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Modern Gingerbread House is a Sweet LA Pad

Modern Gingerbread House is a Sweet LA Pad

Is it just us, or are gingerbread houses taking a decidedly modern tack this year? Architect and LEED AP Kristina Hahn Atelier's sugary Cake Study House 09 is certainly no exception. It combines two

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M112 Pods: Miniature Shipping Container Homes!

M112 Pods: Miniature Shipping Container Homes!

These new M112 Pod Miniatures by Paris Renfroe Design are diminutive counterparts to the life-sized shipping container homes which are rising in popularity as green living space options. These tiny

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LED Motherboard Menorah by Roni Kabessa

LED Motherboard Menorah by Roni Kabessa

Founders of the Green Hanukkah Campaign received criticism for urging Jews to light one less candle during the sacred observance of Hanukkah to help reduce carbon emissions (one completely burned candle

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WoodStation is a Clock and a Weather Station in a Hunk of Wood!

WoodStation is a Clock and a Weather Station in a Hunk of Wood!

Green kids and their gadget loving parents will appreciate the time-telling WoodStation, designed by Sebastien Wallet for Inovaxion. Made from recycled wood, this innovative and intuitive clock displays a

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Polar Bear Robots Replace Dead Bears at St. Louis Zoo

Polar Bear Robots Replace Dead Bears at St. Louis Zoo

Officials at the St. Louis Zoo are preparing for their holiday Wild Lights exhibit by installing electronic polar bear proxies in place of the deceased polar bears who died in their captivity. The gesture

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‘Mons Lavabo’ Sink Helps Kids Save Water When Washing Hands

‘Mons Lavabo’ Sink Helps Kids Save Water When Washing Hands

With flu season upon us, parents can use all the help they can get when it comes to keeping their kid's hands clean and germ free. The bright and cherry 'Mons Lavabo,' a short-listed entry in Designboom's

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Gigantic LEGO House Destroyed!

Gigantic LEGO House Destroyed!

In a tragic turn of events, the supercool House of LEGOs constructed for the James May BBC television challenge was torn, hammered and shattered into nothing more than a pile of 3.3 million LEGO bricks,

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A Miniature Dollhouse Version of Arne Jacobsen’s Charlottenlund Villa!

A Miniature Dollhouse Version of Arne Jacobsen’s Charlottenlund Villa!

There's no better way to get kids interested in something than to incorporate it into their play! If you're modern design fanatics like we are, may we recommend this gorgeous 1:16 scale dollhouse

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Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

Light Switch Ghost is Happy When Kids Save Energy, Angry When They Don’t

When it comes to teaching kids to conserve energy, positive reinforcement is the name of the game. Combine that with a cute and fun toy, and you really can't go wrong. Case in point: Tio, an educational

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NYC: The Great Green Playdate at Kidville

NYC: The Great Green Playdate at Kidville

The Great Green Playdate for a Cause is eco-play company Unplugged on a Rug's traveling playdate that caters to families with young children from 0-5 years. Inhabitots editors Jill Fehrenbacher and

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ANDREA Air Filter Purifies Indoor Air with the Help of House Plants

ANDREA Air Filter Purifies Indoor Air with the Help of House Plants

We first reported on the conceptual design of the Bel-Air living air filter back in 2007, and now everyone may breathe a little easier because it came to fruition as the ANDREA Air Filter and went on the

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Great Green Halloween Costumes for Kids!

Great Green Halloween Costumes for Kids!

For little ones, no other night of the year can quite match the fun and energy that comes with Halloween! And if you're interested in teaching your tots to grow up greener, this magical holiday is the

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Top 5 Green Halloween Treats and Tips

Top 5 Green Halloween Treats and Tips

Halloween is almost here, and if you're a little spooked about going green with your little one this All Hallow's Eve, we want to show you that there is nothing to be frightened of! From green kids crafts

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Inhabit’s Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Wall Art

Inhabit’s Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Wall Art

The eco chic Eames Modern Rocker is the quintessential rocking chair for green, design-savvy parents -- and when we came across Inhabit's Modern Chair collection of pillows and wall art featuring vibrant

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Oeuf’s Adorable Animal Hats Show us ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Oeuf’s Adorable Animal Hats Show us ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

We've been in love with eco kids outfitter Oeuf for many years now, and they've just unveiled their cutest morsel yet: an adorable collection of baby animal hats and booties that let your tot discover his

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KOZ Architects’ Colorful, Green Sports & Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud

KOZ Architects’ Colorful, Green Sports & Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud

KOZ Architects' Sports & Leisure Center is a rainbow colored wonderland for kids in Saint-Cloud, France. Designed for festive celebrations and entertainment and featuring the 'coolest' indoor climbing

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Modern Cabana’s ‘KIDDO Cabana’ Prefab Playhouse

Modern Cabana’s ‘KIDDO Cabana’ Prefab Playhouse

Fans of prefab design can now pass their affinity on to their children via Modern Cabana's newest addition to their collection of modern living spaces -- the KIDDO Cabana. Dubbed the "ultimate

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Birdhouse Lamp by Inke Heiland made from Salvaged French Oak

Birdhouse Lamp by Inke Heiland made from Salvaged French Oak

Designed to cast a sweet glow and add a touch of outdoor ambience, we think Inke Heiland's Birdhouse Lamp is a joyful embellishment that would add natural flair to any room of the house. Handmade from

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Artist Amelia Santiago’s Wool Felt ‘Pet Portrait’ Sculptures

Artist Amelia Santiago’s Wool Felt ‘Pet Portrait’ Sculptures

Since cloning your pet goes against Mother Nature, do the next best thing and have artist Amelia Santiago create a three-dimensional 'Pet Portrait' sculpture as an homage to your best furry friend.

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Manuel Villa’s Habitable Polyhedron – A Family Garden Retreat

Manuel Villa’s Habitable Polyhedron – A Family Garden Retreat

We've seen our fair share of backyard retreats, but Manuel Villa's Habitable Polyhedron shapes up to be one of the most unique dwellings we've come across. Designed as an escape for young families:

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‘Adoptabot’ Upcycled Robots Await Adoption into Green Homes

‘Adoptabot’ Upcycled Robots Await Adoption into Green Homes

In the case of designer Brian Marshall, playing with toys all day really can culminate in a career. Inspired by a childhood spent building with Legos and Lincoln Logs, Marshall's imagination unearthed the

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Steven Guarnaccia’s Modern Fairytales for Design Savvy Families

Steven Guarnaccia’s Modern Fairytales for Design Savvy Families

Pass on your penchant for design and architecture to your kids in a language they'll understand -- via the re-telling of classic fairytales by illustrator Steven Guarnaccia, who gives a stylish update to

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‘Baby in Table’ Furniture Design Evolves as Children Grow

‘Baby in Table’ Furniture Design Evolves as Children Grow

Parents are all too aware of the revolving door of quickly outgrown furniture that goes hand in hand with raising a child. Incessantly purchasing furniture is taxing on both the environment and the

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Pizzly Bears on Melting Ice Rocking Chair

Pizzly Bears on Melting Ice Rocking Chair

There was a lot of commotion several years back when an unlikely romance unfolded between polar bears and grizzly bears when the melting ice caps caused the habitats of these unexpected lovers to overlap.

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Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Nothing gets kids up in the morning like the thought of going to school - not! If your youngsters are anything like others around the world, they need something interesting to get them out of bed, and

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Rewritable Chalkboard Lamps by John Beck

Rewritable Chalkboard Lamps by John Beck

Today is the first day back to school for kids all over the country, and now you can get in the back-to-school mood with a rewritable 'chalkboard' lamp. With John Beck's ingenious lighting solution, all

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Ginormous Handknit Pink Bunny in the Alps

Ginormous Handknit Pink Bunny in the Alps

Nothing can put a smile on your face quite like a ginormous pink bunny welcoming you with open arms. Up until now, we thought that such a delight existed only in our imaginations, but then we received

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Petting Farm Nominated for 2009 World Architecture Award

Petting Farm Nominated for 2009 World Architecture Award

70F Architecture's Sheep Stable/Petting Farm is nominated for a 2009 World Architecture Award. The building's open facade allows for wind to continuously ventilate the entire farm, and its shutters open

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WIN A FREE CHALKBOARD TEE FOR YOUR KID!

WIN A FREE CHALKBOARD TEE FOR YOUR KID!

These rewritable Chalkboard Tees are better than an apple a day. They're a message a day - written right on your kid's t-shirt! We're giving one away to a lucky winner to send their child back to school

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Vinyl-Free, Reusable Fabric Wall Stickers by Mae

Vinyl-Free, Reusable Fabric Wall Stickers by Mae

Blank walls are the canvas of every home -- just waiting to be livened up with thoughtful, personalized decor. However, renters aren't always able to paint or wallpaper their walls, and kids' tastes

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