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French Artisan Takes Recycled Metal to the Dark Side with an Awesome Darth Vader Bust

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French Artisan Takes Recycled Metal to the Dark Side with this Awesome Darth Vader Bust

French artisan Alain Bellino took his craft to the dark side when he welded a number of leftover metal pieces together to create this surprisingly realistic Darth Vader bust. Bellino saves and restores a variety of items – from chandeliers to sculptures to tea sets to door knockers – and his handmade Vader sculpture is made of everything but the kitchen sink (including two recycled spoons for the eyes and an entire helmet of decorative ornaments). If you’re impressed with Bellino’s Star Wars tribute, check out his online portfolio for a look at his other creations – which include a chrome skull, a lamp made of out forks and spoons, and even a model of the Statue of Liberty!

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Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

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In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there’s another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with. Fortunately, there are some great tonics that can boost your immune system so you can fight off colds and such more easily, and one such tonic is Gila Harvest Cider. Created by master herbalist and writer Kiva Rose of Bear Medicine Herbals, this variation of Fire Cider is as delicious as it is good for you, and can give your body the boost it needs to fight off winter bugs.

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7 Winter Home Improvement Tips to Save You Money and Energy In the Cold Season

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This year’s record breaking summer high temperatures and general worrisome warming trend don’t necessarily mean that the coming winter will be a walk in the park. Before the cold weather strikes, get your home buttoned up and ready for it with our expert hands-on game plan, which will not only make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, but save you some money while you’re at it. From big changes that will knock hundreds of dollars off your energy bill to smaller ones that need just a bit of elbow grease and a few materials from your local hardware store, we’ll show you what you need to get the job done! So no matter if you rent or own your house, check out these 7 handy tips that we promise will make a real difference in keeping you warm and your energy bill manageable this winter.

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Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

by , 11/10/14
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During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on Inhabitat and have featured recycled bottle lamps, candles, plant pots, glassware, vases, and cups. Now we’ve discovered that you can make your own upcycled bottle glassware with this awesome little gadget called the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

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After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it inevitably does each year, on coastal areas all over the world. While you can never predict when, where, and with what force a superstorm will strike, you can make sure that you have what you need and have taken the proper steps to be ready when it does. Here are some simple steps you can take to increase your odds of successfully weathering the storm.

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

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Autumn is well underway and the days are getting colder and colder already. You’re undoubtedly feeling a fair bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset, as days will grow shorter, hands will be thrust into pockets or wrapped around hot drinks to keep them warm during morning commutes—to work, to school, or even just walking the dog. Soft fabric hand warmers are perfect for such chilly days, and can be tucked into pockets and mittens of all sizes. They’re super-easy to make, and you can decorate them in any way you like.

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ANNOUNCING Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

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This year, Inhabitat readers impressed us once again with an insanely imaginative slew of entries in our Green Halloween Costume Contest - and now after an intense round of online…

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Although Halloween has come and gone, you'll still find pumpkins just about everywhere these days, from farmer's markets to grocery store bins. Small one, large ones, white ones,…

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DIY: How to Make Suet Winter Bird Feeders

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What you’ll need: Rendered suet, tallow, or lard, at room temperature (most supermarkets carry it, or you can ask a local butcher to reserve some for you) A bag of mixed wild…

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