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Bjarke Ingels’ Concave BIG Maze Takes Over DC’s National Building Museum

Bjarke Ingels’ Concave BIG Maze Takes Over DC’s National Building Museum

Known for their playful designs, BIG mixed design influences from ancient labyrinths, 17th and 18th century European hedge mazes, and even American corn mazes. Unlike the typical maze, however, this

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20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

Tucumán designer Carolina Vera creates unique stools and coat stands made from old broomsticks, as showcased at the fairs' 14th edition this year. Matias Vinograd upcycles old tires into colorful

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Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Little Architect’s Magnetic Blocks Inspires Budding Architects to Build Amazing Structures

Carlos Ng is a New York City designer at the Parsons The New School for Design. His Little Architect's Toolset was created as part of a third-year product design studio called Small Things Matter, which

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Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Earlier this year we reported on a grisly disease that's causing thousands of starfish to tear themselves apart - and though researchers have ruled out a few potential causes, they still aren’t sure

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray

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Urban Green Energy Unveils Next Generation Vertical Axis VisionAIR3 Wind Turbine

Urban Green Energy Unveils Next Generation Vertical Axis VisionAIR3 Wind Turbine

Leading renewable energy provider Urban Green Energy (UGE) just announced their latest cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbine, the VisionAIR3. The result of more than a year of testing and research, the

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3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The designer has created a

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Incredible ‘Unnumbered Sparks’ Sculpture Floats in the Skies Above Vancouver

Incredible ‘Unnumbered Sparks’ Sculpture Floats in the Skies Above Vancouver

The massive sculpture hung between the rising towers of downtown Vancouver from March 15-22, 2014 in celebration of TED’s 30th anniversary. The collaborative piece was designed at its giant scale using

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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

We recently cornered Moskovitz and pressured her to answer all our questions. What better expert on passive houses is there than someone who builds them and has studied them extensively? Her book The

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Thomas Heatherwick’s V&A Waterfront Gallery in Cape Town Will be Carved From an Old Grain Silo

Thomas Heatherwick’s V&A Waterfront Gallery in Cape Town Will be Carved From an Old Grain Silo

42 vertical concrete tubes and a distinct lack of open space might not sound like ideal conditions for an exhibition of modern African art, but for Thomas Heatherwick it's just another puzzle to solve.

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have

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Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about

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Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

Sharp Plastic Packing Bands Prove Deadly for Marine Mammals

Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class

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Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Droege has taken hundreds of photographs of insects from around the world. His macro portraits of bees from US National Parks allows for an up-close-and-personal view of what most often appears as a blur

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Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

Sebastiaan Dillmann’s Gorgeous Eden Lamps are Made From Found Tree Branches

In our modern economy everything revolves around consumption. Manufacturers are continuously introducing new designs and models to the market that make existing products outdated or unnecessary, and this

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Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build “Hugo”-Inspired Machine That Writes Messages and Draws Pictures!

Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build “Hugo”-Inspired Machine That Writes Messages and Draws Pictures!

The Martin Scorsese film Hugo did something fantastic: it gave life to a machine. The automaton featured in the film mirrored technology that really existed in the 18th and 19th century--a time when many

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100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy

100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy

Decades of exploration in Greenland has recently culminated in the extraordinary discovery of a massive hidden reservoir that contains over 100 billion tons of water beneath the ice sheet. This snow

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16 Green Gifts for the Lil’ Ones

16 Green Gifts for the Lil’ Ones

Young people have the whole world ahead of them and there are so many ways to make it fun, inspiring and of course green! Check out our list of 16 healthy, sustainable and environmentally-friendly gifts

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Southwest’s New Airplane Climate Sensors Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting

Southwest’s New Airplane Climate Sensors Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting

Southwest Airlines just unveiled plans to install climate sensors in its planes, essentially creating a new weather monitoring network in the air above our heads. So far 87 Boeing 737s have been equipped

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14 Green Gifts for Big Kids

14 Green Gifts for Big Kids

Even the greenest kids want gift action during the holiday season, but that doesn't mean you have to buy them junk from Walmart. We've collected a list of 14 green gifts that will cheer up your kid

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The Ars Electronica Center’s Luminous Puzzle Facade Can be “Solved” With a Rubik’s Cube

The Ars Electronica Center’s Luminous Puzzle Facade Can be “Solved” With a Rubik’s Cube

Artist Javier Lloert created an interactive Puzzle Façade that is controlled via a Rubik’s cube. He connected the facade of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria to a white 3D-printed cube that

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IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced

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$10,000 Puzzle Piece Home Made from Reused Wood Could Solve Affordable Housing Crisis

$10,000 Puzzle Piece Home Made from Reused Wood Could Solve Affordable Housing Crisis

ECOnnect has developed an innovative puzzle piece home that could provide one solution to the current housing shortage. The Dutch studio created the home after a hurricane hit Haiti and hundreds of

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Team Austria’s LISI Solar Decathlon Home Keeps Cool with a Movable Exterior Curtain

Team Austria’s LISI Solar Decathlon Home Keeps Cool with a Movable Exterior Curtain

The Solar Decathlon 2013 competition officially kicked off 3 October, 2013; to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony, groups of officials and decathletes gathered to take a much deserved break from all

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Manoteca’s ‘Box sir’ Table Uses Beautifully Restored Pieces That Lock Together Like a Puzzle

Manoteca’s ‘Box sir’ Table Uses Beautifully Restored Pieces That Lock Together Like a Puzzle

Recently, the fantastic design team at Manoteca launched Box sir, their latest collection of beautifully restored wooden designs. In addition to being stunning pieces of furniture, they are cool to boot!

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How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires Explained in 90 Seconds

How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires Explained in 90 Seconds

It may seem reasonable that higher temperatures and drought conditions caused by climate change fuel wildfires, and that's definitely a big factor in this year's summer blazes. But according to leading

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Earthquakes May Contribute to Climate Change by Releasing Methane

Earthquakes May Contribute to Climate Change by Releasing Methane

Scientists studying massive earthquakes finally found evidence to confirm a link between earthquakes and bursts of underwater methane - a potent greenhouse gas. While studying the site of a huge 8.1

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The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array”

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array”

As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org, I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn't know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current

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Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

The world's landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we've added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day - and

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VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK Furniture Adds Color, Geometry and Pattern to Old School Wooden Interiors

VOLK's founder Brian Volk-Zimmerman is a painter, musician and an amazing designer of dizzying interiors. The Ash Credenza with and without storage is hand painted with bold earthy colors into trapezoids

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