DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Into It

by , 05/26/14

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a lot of places that don’t have a program like this, including the little village I currently live in. Whether you’re a country bumpkin living on the edge of a forest (like us) or a suburbanite with a bit of yard space to play with, it’s actually quite simple to create a compost bin of your very own: all you need are a few low-cost items from the hardware store.

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Four Stylish Green Grills for a Sustainable Memorial Day Weekend!

by , 05/25/14

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Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to stylish green grills. From DIY creations to hot spots that also double up as planting pots, whether you’re cooking up a sustainably raised burger or a tofu dog, each of these grills will help you streamline your holiday resource use without limiting your fun!

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15 Innovative Green Designs from Sight Unseen That Will Make You Look Twice

by , 05/21/14

Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no – and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative, experimental, and boundlessly creative designs showcased at Sight Unseen OFFSITE during New York Design Week. Read on for a closer look at some of our favorite finds – from wooden doughnuts and cricket croquettes to coffee tables actually made from coffee.

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30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014!

by , 05/21/14

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While ICFF has long been considered the centerpiece of New York Design Week, another show called Wanted Design has been making a name for itself as a must-see collection of emerging designers you may not have heard of before. The Inhabitat team is at Wanted today scouring the floor for the most groundbreaking green designs. Keep refreshing below as we add our favorites!

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6 Amazing Bike-Friendly Bridges for Greener Cities

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BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets Design & Decor by Joanne Palmisano

by , 05/20/14

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The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

by , 05/18/14

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Nature-ravaging hunting trophies are so passé – Raw Studio offers an electrifying alternative with their new LED light. which resembles a plaque with branching antlers.

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Raw Studio also showcased a shimmering circular LED light that looks just like the moon! The craters in the middle are made from whisps of pulped paper.

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Japanese Designers Showcase Elegant Low-Impact Products at BKLYN Designs 2014

by , 05/18/14

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TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class

by , 05/15/14

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Mark Jupiter Wins the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Editors' Choice Award!

by , 05/14/14

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This year’s BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-based furniture makers featured so many talented designers that it was really difficult to pick one that stood out from the pack. But after much deliberation, we Inhabitat editors kept coming back to one out-of-this-world name – Mark Jupiter. Please give Mark a warm round of applause for winning this year’s Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Editors’ Choice Award and read on to learn more about his custom, Brooklyn-made furniture built using historic, reclaimed materials.

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Phil Gautreau's Spectacular Salvaged Wood Bowls Win the 2014 BKLYN Designs Reader's Choice Award!

by , 05/14/14

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Brooklyn’s design scene is thoroughly clad with locally sourced and salvaged wood – but no one does it better than Phil Gautreau. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Phil is the winner of our 2014 BKLYN Design Reader’s Choice Award! His beautiful hand-turned bowls and cutting boards are made of chunks of wood salvaged from storm-felled trunks and trees thinned from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, among other sources. Phil crafts each bowl by carefully carving away at layers of wood, revealing the unique character of each piece as he goes – check out a small sample of his work in the gallery below (and don’t miss his in-progress photos here). We’d like to wish a big congrats to Phil and all of our BKLYN Designs Award finalists – check them out here!

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6 Great Green Designs that Put South Africa on the Map

by , 05/14/14

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Vote for Your Favorite Design To Win the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

by , 05/13/14

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BKLYN Designs – the annual Brooklyn-themed furniture show – kicked off New York Design Week last week with a blast, showcasing the BK’s hottest “locally grown and internationally known” designs at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. Team Inhabitat hit the show floor to find our favorite green designs from the show and we’ve selected 16 extraordinary finalists for our 2014 BKLYN Designs Awards. From some incredible reclaimed wood furniture to dazzling lamps and a living glass wall, check out all of the finalists here and vote for the one you like best to decide the winner!

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26 Inspiring Green Home Furnishings From BKLYN Designs 2014

by , 05/13/14

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Vegan Almond Feta Cheese: Amazing Both Raw and Baked

by , 05/11/14

We’ve already touched upon the sublime deliciousness that is vegan cashew cheese, but why stop there?! So many vegan “cheeses” are stunningly delicious, and this incredible recipe come from my friend Jessica Moore (aka Jessicat); a personal vegan chef based in Montreal. It’s as gorgeous raw as it is baked, and can be used in as many different ways as you can imagine. My favorite way to use it is as a garnish for a salad of chopped parsley, green apples, and walnuts (drizzled liberally with olive oil), but the baked version is absolutely divine when scooped up on crackers while it’s all warm and soft.

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Celebrate Mother's Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

Celebrate Mother's Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting…

According to Hallmark, over 160 million greeting cards are given each Mother's Day, making it the third largest card-sending holiday on the planet. That equals a lot of paper, and you…

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Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If…

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TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: The Compressed Natural Gas F-150 is a Heavy Duty Hybrid

How does it work? You gas up via separate tanks. The gas tank and cap are where you would find them on a traditional gas vehicle, but instead that steel case in the front of the pickup…

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