the 21st century

  We've featured yurts from Mandala Homes here on Inhabitat before, and their latest creation has raised the bar to new heights. Prefabricated in B.C., Canada, Mandala Homes' "fancy

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Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Intrinsik Architecture's Montana Modern Prefab Cabin This 800-square-foot prefabricated cabin, located 8,600 feet above Paradise Valley, Montana is a smart, efficient, and sustainable retreat

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can reduce our dependency on plastic

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can reduce our dependency on plastic

Plastics are one of the most versatile and convenient materials on the planet, but their improper disposal has had devastating effects on the environment. The amount of plastic waste in our

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RS&H Inc. designs bright, colorful pediatric cancer care center

RS&H Inc. designs bright, colorful pediatric cancer care center

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design held a competition for its Family Centered Cancer Care facility, and RS&H Inc.'s design has been chosen as one of the top three submissions.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to garden indoors year-round

INFOGRAPHIC: How to garden indoors year-round

Those of us with green thumbs might spend most of the winter yearning to dig in the dirt outside, but there's good news! No-one has to wait until the warmer months to enjoy gardening: there are

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why you should stop using peat compost for your garden

INFOGRAPHIC: Why you should stop using peat compost for your garden

Using compost is a great way to give your garden an extra boost, but did you know that certain kinds of compost are linked to environmental destruction? Many of the commercially available

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Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Brooklyn based Bjorn Qorn is making popcorn in the most spectacular way - using nothing but the sun. Gigantic reflectors collect the sun's rays and focuses them onto a kettle of corn kernels,

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Are “green” buildings really the best for addressing climate change?

Are “green” buildings really the best for addressing climate change?

According to designer Bryn Davidson of Lanefab Design/Build, "green" buildings can make a significant difference, but only if we start asking the right questions about them. In his recent TEDx

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Celebrate the holidays with nature-loving traditions from around the world

Celebrate the holidays with nature-loving traditions from around the world

Although December has become the most commercialized time of year, celebrating the holidays doesn't have to center around spending lots of money on things you don't need. In addition to the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

Have you heard the term "closing the loop" with regard to holiday shopping? It refers to the idea of purchasing items made with recycled materials instead of brand-new products, like recycling a

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5 tips for a green and happy Hanukkah!

5 tips for a green and happy Hanukkah!

Everybody loves Hanukkah; the festival of lights that comes but once a year! Every December, we look forward to this joy-filled excuse to stuff our faces with fried potatoes, sour cream, and

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14 Green Gifts That Give Back

14 Green Gifts That Give Back

Today is Giving Tuesday - and to celebrate we've rounded up 14 eco-friendly organizations that make gift giving a truly philanthropic act. Voltaic donates up to three solar power kits to aid

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Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers – Apply Today!

Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers – Apply Today!

Do you have a way with words and a passion for design and the environment? Inhabitat is hiring dedicated writers interested in covering breaking developments in the fields of sustainable design,

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Build your own bike with Bamboo Bicycle Club’s DIY kit

Build your own bike with Bamboo Bicycle Club’s DIY kit

London based Bamboo Bicycle Club is an organization that teaches people how to engage their hands and rework a raw material by providing bamboo bike building opportunities through guided

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3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

If the people on your gift list this year are ardent bird lovers, then you might like to look into gift ideas that also benefit our little feathered friends. Since wild bird numbers have been

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Wooden Tusciao valet coat racks capture the shapes of the traditional Italian skyline

Wooden Tusciao valet coat racks capture the shapes of the traditional Italian skyline

Designer Andrea Brugnera redesigned the classic bedroom coat rack into the Tusciao valet stand, a modern and minimalist piece of furniture inspired by the traditional Italian architectural

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spruce up your home with these upcycled DIY urban gardening ideas

INFOGRAPHIC: Spruce up your home with these upcycled DIY urban gardening ideas

If you live in a tiny apartment where owning even a few potted plants make your place feel cluttered, you'll love these DIY plant organizers that let you save green while growing green. Purely

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