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VIDEO: MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli Takes Inhabitat on a Tour of ‘Talk to Me’

VIDEO: MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli Takes Inhabitat on a Tour of ‘Talk to Me’

Everyone from design nerds and art critics to tech geeks and gadget junkies has sung the praises of “Talk to Me,” the Museum of Modern Art’s latest special exhibit that puts technology

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 was a crazy ride for New Yorkers, and we saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature libraries) to the bad (Hurricane Sandy crippling our city) to the just plain ugly (a

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10 Great Gifts That Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

10 Great Gifts That Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

If you're still interested in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy, many artists and designers are making it extra easy for you to do so by offering up some great choices for gifts that support the

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Leafy Green “Vine Line” Could Beautify NYC Highway with Vertical Gardens and Waterfalls

Leafy Green “Vine Line” Could Beautify NYC Highway with Vertical Gardens and Waterfalls

Architect and New Yorker Laurence Tamaccio has come up with an interesting solution to beautify the unsightly stretch of the West Side Highway that spans his neighborhood – blanketing it in a leafy

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What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Photo of a blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan When Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern United States in late October, it wasn't a surprise visit - meteorologists had issued warnings about the

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Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Many people displaced by Hurricane Sandy have since returned to their homes only to learn that they might be without electricity for another month. Some residents of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach are

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Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House and Heart-Shaped Private Island Are on Sale in NY

Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House and Heart-Shaped Private Island Are on Sale in NY

We've written about both private islands and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes before but here's one fantasy property that combines the two! The Massaro House, which was designed by the master himself,

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Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

“Now folks! THIS is what it means to be an American Citizen! INNOVATION!” commented reader Richard H. Parker Jr. on our Facebook post about this solar-power truck that’s been providing

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Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Some are calling it New York magazine’s most prodigious cover ever, but most people don’t know what photographer Iwan Baan had to go through to snap the remarkable photo of a half-dark New

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Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

When something as devastating as a hurricane impacts your life, it can shatter your outlook on the world. Inspired by the broken glass surrounding his home after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, New York artist

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It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

A little more than a week after Hurricane Sandy hit us with everything she had, another storm is once again prompting evacuation orders for the Rockaways and other at-risk areas in New York and New

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PLEASE HELP: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

PLEASE HELP: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

Many people in Lower Manhattan live in tall high-rise buildings, and without access to power elevators stop working, refrigerators stop working and food spoils, water stops pumping, and it is extremely

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they acknowledged the

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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover—New Yorkers have certainly learned the

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HURRICANE SANDY May Morph Into Monstrous ‘Frankenstorm’

HURRICANE SANDY May Morph Into Monstrous ‘Frankenstorm’

60 million people on the East Coast are bracing themselves against the upcoming wrath of Hurricane Sandy. High winds, torrential downpour, power outages and major flooding are just a few of the

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Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Autumn Workshop Repurposes Wood Crates to Create Rustic Furniture With Built-in Storage

Apartment dwellers may be accustomed to using crates as furniture, but who knew they could look this good? The Autumn Workshop has crafted an entire living room set from repurposed hologram storage crates

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Lower East Side Residents Battle Plan to Build Greyhound Bus Stop at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Side Residents Battle Plan to Build Greyhound Bus Stop at Seward Park Playground

Residents of NYC's Lower East Side could hardly believe their ears when they heard about a new proposal to create a permanent Greyhound bus stop at Seward Park, which is the nation's oldest playground. If

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Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

If you’re in New York this fall, keep your eyes peeled for artist Leo Villareal’s glowing, 30-foot tall “Buckyball” sculpture made of 180 LED tubes. Villareal will be bringing his

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Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

While their original concept was denied by community members, Studio a+i has gone back to the drawing board to create a second take on the international competition to design AIDS Memorial Park in

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Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Meet Salvage Secrets Author Joanne Palmisano at a Book Signing and Cocktail Party Tonight in Brooklyn

Interested in learning more about how to create awesome interiors out of reclaimed materials? Head over to Build It Green's Gowanus location tonight for a special visit from Joanne Palmisano, the author

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Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Whether you're an architecture buff or just someone who enjoys beautiful green space, it's hard not to get excited about Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park, which will be opening soon on Roosevelt Island

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PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

Are you as excited about seeing Wendy as we are? The 3,000 sq. ft. spiky-armed, smog-eating sculpture by HWKN is almost complete in the yard of MoMA PS1 and will be opening to the public next week. But if

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Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

If you’re a Shigeru Ban fan living in NYC, we urge you to head down to check out the starchitect’s newest work, the Camper shoe store in SoHo. The design is decidedly “Ban,” and

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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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