PHOTOS: 7 Great Green Gadgets Seen at Engadget Expand NY

PHOTOS: 7 Great Green Gadgets Seen at Engadget Expand NY

Prosthesis

At first glance eatART’s (Energy Awareness Through Art) Prosthesis might not look like it has a single green idea behind it – but it’s actually a zero-emissions robot completely powered by hydraulics and electricity. As its name implies,

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Sustainable Textile Summit: Textile Lifecycle Management

Sustainable Textile Summit: Textile Lifecycle Management

Manufacture New York is holding their first annual Sustainable Textile Summit focused on Textile Lifecycle Management best practices, strategies and solutions, on November 9th, 2013.

Textiles literally hold together the fashion supply chain, and from seed

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DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS:
- a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another)
- a needle and thread or a sewing machine
- a pencil
- scissors
- a ruler or a box of foil

STEP 1:
Lay your

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Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

If funded, the dumpster learning center will inform and educate New Yorkers about their neighborhoods. For starters, the inflatable roof could be used as a projector screen to show constantly updating streams of demographics and information about the neighborhood

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These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

Photo via Shutterstock

If you’ve been saving your pennies for a chance to dine at Per Se, Daniel or Gramercy Tavern, it might be disheartening to learn that a group of NYC chickens has been eating fare from those fine restaurants, and others, daily! The

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored in a six-foot cube. The easy-to-transport box – called the Made in the

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

 

Originally published in October 2012

New York City may have just been battered by one of the worst storms in East Coast history, but the Big Apple continues to prove its resilience even in the face of disaster. This year celebrate the spirit

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Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the city’s highest-ranking green buildings, meeting LEED Platinum standards

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Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

A regular-sized version of Mouse Trap is also part of the traveling exhibit.

Mark Perez built much of his Life-Size Mousetrap by hand with the aim of using it to teach kids about Newtonian physics in a fun way that they could actually experience with their

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Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

OpenFuge
Karlin Yeh (who is still a high school senior!) developed his own low cost, open source centrifuge called the OpenFuge. Using primarily off-the-shelf-parts, Yeh developed a more affordable centrifuge that can enable more people around the world to

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8 Must-See 3D Printing Revelations Spotted at Maker Faire New York 2013 (PHOTOS)

8 Must-See 3D Printing Revelations Spotted at Maker Faire New York 2013 (PHOTOS)

Ultimaker displayed its new Ultimaker 2 to the public for the first time this weekend. Although it looks very similar to Ultimaker’s first 3D printer, there are a couple of notable updates including a new aluminum body, a quieter drive motor, and a heated

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MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

Pettis said that the idea for the Digitizer came about when he wanted a 3D scanner but found no affordable or usable tools on the market, so they decided to make one themselves. The most important attributes they were looking for were for the 3D scanner to

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Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC’s End of Summer Workshop

Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC’s End of Summer Workshop

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to fall into this weekend? Join Inhabitat at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn this Saturday and spend an afternoon creating an incredible chandelier from reclaimed materials. Cassidy Brush, the designer

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC
Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of brilliantly designed (and air-conditioned) indoor spaces like the David

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Loomstate’s NYC Eco Kidz Event

Loomstate’s NYC Eco Kidz Event

Join Loomstate’s Director of Sustainability for a fun and free environmental science class. Kids can try their hands at soda-making, make clouds in a bottle and build DIY construction paper heaters to learn more about the climate and the environment around

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Bushwick’s Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick’s Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats are recycled from dozens of shredded shirts. The unique mats can be

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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern’s stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company’s furniture. Wedged between each of three layers of air-dried walnut flitch, bleached maple

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC’s Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC’s Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming pop-up gallery show taking place the week of May 19–26. They’re looking for

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:

1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below.

2. Sign up for the Inhabitat NYC newsletter here. We’ll be announcing the winner in our newsletter, so you’ll want to be signed up!

That’s it! Good luck, and make sure you’re

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6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

GET VERTICAL

When you live in a tiny apartment, sometimes the only way you have left to go is up! Vertical storage is a simple way to refresh your home by getting clutter off of countertops and surfaces but if you rent like many of us New Yorkers do and

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Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Bagels & BIG!NYC: DIY Terrarium Class with Twig!

Have a love for mason jars and moss? Then this class is right up your alley! Join the amazing minds behind Twig Terrariums and get twiggy with materials found at our BIG!NYC reuse center to create a one of a kind terrarium! $65 per person, materials are included.

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6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

LIGHTEN UP
Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating – lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just like in fashion, darker colors are “slimming,” and tend to constrict,

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DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

DIY: How to Trick Begonias into Blooming Early Using a Terrarium

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Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System – Even the G Train

What does an NYC Easter egg look like? That’s the question that New York transplant and blogger Natalie Broulette asked herself, and the result was this basket of colorful subway-inspired eggs! Broulette tapped into her creative juices and made egg versions

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Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

EcoWalls and Miele worked together to design the verdant booth, which was centered around a giant tabletop-style herb garden. Miele also took the opportunity to show how their appliances can be made to blend almost undetectably into the background thanks to

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