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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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Jason Pomeroy Unveils Environmentally Responsive Century City Mall in the Philippines

Jason Pomeroy Unveils Environmentally Responsive Century City Mall in the Philippines

Award winning eco-architect Jason Pomeroy of Pomeroy Studio recently celebrated the launch of the Century City Mall he designed in the Philippines. The architecture seeks to challenge the

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Sarah Turner Creates a Life-sized Recycled WWI Tank from Household Plastic Waste

Sarah Turner Creates a Life-sized Recycled WWI Tank from Household Plastic Waste

Sarah Turner's massive, life-sized tank was constructed to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of The Great War. Thousands of pieces of plastic rubbish were collected by locals and schools for

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Michael Jantzen’s California Food and Agriculture Pavilion Produces Crops and Green Energy

Michael Jantzen’s California Food and Agriculture Pavilion Produces Crops and Green Energy

Michael Jantzen's pavilion proposal is designed as a tourist attraction for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Its design is intended to sustainably celebrate the great

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Bloom is an Awesome Origami-Inspired Blanket

Bloom is an Awesome Origami-Inspired Blanket

Bloom is a cashmere wool blanket designed by Bianca Cheng Costanzo. Inspired by origami, this unique piece is soft yet effortlessly holds its shape without any filling. The blankets are also

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Designer Lamp from a Paper Gift Bow

DIY: Learn How to Make a Designer Lamp from a Paper Gift Bow

This lamp may look like it's made from carefully twisted, steam bent wood, but if you look a little closer, you'll see that it's actually just a decorative bow! Over at Instructables, Tarun

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DC’s ‘Voyage of Discovery’ Exhibition Explores Climate Change in the Arctic

DC’s ‘Voyage of Discovery’ Exhibition Explores Climate Change in the Arctic

Climate change in the Arctic is the inspiration for a three-artist show, Voyage of Discovery, on display at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of

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Airplane Trolleys Recycled Into Wine and Whiskey Bars by Skypak

Airplane Trolleys Recycled Into Wine and Whiskey Bars by Skypak

German start-up Skypak has created a truly unique collection of mobile furniture brought down from the sky! Using old airplane trolleys, Skypak designed their “La Barrique” cart as a

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Melbourne’s (f)route Trail Gets a Series of Pop-up Dwellings Designed by Jon Liow & Samson Tiew

Melbourne’s (f)route Trail Gets a Series of Pop-up Dwellings Designed by Jon Liow & Samson Tiew

(f)route is a travel bureau that organizes tours based around local fruit, art, and community. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company aims to provide tourists with an experience that is

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Grow Yummy Shiitakes at Home with the CTAKEO Mushroom Growing Kit

Grow Yummy Shiitakes at Home with the CTAKEO Mushroom Growing Kit

CTAKEO is a mushroom growing kit made from sawdust and mycelium, designed especially for cultivating delicious shiitake mushrooms. What makes CTAKEO distinctive is that it’s decorated like a

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Jeremiah Johnson’s ‘House of Worship’ Repurposes the Prescription Pill Bottles He’s Collected Since Getting Sick

Jeremiah Johnson’s ‘House of Worship’ Repurposes the Prescription Pill Bottles He’s Collected Since Getting Sick

First known for his houses constructed from credit card applications, Jeremiah Johnson found a new use for all of the empty pill bottles he's collected since he was diagnosed with ulcerative

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The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round

The AquaDesigner Living Fountain Provides a Beautiful Way to Grow Food at Home Year-Round

For gardeners looking to grow their own food year-round without worrying about the harsh winter weather, aquaponics is the way of the future. With $2.5 billion spent nationwide on U.S. food

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Splendid Cycles Opens Up a New Cargo Bike Shop in Portland, Oregon

Splendid Cycles Opens Up a New Cargo Bike Shop in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon’s local economy has expanded its embrace of bicycles, and so too has it expanded its uses for bikes. Now, enter the cargo bike, a game-changing vehicle for people with kids or

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The ‘Tower of Souls’ Crematorium Would Turn the Ashes of Dead Bodies into Memorial Diamonds for the Structure

The ‘Tower of Souls’ Crematorium Would Turn the Ashes of Dead Bodies into Memorial Diamonds for the Structure

The concept behind SIN.studio's Tower of Souls is based on the path between the materiality of our earthly life and the immateriality of the following unknown. The tower consists of two

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Erin Moore’s Quirky Borrow Stools are Inspired by Matchsticks

Erin Moore’s Quirky Borrow Stools are Inspired by Matchsticks

Designer and  University of Oregon architecture professor Erin Moore's Borrow Stools are designed to be split and burned. With their matchstick legs and accompanying axe, the stools connect

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Goncalo Campos’ Wallmonds Hanger Frame Gives a Much Needed Update to the Coat Hook

Goncalo Campos’ Wallmonds Hanger Frame Gives a Much Needed Update to the Coat Hook

Goncalo Campos' Wallmonds Hanger frame is the perfect solution for keeping things at hand in an elegant and sculptural way. Robust and made for everyday use, this modern hanger was designed to

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Paulo Goldstein Transforms Discarded Items Into Dynamic Furniture for Central Saint Martins’ New Parlor

Paulo Goldstein Transforms Discarded Items Into Dynamic Furniture for Central Saint Martins’ New Parlor

“What if instead off adding one redistributes what is there already?” Based on his recent research into scarcity, Head of College Professor Jeremy Till commissioned Paulo Goldstein to

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Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki of Bless Hue carefully tears pieces of newspaper, such as advertisements and photos, and turns them into a whimsical works of art. To assemble each work, all she uses is water,

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Sinagpore’s ‘i Light Marina Bay’ is Asia’s First Eco-Friendly Light Art Festival

Sinagpore’s ‘i Light Marina Bay’ is Asia’s First Eco-Friendly Light Art Festival

i Light Marina Bay in Singapore is Asia’s only sustainable light and art festival that showcases innovative installations, the intelligent use of lighting, and an international line-up of

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Watershed Materials’ New Building Block Uses Half the Concrete of a Conventional Masonry Block

Watershed Materials’ New Building Block Uses Half the Concrete of a Conventional Masonry Block

Watershed Materials produces beautiful and sustainable masonry blocks that use half the cement of traditional concrete blocks. Concrete has a giant carbon footprint yet concrete blocks are a

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The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design

The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design

The new tasting room for Begyle Brewing Company, by moss design, showcases their love of beer with sleekly finished industrial materials. With pendant lights made from old helium tank caps and

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Paola Bazz Uses Recycled Materials to Make Her Three-Dimensional Collages Pop

Paola Bazz Uses Recycled Materials to Make Her Three-Dimensional Collages Pop

The use of recycled materials, such as printed-paper, cardboard, wood and plastic bottle tops, characterizes much of Paola Bazz's artistic production and is the central theme of her works. Bazz

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Floatel: An Off-Grid Floating Tent Retreat with All the Creature Comforts of Home

Floatel: An Off-Grid Floating Tent Retreat with All the Creature Comforts of Home

The Floatel by Architecture HLM is an entirely off the grid retreat. Designed as a floating tent, Floatel can be deployed anywhere there is calm water. Standard features include a master suite

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Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields Fuses Old Furniture Into Zany New Designs

Tom Shields' works primarily with furniture found in the trash. He takes these unwanted castoffs and repurposes them into different pieces of furniture or as sculptures. The intent behind his

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Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Founded on state-of-the-art ecological and urban strategies, Sasaki’s urban master plan celebrates the rare opportunity to transform an existing 320-hectare urban airport site into a dynamic,

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The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

Reuse is the principle behind this shapeshifting stool composed of 88 wooden modules made from the battens of a recycled fence. The modules are connected with threaded rods, nuts, and washers,

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Moger Mehrhof Architects Build Rustic Birdhouses from Reclaimed Materials

Moger Mehrhof Architects Build Rustic Birdhouses from Reclaimed Materials

Moger Mehrhof Architects is using an array of sustainably sourced materials to give a modern reinterpretation to familiar birdhouse forms. Found hickory and oak logs are quartered and left raw

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SCAD Students Design Tiny Residences with Footprints No Bigger than a Parking Space

SCAD Students Design Tiny Residences with Footprints No Bigger than a Parking Space

SCAD's School of Building Arts students were challenged to develop a residential prototype that could inhabit the upper levels of the SCAD-Atlanta parking deck. Working with other programs at

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Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Racchetta by Ivana Mannavola for Formabilio (produced by Live in) is a storage system that you can hang on the wall. Five colorful hexagonal frames can hold objects of different sizes:

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Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Savanna Studios’ Modular Pixel Planter Also Features a Fan to Draw In Polluted Air

Can an art project improve indoor air quality, educate young people, and create healthier classrooms? That's what Des Moines startup Savanna Studios is working to prove through its new Pixel

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