VIDEO: Mitchell Joachim on How to Grow a Treehouse with TeReForm

We love treehouses here at Inhabitat, and are enamored with eco-architect Mitchell Joachim’s visionary ideas about how to grow living treehouses from ficus molded around frame structures. We’ve covered these brilliantly playful architectural ideas before on Inhabitat, but now we have a video from Mitchell Joachim explaining the details of how they work. Joachim does much better justice to his future-forward ecological designs than we are able to do in a mere post, so if you have any interest in living treehouses (and we know you do), check out this fascinating video above.

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INTERVIEW: Eric Maundu on Turning Aquaponic Gardens into an Internet Connected Resource

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Bicycle Library Founder Karta Healy

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Last week, we showcased the Bicycle Library, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and it was so unusual that we had to get in touch with its founder and pick his brain. We needed to know what makes a person wake up one morning and want to start a library where people take out bikes instead of books – and in a revamped double decker bus, no less?! So we caught up with Karta Healy, the driving (or should we say cycling?) force behind this mobile resource, and found out the answers to those questions and more – read on to see what he said.

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Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco's Rebar Studio

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VIDEO: High Line Section Two Opens in NYC!

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Section two of New York City’s High Line Park opened a couple of years ago to great acclaim, and Team Inhabitat were among the first to catch a glimpse of this amazing new green space! The High Line is a renovated train track that has been turned into a gorgeous greenway in the sky on the West side of Manhattan near the Hudson River. Conceived of by Friends of the High Line and executed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio and Renfro for the City of New York, the High Line is one of our favorite urban spaces. Check out our video for an exclusive tour of the High Line by our own Jill Fehrenbacher — which includes behind-the-scenes tidbits from the minds who created the project. Even if you’re not in New York City, our video shows you the sweeping views, gorgeous greenery and inspired design behind this incredible urban park..

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VIDEO: Would You Eat Crickets? New Yorkers Give Them a Try

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Entomophagy, the consumption of insects as food, has been gaining popularity, and last week Inhabitat stopped by an event where curious New Yorkers were trying out the trend and tasting some crunchy cricket canapes. Click here to see our video with reactions from these brave foodies, and tell us in our poll below whether or not you would be willing to embrace bugs as a food source.

Would you incorporate insects into your diet?

  • 139 Votes Sure, I would try it as a healthier, more sustainable source of protein.
  • 67 Votes Yech - no, thank you.
  • 67 Votes Maybe, but they would have to be transformed to the point that I didn't recognize them as bugs.

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

If you weren’t able to make it to BKLYN Designs this year, see what you missed in our new video of the Inhabitat editors shouting out their favorite green designs from the show. From reclaimed wood sofas to a poker table made out of recycled materials, check out the what’s in in Brooklyn this year – and don’t forget to see who’s in at the end of the clip.

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the LowLine Underground Park

By now, you’ve probably heard of the High Line, but did you know that there is also an underground park called the LowLine proposed for downtown Manhattan? It may have seemed like a pipe dream at first but with many residents backing the project and New Yorkers in awe of what a subterranean park could mean for the city, the LowLine is picking up speed and could soon bring an amazing new public space (not to mention added revenue for the city) to the Lower East Side . Inhabitat’s very own Editor-in-Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, recently caught up with the LowLine team, James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, to pick their brains about what could be New York’s next design landmark. Click through to see the video, and learn more about this incredible initiative.


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Inhabitat Interviews Shiply Green Logistics Company Founder Robert Matthams

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INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard

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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas' Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

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Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist to see how he is using his influence and fashion expertise (did you know that he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a Black Eyed Pea?) to spread knowledge about the importance of sustainable fashion to the masses.



We Talk With Tracen Gardner of Reclaimed Space About Prefab Building & Salvaging Materials

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How You Can Make an Edible Water "Bottle" at Home!

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We were fascinated when we first came across the Ooho, an edible water “bottle” conceived by three students to reduce plastic waste, and decided to make one of our own. Check out our DIY video and DO try this at home!



VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE - We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there’s still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold, bluish light that is just not as warm or attractive as the old filament-filled bulbs we grew up with. To dispel this fallacy, we sought out a group of people with a critical eye for light bulb color and ambiance – lighting designers on the show floor of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at New York Design Week. These meticulous designers take light warmth and quality very seriously (that is their job after all), so we couldn’t think of anyone better suited to give an honest opinion about the latest generation of high-tech LED light bulbs. Watch our video above to see how we retrofitted five gorgeous designer lamps with new Philips LED light bulbs – and in the process saved $1,732.86 in energy costs and won over some designer converts to the future of LED lighting.

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Urban Chandy Founder Cassidy Brush

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It was pretty much love at first sight when the Inhabitat editors first laid eyes on Urban Chandy’s sparkling upcycled light fixtures at BKLYN Designs this year, and we recently got a chance to take a closer look. Our very own Diane Pham visited founder Cassidy Brush at her Brooklyn studio and the pair talked about recycled materials, urban inspiration and more. Read on for the full interview.



Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School

Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam…

Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize…

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VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry…

We've been fascinated with the concept of duplitecture—the practice of cloning entire buildings—ever since we discovered that Chinese developers were knocking off European…

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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment

Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed…

Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she…

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