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Zeo Will Transform Waste Paper and Water Into a Material as Hard as Ebony

Zeo Will Transform Waste Paper and Water Into a Material as Hard as Ebony

Zeo transforms waste paper and water (and nothing else) into a patented molding material that sets as hard as ebony. The material, aptly called Zeoform, is expected to replace wood and wood

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Andrew de Melo’s Aquaponic Blue Green Box Uses Fish Waste to Provide Nutrients for Plants

Andrew de Melo’s Aquaponic Blue Green Box Uses Fish Waste to Provide Nutrients for Plants

The Blue Green Box is plant growing system for your 10-gallon freshwater aquarium. The multi-faceted design uses the nutrients from waste generated by fish to help promote healthy and speedy

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Artist Keri Muller Creates Beautiful Wall Installations from Old Books

Artist Keri Muller Creates Beautiful Wall Installations from Old Books

Keri Muller's artworks and installations stand out for their beautiful forms, and the fact that they've been made from books and other debris salvaged from the recycling pile. "I try to give the

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Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

Donate Your Old Sewing Machines and Help Create New Opportunities for Individuals Around the World

What if your old, unused sewing machine could help mend the lives and create opportunities for woman around the world? It can! Eco entrepreneur and creative activist Jenelle Montilone recently

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Ethan Abramson Creates Unique Furniture Using Classic and Modern Woodworking Techniques

Ethan Abramson Creates Unique Furniture Using Classic and Modern Woodworking Techniques

New York-based designer Ethan Abramson creates unique furniture that's handcrafted using a blend of classic and modern woodworking techniques. His designs and shop practices are built around

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Martin Davis’ Beautiful ‘Grandpa’s Desk’ Reclaims Wood from Old Wardrobes No Longer in Use

Martin Davis’ Beautiful ‘Grandpa’s Desk’ Reclaims Wood from Old Wardrobes No Longer in Use

Designer Martin Davis created Grandpa’s Desk after he was commissioned by a client to turn two wardrobes, built decades ago by her grandfather, into a new piece of furniture. Asked to design

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The Aura Eco Steam Cooker Can Help Whip Up Healthy Dinners

The Aura Eco Steam Cooker Can Help Whip Up Healthy Dinners

Aura is a concept for a portable and environmentally friendly steam cooker utilizing zeolite minerals. Zeolite minerals, upon being heated, release large amounts of steam from water that had

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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

The belTable is project based on the idea of simplicity. Created by Marcin Pogorzelski, the designer wanted to minimize every part of the table and distill assembly so that no glue, screws or

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Bicycle Storage Designs Creates an Eco-Friendly Indoor Storage Solution for Bikes

Bicycle Storage Designs Creates an Eco-Friendly Indoor Storage Solution for Bikes

Bicycle storage can be a real pain, especially if you live in a building with no dedicated storage space. Rather than tying up your pony to a tree or a fence outside your home, rest easy knowing

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Beanstalks are Cute and Quirky Indoor Planter Pods Perfect for Both Kids and Adults

Beanstalks are Cute and Quirky Indoor Planter Pods Perfect for Both Kids and Adults

Get your children excited about indoor gardening and nature with one of these magical Beanstalk pods! A cute and quirky design, the Beanstalk requires no soil, no watering, and virtually no

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Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Bored with the long and cold winters in Norway, product developer Daniel Zeller created the Terrarium Desktop to add some green plants to his everyday work experience. The design is inspired by

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Farwaste’s 30,000 Pizzas Turns Reclaimed Tomato Cans Into a Bunker

Farwaste’s 30,000 Pizzas Turns Reclaimed Tomato Cans Into a Bunker

Everyday, restaurants and pizzerias of Turin use approximately 14,900 tomato cans, resulting in 5 millions cans per year doomed to be left in a landfill. 30,000 Pizzas is an art installation

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Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Old Made Creative’s Versatile Pop-Up Display Is 100% Recycled and Recyclable

Australia's Old Made Creative recently launched ‘Emerge’, a new pop-up display and screen that is made entirely from recycled materials and 100% recyclable after use. Inspired by the

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One to One Explores How Local Tradition Can Find a Place in Modern Sustainable Architecture

One to One Explores How Local Tradition Can Find a Place in Modern Sustainable Architecture

One to One was the largest work at the International Exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. A full-scale rebuild of part of Anupama Kundoo’s Wall House, it extended Dr.

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The Zip Cup Travel Cup Collapses for Easy Portability

The Zip Cup Travel Cup Collapses for Easy Portability

The US trashes 58 billion paper cups every year – a fact that disgusted Karla Zens, a San Francisco-based sustainability pro and coffee lover. Opting to go the reusable route, Zens found

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The Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard is a Dynamic Green Hub for Queretaro, Mexico

The Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard is a Dynamic Green Hub for Queretaro, Mexico

Combining community programs and a youth hostel, the Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard by Jonathan Choe creates a new public green space within the historic center of Queretaro, Mexico.

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Sharon Toong’s Living Gems Are Gorgeous Terrariums for Urban Living

Sharon Toong’s Living Gems Are Gorgeous Terrariums for Urban Living

Living Gems is a series of beautiful terrariums created by Sharon Toong, a London based architect and designer. Having grown up in Hong Kong, her interest lies in the reintegration of city

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Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A. is working with Unified Energies International to develop the Windstrument, a wind turbine that aims to bring affordable renewable energy to the world. The

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Fallen 205-year-old Coastal Douglas Fir Transformed Into a Modern Bench That Pays Homage to Its Roots

Fallen 205-year-old Coastal Douglas Fir Transformed Into a Modern Bench That Pays Homage to Its Roots

Cau.la set out to transform a 205-year-old Coastal Douglas-fir that had fallen late in 2011 into a new and modern bench that could reconnect its users with the environment. The designer's

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Project ARQtainer’s House Liray Is an Earthquake-Resistant Shipping Container Home in Chile

Project ARQtainer’s House Liray Is an Earthquake-Resistant Shipping Container Home in Chile

Five corten steel shipping containers were transformed into a bright yellow earthquake-proof home that sits on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. The house, by Project ARQtainer, was developed

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The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture Project Recycles Unwanted Materials Into Quirky Modular Furniture

The Third Generation Furniture project  by Jason Llyod Fletcher uses the industrial process of modularization to turn waste and unwanted materials into functional components for new and

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Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Being Nature by Studio Bijan H envisions a nearsighted biotechnological future, which proposes the wielding of specific plants for the growth and re-articulation of architectural elements. The

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Patrice Bideau’s Bio-climactic House Is a Beautiful Abode On the Shore of Brittany, France

Patrice Bideau’s Bio-climactic House Is a Beautiful Abode On the Shore of Brittany, France

A beautiful beach house is what dreams are made of, but the Bio-climactic House designed by Patrice Bideau brings forth design nirvana with its  flurry of sustainable principles employed

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The Green Bar by Dale Mathis Is a Mechanical Bar That Wants to Pour You a Drink

The Green Bar by Dale Mathis Is a Mechanical Bar That Wants to Pour You a Drink

The Green Bar by Dale Mathis is a mechanical bar that can almost pour you a drink. The bar is admittedly mostly for show, but nonetheless it has been expertly constructed by Mathis

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The YardStash is an Eco-Friendly and Inexpensive Storage Solution

The YardStash is an Eco-Friendly and Inexpensive Storage Solution

For one family, clutter and chaos reigned supreme in their backyard. With two kids, four bikes, one stroller, soccer balls, rakes, shovels and more, storage space was something to be

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