6 Abandoned Churches That Have Been Transformed into Spectacular New Spaces

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'Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas...

by , 12/24/13

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the green house
“We’re not ready for Christmas yet!” the whole family groused
They’d all been too busy working and living
Seems like only a day had passed since Thanksgiving!
But they knew they still wanted a green holiday
So they prepared to celebrate thoughtfully – they could do it in just 1 day!

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11 No-Purchase-Necessary Gifts of Time

by , 12/24/13

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Giving someone a great gift they’ll really treasure doesn’t mean dropping a ton of cash. Sometimes the best gift you can give a friend or loved one is something much less tangible: your time. This year skip the store-bought gifts and give your loved ones a little bit of your time instead. We’ve come up with 11 lovely ideas that are sure to yield plenty of love and memories this holiday season. From cooking them their favorite meal to hosting a movie night featuring all of their favorite flicks, read on for our favorite gifts of time.

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14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

by , 12/24/13

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Get crafty this holiday season and trade in bland, mass-made gifts for one-of-a-kind presents your friends and family will love. All you need is a little elbow grease and our easy DIY tutorials to create a homemade token of your affection for everyone on your list. From useful texting gloves to cute lip balms to personalized photo pillows, check out all of our DIY gift ideas here.

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DIY: How to Make An Awesome Gingerbread Geodesic Dome House!

by , 12/23/13
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14 Heirloom Gifts That Will Stand the Test of Time

by , 12/21/13

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Presents don’t always have to be recycled or made of sustainable materials to be green. Heirlooms can be just as eco-friendly if they are beautiful, well-made objects that your family members can pass down from generation to generation. From vintage watches to secret family recipes, here are our picks for heirloom gifts that will be cherished for many years to come.

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How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century

by , 12/21/13

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Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening in the kitchen and helping hosts prepare meals. But what brought on this shift that took us from the sofa to the stovetop? Modern design, social changes, and a rise in the popularity of cooking shows certainly elevated cooking from a tedious chore to an art that’s turned us average folk into serious chefs. Today, many homes have accumulated elaborate collections of pots, pans, peelers, smashers and a multitude of other cooking appliances and ingredients made for whipping up everything from Thai curries to complex French desserts. But it’s not just what’s in our drawers and pantries that has changed as a result of these trends, but also the physical design of the kitchen itself. A century ago, kitchens were relegated to the back of the house, but since then the have become focal points in our homes. So, how have architects and appliance designers adapted?

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Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay H6 Headphones are a Design Lover's Dream

by , 12/19/13


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I travel all the time for my work as a design editor – and that means I never know where my next office will be. It could be a bustling cafe in New York City, a cramped jet, an active construction site, or an echoing NASA airplane hanger. All I need is a laptop and a pair of headphones – and Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H6 Headphones are the perfect fit for all of these situations. B&O recently sent me a pair of H6 headphones to review and I was thoroughly impressed with their cutting-edge components, timeless aesthetics, and well-thought-out features. Read on for a look at the perfect pair of headphones for design-savvy audiophiles on the go!

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

by , 12/19/13

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Looking for unique gifts for your friends and family but don’t have a ton of money to spend? Inhabitat has curated a brand new green gift guide for the 2013 holiday season filled with eco-friendly goodies that can be scooped up for $50 or less. From a set of earbuds made from wood to a mojito molecular mixology kit to an incredible solar-powered bulb that can also charge a mobile phone, check out our Gifts Under $50 Guide for the best affordable, eco gifts out there!

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This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

by , 12/18/13

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DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

by , 12/17/13

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Breakfast time during the holidays can get a bit harried, especially if people are woken at the crack of dawn by excited, shrieking kidlets eager to tear their gifts open. Rather than relegating your friends and loved ones to a bleary morning full of burnt toast and instant coffee, why not set them up with a basket full of breakfast delights? Folks without kids can appreciate these as well, especially if the baskets are full of little niblets that can be eaten in bed. These baskets are easy to put together, and can be customized for everyone on your list. We’ve got five ideas to get started with ahead.

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14 Green Gifts for the Home

by , 12/17/13

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The greenest presents of all are practical items that the recipient will actually use – which is why we love giving gifts for the home. Whether it be a nifty gadget that turns old bottles into new cups or a solar-powered flashlight that can be stuck to a window to soak up the sun, these handy gifts will brighten your giftee’s day as well as their abode!

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DIY: How To Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath in 5 Easy Steps

by , 12/16/13

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15 Great Green Gifts for Your Parents

by , 12/16/13

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This holiday, show the parental unit how much you care with green gifts that they’ll actually like and use. Our Green Gift Guide for Mom and Dad is filled with eco-friendly presents your parents will be delighted to receive, from fresh herbs they can grow themselves to decorative hooks made of real branches to cozy wool throws made in the USA. Check them all out here!

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Green Gadget Gifts

by , 12/15/13

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2013 has been an incredible year for green gadgets – from the advent of affordable 3d printers to innovative new renewable energy generators – and we’ve rounded up some of this year’s best and brightest in our 2013 Green Gadget Gift Guide. From a book that unfolds into an LED lamp to solar-powered headphones and a smart pot that keeps plants alive, read on for 17 high-tech green gifts sure to please the gadget geek on your list!

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6 Delicious Winter Holiday Cocktails Featuring Organic Spirits

6 Delicious Winter Holiday Cocktails Featuring Organic Spirits

Apple Sparkler To make this bubbly concoction pour organic raspberry or cranberry juice into the bottom 1/3 of a normal wine glass. Fill the remaining 2/3 of the glass with Samuel…

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but…

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14 Verdant Gifts for the Green Thumb

14 Verdant Gifts for the Green Thumb

Give your friends and family the gift of gardening with presents that help them cultivate their green thumbs. Growing plants is a relaxing and educational experience that will keep…

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