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HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

HOW TO: Turn Your Inefficient Household Items Into Green Machines

Photo Shutterstock STEP 1: Filter your water The amount of energy used to bottle and transport water is staggering, not to mention the waste that's created when countless empty bottles are discarded.

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Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Shigeki Yamamoto’s Playful Wooden Spiellampe Light Was Inspired by Building Blocks

Berlin-based Osaka-born designer Shigeki Yamamoto has created a small maple light called the Spiellampe (Lamp game) that brings back the joy of playing with building blocks as a child. The highly

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

Step One: Make the Pie Dough You can use just about any recipe, but I use a modified version found in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. 2 cups organic flour 1/2 teaspoon sea

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How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

How To Make Organic Red, White and Blue Popsicles for the 4th of July

With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when the mercury

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Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library enthusiasts are encouraged to build their own designs, or they can easily follow instructions for the classic Little Free Library kit on the group’s website. The website also gives

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Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Make a DIY Modern Herb Garden From Recycled Wine Bottles for $30!

Looking for a fun weekend project that will infuse your home a breath of fresh air? Ben Uyeda recently created a great video for FreeGreen.com that shows how to make a stylish modern herb garden from

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DIY: Make Dad an 8-Bit Pop-Up Card This Father’s Day Card!

DIY: Make Dad an 8-Bit Pop-Up Card This Father’s Day Card!

Forget store-bought cards, and embrace your inner geek by making Dad an awesome retro pop-up card this Father's Day! Crafty designer Kate Lilley, the blogger behind Minieco, came up with these clever

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8 Delightful DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Make for Dear Old Dad

8 Delightful DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Make for Dear Old Dad

Few fathers we know can resist an ice cold brewski, especially when it was crafted for them by you! Check out our handy guide to brewing homemade beer to make a malty treat that will make your dad's

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Recycled Gecekondu Shelter at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Teaches Kids About Green Design

Recycled Gecekondu Shelter at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Teaches Kids About Green Design

The temporary shelters and outdoors furniture are located near the community garden at Tempelhof Airport. The aim of the space is to provide a place for kids and youngsters to learn all sort of crafts

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Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

Three Discarded Shipping Pallets Get a New Lease on Life as a Dining Table

This rustic dining table isn't a vintage find, it's actually a beautiful piece made from three discarded shipping pallets! Using just a handful of nails and screws, some v33 Aquastop, and thrown-out

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make Recycled Plastic Bag Placemats for Your Dad

If your dad is the chef of your family, show him how much you appreciate his meals by making him a set of cool and quirky recycled plastic bag placemats for Father's Day. We got this DIY gift idea from

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

DIY Father’s Day Gift: Make Your Dad a New Clock Out of an Old Record

If your daddy-o is a record-lover, he'll appreciate the nostalgia of this DIY record clock - especially if you make it for him yourself! Recycling and repurposing crafts guru Tiffany Threadgould recently

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How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

Summer is here at last, and whether you're entertaining guests or just trying to keep your kids hydrated, homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water is one of the most refreshing beverages you can make.

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Beat the Summer Heat with these 30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Beat the Summer Heat with these 30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes

For both kids and grownups, there's no better summertime treat than an icy, cool popsicle -- but you don't have to settle for the sugar-filled, artificially-flavored pops offered at mini marts and ice

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

How To: Recycle a Cardboard Box Into a DIY Earring Holder

Step One: Gather your materials You will need: A lid from a sturdy cardboard shoebox or similar box A stapler String, yarn, lace, ribbon or embroidery thread in assorted

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6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

6 Delightful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Make for Your Mum

Easy-to-Make DIY Mother's Day Gifts: FABRIC NECKLACE If your mom likes jewelry, she'll love wearing a one-of-a-kind fabric necklace made by you. All you need is a few pieces of scrap fabric, some

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DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

DIY: Reuse Leftover Pickle Juice to Make Homemade Pickled Daikon

MATERIALS: - leftover pickle juice in a jar - veggies you want to pickle (daikon, other radish or garlic work great) STEP 1: Wash your veggies thoroughly and chop them up. STEP 2: Pop your

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DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

DIY Cardboard Arcade by 9-Year Old Inspires Flashmob and Film

This imaginative cardboard arcade is the awesome creation of nine year old Caine Monroy. After spending his summer vacation in his dad's used auto parts store building a fun-filled series of elaborate

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CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

CB2 Invites You to DIY Saturdays with Local Craft Experts

Calling all DIY lovers! In celebration of spring, CB2 will be hosting a series of DIY Saturdays for the next three Saturdays – April 21, 28 and May 5. These fun, interactive sessions will feature local

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6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

6 Super Easy Gardening Projects To Do This Weekend

Vertical Garden Panels by Flora Grubb If you've been admiring the beautiful floral work and installations by Flora Grubb but can't get out to San Fran, fear not, because she has plenty of DIY kits for

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6 Fuzzy Ways to Spruce up Your Space Using Moss!

6 Fuzzy Ways to Spruce up Your Space Using Moss!

Check out 6 amazing ways to green spaces with moss and learn how to make your own green graffiti: Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Galforth Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of

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Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

No time to hop on down to the stationary store before Easter? No problem. All you need is a printer to create La-fabrique-a-bricole's colorful printable Easter cupcake toppers and tags for your Easter

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DIY: Transform Ordinary Jars Into Chalk Board Storage Bottles You Can Write On

DIY: Transform Ordinary Jars Into Chalk Board Storage Bottles You Can Write On

Got some boring old jars hanging around that need to be put to good use? Me too, so I made use of some extra chalk board paint and turned them into neat storage jars with built-in labels. The process is

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6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

6 Unconventional and Unique Uses for LEGO

The Great Summer Zoofari Located next to real life counterparts at the Bronx Zoo, ¨The Great Summer Zoofari¨ is a series of animal sculptures made from our favorite Danish building blocks. Designed

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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Showcase Your DIY Project at San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival 2012

Showcase Your DIY Project at San Francisco’s Earth Day Festival 2012

Do you know how to build solar panels? Convert a motorcycle to electric? Breed an endangered species? Make a house more earth-friendly? Earth Day San Francisco is seeking cool DIY projects that save

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