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FENG SHUI 101: Getting Started with the Basics

FENG SHUI 101: Getting Started with the Basics

Image via Shutterstock Feng shui is an ancient Asian art of placement developed thousands of years ago. Feng shui seeks to enhance and improve the flow of energy through your environment, to maximize

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New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

New FABtotum Device Makes 3D Printing Easy and Affordable for Just About Anyone

A fabulous new low-cost 3D printer has been launched and it could make DIY fabrication cheaper and easier than ever before. This cool device is dubbed ‘FABtotum’, and could be the new tool that allows

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DIY: Make Your Own All-Natural Moisturizing Face Cream

DIY: Make Your Own All-Natural Moisturizing Face Cream

Image via Shutterstock It seems like every other day, a new report gets shunted about online that lists all the horrible, harmful effects that ingredients in daily personal care products can wreak on

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DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

DIY: How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds for Annual Growing

So you've grown that perfect heirloom tomato in your garden, or you've bought a tomato at the farmer's market that you absolutely must grow. Why not save tomato seeds from those perfect tomatoes, so you

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DIY Hermit Houses: Tiny, Off-Grid Customizable Living Units

DIY Hermit Houses: Tiny, Off-Grid Customizable Living Units

Hermit Houses' first prototype is called Abé, a name that comes from the tragic lovers story Aberlard & Heloise. Designed for a couple or small family, the 150 square foot wooden shelters were

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Whiteclouds Realizes Elon Musk’s Futuristic Hyperloop Train as a 3D Printed Model

Whiteclouds Realizes Elon Musk’s Futuristic Hyperloop Train as a 3D Printed Model

Last week, Elon Musk revealed conceptual plans for the Hyperloop, a solar-powered high-speed train that would transport passengers at speeds of up to 700 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco. While

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INTERVIEW: How Grace Bonney Explores Green Interiors & DIY In Design*Sponge at Home

INTERVIEW: How Grace Bonney Explores Green Interiors & DIY In Design*Sponge at Home

Image ©Lincoln Barbour Inhabitat: There's obviously a strong DIY movement afoot, else you would not have put out this beautiful tome. What do you think spurred this on? Grace: I think the DIY movement

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MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

MakerBot is already a household name in the 3D printing community, and their next invention will make it easier than ever to create 3d printed objects. According to Engadget, the company is planning to

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Tiny Green Roofed Bike Shed in London is Made from Recycled Yogurt Containers

Tiny Green Roofed Bike Shed in London is Made from Recycled Yogurt Containers

The eco shed replaces a boring old B&Q shed at a bike-loving couple's back yard in Camden Town, and it can fit 11 bikes inside. It was constructed from an FSC wooden frame, recycled yogurt carton

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Learn Green Building Techniques in Workshops Across the US

Learn Green Building Techniques in Workshops Across the US

If in general you're looking for some good, natural building workshops to learn about a variety of techniques, designs and options, check out the workshops provided by EcoNest in Ashland, Oregon and the

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Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

In an age where food can be assembled by a printer and bacteria can be engineered to produce gold, surely talking billboards cannot be that far away. A team of students from London's Royal College of Art

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MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot just announced plans to begin selling their Replicator 2 desktop model in Microsoft retail stores across the United States. The move makes Microsoft the first entity to sell the machines on a

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7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

Tin Can Table Lantern Planning a barbecue or an al fresco dinner party? These recycled tin can lanterns are an easy way to add some sparkle without stretching your decorating budget. The materials are

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Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

3d printing is commonly viewed as an expensive emerging technology - however a new study by Michigan Technological University (MTU) shows that purchasing a 3d printer may actually make sound financial

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The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

The MakerPlane is an Open-Source Two-Seater Aircraft That Costs Only $15,000

If you are a model plane aficionado or simply got bored on tinkering away on an old junker in the garage, the MakerPlane might be the perfect project. Able to be made for $15,000, the two-seater airplane

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5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

Digging into gardening is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting aside an area of your garden specifically for wildlife can

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3D-Printed Vibrating Shift Knob Made From an Xbox 360 Controller Can Teach You How to Drive a Stick

3D-Printed Vibrating Shift Knob Made From an Xbox 360 Controller Can Teach You How to Drive a Stick

A Ford engineer by the name of Zac Nelson recently took the guts from an Xbox 360 controller, stuffed them into a 3D-printed shift knob casing, and used open-source technology to transform it into a

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DIY: 10 Vegan Soups to Can Now for Winter Revelry

DIY: 10 Vegan Soups to Can Now for Winter Revelry

Although these soups are all vegan, they can be adapted to suit individual diets very easily. For example, a lacto-ovo vegetarian might like to grate cheese into their soups, or a paleo diet follower

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Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances - she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture. Her project “I

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LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

As the 3D printer revolution picks up speed, the price of the machines is beginning to drop—but shelling out several hundred bucks for a desktop printer is still out of the reach of many would-be

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6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Summer

6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Summer

Lemon Pale Ale Beer Pops Where I live, we're awash in an amazing selection of craft and micro brews. They're delicious after a long hike or a hard day at work, but I feel like I'm always fighting to

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

STEP 1: Gather your materials Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic takeout containers, or yogurt cups are ideal) String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon). We used basic cotton twine

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DIY: Beat the Heatwave by Making Your Own Air Conditioner

DIY: Beat the Heatwave by Making Your Own Air Conditioner

Martha and the Vandellas were on the right track -- heatwaves can definitely tear you apart. The current temperature in NYC has our "heads in a haze", and being as energy conscious as we are, we're torn

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30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat. They're cold, sweet and refreshing -- and best of all, they're super easy to make at home if you have a set of popsicle molds. All you have to do is blend together

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Not Tom’s Flat-Pack Strung Stool Can be Customized With DIY Patterns

Not Tom’s Flat-Pack Strung Stool Can be Customized With DIY Patterns

Strung is a flat-pack, customizable and stackable three-legged stool designed by London-based design agency Not Tom. The easy-to-assemble design instills flat-pack furniture with creativity and user

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3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

3D-Printed SLR Camera Can Be Made For Just $30

Ever find yourself longing for your old analog 35mm SLR camera? If you own or have access to a 3D printer, you have the ability to make one for $30 thanks to the OpenReflex Camera project by Leo Marius.

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DIY Solar Thermal Panel Made with 275 Aluminum Cans Takes a Seattle Home Office Off-Grid

DIY Solar Thermal Panel Made with 275 Aluminum Cans Takes a Seattle Home Office Off-Grid

When Peter Rowan left corporate life to pursue a career writing fiction and teaching, he needed a little office in which to work. So he decided to convert his backyard shed in Seattle into an off-grid

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Linda Rose's Cube Lamp shade is made completely out of recycled cardboard. Linda designed the lighting fixture thinking about the unique texture of materials and the subsequent effect it would have when

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Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Here at Inhabitat, we're big fans of fun and functional Tetris-shaped furniture. But there's just one problem with this new stackable Tetris LED Desk Lamp: we're not sure that we could stop playing with

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Tips on How to Protect Your Family and Home from Natural Disasters

Tips on How to Protect Your Family and Home from Natural Disasters

Image via Shutterstock Floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes seem to be more commonplace each and every year. All over the United States, many families are devastated by natural

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