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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We applaud all of you devoted sons and daughters who diligently planned what they would be doing for their moms in advance. But what about the rest of us procrastinators? Don't panic!

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Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Big news out of the Big Apple: Cornell University announced last night that Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects will design the first of three net-zero academic buildings on its new applied sciences campus

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Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

Hundreds of ‘Middle Finger’ Candles Lit in Silent Protest Against Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

After almost losing a finger in a workshop accident, artist Nao Matsumoto meditated on the importance of the middle finger as a gesture of expressing discontent. Channeling reactions to news about the

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PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

PICS: Patrick Blanc’s Dazzling Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

Laced with 7,000 vibrant orchids, ferns, and other flora, Patrick Blanc's bevy of spectacular vertical gardens is now on display at the New York Botanical Garden's Annual Orchid Show. Blanc transformed

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Inhabitat is Hiring in New York City!

Inhabitat is Hiring in New York City!

Hey Inhabitat readers - Calling all writers and designers who want to work for an awesome online publication with passion, a vision and a mission to make the world a better place through the power of

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PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City!

At the unveiling Fisker chairman and founder Henrik Fisker stated "Fisker started this conversation about extended range vehicles. In 2007 no one was talking about extended range electric vehicles. This

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The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Today is the official first day of spring, but the season's first buds and blossoms have been popping up all over New York City for weeks. From the cherry trees in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden to the

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Designs Unveiled for Section 3 of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for Section 3 of the High Line!

Initial design plans have been revealed for the third and final section of everyone's favorite elevated park, New York City's High Line! At a community meeting last night, Friends of the High Line

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New Cupcake ATMs Will Bring Sweet Treats To the Streets of Manhattan

New Cupcake ATMs Will Bring Sweet Treats To the Streets of Manhattan

It's happened to all of us: You're racing down a busy Manhattan street, jonesing for sugary baked goods, but with no time to pop into a bodega to satisfy the craving. NYC-based bakery Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Tomorrow is the Last Day to See BIG’s Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Tomorrow is the Last Day to See BIG’s Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

If you're in New York City, head to Times Square to show your love by making this 10-foot tall LED heart sculpture glow a brilliant pink. Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, the heart hovers within a

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Samantha Pleet Brings Back Romanticism at New York Fashion Week

Samantha Pleet Brings Back Romanticism at New York Fashion Week

It can be a bit distressing to see fashion designer Samantha Pleet without a hat. But all of her models at New York Fashion Week were sporting wide, crown-less brims of burnished gold while strutting

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24 Green Designers from Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

24 Green Designers from Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week has come to a close (don't worry though; Fashion Week will of course be back in September). Take a look back at some of the most memorable designs on display in NYC

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I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

I-Beam Design Playfully Renovates a New York City Apartment Using 20,000 Legos

Looking for some inspiration to renovation their 1,500-square-foot New York City apartment for them and their 10-year-old son, Melissa Marks and Vicente Caride, called in I-Beam Design for help, and with

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Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Ecouterre Shares the Hottest Eco Fashion Shows from New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2012

Suzanne Rae was "faux real" about calling attention to cruelty-free alternatives in her introspective Fall Winter 2012 collection. We were enamored by her use of natural fabrics draped and styled to

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HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

Every summer New York's MoMA PS1 gallery blossoms with an amazing new pavilion by an up-and-coming architecture studio, and the museum just announced that the winner of this year's Young Architects

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Leanne Marshall Unveils Cool Glacial Couture at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Leanne Marshall Unveils Cool Glacial Couture at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

Leanne Marshall recently debuted her Fall/Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week and impressed us with her gorgeous pieces inspired by photos of bright white glaciers melting into blue

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Pink is the New Black in M. Patmos’ Fall 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Pink is the New Black in M. Patmos’ Fall 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Forget about traditional autumn colors -- for her Fall 2012 line, M. Patmos went against the grain and created a ready-to-wear collection that screams with retina-searing pops of fuschia and

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Assembly New York’s Minimalist Womenswear Takes its Cues from Menswear

Assembly New York’s Minimalist Womenswear Takes its Cues from Menswear

Assembly New York debuted its minimalist new womenswear collection in an understated venue in the Lower East Side at New York Fashion Week. The Fall/Winter 2012 collection, designed Greg Armas and Claire

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John Patrick Organic Crafts a Beautiful Vision at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

John Patrick Organic Crafts a Beautiful Vision at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

John Patrick of Organic never ceases to impress us with his take on eco-fashion. For his Fall/Winter 2012 collection presented at New York Fashion Week, he had a very specific inspiration, a photo by

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Gretchen Jones is in a Dark Place for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Gretchen Jones is in a Dark Place for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Gretchen Jones plays with the power of light and dark during her Fall/Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week.  In mourning because of the recent loss of her father, Jones held her show in a

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Fashion Designer Lauren Moffatt Goes Back to School at New York Fashion Week

Fashion Designer Lauren Moffatt Goes Back to School at New York Fashion Week

School was in session for one day only at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, where Lauren Moffatt showed off her Fall 2012 collection, "School for Wayward Girls." From chevron prints and Peter Pan

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Costello Tagliapietra Redefines Romance for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Costello Tagliapietra Redefines Romance for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Wondering where to look for beautiful, feminine dresses this season?  How about frocks that also happen to be made using water-saving AirDye technology?   Robert Costello and Jeffery Tagliapietra

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Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Erin Brockovich, the famed environmental activist, is researching a new, rather disturbing Tourette-like illness affecting more than a dozen teens in Leroy, New York. What started as a seemingly isolated

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

As one of the greenest citites in the nation, New York City is known as being a sustainable urban trail blazer, whether it's through turning aging infrastructure into world class parks or passing

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

From the world's largest rooftop farm to stunning private gardens, we've seen a lot of amazing designs on New York City rooftops, but who would have thought to place an entire house atop a Big Apple

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Max Premo Turns a Disused Dumpster into a Mobile Art Gallery

Max Premo Turns a Disused Dumpster into a Mobile Art Gallery

Who says dumpsters are only good for garbage? Collage artist Max Premo, not wanting to throw out his 500-plus collection of objects when moving to a smaller studio, transformed an old dumpster into a

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Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC’s East River Waterfront Esplanade – Exclusive Photos!

Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC’s East River Waterfront Esplanade – Exclusive Photos!

Winter may not seem like the best time to visit New York City's windy waterfront, but the newly-opened Pier 15 on the East River Waterfront Esplanade will give any design-lover reason to head to the

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Artist Transforms Storefront for Art & Architecture Into a Bright Red Interactive Instrument

Artist Transforms Storefront for Art & Architecture Into a Bright Red Interactive Instrument

For the next month, visitors to New York City's Storefront for Art and Architecture will be making music with an unlikely instrument: the gallery's building. For his installation "007_Urban_Songline,"

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