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Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

In a valiant effort to rethink the ubiquitous refrigerator -- which has seen few design changes since the invention of freon refrigerators in the 1930's -- Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev has unveiled a

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LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

These stunning sculptural chandeliers are far from what they appear to be. Modeled after the precious lotus flowers that emerge from murky swampland, Eugenio Menjivar’s LOTO Lamps transform oceans of

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VOTE for Your Favorite Inhabitat 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

VOTE for Your Favorite Inhabitat 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

Which is YOUR favorite Spring Green design? We received so many incredible entries into this year’s Spring Greening Design Competition that it was a challenging task to choose between them all. But

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Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Designer Bao Khang Luu‘s recycled six-pack ring chandeliers make drinking an entire six-pack (or 60) seem a lot less “trashy”. Luu’s gorgeous designs transform the annoying excess

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Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Whether you like to turn them into a makeshift megaphones or let them stick to their roles as traditional roadblocks, traffic cones carry a whole lot of opportunity for creativity. Another ingenious

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Recycled Bike Tubes Transformed Into Handy Shelving System

Recycled Bike Tubes Transformed Into Handy Shelving System

Bike tire tubes stretched between a couple of used furniture legs create this functional and handy shelving system, which also happens to look pretty sweet. For the lover of all things cycling, the

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Super Cool Pendant Light Made from Hundreds of Soda Tabs

Super Cool Pendant Light Made from Hundreds of Soda Tabs

We're not sure whether or not designer Mauricio Affonso actually drank the hundreds of pops (or sodas depending on where you're from) to get the materials to make this ultra mod pendant lamp but it's so

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VOTE NOW On Inhabitat’s 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

VOTE NOW On Inhabitat’s 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!

Drumroll please!And now the moment that you've all been waiting for! After weeks of deliberation on an incredible array of creative reuse projects we're thrilled to announce the finalists of our 2010

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Enter the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition!

Enter the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition!

Do you have a brilliant idea for an eco-efficient bicycle that you're eager to show the world? Then enter it in the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition for a shot at international recognition at the Seoul

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Win a Pair of Limited-Edition AliveShoes That Used to be Art (Worth $185!)

Win a Pair of Limited-Edition AliveShoes That Used to be Art (Worth $185!)

It’s a shoe filled Sunday for us here at Inhabitat. But with so many awesome kicks out there, we just can’t help it! This week were giving away a pair of limited edition AliveShoes to one lucky

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Check out the Incheon International Design Awards!

Check out the Incheon International Design Awards!

Heads up sustainable designers! The 2010 Incheon International Design Awards are giving out $43,000 in prizes to innovative sustainable solutions from designers with green hearts. They're looking for

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Win a Garnet-and-Diamond Necklace From Brilliant Earth (Worth $200!)

Win a Garnet-and-Diamond Necklace From Brilliant Earth (Worth $200!)

Happy Mother's Day! Diamonds are forever, and a mother's love is... If you're one of the many who can't wait to pamper and praise the one who gave you life this lovely Sunday, you'll definitely want

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LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

The Deadline for Spring Greening Entries is TONIGHT at Midnight! Heads up DIY designers - our Spring Greening Competition closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to submit your

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LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING COMPETITION!

LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING COMPETITION!

CALLING ALL CREATIVE CRAFTERS, DIY GURUS AND DESIGN STARS! Want to showcase your DIY and design skills to the world? If you've turned a piece of old trash into treasure, we want to peep it - so don't

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5 DAYS LEFT to Enter Our Spring Greening Design Competition!

5 DAYS LEFT to Enter Our Spring Greening Design Competition!

Calling all DIY crafters, green designers and spring cleaners! If you've taken a piece of old junk and turned it into an awe-inspiring new design, enter our Spring Greening Design Competition to show

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LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING DESIGN COMPETITION!

LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING DESIGN COMPETITION!

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS, CRAFTERS AND CREATIVE-TYPES! Have you created an awesome design out of old junk that you want to show the world? Want to get it in front of millions of readers on Inhabitat.com?

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Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Sping Greening competition deadline extended until Monday, May 3rd! Attention all DIY designers -- we're excited to announce that we're extending the deadline of our Spring Greening DIY Design

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GIVEAWAY: Win Your Choice of Neuaura Vegan Sandals!

GIVEAWAY: Win Your Choice of Neuaura Vegan Sandals!

Longer days and warmer weather – spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! To get in the sunshine spirit we’ve teamed up with Nimli and Neuaura to award one lucky reader with either a

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WaterShed: Students Design House that Runs on Wind, Rain, Solar and Waste

WaterShed: Students Design House that Runs on Wind, Rain, Solar and Waste

Whoever said today's college kids are apathetic never met this group of University of Maryland students. 300 students and a team of faculty members are teaming up to design a house that derives power

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Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

If you’re trying to keep cool in NYC this summer, you can skip the beach and head straight to Governors Island! Although the much-anticipated eco-renovations are set to begin in 2012, the island is

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Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition: Get Your Entries In!

Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition: Get Your Entries In!

ATTENTION GREEN DESIGNERS AND DIY EXPERTS! Want to put your DIY and upcycling skills to the ultimate test? Enter our second annual Spring Greening DIY Design Competition and go head to head with other

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Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Calling all green designers, spring cleaners, and DIY design junkies! Spring has sprung at last, which means that it's time to break out the brooms, clean our your closets, and enter our second annual

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Win a Pair of Neuaura Luna Camel Vegan Sandals for Spring (Worth $89)!

Win a Pair of Neuaura Luna Camel Vegan Sandals for Spring (Worth $89)!

Last week we asked you Inhabitants to tell us which Neuaura foot candy you'd most want to slip your ten toes into. The polls have closed and what a choice! We couldn't think of a better way to frame

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Oberlin’s LEED Downtown Development Revitalizes a Community

Oberlin’s LEED Downtown Development Revitalizes a Community

Ten years ago three college students had a vision to reclaim a stagnant downtown area in Oberlin, Ohio -- in a couple of months that vision will become reality. Sustainable Community Associates has

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WIN a Beautiful ANDREA Houseplant Air Purifier (worth $195)!

WIN a Beautiful ANDREA Houseplant Air Purifier (worth $195)!

If you're an urban-dweller, fresh air may be a hard thing to come by both outdoors and in. So why not stop all that dust, pollen, and other unsavory airborne elements from infiltrating your sacred spaces

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Dwell Houses We Love – Vote For Your Favorite One!

Dwell Houses We Love – Vote For Your Favorite One!

All of the houses are, of course, stunning, but you know how we are - we're partial to eco-friendly materials, energy efficiency, natural daylighting and renewable energy. We found six houses that piqued

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New York City Asks Residents to Propose More Pedestrian Walkways

New York City Asks Residents to Propose More Pedestrian Walkways

In a stunning win for walkers everywhere the New York City Department of Transportation announced yet another round of the NYC Plaza Program. The program is an attempt to close current roadways to

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GIVEAWAY: $100 Worth of Limited-Edition Scarves Made From Vintage Saris!

GIVEAWAY: $100 Worth of Limited-Edition Scarves Made From Vintage Saris!

If your wardrobe is looking a little lackluster these days, then you’ve gotta get wrapped up in these colorful scarves. From eco-fashion company GreenSewn, we’ve got $100 worth of their sari upcycled

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Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

This gorgeous “Green Energy Theme Park” was designed by H Associates for the

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Canopy Verde Freesia Portfolio Bag (Worth $169!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Canopy Verde Freesia Portfolio Bag (Worth $169!)

If you want to add a little zing to your spring step, then the Freesia Portfolio just may be that bit of magic you’re looking for. Made from an organic cotton/bamboo blend and ecologically tanned

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