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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8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

Plastic Bottle Room Divider
Take a tip from the repurposing gurus at TerraCycle and copy their plastic bottle partitions. You can use clear bottles if you want light to pass through your bottle wall or darker bottles if you prefer more privacy.

LEGO

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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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Storage Porn: 9 Sexy Stuff-Stashing Solutions for Small Spaces

Storage Porn: 9 Sexy Stuff-Stashing Solutions for Small Spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter
Ah, the humble shipping pallet – is there nothing it can’t do? The only thing we don’t like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to transform it into something else but that’s not the case with this elegant

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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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DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS

- mason jars
- hose clamps
- screws
- recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want)
- glue to adhere the board to your wall before you secure with screws
- charcoal
- stones for drainage
- and herbs of course!

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer’s rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here’s what she said:
INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your

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Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Natural Mosaic DIY Workshop for Women’s History Month Program

Head over to the Morris-Jumel Mansion this weekend to join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo in a special DIY workshop for Women’s History Month. Arroyo will show you how to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Click

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

DIY: How to Make Your Own Vertical Garden Room Divider Using Inexpensive Ikea Plant Stands

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east of Bedford Avenue, the plaza would create a triangular park with chairs,

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Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC’s Homeless Kitties

Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC’s Homeless Kitties

A range of designs were on display showing many diverse cat shelter approaches. Some, such as last year’s winner, Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat, Inc. and Stonehill & Taylor, focused on sustainable materials. Walton used 300 empty aluminum cat

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