Eco-Inspiration

100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

100Copies Promotes a Green Message of Art, Cycling and Originality

Thomas Yang, a creative director working in Singapore, is an avid cyclist who wanted to combine his two passions: bicycles and art. Fusing together his two loves, Yang created a series of posters and

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A Better World by Design Expo Showcases Creative Innovation

A Better World by Design Expo Showcases Creative Innovation

The conference is collaboratively organized by Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students and brings together the world's leading minds in social entrepreneurship and design. At this

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Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Mary Hark’s interest in Kumasi, Ghana began with a year-long Fulbright fellowship that allowed her to get to know the local community. She and a team of students, artists and faculty from the Kumasi

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Bizarreka Design Brings an Eco-Edge to the Tourism Malaysia Office in Paris

Bizarreka Design Brings an Eco-Edge to the Tourism Malaysia Office in Paris

Tourism Malaysia in Paris has decided to sharpen their eco edge by appointing Bizarreka Design to transform their entire ground floor office into a mini-escape. The new interior environment captivates

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Simple 8 Reinvent Sustainable Theater In London

Simple 8 Reinvent Sustainable Theater In London

Committed to making theater productions as green as possible, Simple 8 is the group behind London’s first ecologically sustainable theater piece. The London based company's production of The Living

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Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet from Don Cheadle There's been a lot of hubbub over Captain Planet's upcoming debut on the silver screen. With tons of rumors flying about over the last few months as

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Medieval Italian Village Transformed Into Self-Sufficient Eco-Community

Medieval Italian Village Transformed Into Self-Sufficient Eco-Community

The village's restoration began in the 1990s. The project incorporated eco-friendly principles and materials while ensuring that the village retained its traditional elements. The renovation used local

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an artistic

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An Incredible Crop of Living Green Offices Springs Up in Downtown Denver

An Incredible Crop of Living Green Offices Springs Up in Downtown Denver

The spaces range from an executive office and conference room to a break room and cubicle space complete with filing cabinets. The foliage-covered offices are located in Denver's 16th Street business

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Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

Recycled POTOGREEN Planters Disguise Parisian Parking Poles as Mini Gardens!

The planters are made in part from recycled milk containers and fabric recovered from tents that are made by people undergoing rehabilitation at Emmaus, realizing, according to Kingleur, a further two

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Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible

Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible

Melbourne-based artist, Jun Gil Park is the creative genius behind this bunch of banana etchings.  His biodegradable masterpieces are inspired by Jazz icons like Dizzie Gillespie and the Cuban acoustic

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Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets

Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets

Tree planters are often placed on the streets with good intentions of adding a necessary boost of green space, yet they can often become neglected within large sprawling cities where no one takes direct

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Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more and more inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne built for the 2011 London Design

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6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

No matter how much you or your friends might gripe about the cost of living in the Big Apple, there are thankfully still some freebies to be had for a good time. For those of you on tight budget this

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City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

City Playgrounds Deemed Too Safe Because of Dumbed Down Designs

Here's something we thought we'd never hear: Playgrounds are being deemed too safe. In a recent article posted by Shine, experts are contending that the designs of  modern playgrounds are

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Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City, so named because of its unique design centered around a narrow ribbon of blue water, is a premiere shopping, entertainment and relaxation destination in southern Japan. The complex offers

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Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Whether you're battling a high of 100 or sitting a little comfier in the 80's, check out our links roundup for some sure fire ways to beat the heat and have some fun while doing it. From making your own

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6 Amazing Eco-Island Resorts that Combine Luxury and Sustainable Innovation

6 Amazing Eco-Island Resorts that Combine Luxury and Sustainable Innovation

MICHAEL GRAVES SENTOSA ECO RESORT SINGAPORE JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU RESORT - FIJI STAR ISLAND RESORT, BAHAMAS SIX SENSES ECO RESORT VIETNAM THE OFIS TROPICAL RESORTS IN MALDIVES MORRIS

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Google Uses Street View Technology to Document Japan’s Tsunami Damage and Reconstruction

Google Uses Street View Technology to Document Japan’s Tsunami Damage and Reconstruction

Google has really been asserting itself as a world leader recently and not just in terms of its search engine. Aside from the introduction of Google +, the company has been delving into helping Japan

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Artists Build Sustainable Residency Studios to Protect Forested Island in Great Lakes

Artists Build Sustainable Residency Studios to Protect Forested Island in Great Lakes

Taking over an island for an artists' residency may sound totally unreal, but that's exactly what makes the efforts of Rob Gorski and Andrew Ranville all the more fantastic! Just over a year ago Gorski

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‘Washed Ashore’ Sculptures of Marine Life are Made from the Debris That Endangers Them

‘Washed Ashore’ Sculptures of Marine Life are Made from the Debris That Endangers Them

Combing the beach for debris, Pozzi, and her community drop the garbage at their headquarters at the Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education. The long process between garbage and art starts

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Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

Tune-In to the New HGTV’d Series and Enter to Win a $100 Gift Card!

For anyone who’s ever fantasized about HGTV knocking on their door and telling them they’re getting a home makeover, the network’s new HGTV’d series is hell-bent on making that dream come

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Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Attention chocolate lovers! The Nature Conservancy and Yves Behar have just come out with a new sustainable hot cacao system to make the traditional drink right in your own home. Following the tradition

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Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

Tree Theory Bags: Origami-Style Carryalls That Minimize Waste

There are few bags that manage to forgo the manufacturing process of sewing, but Strand Design has created a range of bags that does just that. Believing that their products need to adhere to a

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THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

If you’ve ever been curious about how Inhabitat got its start, today is your lucky day. As the founder and editpreneur behind the blog-turned-business, I spend much of my thoughts focused on the

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Show Your Support for Grassroots Environmentalists and Check Out the Goldman Environmental Prize!

Show Your Support for Grassroots Environmentalists and Check Out the Goldman Environmental Prize!

The nominees for The Goldman Environmental Prize are selected confidentially by an international network of environmental organizations and individuals. From there, a jury made up of environmental leaders

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Uruguayan Haven Encourages Energy Awareness and Inventive Building Design

Uruguayan Haven Encourages Energy Awareness and Inventive Building Design

Bouncing over the expansive sand dunes in a sturdy jeep, I arrive in Cabo Polonio as the sun rises over the pine forest. Situated within a national park on the eastern Uruguayan coast, the town spreads

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Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

HAPPY EARTH DAY INHABITAT READERS! From the foothills of the Colorado Rockies to the tip of South America to the sandy beaches of Australia, Inhabitat's growing team spans all corners of the world. To

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Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Designed by Studio Geenen, the Flax Tray is a beautiful and organic take on basic houseware made from a bio-composite material derived from Linum usitatissimum - or more commonly known as flax. The new

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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object - it's an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On

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