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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for your finalists in Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're pretty certain there's no other competition on earth in which Baby Marty McFly and his DeLorean

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DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

DIY Living’s Cardboard Packaging Can Be Turned Into Functional Furniture

Maybe you have just moved or are remodeling your home, and you go to buy a brand new set of furniture. Once you unpack your tables and chairs, you're left with a heap of cardboard just sitting there,

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

Little Jimmy had a great time this Halloween scooting around in his homemade R2D2 Star Wars costume. Jimmy's mom crafted the cool costume all on her own, remaining as true to the original design as

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – DEADLINE EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

There's still time to enter Inhabitat's 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest! Did you haunt the streets in an awesome hand-crafted Halloween costume last night? While the spookiest night of the year may

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The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

Designer Wei-Chih Hsu's build-it-yourself D-Bike is a flat-pack, cardboard kid's bicycle that is assembled much like a jigsaw. All of the bike's components are punched out from a pre-cut, reinforced

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DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

What you’ll need: Rendered suet, tallow, or lard, at room temperature (most supermarkets carry it, or you can ask a local butcher to reserve some for you) A bag of mixed wild bird seed (make sure

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7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

This year's record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get

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DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How to Make this Simple, Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

The original instructions over at Hurley for this fabulously simple, spooky skull t-shirt are intended for adults, but we've found that it can also make the perfect thrifty, DIY attire the younger set.

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are a sought-after staple for trick-or-treaters, but store-bought varieties are loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors. This halloween, make your own delicious vegan peanut

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Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

"JOIN" is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The "JOIN" system is made from salvaged wood materials and it's flexible enough to be

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DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

If you're not sure what to do for a costume for Halloween or if you're just too lazy to go all out, get into the spirit with this easy cut-out skull t-shirt! This DIY project isn't just for kids; all you

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DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

DIY Builder James Higginson Uses Recycled Scaffolding Boards to Make a Beautiful Timber Wall

In an effort to build beautiful, functional pieces using cheap or free materials, DIY builder James Higginson recently constructed a gorgeous wall out of recycled scaffolding boards that were past their

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DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

If you have a bunch of plastic bags lying around, upcycle them into a hammock chair! All you need to make one is time (you'll need to braid each plastic bag to make it sturdy), about 500 plastic bags,

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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Martha Stewart Confesses to Painting Her Coveted Scarlet Louboutin Soles Black

Martha Stewart Confesses to Painting Her Coveted Scarlet Louboutin Soles Black

While some women have been known to paint the soles of their high-heels red in an effort to attain that distinct Louboutin look (without shelling out sizable sums of money), Martha Stewart has admitted

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HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

Beets come in all shapes and sized, from dark red and pink striped to light orange and everything in between. We used a bunch of gorgeous organic Chioggia beets from the farmer's market. Chioggia beets

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7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

One of the scariest things about Halloween is that 85% of the textiles sold to more than 170 million Americans who celebrate the frightful night, meet their demise in a landfill. You can still dress-up

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5 Colorful and Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins—Without Carving!

5 Colorful and Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins—Without Carving!

Halloween is a fantastic time to exercise your creative DIY skills—but carving up those slippery gourds can prove a little precarious for even the most savvy of adults, and its likely not an activity

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DIY: How to Transform a Defunct XBOX 360 Into a Lush Indoor Planter

DIY: How to Transform a Defunct XBOX 360 Into a Lush Indoor Planter

Stuck with a broken videogame console? Why not convert it into a planter? When Curly Productions moved into a new set of offices, they wanted some quirky objects to bring it to life. It just so happened

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Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Potted plants are a great way to bring the healing qualities of nature indoors while also generating clean air. Keeping them alive and healthy once they're inside is another story. Belgium-based sculptor

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Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

While that JELLO pudding cup may look tempting, before you go in for a spoonful, just think about how much sugar fills that tiny little container. Instead of diving into a sugar and lactose laden bath,

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Teague Labs’ DIY 3D Printed Headphones Can Be Assembled With No Tools Required

Teague Labs’ DIY 3D Printed Headphones Can Be Assembled With No Tools Required

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? We’ve featured everything from 3D-printed arms to entire rooms made using 3D printers. The latest 3D printed innovation comes from Teague Labs, who has created

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LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

LAYWOO-D3 Lets You Print 3D Objects From Recycled Wood Instead of Plastic!

Who says 3D printers are only for tech nerds and engineers? Traditional craftsmen may take want to join the 3D revolution after getting a load of LAYWOO-D3, a 3D printer material that is made from 40%

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DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds!

DIY Solar Pocket Factory Machine Can Print a Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds!

Image by NPR Science Friday Inventors Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein are looking to revolutionize the business of small-scale solar panels with The Solar Pocket Factory, a backyard photovoltaic panel

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Formlabs Creates Low-Cost, High-Quality 3D Printer that Fits on a Desktop

Up until now, high-quality 3D printers have been incredibly expensive, making them an unrealistic option for the average creator. But Formlabs is about to change all that with Form 1 - an affordable 3D

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Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

Vita’s Gorgeous Flat-Pack Lamps Can be Mixed and Matched to Create Fresh New Designs

We spotted this gorgeous collection of DIY flat-pack lamps by the Danish company Vita at 100% Design during this year's London Design Festival. Interchangeable "petals" made from polypropylene,

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Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival

"Ento - The Art of Eating Insects" aims to introduce the high-protein, energy-efficient insects into western diets through a set of ready-made meals created by Aran Dasan, Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung and

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How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

How To: Make Organic Apple Chips In 3 Easy Steps

Ingredients you will need: 2-3 medium washed organic apples per baking sheet baking sheets or trays parchment paper cutting board knife cinnamon and sugar (optional). Prepare your oven by

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