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Monkey Magic Eco Art Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues in the Peruvian Amazon

Monkey Magic Eco Art Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues in the Peruvian Amazon

Peru's region of Madre de Dios is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth--but the lush Amazonian area is under serious threat by deforestation and illegal gold mining. Although Peru is home

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Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Here at Build Abroad, we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in

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Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden was designed as a hybrid space—a meeting point, a stage for events, and a showcase for farm products. It's a place where people and plants can thrive together in harmony, and

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We Make Love Cleverly Transforms Organic Black Cork Coasters into Delicious-Looking Chocolate Bars

We Make Love Cleverly Transforms Organic Black Cork Coasters into Delicious-Looking Chocolate Bars

If you're a chocolate lover in need of drink coasters, you'll drool over these organic black cork coasters designed in the shape of chocolate candy bars. Created by New Delhi-based design studio

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Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Cambodia has had nearly 3 million tons of bombs dropped on it in the past century, and most of their remains still lie scattered across the country, maiming and killing hundreds of people every

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Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Recently the folks over at Vinylize - known for their groovy recycled goods - got their hands on a bunch of burlap coffee bean bags from all over the world from local roasters. No strangers

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Formabilio’s Duale Double-Faced Dining Table Can Change the Character of a Room With a Simple Move

Formabilio’s Duale Double-Faced Dining Table Can Change the Character of a Room With a Simple Move

Italian eco-friendly furniture brand Formabilio launched Duale, a double-faced wood and metal dining table designed by Luca Binaglia. Created to accommodate up to eight people, the contemporary

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Improving the Energy-Efficiency of Your Home

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Improving the Energy-Efficiency of Your Home

Whether you're looking to save some green or want a greener, more eco-friendly lifestyle, improving your home's energy efficiency is one of the best first steps you can take to achieving your

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Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Elegance and a balance of form and function aren't normally the attributes one would normally associate with a dog toy, but this little gem isn't your average ball. The Odin, named after the

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How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

Halloween can be among the most wasteful holidays if you only buy store-bought, disposable decorations, but it doesn't have to be. One surefire way to lower your Halloween eco-footprint is to

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The “Recrystallized Hotel” May Rise from Repurposed Dead Sea Salt Tiles

The “Recrystallized Hotel” May Rise from Repurposed Dead Sea Salt Tiles

Every year, 20 million tons of salt sink to the bottom of the Dead Sea’s fifth pond. The salt is waste from the colossal production of potash and bromine in the Dead Sea Works factory, and

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Nendo Designs Space-Saving Furniture to Double as Japanese-Style Partitions

Nendo Designs Space-Saving Furniture to Double as Japanese-Style Partitions

Prolific design studio Nendo recently unveiled sudare, a new outdoor furniture collection designed for the Japanese brand Patio Petite. The versatile designs fold up into Japanese-style

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High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

David Lupafya recently launched a Kickstarter for the Rogue C6, an intelligent carbon hybrid bike that combines the ultra-lightweight and responsive features of a road bike with the technology

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Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Most of us already know the many benefits of standing desks, but buying new office furniture can get expensive. These standing desks by Refold are an ideal solution, as they're lightweight

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Community Gardening Has Grown in the United Kingdom

INFOGRAPHIC: How Community Gardening Has Grown in the United Kingdom

Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom,

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year? That's a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in landfills

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Orproject’s Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of India to Life

Orproject’s Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of India to Life

London-based architecture practice Orproject recently installed a floating multi-colored canopy of dichroic film sheets for the Delhi Duty Free area at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

Algae has many different qualities that we can draw upon, from edible varieties that make their way onto our dinner plates, to those whose bioluminescence can be harnessed for glow-in-the-dark

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Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

There are few who'd deny that a folding bike can be a huge asset for city-dwellers who enjoy cycling around town: not only are they lightweight and portable, but they can be taken onto public

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Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

At Inhabitat, we're always amazed by the many surprising ways designers breathe new life into recycled plastic bottles, and Booq's recently launched Cobra slim bag is no exception. The chic and

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Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

Across the Himalayas, rural farmers and villagers rely on open, wood-fuelled fires inside their homes to cook their meals. The sheer amount of smoke created in these unventilated

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WE MAKE CARPETS’s New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

WE MAKE CARPETS’s New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

Dutch design trio WE MAKE CARPETS recently announced the LED Carpet as their first permanent installation. Like most of their creations, the LED Carpet is more of a carpet-inspired art

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

Winter is fast approaching, but it's not too late to make home improvements to save big on your energy bill. While switching your old lightbulbs for LEDs is a good and affordable start, there

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Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

October marks New York City's annual celebration of architecture and design, and Inhabitat is kicking the event off with a virtual tour of six of the city's most inspiring design destinations.

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Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

You've probably noticed how popular is cardboard in the world of sustainable products lately. Following the examples of foldable furniture and cardboard surfboards, a team from Eindhoven, the

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6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you're planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it's a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress

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INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

By 2017, it’s expected that 3.6 billion people will be updating Facebook profiles, streaming YouTube videos, looking up quick facts on Wikipedia, and putting things in virtual shopping carts.

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The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

Developed at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, The NativeScapeGR project focuses on uses native plant species and biocrusts to create green roofs with low water requirements, adapted to

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Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

If you're in the market for a chic, portable standing desk, look no further than the ZestDesk - an adjustable device that turns any table into a standing desk. Created by Peter and James Moore,

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Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition

Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition

  The challenge for this year's Mud House Design competition in Ghana was to design a single-family unit on a plot no larger than 60 x 60 feet at a cost of no more than

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