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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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DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

DIY Hugelkultur: How To Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds

Although the term "hugelkultur" was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated

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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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DIY: How to Make Garden Faerie Houses, Pixie Towers, and Toad Homes from Reclaimed Materials

DIY: How to Make Garden Faerie Houses, Pixie Towers, and Toad Homes from Reclaimed Materials

What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal shears for

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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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Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Lego DJ Table If you think this Lego DJ table is cool, you might want to try making one yourself. DIY instructions for the table were created (in German) by Kai Muller of Spy Style. Lego Grandfather

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to

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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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Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Most hobbits seem to be the stay-at-hole types - but there are a few who yearn for adventure. Redditor Samm1t has built an amazing hobbit hole camping trailer to take all the comforts of home with him as

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7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

These DIY masks can work wonders for a variety of skin issues—from dry, cracked cheeks and dull foreheads to acne breakouts. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible, as the skin on your face is

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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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5 Fantastic and Easy Recipes for Jump Starting a Vegan Diet

5 Fantastic and Easy Recipes for Jump Starting a Vegan Diet

NUT MILK + 1 cup almonds (or substitute with nuts of your choice) + 5 cups filtered water + 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) + 1/2 cup soaked and pitted dates (add extra for more sweetness) + Nut

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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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