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Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Stephen Lindsey of urbanproduct recently worked with Monde Ruelle Gallery to transform old hockey sticks into huge snowflake-shaped "Schtick" holiday ornaments at the Jardin Botanique de Montreal. A

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Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Opportunity Green Sustainable Business Conference: Final Wrap

Many of the entrepreneurial minds at the conference are looking to create sustainable solutions, and the finalists from OG25 green start-up competition were no exception. Every one of the the 25 start-ups

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Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws, and

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat’s Highlights from Day 1 of Opportunity Green

PHOTOS: Inhabitat’s Highlights from Day 1 of Opportunity Green

The fifth annual Opportunity Green sustainable business conference kicked off Wednesday evening at Los Angeles Center Studios to a VIP reception. Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer were on hand as

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Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green Conference Launches THURSDAY in Los Angeles – Inhabitat Readers Get 30% Off!

Opportunity Green - the largest multidisciplinary sustainability business conference in the US - will be kicking off THIS WEEK running from November 10-11 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, and we're

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Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

Data Garden Debuts World’s First Plantable Music

The innovative digital musicians from the Data Garden label are giving fans an alternative to wasteful vinyl EPs, by offering downland codes embedded on seed paper. Digital music in inherently an

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Philips’ Microbial Home Design Features Fascinating Eco Innovations Like Bacteria Powered Lamps

Philips’ Microbial Home Design Features Fascinating Eco Innovations Like Bacteria Powered Lamps

The main hub of the Microbial Home is the Bio Digester Kitchen Island. It converts solid human (a little disturbing, but ok) and vegetable waste into methane gas that powers the rest of the home's

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Taipei’s World Design Expo “No Virgins” Pavilion Uses Only Post-Consumer Recycled Products

Taipei’s World Design Expo “No Virgins” Pavilion Uses Only Post-Consumer Recycled Products

Inhabitat had the chance to check out the latest and greatest from Taipei’s 2011 World Design Expo, and leading the pack of Asia’s top designers was the city’s very own “Miniwiz” sustainable

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Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

This past weekend Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano teamed up with the VEA school of gardening to launch Greenhamar - a 24-hour event focused on greening a public square in Hamar, Norway. The

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Join Przetwory Design for the 2011 Recycles Festival in Warsaw!

Join Przetwory Design for the 2011 Recycles Festival in Warsaw!

Przetwory Design is inviting artists, designers and crafters from around the world to participate in the 6th annual Recycles Festival at the Soho Factory Complex in Warsaw. Taking place between the 9th

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The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

‘PH5’ lamp (1958) by Poul Henningsen is an absolute classic. Beautiful and functional, it was originally made from glass, but is now made from recyclable aluminum and designed for a democratic and

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1.3 Chair Breathes Sustainability Into a Classic Design With Delicate Balsa Wood

1.3 Chair Breathes Sustainability Into a Classic Design With Delicate Balsa Wood

The 1.3 Chair is a classic design constructed using balsa wood (from Ochroma pyramidale), a material considered a sustainable alternative to many other woods. Designed by Kihyun Kim, a recent graduate

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Quirky Flat-Pack Bird Nest Boxes Give Shelter to Little Winged Creatures

Quirky Flat-Pack Bird Nest Boxes Give Shelter to Little Winged Creatures

These cool Mr and Mrs Birdee nest boxes are the perfect lure to get a flock of birds flying into your garden for shelter. Spotted at this year's London Design Festival, these awesome bird shelters

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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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Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Modlet plugs into any 120 outlet to monitor and transmit energy usage data to your home computer. Its an easy, inexpensive ways to track your efficiency habit using software supplied by Modlet's

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Serpentine Gallery’s Garden Marathon Will Take Place in a Geodesic Dome

Serpentine Gallery’s Garden Marathon Will Take Place in a Geodesic Dome

Exploring the importance of the spatial, urban and scientific element of the garden, many of the contributors have a background in horticulture and landscape design. Research into biodiversity and

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20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

federated_media_section = "chevy_volt"; The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West

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Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Mammalampa's Pendant Lamp is a cloud-like piece that emits a warm diffused light. Made from untreated paper, the light fixture is a beautiful piece that could easily take center-stage in a big

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Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Ella Robinson sources materials washed up from the sea to create vibrant mixed artworks textiles. The Royal College of Art graduate's work is bright, colorful, and equally inspired by cities and the

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A Better World by Design Kicks Off This Weekend in Rhode Island!

A Better World by Design Kicks Off This Weekend in Rhode Island!

We are eagerly awaiting the 2011 A Better World by Design conference coming up this weekend, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, on the campuses of the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. We have covered

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SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

Working for Inhabitat doesn't feel like work when we get to check out the best talent coming out of 100% Design, or when we get to hang around a functioning greenhouse made entirely out of thousands of

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Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled,

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100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

These incredible Animal Chairs designed by Maximo Riera are immense sculptural forms that pay homage to the animal kingdom. Following biological dimensions of the beasts they take inspiration from, the

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Amazing Solar-Powered 3D Printer Showcased at the London Design Festival

Amazing Solar-Powered 3D Printer Showcased at the London Design Festival

The new images show details of this incredible machine's minimalist parts: a fresnel lens that concentrates the solar beams, a couple of small photovoltaic panels, an electric box/battery covered in

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The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The temporary turtle pavilion by Inflate is one of a large range of temporary structures that are ideal for either indoor or outdoor events. Made in part from recycled materials, they are illuminated by

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Goldsmiths University’s Thought-Provoking ‘Making Believe’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival

Goldsmiths University’s Thought-Provoking ‘Making Believe’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival

Wee Siong Quek's Soup for Thought is a book of photographs of the designer’s experience of planting tomatoes, making oil from sunflowers seeds, growing basil and garlic, creating wooden utensils and

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

Normann-Copenhagen’s Mormor tableware collection is available in white and blue, and it is made from low-water use ceramic and renewable cork. Fjällräven's classic bags are very durable and

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PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

Alexander Host, the Danish designer behind many of the project's most special features, including an illuminated, sculptural facade, a waterproof hull, 93% recycled stone cladding, and many of the

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Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

Gorgeous Recycled PET Bottle Chandelier Brightens Up the London Design Festival

The hanging luminaire is made from recycled PET bottles found in Mexico City, were French-born Jeannot currently lives. Jeannot told Inhabitat that he visited many of the Mexican capital’s recycling

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