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14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

IDEA 1: Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Cards Nothing says I love you like the actual words, written down on paper. Getting love notes on Valentine's Day is an age-old tradition, so this year, why not

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Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

Bookniture’s paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

The vast majority of folding furniture isn't exactly known for being elegant, or even that easy to store when it's not in use. But Bookniture's innovative pieces provide a novel solution for those in

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Super Skinny Horinouchi House Reaches the Pinnacle of Space Management in Japan

Super Skinny Horinouchi House Reaches the Pinnacle of Space Management in Japan

Triangular-shaped structures are not uncommon in Japan since space on the island is very limited. Although they look tiny and restricted on the outside, these homes are often incredibly spacious, and the

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O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

The renovation process incluuded two major interventions-firstly, a new central corridor had to be formed in order to create new hotel infrastructure and living units, and secondly, its facade had to be

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Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed train car

Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed train car

When architect Takanobu Kishimoto was commissioned to build his client’s house, he originally planned to remove the old train car that occupied the site. After he learned that the old relic had historic

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Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter proposed a redevelopment plan for the Södermalm district of Stockholm and designed three dynamic apartment buildings and a new metro station which would create a new

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Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

The spiraling Ribbon Chapel by Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura is a gracefully flowing structure tucked away in a luxury resort on the Hiroshima shoreline. The building is wrapped in two ribbon-like

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Kaleidoscopic Kids Museum of Glass is China’s first design museum for children

Kaleidoscopic Kids Museum of Glass is China’s first design museum for children

Next week China is opening its first design museum for kids with an immersive experience that explores the amazing capabilities of glass in design. Designed by Shanghai based firm COORDINATION ASIA, the

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Two college students build a tiny home for under $500

Two college students build a tiny home for under $500

According to The Des Moines Register, Andrews and Van Kooten were inspired to build a tiny house for their senior school project after a class trip to Costa Rica, where they were housed in small,

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Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

People have been worried about the possibility of robots turning on their owners for years, and it would appear that such fears are justified. A South Korean woman was forced to call the fire department

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Planning Korea unveils plans for futuristic pod city in the middle of Paris

Planning Korea unveils plans for futuristic pod city in the middle of Paris

Forget the blocky, monolithic buildings of yesteryear—urban dwellers in Paris could soon be living in futuristic and glazed pod-shaped habitats. Seoul-based architecture group Planning Korea envisioned

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Make these fun recycled Valentine’s Day crafts out of trash

Make these fun recycled Valentine’s Day crafts out of trash

Ready for a mind-blowing Valentine’s Day fact? About 13 million dollars annually is spent on Valentine’s Day between the flowers, the dinner, the decorations, and the gifts. Though that’s only a

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8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

Your home is where your heart is and these couples have also put their blood, sweat and maybe even tears into their projects to build their love shacks. DIY home construction is no easy feat, so we're

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Eco-friendly youth center is built from bamboo, earth bricks, and recycled plastic bottles in Phnom Penh

Eco-friendly youth center is built from bamboo, earth bricks, and recycled plastic bottles in Phnom Penh

__A group of six, young, Finnish architects has designed and realized an ecologically and socially sustainable youth center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The center hosts teaching in computer skills, languages

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Casa MMMMMS is a beautiful solar-powered Catalan stone house in Spain

Casa MMMMMS is a beautiful solar-powered Catalan stone house in Spain

The exterior of the house is dominated by a canopy which offers shade, views and creates a central space for the house, while pertaining to its exterior. The large volume of the house has smaller

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Incredible De Markies trailer folds out to triple its size with adjustable awnings

Incredible De Markies trailer folds out to triple its size with adjustable awnings

It’s no surprise that we here at Inhabitat really love the tiny houses, convertible homes, and smart camper makeovers. The Dutch-designed “De Markies” trailer is our latest obsession. On the

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MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada’s Bigwin Island

MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada’s Bigwin Island

Canadian architecture firm, MU Archicture studio + MU Architects MU Architects, the Giants of Bigwin, architecture, Lake of Bays, Canada, Bigwin island housing competition, Bigwin golf club,

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DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

    Massage bars: http://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/ Shadow box memorabilia Heart-Shaped Hand Warmers Keep your sweetie's paws toasty by whipping together some of these

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Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Killer whales in the entertainment industry have been the source of heated controversy for some time. In Washington state, lawmakers are now discussing the possibility of implementing a ban on the capture

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Passively-cooled Termitary House in Vietnam is wrapped in perforated brick walls

Passively-cooled Termitary House in Vietnam is wrapped in perforated brick walls

This beautiful daylit concrete home in Vietnam is enveloped in perforated brick walls. Vietnamese architects, Tropical Space, refurbished an old house and added a perforated grille of brickwork to an

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Gorgeous cedar-clad house boasts stunning mountain views in Canada

Gorgeous cedar-clad house boasts stunning mountain views in Canada

MU Architecture completed the Malbaie VIII Residence La Grange, a beautiful cedar-clad home that’s as swoon inducing as the breathtaking Canadian landscape that surrounds it. Clad in white cedar and

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Chocolatexture: Nendo unveils a delicious lounge made from chocolate

Chocolatexture: Nendo unveils a delicious lounge made from chocolate

Tokyo-based studio Nendo has been very prolific throughout the years, designing a wide range of products, furniture, stationary and even food. This time, they were invited by the Parisian bustling event

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows you the easy steps

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How to Find Love Using Feng Shui This Valentine’s Day

How to Find Love Using Feng Shui This Valentine’s Day

Image via Shutterstock Although some consider Valentine’s Day to be a “Hallmark holiday”, I think it’s a great opportunity not only to do something special for your loved one but for yourself

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Pine-clad V Lodge is a bold, minimalist retreat nestled within the Norwegian landscape

Pine-clad V Lodge is a bold, minimalist retreat nestled within the Norwegian landscape

Built for a family of five, the nearly 13,000-square-foot V Lodge is located high in the mountains overlooking the village of Ål in the Norwegian county of Buskerud. The architects spatially divided the

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MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

Architects MUMA and Landscape Designer Sarah Price have created a fresh modern feel for Manchester University's Whitworth Gallery. Two sparkling new extensions now connect the interior with two new

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Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Photo ©Reuters / Dominic Ebenbichler Visitors may feel as if they are in a movie as they approach the Upside-Down House, which looks like it has fallen from the sky in a scene from “The Wizard of

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Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

To preserve the leafy environment of the backyard, l’escaut partially buried the 323-square-foot atelier underground and covered it with a prairie grass roof. White concrete steps lead down to the

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UNStudio’s remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

UNStudio’s remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

A decade ago, if someone mentioned a home that could be regulated by remote control, we would have thought they were referring to some futuristic sci-fi film like Blade Runner. UNStudio's W.I.N.D House

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Living grass walls completely cover the interior of London’s Dilston Grove gallery

Living grass walls completely cover the interior of London’s Dilston Grove gallery

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist studios, and

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