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Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

We've featured design student Natalie Sampson's cool and quirky lamps before and she recently sent us another to add to the list - this spiky fixture made of 100 toilet brushes! Sampson creates

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Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Greenfab Is Washington’s First LEED Platinum Prefabricated Modular Home

Today, Greenfab was awarded LEED Platinum certification by the USGBC for achievement in green homebuilding and design. Greenfab's prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED

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The Bali Ecological Center Creates a Modular Terracotta Green Wall with Local Craftsmen

The Bali Ecological Center Creates a Modular Terracotta Green Wall with Local Craftsmen

Designers at the Bali Ecological Center drew inspiration from giant wasp nests to create this charming green wall. The modular vertical garden is made from terracotta by skilled local craftsmen

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Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

UK-based designer Natalie Sampson created this spiraling pendant lamp by fanning velvet coat hangers into an elegant helical form. The lamp casts beautiful shadows upon nearby surfaces, and it

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DIY: Turn a Broken Down Cabinet Into Beautiful Credenza Using Scrap Wood

DIY: Turn a Broken Down Cabinet Into Beautiful Credenza Using Scrap Wood

Recently, a beautiful pair of credenzas came into the life of artist Wholman. Battered, beaten, but with noble bones, the pieces were salvageable and the artist went to work repairing them.

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Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand recently sent us this tip about the awesome cargo bike trailers that he makes by hand out of recycled and found materials. “I have been using things like crutches, bed

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Alex Féthière Creates Eco Art in His Sustainable Metalworking Studio

Alex Féthière Creates Eco Art in His Sustainable Metalworking Studio

Alex Féthière's metalworking studio operates more sustainably than traditional metal artist studios. Castings are poured from reclaimed scrap aluminum in a homemade blast furnace powered

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Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

While LED light bulbs help save energy and are most certainly a greener choice than incandescents, the packaging of these more eco-friendly light bulbs leaves much to be desired. Using Philips

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350 MPGe Peraves MonoTracer Electric MTE-150 Motorbike Hits the Market

350 MPGe Peraves MonoTracer Electric MTE-150 Motorbike Hits the Market

Here's the ultimate ride for two-wheeled electric speed freaks -  the Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150. A commercial version of the electrified motorbike that took away top X-Prize honors in the

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The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

We've written about the Sahara Forest Project before, so we're excited to report that the organization behind this ambitious endeavor has signed an agreement to build its first pilot plant in

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WHIM Architecture’s Villa Al is a Green Living Complex In Tune With Nature

WHIM Architecture’s Villa Al is a Green Living Complex In Tune With Nature

Villa Al is WHIM Architecture's design for a green villa in Almere, the Netherlands. The concept was created for an open design a competition, and is a reaction to the growing desire to build

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The Fukushima Emergency Project Is a Pop-Up Shelter Providing Housing Relief for Disaster Victims

The Fukushima Emergency Project Is a Pop-Up Shelter Providing Housing Relief for Disaster Victims

Learning from the issues that arose in the aftermath of the Fukushima blast in Japan over one year ago, students at the Architecture School of Bordeaux have developed the Fukushima Emergency

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Sexy & Sustainable Men’s Undies for Valentine’s Day

Sexy & Sustainable Men’s Undies for Valentine’s Day

Nothing kills the mood faster than a pair of dingy tightie-whities, so boys, make sure your underwear game is fresh for Valentine's Day! We've got a lineup of eco-friendly boxers, briefs and

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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will, that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably

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Rocker Lane Workshop Makes Contemporary Furniture from Reclaimed Floorboards

Rocker Lane Workshop Makes Contemporary Furniture from Reclaimed Floorboards

Rocker Lane Workshop is a new Irish company that produces hand crafted contemporary furniture made entirely from reclaimed maple floorboards. The workshop is the result of a collaboration

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First Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations Open in Sofia, Bulgaria

First Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations Open in Sofia, Bulgaria

This month, A1 Co., Ltd. and BIES Ltd. opened the first set of solar-powered electric car charging stations across Sofia, Bulgaria. Built as simple structures, each station simply uses solar

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A++’s Self-Sufficient Residential Units Respond Sustainably to Housing Shortages

A++’s Self-Sufficient Residential Units Respond Sustainably to Housing Shortages

A++ is working in collaboration with Seasif SUN-TEC, Luxferov and Nuovo Corso, to design and develop innovative, self-sufficient, modular residential units that can respond effectively to the

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Dodo Lab’s Prototype Series Turns Unwanted Furniture Into Modern Interior Treasures

Dodo Lab’s Prototype Series Turns Unwanted Furniture Into Modern Interior Treasures

Dodo Lab is a research project set up by Michaela Robinson and Karen Smart that experiments with different ways of regenerating old and unwanted pieces of furniture anew. In a series they dub

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kWh Power’s Home Start Kit Lets You Take Control of Your Monthly Energy Bill

kWh Power’s Home Start Kit Lets You Take Control of Your Monthly Energy Bill

If your new year's resolution for 2012 is to take control of your monthly energy bill and save electricity, kWh Power's Home Start Kit can help you achieve that goal by monitoring and

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Summit Soap: High Altitude Project Turns Cooking Grease into Awesome Bio-Products

Summit Soap: High Altitude Project Turns Cooking Grease into Awesome Bio-Products

Summit Soap is a small grassroots company set 9,600 feet above sea level that is dedicated to reducing waste on the planet and preserving our natural resources. All of their soaps

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Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation in Hawaii Awarded LEED Platinum

Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation in Hawaii Awarded LEED Platinum

The renovation of the Hau`oli Mau Loa Foundation office by Hawaii Architecture was just awarded LEED Platinum certification and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Every

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EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

The Shebraber School is a collaborative project designed by EthiopiaStudio2.0, a second-generation team of eleven Arizona State University M.Arch graduate students led by practicing local

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Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Kids, Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Create a Colorful Installation with 2,100 Plastic Bottles

Argallios by Kollektivemind was created as an interactive, public installation on the island of Crete in Greece. With the help of students, teachers, parents and locals, over 2,100 used plastic

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Beautifully Renovated Apartment in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter by YLAB Architects

Beautifully Renovated Apartment in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter by YLAB Architects

YLAB has renovated an aging 130 square meter apartment in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter into a beautiful modern home. The original space is composed of a sequence of bright and

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The Ekinoid Project Pod Provides a Prefab Solution to the Global Housing Shortage

The Ekinoid Project Pod Provides a Prefab Solution to the Global Housing Shortage

To adress the growing problems of the 21st century - particularly the housing shortage facing a large percentage the world's population - the Ekinoid Project focuses on creating a

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EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

Horizon Housing Company (HHC) is set to boost its eco-credentials by building Australia’s first boutique, affordable residential project. HHC’s EKO:BODE project, which is currently under

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Chris Palmer’s Paper Pulp Series is a Line of Furniture Made of Local Waste Materials

Chris Palmer’s Paper Pulp Series is a Line of Furniture Made of Local Waste Materials

Furniture maker Chris Palmer recently sent us photos of his Paper Pulp Series, a line of furniture made from a mixture of ground up organic waste. The organic-looking pieces - a table, two

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Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Leaf-Shaped Lotus Electric Vehicle Charger Doubles as a Solar-Powered LED Streetlight!

Springing up from the ground like a large leaf, the Lotus is a solar-powered electric vehicle charger that doubles as an LED streetlight and a sheltered bench. Perfect for parks and parking

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LEED Gold Potrero Launch Building to Revitalize San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood

LEED Gold Potrero Launch Building to Revitalize San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood

San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance, and the Potrero Launch is a new residential building that will be a landmark part of the revitalization efforts. Scheduled

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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that take advantage of efficient prefabricated building techniques, and Ruby Sketch's shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its

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