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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

    Foolproof/Classics Spider Plant Jade Plant Snake Plant   Unusual Water lettuce Terrarium Air Plant   Special Needs/Light Succulents/Cactus

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World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

Endangered bees in the capital city of Norway have their own 'highway' thanks to a pioneering initiative by environmentalists protecting urban bees. Concerted efforts to sprout pollinator-friendly plants

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Pl@ntNet app lets smartphone users identify flora with click of the camera

Pl@ntNet app lets smartphone users identify flora with click of the camera

Whether you're a novice backyard gardener, curious hiker or cautious forager—chances are you've encountered a plant and had absolutely no idea what it was, how to take care of it, or if you can eat

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Pretty DIY planters that let your botanicals bloom in small spaces

Pretty DIY planters that let your botanicals bloom in small spaces

Now that spring has officially sprung, colorful blooms and vibrant greens are popping up everywhere! Just because you don’t have the space, doesn’t mean you should miss out on the all the excitement.

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Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

If you live in the US or the UK, you are probably familiar with the scourge of Japanese Knotweed, even if you don’t know it. Japanese Knotweed is one of the world’s most invasive plants and has

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These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

Most of us have likely had the opportunity to visit a cemetery at some point, and walked through the endless rows of cold marble headstones and weeping angel statues. An Italian design company called

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

The China sinkhole was naturally formed as a result of the region’s karst processes, in which the humid climate of Hubei’s Xuanen county triggered the chemical dissolution of the carbonate landscape.

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Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the savanna, the baobab tree is well-established in

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Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of Architecture. Made from an

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Steve Axford’s new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford’s new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford's photographs are a beautiful reminding that nothing exists in isolation and the closer you look, the more you find. And what he found is an astonishing collection of rare fungi spotted in

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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative just planted over 200,000 trees in one hour

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative just planted over 200,000 trees in one hour

The team at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, SFI, has raised the bar for environmentalists and fighting deforestation across the globe, planting a whopping 202,331 trees in just one hour! The

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Europe’s largest living wall unveiled in the UK

Europe’s largest living wall unveiled in the UK

National Grid is the latest group to claim the largest living wall in Europe. This may or may not be true, but that seems tangential to the crux of this story. The site that controls the UK's power

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World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

Mill Ends Park in Portland, OR, is officially the world's smallest park. The tiny 2-foot-wide space is well-loved city landmark and rumored home to a leprechaun colony!

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can pick fruit from

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me: it’s a rewarding one

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Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is an easy-to-grow plant system that connects you to your herbs via an app

Lilo is the perfect way to grow your own greens right at home by taking the guess work out of growing. All it takes to get going is to just insert a capsule, water it and watch it grow. A mobile app

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Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

An old cockfighting arena received a makeover in Lima, Peru recently. 2.8x Architects have transformed the space so that one wouldn’t guess it had such a dark history. Lush, green foliage and beautiful

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Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist Lisa Waud has some grand ideas to turn a long-forgotten home in Detroit into a spectacular display of flower blossoms and growth. The Flower House will serve as a testament to the home’s

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10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

It's no secret around here at Inhabitat that we love gardens. We love them all: big ones, tiny ones, urban ones, vertical ones, and especially the ones that make you go, "Wow!" We also love how the

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Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

.. The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same trees growing around

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OffCentre invites nature into small spaces with hand blown glass

OffCentre invites nature into small spaces with hand blown glass

Inhabitat spotted OffCentre's ethereal glassware at this year's New York Design Week. Hand blown in Brooklyn by designers Edison Zapata and Romina Gonzales, their line of vases, pendant lamps and

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by

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Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Returning to the roots doesn’t necessarily require ditching your devices. Advanced networking technology and artificial intelligence may soon be as indispensable as a rake and a hoe and a piece of

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A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A4A Rivolta Savioni studio’s urban garden solution popped up at Expo Gate Milano last month. Easily movable, the public garden, called Why not in the garden? was wheeled out into the city square. The

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Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Onions are already known for making people cry, but the humble allium’s contribution to a recent technological breakthrough may be reason for tears of joy. In the journal Applied Physics Letters,

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Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIkzvloehc Adams and King have been living in their own self-made floating island since 1992. They are both artists, Adams is a carver and King, a retired ballerina

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This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

The cafe's house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes, where families flew the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe arises after the architects removed and added new walls

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Pikaplant’s self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Pikaplant’s self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Have you ever aspired to care for your own plants yet fear that your busy modern life will lead to the neglect and death of your botanical wards? You need not worry anymore, for 21st century technology

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Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob

Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob

A giant corn on the cob has popped up in Milan, but it's probably not very tasty. Logeur Design conceived Mexico's pavilion for Milan Expo as a representation of the country's immense gastronomic history,

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