Sustainable Materials

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height and width. The truck

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The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini Traveling Hotel

The Big Green Bus is a Retired City Bus Renovated into a Mini Traveling Hotel

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have thought, so bought

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World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household, DIY and craft projects.

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The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

Visionaries Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample from MOS are very keen on modular architecture as it allows them to make a project naturally grow just like a living organism's pattern. Their MOA and

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Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks

Emergent Structures challenges furniture design students to transform waste into striking work desks

Jobs needed one. Gates needed one. Even Alexander Graham Bell needed one. Without a table to work on, there’s not an entrepreneur in history who could’ve gotten their ideas off the ground (bad pun

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Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

From the artist who brought you the Nike Just Grow It! topiary sneaker comes this crazy Batman suit made  out of moss, bark and fungi. Christophe Guinet, or Monsieur Plant as he is known, created the

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UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) have just unveiled their design for the UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum in Mexico. The building's form, which resembles a minimalist alien spaceship, was actually inspired by

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Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia’s atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand tunnel-like

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This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

Inhabitat has made a habit of highlighting amazing products which integrate the life cycle of a plant into its design. There's the plantable table that invites nature to dinner, the plantable coffee cup

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident

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WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

My Green Mattress founder Tim Masters was first drawn to the business not for financial reasons, but as a worried parent. Soon after Tim and his wife Cindy's second daughter Emily was born she began

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Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

London-based design studio LYN Atelier designed a temporary community center in Hackney Wick, constructed using recycled materials from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The community center,

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BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Climate change, air pollution, and water scarcity—these are just a handful of reasons why you may be worried for Earth’s future. But all hope is not lost, at least that’s the attitude of writer and

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Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

These multi-functional pavilions look like a floating village in Songyang County in China. The cluster of open-plan structures was built in only eight weeks using locally sourced bamboo topped with

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Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it's built on a slope, each room gets both, privacy

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LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy bricks

LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy bricks

Whether it's used in architecture or animal prosthesis, we have an enduring affection for LEGO—but it does have a nagging problem; the blocks and all their packaging are made of plastic, which makes it

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building aspect, and then

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Eden furniture is made from tree branches found in the woods

Eden furniture is made from tree branches found in the woods

Everything in the economy revolves around consumption. Manufacturers constantly provide new designs or models, making existing products redundant or old fashioned. This phenomenon causes tons of

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Duncan Meerding transforms tree stumps into lamps that double as tables and stools

Duncan Meerding transforms tree stumps into lamps that double as tables and stools

Who knew tree stumps could have so many uses! Tasmanian furniture designer Duncan Meerding transformed ordinary tree stumps into gorgeous, weather-resistant lamps that can double as indoor and outdoor

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Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google and Levi are turning clothing into touchscreens

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects is developing a smart fabric called Jacquard, which has the potential to turn your shirt into a touchscreen. The fabric will look and feel like your typical

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TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

Vegetarians of the world rejoice — the world's first TOFU chair is here! Designed by Leonardo Talarico, the Tofu Chair lives up to its name and is made entirely from tasty soy bean curd. Using

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Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and whatever else

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Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world’s first 100% agave surfboard

Born out of passion, adventure and the never-ending commitment to positive social impact, Jose Cuervo Tradicional has unveiled the world’s first sustainable, 100% Agave surfboard in partnership with

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Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom is the first company to make a desktop 3D printer for clothing... that uses biodegradable materials... to make sustainable, eco-friendly fabric... with little to no waste. These are just a few

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Lucie lamps are brilliant lights made out of orange peels

Lucie lamps are brilliant lights made out of orange peels

Orange Sessions Lucie lamps are brilliant lamps that are covered in orange peels to provide a warm, natural glow in any space.  Inspired by the sun and handcrafted in the central Europe, the meaning of

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How sustainable is wood?

How sustainable is wood?

The human race has caused irreversible devastation this planet, but perhaps one of the most immediately visible is deforestation. Deforestation threatens countless animals and plants every year, both

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The Urbanite Home rescues oil barrels from landfills to create upcycled modern furniture

The Urbanite Home rescues oil barrels from landfills to create upcycled modern furniture

Every single day MILLIONS of oil barrels are produced and disposed of across the globe, and since they have little scrap value, most of them are tragically discarded into landfills, contributing to global

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28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

A photo posted by Inhabitat NYC (@inhabitatnyc) on May 16, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

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Udo Heimermann’s eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Udo Heimermann’s eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Clay design is a much-utilized medium in Heimermann’s buildings, touted to be a forgotten sustainable material which can provide warmth and insulation. Budget-friendly and energy-saving are also

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Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Originally from a left-wing family from La Paz, 'hermana Libertad' keeps herself busy with the hostel, giving offerings to the lake and teaching bioarchitecture as well as empowering local women in a

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