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Postcarden Pop-Up Greeting Cards Transform into Mini Living Gardens!

Postcarden Pop-Up Greeting Cards Transform into Mini Living Gardens!

Spring is in the air! Why not deliver a little piece of it to your favorite person via a Postcarden pop-up card? These adorable and clever greeting cards transform into mini gardens right on your table,

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74 Year Old to Trek Across America in a Solar Powered Stroller

74 Year Old to Trek Across America in a Solar Powered Stroller

Once a veteran marathoner, 74 year old Bruce Maynard now battles major knee problems -- but his age and physical setbacks are not thwarting him from planning his upcoming journey across America in a solar

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5 Green Finds for the Kids on St. Patrick’s Day

5 Green Finds for the Kids on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect day to get in the green spirit! Apart from cladding your kids in green garb so they won't receive any of those pesky pinches, why not give them a little something

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Chef Daniel Angerer Defends Cheese Made From Wife’s Breast Milk

Chef Daniel Angerer Defends Cheese Made From Wife’s Breast Milk

Last week, we brought you news about Chef Daniel Angerer's special cheese made from his wife's breast milk, and boy did that open a can of worms! While we expected knee-jerk 'EEEWWW' reactions from

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NYC Chef Daniel Angerer Serves Up Breast Milk Cheese

NYC Chef Daniel Angerer Serves Up Breast Milk Cheese

How adventurous would you say you are when it comes to trying new foods? If you’re the type of person who will put anything on your plate, we’ve got one culinary escapade we dare you to try. New York

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METI School in Bangledesh, Hand Built by Locals Using Natural Resources

METI School in Bangledesh, Hand Built by Locals Using Natural Resources

The METI school in Rudrapur Dinajpu, Bangledesh teaches the invaluable lesson of green design through its very earthen structure. Architects Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag directed a team of local parents,

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A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

Our modern kids certainly don't need to subscribe their imaginations to antiquated Victorian dollhouses. So why not replace those uptight, dim monstrosities with something a little more in-tune with the

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Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Spanish group Basurama is esteemed for “generating spaces and installations that make us reflect about what we throw away.” Their latest example of turning trash to treasure is this Ghost

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Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Crawler Town is a concept mobile Lego city by designer Dave DeGobbi that “roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use.” Forlorn

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La Casa de Botellas: Argentinian Home Made Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

La Casa de Botellas: Argentinian Home Made Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

La Casa de Botellas, created by the Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, was constructed from thousands of PET plastic bottles, and was designed as “a tool for promoting ecological and

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GREEN BUSINESS PROFILE: Unplugged on a Rug

GREEN BUSINESS PROFILE: Unplugged on a Rug

5 Lessons About Small Business You Can Learn From Your Kids If you own your own business and have small kids, you probably know that it ain't easy to find a balance between the two. But for two moms in

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Build Your Own Treehouse in 6 Easy Steps

Build Your Own Treehouse in 6 Easy Steps

Building a treehouse for your kids is no longer a tall order with this flatpak DIY treehouse design from Dutch designers Rogier Martens and Sam van Veluw of Aandeboom. The Zelfbouwboomhut

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Swirl: A Washing Machine in a Ball for Laundry in Developing Nations

Swirl: A Washing Machine in a Ball for Laundry in Developing Nations

Imagine if you could kick, bunt and play your way to clean clothing. Well Swirl, an innovative new concept for easy laundering on the go lets people do just that. This colorful ball (which we wish had

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Portable Flatpack High Chair Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Portable Flatpack High Chair Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Have things gotten a bit cramped in your home since welcoming a new baby? Belkiz Feedaway is the perfect solution to recoup some space. Certainly sturdy enough to support a smiling little guy (or gal!)

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ROCCO: A Kinetic Energy Harvesting Rocking Horse

ROCCO: A Kinetic Energy Harvesting Rocking Horse

If you’ve got a toddler running about the house you may have asked yourself “Isn’t there some way I could put all of that energy to good use?” Well the folks who came up with

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Typography “Letterbox” Blocks Teach Kids the Art of Font Design

Typography “Letterbox” Blocks Teach Kids the Art of Font Design

Typical alphabet building blocks a bit too square for your kids? Letterboxes are a prototype toy from The Design Office that would foster their understanding of font design before they can even pronounce

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Caboodle is a Prefab Cardboard Condo for Your Cat

Caboodle is a Prefab Cardboard Condo for Your Cat

We're all about prefab homes for humans, but cats need shelter too! Luckily, there's Caboodle - a corrugated cardboard modular condo that your feline friends will be delighted to move their little cat

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Win an Exclusive Collection of Mama K’s Aromatic Play Clay Valued at $105!

Win an Exclusive Collection of Mama K’s Aromatic Play Clay Valued at $105!

Don't forget to enter this week's Inhabitots giveaway to win an exclusive gift pack of yummy smelling Mama K's Aromatic Play Clay for your tot! Worth $105, this awesome clay kit is kid-safe, 100% natural,

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Cola Powered Toy Car is Fueled by Sugar

Cola Powered Toy Car is Fueled by Sugar

Not to be outdone by Nokia's Coca-Cola powered concept cell phone, Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy's soda powered radio controlled car races onto the alternative energy scene. Fueled by a literal sugar high

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Jump Rope Transforms Kinetic Energy into Light

Jump Rope Transforms Kinetic Energy into Light

Eco-savvy fitness buffs will appreciate this jump rope flashlight concept by designers Hyun Joo Lee and Eu Tteum Lee. The Jumping Light skipping rope would take workouts to the next level by harnessing

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Water Tanks Recycled into Kids’ Palaces at India’s Dune Eco Resort

Water Tanks Recycled into Kids’ Palaces at India’s Dune Eco Resort

When one sees a discarded water tank, images of miniature kids' palaces don't typically come to mind. But Katell Gelebart, a very clever, eco-minded designer saw the old water tanks being cleared during

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Hill Hut: A Playful Abode Designed for Nature Loving Children

Hill Hut: A Playful Abode Designed for Nature Loving Children

Visiondivision's Hill Hut was designed with storybook flair and boasts opportunities for adventure at every turn. The southern Stockholm abode, built with two lucky children in mind, has an array of

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A Kitchen Table That Does Double Duty as a Secret Fort!

A Kitchen Table That Does Double Duty as a Secret Fort!

What kid couldn't use a secret fort to hide away in when it's brussel sprouts night at dinner (just kiddin', we love brussel sprouts), or a safe refuge when a scary ghost visits? This unassuming kitchen

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Kitchen Table Transforms into Secret Fort!

Kitchen Table Transforms into Secret Fort!

When we spotted this ingenious design by Ingrid Brandth, our unanimous chorus was, “I want one!” The Daily Shelter is an unassuming kitchen table that stealthily transforms into a playhouse or

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Vespa Scooter Transformed into a Revved Up Rocking Horse!

Vespa Scooter Transformed into a Revved Up Rocking Horse!

This ain’t your grandpa’s rocking horse! Well, okay, it actually is – sorta. This beautiful baby blue Vespa was recycled by one loving grandfather into a totally revved up “rocking

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Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Even the greenest among us sometimes scratch our heads when it comes to knowing how to recycle certain objects. Recycly Robot Waste Containers, conceptualized by Oomy Design, help take the guesswork out

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Top 5 Green Baby Products of 2009 – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE!

Top 5 Green Baby Products of 2009 – VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE!

Babies surely haven't been left out of the green revolution. Over the course of 2009 we saw numerous baby products hit the market, all geared at helping parents create a greener, healthier and safer

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Top 5 Green Toys of 2009 – VOTE NOW!

Top 5 Green Toys of 2009 – VOTE NOW!

What better way to introduce your little ones to sustainable design than through their favorite things - toys! From dollhouses complete with wind turbines and solar panels to giant ride-on Wheely Bugs

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EDITORS’ FAVORITE INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2009 – Vote for Your Fave!

EDITORS’ FAVORITE INHABITOTS STORIES OF 2009 – Vote for Your Fave!

We saw Inhabitots, our site devoted to green design for the next generation, grow so much in 2009! We celebrated its first steps as well as its very first birthday(!), and along the way we shared the best

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Outdoor Fireplace Illuminates Holiday Gatherings

Outdoor Fireplace Illuminates Holiday Gatherings

This radiant outdoor fireplace designed by Oslo-based architects Haugen/Zohar would certainly add a festive glow to upcoming holiday celebrations. Made from leftover materials from a nearby construction

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