Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

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A Second Peek at Milan Design Week's Brera District

by , 04/18/14

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Vienna Upcycles Historic Coal Gasometers into Amazing Urban Communities

by , 04/18/14

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We love adaptive reuse here at Inhabitat, and can never get enough converted barns and upcycled water towers. But the adaptive reuse project that takes the cake, and is one of the most inspiring building rehabilitations we’ve ever seen is located in Vienna, Austria. These incredible city-within-a-city Gasometers in Vienna were once gas storage tanks, and thanks to an incredible rehab by an all-star team of European architects, including Jean Nouvel and Coop Himmelblau, they now house over a thousand Viennese tenants in a mixed-use community rich with entertainment, office, and retail spaces. One of Vienna’s most iconic architectural landmarks, these historic Gasometers have also become an inspiring tale of innovative urban design. Click here to find out more about the story behind the amazing upcycled Gasometers.

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The Iconic Eames Shell Chair is Now Available in New Recyclable Fiberglass!

by , 04/18/14

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In a furniture lineup, few chairs are be as recognizable as the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair. This design, by everyone’s favorite Modernist design duo Charles and Ray Eames, has become one of the most exalted works of mid-century modernism, sought after by design enthusiasts everywhere. First released in 1950 by Herman Miller, the Eames chair shell was originally manufactured in fiberglass but the material was eventually abandoned in the 1990s due to concerns associated with fiberglass being, in Ray Eames’ words, “detrimental to the environment”. Though the chair has continued to be produced in 100% recyclable polypropylene, collectors’ love for the original fiberglass iteration has stayed strong throughout the decades, prompting Herman Miller to see if they could come up with a more sustainable version of the original fiberglass shell. Now, nearly a quarter century later, this most iconic of chairs is returning to its original material roots, thanks to more environmentally-friendly developments in manufacturing technology. Herman Miller has just released its brand new Eames Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair in eight eye-catching vintage colors, fully configurable to suit personal tastes. Keep reading to learn the history behind this famed chair, how Herman Miller is keeping with the Eames’ eco-conscious vision, and where to purchase one of these newly minted icons!

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Eggs - What Makes Them So Tough Anyway?

by , 04/16/14

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However you feel about eggs – love ‘em fried with onions, hate ‘em in anything, or are morally opposed to consuming them at all – one thing you can’t argue about is that they are an incredibly effective package for embryonic animals of all kinds. They are so successful, in fact, that female animals as diverse as birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians all evolved eggs to mature their young outside their bodies, which presents a number of evolutionary advantages (and some disadvantages; namely that mammals, especially, like to eat eggs).

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Tiny SCADpad Asia Apartment Captures the Spirit of Hong Kong for Just $40,000

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SCADpad North America Lets Tiny House Lovers Live Large in a Parking Spot

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9 Green Tools for a Bountiful Spring Garden

by , 04/14/14
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Superstudio Più's Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week

by , 04/13/14

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The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014

by , 04/12/14

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

by , 04/08/14

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3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don’t take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it. Maybe our society friends the paper wasps have an opinion: let’s check in with them in today’s entry of The Biomimicry Manual.

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6 Awesome (and Unexpected) International Cities That are Great for Cyclists

by , 04/08/14

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Buy a Stylish Peace Bicycle and You'll Also Donate a Bike to A Child in Need

by , 04/03/14

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In the United States cycling is often perceived as a leisure activity for kids or a highly competitive sport, but things are much different abroad. Everyone rides bikes in cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam – and there’s nary a spandex singlet to be seen. Fortunately, innovative companies are working to bring cycling stateside in a big way – and newcomer Peace Bicycles just launched a Kickstarter campaign where you can purchase one of their beautiful Dutch-style cycles and they’ll donate a bike to someone in need. The company’s elegant bikes are comfortable, stylish, practical and affordable – and they come fully loaded with front and rear lights, fenders, a gold bell and more. Read on for a closer look.

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INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

by , 04/02/14

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Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors – like health and and environmental awareness – that come into play in a child’s education. If you’re interested in learning more about these topics, Inhabitat’s founder and editor-in-chief Jill Fehrenbacher will be moderating a panel discussion entitled “How to Green Your Child’s Education” on April 26th in NYC. Click here to find out more about the talk and see how you can win tickets to be a part of the audience!

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6 Fascinating Architectural Oddities That Can Be Found in Brooklyn

6 Fascinating Architectural Oddities That Can Be Found in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has earned a reputation as one of the most unique places in the world, but did you know that some of the borough's architecture is just as quirky as its people? From a home…

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NYC's High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Quickly Move Pedestrians

NYC's High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram…

Because of growing crowds flocking to NYC's High Line Park, which are anticipated to double when the final section is complete, the architects and engineers have decided to add…

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10 Reasons to Quit Coffee and Drink LSD

10 Reasons to Quit Coffee and Drink LSD

Sydney and Melbourne are home to some of the greatest coffee shops and biggest coffee snobs in the world. Coffee is a cult in Australia, but as with any addiction, there are side…

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