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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living

Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360sf bachelor suite. The pair took

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NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city's yellow cabs with Google’s patented driverless cars. The mayor’s office reported

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A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture recently unveiled plans to construct a cluster of net zero energy buildings in Bodrum, Turkey. The new development will feature a number of highly efficient, low cost homes made

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Laughing Chickens offers DIY chicken coops that can fit in bike boxes for portability

Laughing Chickens offers DIY chicken coops that can fit in bike boxes for portability

Laughing Chickens is a Marin County, California-based workshop that's been making beautiful hen houses and runs exclusively from reclaimed redwood fence boards. With interest in their designs

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Tiny house builder is using Kickstarter to fund her mobile pottery business

Tiny house builder is using Kickstarter to fund her mobile pottery business

What can I tell you about being a builder? I can tell you that I love to toss numbers around in my head and figure out how to stretch lines into curves. A stationary nail connected to a string

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DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you're looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James Higginson.

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Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen has unveiled a conceptual design for the Sun Rays Visitor Center, a steel and concrete educational facility that doubles as a solar electric power plant in the desert. The

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Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

We all know the ills of sitting all day, but many of us just can't justify buying an expensive dedicated standing desk. That's why product designer Mike Goldberg created StorkStand, a

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Zero Maintenance Pikaplant Jar Grows Blooming Plants in a Self-Sustaining Biotope

Zero Maintenance Pikaplant Jar Grows Blooming Plants in a Self-Sustaining Biotope

If you lack a green thumb but aren't willing to settle for fake plants, you'll love the zero maintenance Pikaplant Jar. Modeled after natural water systems, this tabletop plant consists of a

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SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

Designer Amit Sturlesi created iLLuminite, a collection of night lights and ambient lights that doubles as playful and decorative works of art. Sturlesi laser cuts geometric lines into acrylic

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Handmade LaFlor Lamp Upcycles Glass Bottles into Stylish Hanging Lights

Handmade LaFlor Lamp Upcycles Glass Bottles into Stylish Hanging Lights

Spanish eco-brand Lucirmás recently launched the LaFlor Lamp, a handmade light fixture with an environmentally friendly footprint. Designed by the Nutcreatives studio, this stylish hanging lamp

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Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

If you've ever dreamed of building your own bike but don't have any experience, you may want to check out the Pedalfactory's Sandwichbike. Inspired by flat pack furniture, this wooden bike is

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Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

The 3D printing team at AKEMAKE has just unveiled Spirula, the world's first 3D printed speaker made from 100% wood. Designed in a spiral shape inspired by the deep sea Nautilus and squid, the

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Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Those looking for a touch of whimsy in their next LED lamp fixture will love product designer Chen Bikovski's Popup Deer Head light. Inspired by popup books, her origami-like lamp transforms

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Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Lighting company Barn Light Electric recently launched their new line of environmentally friendly lights called the LED Guard & Glass Collection. The designs, which blend rustic styles with

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Visiobike: A Smartphone-Enabled Electric Bike Offers the Functionality of a High-End Car

Visiobike: A Smartphone-Enabled Electric Bike Offers the Functionality of a High-End Car

Hands-free, smart technology is popping up in all corners of our lives from smartphone-controlled cars to LED bulbs. To bring this energy saving, wireless design to bicycles, a Croatian startup

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s So Important to Properly Recycle and Dispose Old Electronics

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s So Important to Properly Recycle and Dispose Old Electronics

It can be hard to resist upgrading your gadget for the latest shiny device, but have you ever wondered what becomes of old electronics once they get replaced? This infographic from eCycle Best

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Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Chitkara University’s Solar Lounge Offers Style and Comfort in a Compact Clean Energy Charging Station

Many of us would prefer to work outside in nice weather, but it’s usually only a matter of time before we’re forced back inside in search of a power outlet. To combine the joys of the

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Solar-Powered Sunny Speaker Packs Big Sound in a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Solar-Powered Sunny Speaker Packs Big Sound in a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Meet Sunny, the solar powered musical companion made from sustainably harvested wood. Developed by Patrick Daly and Ryan Bachman of SoularSound, this adorable solar panel-topped speaker

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KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

KISSACO’s Chic Upcycled Coffee Sack Bags Provide Jobs for Rural Vietnamese Women

When designer Yuri Okamoto first started studying bag-making, she probably didn't imagine that her designs would one day provide jobs for rural Vietnamese women and help divert waste from

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Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Plants are the easiest way to freshen up your home, but it can be hard to give them the care they need if you're forgetful or constantly on-the-go. To make sure your leafy friends stay bright

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Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Wine lovers and cyclists will love Oopsmark’s latest handmade creation: a vegan bicycle wine rack. Although the Montreal-based design studio has made similarly stylish leather bicycle wine

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WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

The World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK teamed up with eco-fashion brand Rapanui to release a range of wildlife-inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts. Founded by surfer brothers Rob and Mart

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Energy Efficient Filo Lamp Changes Shapes to Fit Your Mood

Energy Efficient Filo Lamp Changes Shapes to Fit Your Mood

If you can't decide on which style lamp would best fit your room, you'll want to check out the Filo lamp, a shape-shifting light fixture that can change shape to fit your every mood. Designed by

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists

Cycling is taking the United States by storm and there's no better time to celebrate this push for alternative transportation than right now during May's National Bike Month. In honor of the

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Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Margot Krasojević’s 3D-printed Ceramic Lamp is Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Designer Margot Krasojević has created a 3D-printed LED lamp that transforms wind energy into an electrical current. The lamp's white ceramic and fractal-inspired aerodynamic shell was designed

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Flower-Inspired Blom Sports a 100% Recyclable Petal-Like Lampshade

Flower-Inspired Blom Sports a 100% Recyclable Petal-Like Lampshade

Dutch designer Sander Bakker designed Blom, a delicate lamp design with a recyclable, high-density polyethylene lampshade. Inspired by the process of flower growth, the table lamp design

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Dinkoff Architects Design Solar-Powered Service Center for Taiwan’s Kinmen Seaport

Dinkoff Architects Design Solar-Powered Service Center for Taiwan’s Kinmen Seaport

Dinkoff Architects recently designed a solar-powered passenger service center for the seaport of Kinmen, Taiwan. Since the seaport is considered the iconic gateway to Kinmen, it was imperative

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GreenChamp Bamboo Balance Bikes Trains Kids to Pedal Their Way to a Lower Carbon Footprint

GreenChamp Bamboo Balance Bikes Trains Kids to Pedal Their Way to a Lower Carbon Footprint

If you can't wait to get your little tyke on a bike, checkout GreenChamp Bikes, a company that's about to launch their bamboo balancing bike for kids to Kickstarter. Built for children aged over

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SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

Urban street artist SpY has just revealed his latest urban intervention: MOON, a gigantic luminous artwork suspended above the EPFL university campus in Laussane, Switzerland. The hanging

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