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The Top 9 Ninja Characteristics of Awesome Architecture Blogs

The Top 9 Ninja Characteristics of Awesome Architecture Blogs

We have to give a shout out to Sydney-based architecture student/blogger Linda Bennett over at Archi-Ninja for her cool and clever comic: Top 9 Ninja Characteristics of Awesome Architecture Blogs, in

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Links Roundup of the Week: Almost Halloween!

Links Roundup of the Week: Almost Halloween!

As the trees begin to lose their leaves, once full and leafy branches grow increasingly bare to create suddenly spooky shadows in our windows -- just in time for Halloween. Halloween is tomorrow and we've

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Links Roundup of the Week: A Green Halloween

Links Roundup of the Week: A Green Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us -- and we hope that your's will be as ghoulishy green as it is delightful. Not sure how? Well then, check out some of the best in green goodies for this Halloween featured on

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Links Roundup of the Week: Solar, Solar, Solar

Links Roundup of the Week: Solar, Solar, Solar

The winner of the Solar Decathlon Competition was announced today -- congratulations Team Germany! We've been following the competition happenings all week. Our friends have been as abuzz as us, and we've

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Links Roundup of the Week: Solar Decathlon

Links Roundup of the Week: Solar Decathlon

It's finally the week of the Solar Decathlon competition! From Thursday, October 8 to Friday, October 16, 20 multi-disciplinary students teams made up of architects, engineers, and designers will

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Links Roundup of the Week: Planning for Sustainability

Links Roundup of the Week: Planning for Sustainability

Last week, Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG asked Mason White of InfraNet Lab for his thoughts on the growing interest in infrastructure and planning. White reflected that designers today that are looking to

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Links Roundup of the Week: Roofs and Walls

Links Roundup of the Week: Roofs and Walls

For years, we have been trying to control our interior environments -- by putting up four walls and a roof, and then by stuffing insulation into walls and painting coats of funny chemicals on the outside.

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Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Living in New York City, I've lost touch with the concept of affordable housing. However, after competition finalists were announced for an affordable student housing complex in the historic center of

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Links Roundup of the Week: Giving Back

Links Roundup of the Week: Giving Back

Image via DepavePDX on Picasa Today, we were proud to announce that Project H, founded by former Inhabitat editor Emily Pilloton, received an Adobe Foundation Grant. Emily is proving that design can

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News Roundup of the Week: Climate Change

News Roundup of the Week: Climate Change

This week, we've been seeing lots of climage change news around the interweb and none too soon, as the UN Climate Change Conference is coming up in December. It will be crucial for our world leaders

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Links Roundup of the Week: Heroes of Architecture

Links Roundup of the Week: Heroes of Architecture

Last Sunday, Nicolai Ouroussoff at the NY Times wrote that New York City needs new heroes for architecture. He reminiscences about the New York Five of the 1970s who wanted to “reassert the

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Links Roundup of the Week: New York International Gift Fair

Links Roundup of the Week: New York International Gift Fair

The New York International Gift Fair was this week and we are sorry to say that we missed it, which is why we paid extra attention to the buzz around it -- and just like Design Week, we are hearing that

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Links Roundup of the Week: Reburbia, Reburbia, Reburbia!

Links Roundup of the Week: Reburbia, Reburbia, Reburbia!

Suburban sprawl has become the problem of our generation -- that's why we partnered with Dwell to sponsor, Reburbia, a design competition to re-imagine the suburb. We posted the finalists earlier this

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Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Through the end of August, the Museum of Arts and Design is hosting a weekly evening of good drinks, food and art on Thursdays starting at 5:00 PM. Big fans of pay-as-you-wish admission to museums, the

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Links Roundup of the Week: Seating

Links Roundup of the Week: Seating

Summertime is fun, but can be tiring -- and all you need sometimes is to sit your tush down on some nice, comfy seating. And if you are like us, you want to be locating yourself on a nice bench or stool

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Links Roundup of the Week: Public Art

Links Roundup of the Week: Public Art

Image courtesy of Kenn Munk via flickr Now that we are spending more time outdoors, we thought we'd take a poke around the internet to see what interesting public art projects are taking place around

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Links Roundup of the Week: In Your Garden

Links Roundup of the Week: In Your Garden

It's about that time when we all start to think about getting away. However, getting away might not be an option for everyone this year, not to mention that traveling can be extremely bad for the

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Links Roundup of the Week: Water

Links Roundup of the Week: Water

It officially became summer this week, and in anticipation of the heat we have talked about keeping cool, and why wind is important. This week we are thinking about water, because who can argue how

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Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

We've been reading here and there that research is beginning to show that wind speeds are slowing down due to climate change -- making wind-powered energy less promising. Some would simply call this

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Links Roundup of the Week: Public Space

Links Roundup of the Week: Public Space

If you live in a city, you know that the apartments are tiny and there isn't a lot of green. That means you have to rely on the public, open spaces for a little breathing room. We <3 public space

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Links Roundup of the Week: Keeping Cool

Links Roundup of the Week: Keeping Cool

Whew! Summer is definitely just around the corner. We can feel the humidity intensifying with each day in New York City and we know it will only be a matter of time before the heat will really be upon us.

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Link Roundup of the Week: NY Design Week and ICFF

Link Roundup of the Week: NY Design Week and ICFF

We are all still recovering from NY Design Week, but we admit, it is a good sort of exhaustion. With parties in Soho and exhibition hopping in the Meatpacking District, we can fairly say that ICFF and NY

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Links Roundup of the Week: Graduation

Links Roundup of the Week: Graduation

In the midst of a crazy week of exciting design exhibitions, events, and parties, we realized that thousands of students are on the verge of graduation. We truly believe that students provide us with a

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Links Roundup of the Week: We <3 NYC

Links Roundup of the Week: We <3 NYC

As designers and thinkers gather at this week's BKLYN Designs and next week's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, we are reminded that cities, especially New York City, are a place of inspiration

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Links Roundup of the Week: Going Mainstream

Links Roundup of the Week: Going Mainstream

Throughout April, we have been covering a number of design events and trends that seem to increasingly capture the public's attention. We like that being green doesn't mean being crunchy. Rather,

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Link Roundup of the Week: Local Activism

Link Roundup of the Week: Local Activism

Earth Day (April 22) is rapidly approaching and while we know that living an eco-conscious lifestyle should be a a daily habit and not a once-a-year exercise, we are thrilled by the eco-minded buzz on the

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Inhabitat Weekly Link Roundup: Greenery!

Inhabitat Weekly Link Roundup: Greenery!

It's spring and it seems that everyone has caught the gardening bug. We certainly have -- check out our own guide to urban gardening here. We support the creation of green space everywhere, big or small.

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Inhabitat Weekly Link Roundup: The Giving Tree

Inhabitat Weekly Link Roundup: The Giving Tree

As a child, Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree was a somber reminder of how much trees give us and how little we give back. Wood and paper are ubituquos materials in our society-- but they can be

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Weekly Link Roundup: EARTH HOUR 2009

Weekly Link Roundup: EARTH HOUR 2009

On March 28, 2009 at 8:30 P.M., cities all over the world will be turning off their power to raise awareness about climate change for Earth Hour 2009. Blogs and newspapers alike have been reporting the

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Inhabitat Links of the Week

Inhabitat Links of the Week

We support good (and green!) design because we believe that it changes people's lives for the better. We usually focus a large portion of our attention on the products and efforts made by architects,

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