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Lego Unveils Model of the World’s Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa

Lego Unveils Model of the World’s Tallest Building, the Burj Khalifa

At an unveiling in Dubai yesterday, LEGO's Architecture Series got a whole lot taller with the release of their Burj Khalifa model -- a miniature replica of the world's tallest building. We don't think

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INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

Toy designer, Ben Blanc creates classic Corkels push/pull toys from recycled wood chip that looks and feels like cork. His animal, car and boat designs are full of fun, wheelie appeal for kids; and

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ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

Kids love bright colors and fun designs, but the plastic furniture readily available to adorn their rooms is usually predictable and non eco-friendly. BRC Designs fixes this problem with their kid-tested,

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Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Chile, eat your LEGO heart out! Brazil recently broke the world record for tallest LEGO structure when a group of its citizens (most of whom aren't very tall themselves because they're children) built at

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House of Representatives Votes to Cut 93% of Funding for Poison Control Centers

House of Representatives Votes to Cut 93% of Funding for Poison Control Centers

Photo ©hberends via sxc Now this is a story that has us scratching our heads for sure. Last Saturday, the House of Representatives voted to cut $27.3 million (about 93%) of federal funding for poison

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Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

This gorgeous tree-top residence in Seattle tells a wonderful story of inventive architecture and repurposed and recycled materials. The Hale-Edmonds family took on the challenge of a steeply sloping site

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Awesome ABC LEGO Spaceships by Cartoonist Mark Anderson

Awesome ABC LEGO Spaceships by Cartoonist Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson's intricate letter-shaped LEGO spaceships make the alphabet fun for all ages.

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5 Digital Media Projects that Foster Creativity & Critical Thinking in Kids

5 Digital Media Projects that Foster Creativity & Critical Thinking in Kids

Nowadays, teaching children about the world of technology is just as vital as teaching them their ABCs. One of the most important life skills for youngsters to learn at an early age is how to think

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Digital Storytelling 101: How Kids Can Use Technology To Tell Their Story Online

Digital Storytelling 101: How Kids Can Use Technology To Tell Their Story Online

Kids are naturally drawn to gadgets and new technology, so why not turn that curiosity into a fun - and educational - outlet for their creativity? One of the coolest ways to develop your child's

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Inhabitots Green Parenting Predictions for 2011

Inhabitots Green Parenting Predictions for 2011

As the new year starts off in full swing, the Inhabitots team caught up with some of our favorite green designers and bloggers to share their thoughts about what lies ahead in green design and what

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from 2011! It's

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INHABITAT GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Girls

INHABITAT GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Girls

We know you want to set a good example by giving eco-gifts to all the lovely young ladies in your life, but as we all know, these gals can be some of the hardest people to shop for! Don't fret over your

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The Eco Rocker is a Modern Recycled Paper Rocking Horse

The Eco Rocker is a Modern Recycled Paper Rocking Horse

It was love at first ride when we spotted this adorable Eco Rocker at this year's London Design Festival. Made from an inner core of 100% recycled paper product, this modern-day version of the rocking

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Non-Stick Coatings Linked to High Cholesterol in Kids

Non-Stick Coatings Linked to High Cholesterol in Kids

Here's some alarming news - according to a new study, children and adolescents who have been exposed to a commonly used chemical in non-stick pans and stain-resistant fabrics have higher cholesterol

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INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

INTERVIEW: Eco-Entrepreneur gDiapers’ Founder Kim Graham Nye

Debuting nearly two years ago, gDiaper became the world’s first flushable diaper. Meeting rave reviews from mothers and fathers who were conflicted with the extra work that came with cloth diapering,

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Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

Cheyenne Children’s LEED Platinum Village is a Place to Grow

The new LEED Platinum certified Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming is an incredible example of educational design -- it's a hands-on, interactive place where

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Back to School Backpack + School Supplies!

Will you soon be sending your tot off to school for the first time? Apart from the separation anxiety you're bound to feel when you leave your little one in front of the schoolhouse, getting all the right

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Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Each year thousands of people take up residence in New York City and many settle down to start families, so it seems like this cutting edge metropolis would be the ideal place to weigh every available

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Hidden Dangers: Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment

Hidden Dangers: Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment

Your kids' playground is probably the last place you'd ever expect to find toxic chemicals. But from the 1970’s up until as late as 2003, a considerable amount of wood used to construct playground

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How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

How to Green Your Home Entertainment With the Roku Box

Watching movies at home is a pretty green form of entertainment (no carbon expended driving to an overly-air-conditioned movie theater) -- but there aren't a lot of great green options when it comes to

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Awesome Flat-Pack Asian-Inspired Playhouse Debuts at Dwell on Design

Awesome Flat-Pack Asian-Inspired Playhouse Debuts at Dwell on Design

Last weekend at Dwell on Design, designer Gregg Fleishman premiered this super cool multifunctional Asian inspired playhouse. Known as the Playgoda, this sophisticated design is a great way to foster your

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Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

Schools and Daycare Are Sources of Toxic Chemical Exposure for Kids

If your children go to school or daycare, you'll want to read this scary news. New research found that classrooms and daycare centers are a significant source of exposure to flame retardants and

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My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

My Neighbor Totoro: One of the Best Family Films Ever Made

As adorable as the animated characters of stories like “Shrek” and “Toy Story” may be, the trials and tribulations these protagonists go through often carry enough stress to send

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What’s Your Favorite Animated Film of All Time?

What’s Your Favorite Animated Film of All Time?

“My Neighbor Totoro” (Totoro for short) is one of our favorite animated movies of all time both for its educational and nature-celebrating story and for its loveable characters. Take a minute

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World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

Just in time for the World Cup, Greendix, the company that makes these nifty leaf-shaped solar panels has unveiled photos of their revolutionary solar powered soccer ball! Even cooler? The ball's solar

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

A Hybrid Vehicle That Turns From Kid’s Play Car to Rocking Chair!

We love multi-tasking furniture, but this piece is exceptionally impressive. Designed by Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra, the “Schaukelwagen” is a unique kind of hybrid that made its debut well before

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“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

Greenpeace China already does a lot to fight for the environment, but did you know they design furniture too? Okay, not exactly, but they did enlist designer Jamy Yang to create this fetching

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Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Eco Friendly Kids Glass from Skyline Design

Skyline Design unveiled its ultra-fun line of graphic illustrated glass at NeoCon this week and it's a hit - especially with young designers. The material's brightly hued shapes provide the perfect

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Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Inhabitots Green Father’s Day Gift Guide for Today’s Dad!

Young dads of today are a different species from the cigar-chomping, necktie-wearing dads of the previous generation, so this Father's Day, why not get the special dad in your life something that reflects

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Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Could your child be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? The World Cup is in full play, so what better way to get the family going than with this eco-friendly mini-soccer ball from Loomstate?! Measuring at a

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