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Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set For Your Archi-tot!

Hey Archimamas & Designer Dads (and anyone who has a creative child in your life) Looking for a great gift for that mini aspiring Charles or Ray Eames in your life? Look no further than this

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year's ICFF. Appropriately named the "Tree Bookshelf," Soh sets up several loving tree

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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A New Study Finds Only 8% of Sunscreens are Effective

A New Study Finds Only 8% of Sunscreens are Effective

You may have already started stocking up on sunscreen for the summer, but you might want to wait a second before slathering it onto your delicate skin. A recent study conducted by the Environmental

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DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

It’s never too early to instill a little pragmatism into your children, but it’s always best when done with a little bit of creativity. Spotted by our intrepid reporters at this year's Model Citizens

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Goes From Bassinet to Rocker

Is a new baby in the house keeping you on your feet and out of energy? The Koo might be your best bet in beating the  ‘round the clock battle of tear wiping, frequent feedings and of course, much

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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker

Rest? What's that? If you're a parent to a newborn, that's a question you most likely ask yourself every day. Well enter the Koo, a new 2 in 1 bassinet/rocking chair. This clever design allows weary

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Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

A disturbing study released this week had some startling results - 46 out of the 50 metal food cans tested contained traces of Bisphenol A (or BPA). You've probably heard about BPA before. It's a known

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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Here at Inhabitat we're huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular

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April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN

On the lookout for some modern kids furniture that's as stylish as it is eco-friendly? Well, look no further because Brooklyn-based designer April Hannah's Tree Table collection of foliage-inspired tables

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Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Bay area startup Project FROG has been busy schooling teachers and kids in the art of sustainable design via their eco-friendly modular classrooms. Given a two million dollar budget, the company

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Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Looking for art that is dynamic, unique and ALIVE? Inhabitat favorites Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale recently gave us a sneak peek of their latest creation to be showcased at BKLYN Designs 2010: a living,

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Iglooplay’s Throwing Stones Pillows

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Iglooplay’s Throwing Stones Pillows

If you want the natural look of stone in your home but aren't a fan of sitting on cold, hard surfaces, give Iglooplay's new Throwing Stones pillows a try. Padded with just the right amount of cush for

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Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

If you're into structures and architecture like we are, playing with K'nex or Tinker Toys as a child may have had something to do with it. Now one enterprising architect/grandfather, Ron Aarons AIA, is

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Oscar’s Bed from CASAKids

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Oscar’s Bed from CASAKids

CASAKids Design by Roberto Gil is at the top of the list of eco-friendly children's furniture favorites at Inhabitots. We're thrilled to be privy to this sneak peek of the very latest offering from

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Build Your Own Modular Furniture With Life-Sized Lego Bricks!

Build Your Own Modular Furniture With Life-Sized Lego Bricks!

We recently spotted these colorful life-sized lego furniture designs and our inner child just melted. Although there is nothing particularly remarkable (or eco-friendly) about the materials used to make

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Win A $300 Electrolux Vacuum in Our Spring Greening Giveaway!

Win A $300 Electrolux Vacuum in Our Spring Greening Giveaway!

Spring is here and you know what THAT means... It's time for SPRING CLEANING! While the process can be tedious and tiresome, there’s nothing more satisfying than sitting in a sparkling space that’s

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Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

From picture frames to even sandwiches, we love all things jigsaw! And now we can add these clever wooden stools to the list! Made from sustainably produced, plantation-grown sheesham wood, each stool

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Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

These aren't your granddaddy's treehouses! Elevated Living takes, well, elevated living (as their name implies) to the next level with their souped up green tree homes which feature outdoor living spaces,

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Hut-Hut Modern “Rocking Horse” by Kalon Studios

Hut-Hut Modern “Rocking Horse” by Kalon Studios

If you want to hook your little one up with a rocking horse but worry that a colorful wooden pony won't exactly match the rest of the grown up decor in your living room, check out Hut Hut! Designed by

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“Eames House” Alphabet Blocks For Mid-Century Modern Tots

“Eames House” Alphabet Blocks For Mid-Century Modern Tots

If  you want to teach your tot about modern design but don't think they're quite ready to hit the textbooks just yet, check out these rad alphabet blocks by House Industries. Drawing inspiration from

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Cardboard Cat Playhouses for Free Wheelin’ Felines

Cardboard Cat Playhouses for Free Wheelin’ Felines

The average housecat may sleep for 18 hours a day, but we've all seen frisky felines frolic during their wakeful hours -- and they can really tear it up. When we spotted these cardboard Cat Playhouses, we

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Awesome Recycled Robot Sculptures by Gordon Bennett

Awesome Recycled Robot Sculptures by Gordon Bennett

Gordon Bennett takes seemingly useless junk and frankensteins it into what we consider the coolest robots this side of the Mississippi. His trashy treasures were recently displayed in the window of the

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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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