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6 Recipes That Will Rock Your Crock Pot This Winter

6 Recipes That Will Rock Your Crock Pot This Winter

Chickpea Curry In lieu of the yummy high fat food from your local Indian restaurant, whip up this easy curry for half the fat. Just sauté 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves and 1 inch of ginger in a pot with 2

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2. Cameron

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

MATERIALS: - a large box (a clean shoebox works great, especially if it's colorful and eye-catching) - plastic wrap - a piece of paper STEP 1: Line the bottom of the box with plastic wrap to

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HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

MATERIALS: - A mirror (preferably one you already have) - Fabric paint (we used Tulip non-toxic paint in black) - Mustache templates - A clean, large ziplock bag (you could also use a clean sheet of

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Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Israeli designer Noa Himelfarb has designed a toy set for modeling cute animal friends from clumps of earth. Perfect for kids who love getting dirty and playing in the mud, Muzoo consists of a series of

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Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Wondering how to celebrate the new year with a bit of eco-festivity?  Try out this awesome one-size-fits-all top hat, made from repurposed, office waste paper.  The staff of architectural

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Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green DIY How-To’s of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was a big year in the world of DIY - whether it be because more and more people want to save money, reuse materials or just have a little fun. Nowadays getting your own hands dirty and making

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Spread Holiday Joy With a Handmade Felt-Flower Brooch (DIY Tutorial)

Spread Holiday Joy With a Handmade Felt-Flower Brooch (DIY Tutorial)

This do-it-yourself ribbon brooch will only take 20 minutes to make!  Handmade goodness fills any gift recipient up with joy, and with found materials you can create this gorgeous, unique flower brooch

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DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

MATERIALS: - Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box - A chain or

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Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

Last Minute Green Holiday Gift Guide: DIY Gifts, Gifts of Time and More!

With Hanukkah currently taking place and Christmas eve just one night away, we're officially down to the gift giving wire! If you haven't had much time to chip away at your holiday list, or have simply

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Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Last Minute Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

Anyone can go to a store, buy something, and wrap it in some festive paper, but if you really want to show your giftee that you put time and effort into your present, why not make it with your own two

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Woman Makes Harry Potter House Out of Gingerbread!

Woman Makes Harry Potter House Out of Gingerbread!

We've seen some pretty rad DIY gingerbread houses this holiday season -- from brownstones to geodesic domes to alpine cabins -- but if you're a Harry Potter fan, we've just found the edible house for you.

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Gingerbread houses are a dime a dozen come the holiday season, and this year, we have seen quite a few impressively crafted gingerbread creations. But this amazing gingerbread Brooklyn brownstone by

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HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

HOW TO: Make Personalized Photo Pillows for Your Friends and Family

MATERIALS: - An old pillowcase or t-shirt - An iron-on transfer paper sheet (your can buy a whole pack for $34 or just a few pieces for $6 ) - Some old clothes or fabric to use as stuffing for your

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This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

For the holiday season, Blackmarket Bakery owner Rachel Klemek made this -- dare we say it -- adorable AT-AT from gingerbread. In Klemek's depiction of the infamous Battle of Hoth, the Star Wars assault

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Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Mobile Urban Agriculture Blooms in Berlin’s Prinzessinnengarten

Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich visited Prinzessinnengarten and talked to Marco Clausen, who together with Robert Shaw created the fantastic blooming space. Clausen told us how they were inspired by

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How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

Looking for a fun holiday-themed DIY project to work on with your little ones? Try making a unique snow globe using a recycled mason jar and some other household supplies. All you need is a jar from your

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DIY Objects To Give New Life to Outcast Furniture Parts

DIY Objects To Give New Life to Outcast Furniture Parts

Taking its name from the classic German fashion patterns magazine, these set of objects dubbed 'Burda Furniture' have been designed for DIY. A self-production and assembly poster offers many designs,

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HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

HOW TO: Make a Furoshiki Gift Wrap Satchel Out of an Old Shirt

MATERIALS: - A long sleeved shirt. The thinner the shirt, the easier it will be to turn it into a satchel. - A gift to wrap (one that will fit in the center of your shirt with at least 6 inches or so to

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‘Why don’t you… [re]design Christmas?’ Is a Green Guide Filled with Awesome DIY Gift Ideas!

‘Why don’t you… [re]design Christmas?’ Is a Green Guide Filled with Awesome DIY Gift Ideas!

Lizzie Lee's 'Sock Aliens' are fantastic creatures made out of random and previously unloved odd socks. 'Chestnut Antlers (for Mathilda)' is a multi-purposed wall hanger that was inspired by a walk

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DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things - pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for dog's digestion and

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DIY: Make a Peace Wreath Using Fallen Branches and Wire Hangers

DIY: Make a Peace Wreath Using Fallen Branches and Wire Hangers

We instantly fell in love with this DIY Peace Wreath made by the folks over at Eco-Nesting. A unique spin on the traditional holiday wreath, this easy DIY project uses fallen branches, repurposed wire

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DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

If you haven't yet sorted out your dazzling decorations for the holiday season, revamp last year's string lights with these pretty paper cube designs! This step by step tutorial from Wit and Whistle is

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Nick Fraser Creates Fun and Functional Decor from Standard Pipework

Nick Fraser Creates Fun and Functional Decor from Standard Pipework

The use of standard components is a great way to save time, money and resources. Understanding the advantages to be had by employing these pieces, designer Nick Fraser has made an art out of creating

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14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

14 Awesome DIY Holiday Gifts (And How to Make Them)

This year, there's a way to give all of your friends and loved ones awesome one-of-a-kind gifts they'll love on the cheap - make them yourself! And don't worry if you don't fancy yourself a crafter. We've

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HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

Want to get your kids excited about diverting waste from the landfill? Get them involved in the process by creating a home recycling center! It's a good idea to teach kids the importance of recycling at

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DIY: Make Your Own Red with Sabine Marcelis’ Elegant Winemaking Kit

DIY: Make Your Own Red with Sabine Marcelis’ Elegant Winemaking Kit

Home winemaking has never looked so sleek. While you’re hibernating this winter, try your hand bottling the beverage yourself with Sabine Marcelis’ “House Wine” kit. Making your own signature red

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess Ria Burns took first place with her amazing Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, which is made entirely from old supermarket bags. Putting

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

We were super impressed with the entries in our 2011 Green Halloween Contest, including some really imaginative ones like Rob Miller's awesome costume that replicates the famous pose of Han Solo when he

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Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

Tesco Warrior Princess Costume Handsewn From Plastic Shopping Bags

With this Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, Ria Burns is taking no prisoners in our Green Halloween Costume Contest. She used 15 old plastic shopping bags sewn together to start the bodice, and

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