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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Waste Is Generated in the UK by Major Holidays?

As Halloween approaches, it's time to start carving jack o' lanterns and concocting fabulous costumes. And as we do so, it's worth remembering why it's always best to create DIY costumes with

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Former Prison in Norristown, Pennsylvania Reimagined as Green Roofed Underground Museum of Industry

Former Prison in Norristown, Pennsylvania Reimagined as Green Roofed Underground Museum of Industry

Art Meadow has designed a green-roofed Museum of Industry for the site of the former Norristown County Prison in Pennsylvania. For 150 years the County Prison has remained an impermeable object

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Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Czech company KOMA MODULAR's newest design store, located near the town of Lüneburg, Germany provides storage, office and sales space all in one compact building. The building is made from

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Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Wood Con Fusion: Chissick Designs Creates Funky Furniture from Industrial Offcuts

Israel-based designer Eli Chissick's Wood Con Fusion series transforms unassuming pieces of fiberboard, veneer and Formica into an array of bold furniture pieces. Each table, cabinet and bench

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9 Eco-Chic Fashions Inspired by the Music Industry

9 Eco-Chic Fashions Inspired by the Music Industry

Since the first waves of rock n' roll rebellion in the early 1950s, music and fashion have shared an inextricable bond. While fashion has often informed music, music has in turn inspired fashion

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[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

  Hyper-local sustainable architecture is the best environmentally appropriate building—sensitive to its location, culture, energy, water and materials use as well as its

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Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Designer Willem Heeffer created a new interior for Helsinki-based travel agency Elamysmatkat, and one of the stars of the show is a beautiful chandelier made from recycled skis! Elamysmatkat

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Seung Han Lee’s Cultural Chair is Made From Recycled Newspaper and Rice Glue

Seung Han Lee’s Cultural Chair is Made From Recycled Newspaper and Rice Glue

Designer Seung Han Lee‘s Cultural Chair is an elegant recycled seat that explores the difference between eastern and western cultures. Its colorful composite form is made from a mixture of

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Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Seung Han Lee’s Magazine Rack Chair Saves Space in Small Apartments

Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a clever multifunctional chair that does double duty as a storage rack for magazines. Dubbed the Magazine Rack Chair, the space-saving design features a

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Blank Studio’s Xeros Residence Beats the Heat With a Sun-Shading Facade

Blank Studio’s Xeros Residence Beats the Heat With a Sun-Shading Facade

Blank Studio's Xeros Residence (from the Greek for ‘dry’) turns an opaque face towards the intense western afternoon sun in Phoenix, Arizona, while more exposed faces to the south and east

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CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

In 2011 CO2 Bambu was awarded with a historic contract to build 82 bamboo-based homes in Rosita, Nicaragua as part of the Hurricane Felix reconstruction effort. Up until then, the options

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Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture’s Kaskiosk is a Pop-Up Pizza Buffet With a Built-in Greenhouse!

Bloot Architecture recently collaborated with mypizzaoven.nl to develop a kiosk-like temporary pizza buffet that comes complete with a built-in greenhouse. The design is fully sustainable; you

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Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood

Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood

Artistic wood-turner Jonathan Leech lives and works in the north west of England. He produces a wide range of large, distinctive, wooden bowls from local, sustainably-sourced timber. Jonathan

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6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

So far we've rounded up 11 fantastic gifts for Father's Day 2012 - but what about gifts for dads from tiny tots? Never fear, for we've rounded up 5 fun kid-friendly DIY projects for Father's Day

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Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

Colorful HádeHaver Bags Are Made from Recycled Plastic Lids

HádeHaver, a collaboration between young designers Sandra Paulo and Bruno Barbosa, is a new company from Portugal that produces unique handmade bags made of plastic lids. The lids lend the bags

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Abracadabra Bench by Lagranja Turns Boring Seating Into a Colorful Sculpture

Abracadabra Bench by Lagranja Turns Boring Seating Into a Colorful Sculpture

Abracadabra by the Barcelona-based design group Lagranja is more than a bench. It is a set of elements of different colors and materials that, when combined, give birth to an infinite number of

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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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