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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

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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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Panasonic’s Adorable Evoia Robot Sets New World Record

Panasonic’s Adorable Evoia Robot Sets New World Record

Want to know what Panasonic’s super-cute Evoia robot is up to this time? READ MORE AT INHABITOTS>

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DIY: Photo Puzzle Blocks Uniquely Display Favorite Snapshots

DIY: Photo Puzzle Blocks Uniquely Display Favorite Snapshots

Anyone can frame a photograph; but the design-minded will love these photo puzzle blocks, which offer a creative, interactive way to enjoy a favorite snapshot. By upcycling alphabet blocks and using a few

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GREEN RANT: Having a Baby is NOT Bad for the Earth

GREEN RANT: Having a Baby is NOT Bad for the Earth

Procreating is a basic human instinct and right, but some extreme environmentalists are pioneering efforts such as 'voluntary human extinction' on a global level and undergoing sterilization procedures on

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Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

Happy 1st Birthday Inhabitots!

We are thrilled to announce that our bouncing eco baby blog Inhabitots is turning 1 today! As proud parents, we've seen Tots grow and blossom into a wonderful young site in its own right and we are ever

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Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

If you'll be replacing the windows in your home to increase indoor energy efficiency anytime soon, get ready to simultaneously up the ante on your outdoor aesthetics. This quaint backyard retreat made

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iSpy Gameboy Bags Chock Full of Old School Video Game Charms

iSpy Gameboy Bags Chock Full of Old School Video Game Charms

Before we had Nintendo Wii and DS, there was a little thing we liked to play called Gameboy. How could we ever forget the graphic, superflat iconography of Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda,

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ENTER TO WIN an Ecozoo Backpack for Your Green Tot!

ENTER TO WIN an Ecozoo Backpack for Your Green Tot!

Send your child back to school in sustainable style with an Ecozoo backpack! Inhabitots is giving away an Ecozoo backpack to one lucky reader. The winner may choose one of four lovable creatures that

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Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Did you know that most babies are born in August? Perhaps this is why Oeuf is rolling out their greenest, most affordable line of baby furniture to date next month -- the Robin Collection. The

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

We love shedding light on affordable, eco-friendly decor that the entire family may enjoy... but IKEA's SUNNAN LED Work Lamp takes our enthusiasm a step further with its altruistic nature. For every

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Kid-Sized Versions of Your Favorite Modern Furniture

Kid-Sized Versions of Your Favorite Modern Furniture

As Modern design junkies here at Inhabitat we love us some Mies, Eames, and Saarinen classic, iconic furniture. So you know that we started salivating when we came across these tot-sized, eco-friendly

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Chalkboard Tee Shirts Let You Express Yourself!

Chalkboard Tee Shirts Let You Express Yourself!

Whether you're a discerning parent who's sick of the generic slogans splattered across kid's T-shirts, or you've got something to say and you want the whole world to take note, Chalkboard Tees are an

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Miniature Modernist Bauhaus Architectural Models

Miniature Modernist Bauhaus Architectural Models

Good things really do come in small packages -- as is the case with these mini modernist Bauhaus Models crafted by Auckland based painter and sculptor Gidon Bing and styled by Katie Lockhart. The

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Uroko House Book Igloo – A Lair for Literature Lovers

Uroko House Book Igloo – A Lair for Literature Lovers

'Bedtime stories' becomes a literal interpretation in the design of the Uroko House Book Igloo -- a cozy, fort-like enclosure of bookshelves which encircle a bed. Being surrounded in slumber by books is a

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‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

Robert McLaughlin's 'Landscape Apertura' treehouse near Kansas City, offers calculated views into nature via six strategically placed, vibrant green frames. Each frame is designed to capture a specific

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Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Kent and London know the ABC's of sustainable design, and we're singing the praises of their stylish, FSC approved, solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers. These 26 letter drawers spell function for the

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TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

The Museum of Modern Art’s Midtown Manhattan Store has sprouted a vibrant, luminous tree, made from the “Candy” collection of Glide’s TwistTogether LED Blocks. This display

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Madsen ‘Bucket’ Bike

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Madsen ‘Bucket’ Bike

If you're an eco-minded cyclist looking to tote your tots alongside groceries or library books on your next jaunt, a ride aboard Madsen's kg271 Bucket bike may be just the ticket. Ideal transportation for

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Recycled Egg Carton ‘Tamago’ Furniture by Merci Design

Recycled Egg Carton ‘Tamago’ Furniture by Merci Design

We're impressed with this 'grade A' upcycling of egg carton pulp into multifaceted children's play funiture. The Tamago (Japanese for 'egg') furniture series by Latvian design team, Merci Design consists

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