16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

Glass Mason jars are perhaps the ultimate upcycling ingredient of all time. They come in all shapes, sizes, and even in a variety of colors. Mason jars can be used to give wonderful…

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Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole…

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DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

MATERIALS: - One yard of lace in your favorite pattern - One can low-VOC spray paint in your favorite color (don’t be afraid to be bold!) - Blue painters tape - Pencil and…

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Centers for Disease Control urges people to stop snuggling or kissing chickens

Centers for Disease Control urges people to stop snuggling or kissing…

The eggsplosive trend of backyard chicken rearing shows no sign of slowing as urban homesteaders look to produce fresh eggs and enjoy the company of our feathered friends. But the…

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Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green…

Vincent Callebaut's Paris Smart City plan includes a Mountain Tower and other green skyscrapers inspired by nature that fit within the existing structures of the city. The buildings…

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Portland artist transforms vegetables into runway-worthy fashion

Portland artist transforms vegetables into runway-worthy fashion

Designer Jacinda Martinez takes ‘playing with your food’ to a whole new level, turning common vegetables into wearable works of art. For the last six years, the Portland-based…

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Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

Artist Monsieur Plant created this incredible Batman suit out of bark

From the artist who brought you the Nike Just Grow It! topiary sneaker comes this crazy Batman suit made  out of moss, bark and fungi. Christophe Guinet, or Monsieur Plant as he is…

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room…

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International…

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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times…

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing…

Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us, and we can eat them, use them as medicine, build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing,…

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What Does the Interior of the World's Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

What Does the Interior of the World's Largest and Most Expensive…

The completion of Antilia — the world's largest and most expensive family home — certainly caused a stir when we first reported on the sky-scraping abode back in 2011, with readers…

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Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

The bike is named “Sue,” likely after the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered. Oregonian Sue is…

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Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

The National Park Service operations budget has been cut 80 percent or nearly $190 million, in the last 4 years alone, but that's not enough for a group backed by the Charles G Koch…

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An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants…

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within…

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Shrinking Lake Mead reveals surprising treasures as Southwest drought deepens

Shrinking Lake Mead reveals surprising treasures as Southwest drought…

Although the California drought is a scary nightmare for many throughout the Southwest, and the once mighty Lake Mead is no longer so mighty, a strange benefit of the receding waters is…

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Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind…

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark's wind turbines into high gear, and enabled the country to generate not only all the electricity it needed, but had…

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Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English Channel

Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English…

The quest for zero-fuel transportation options is a competitive one, with innovators in various countries racing to be the first at any number of landmark achievements. This morning,…

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Smashing car windows to save a dog's life is now legal in Tennessee

Smashing car windows to save a dog's life is now legal in Tennessee

Astonishingly, each new summer season brings with it stories of dogs trapped in hot cars by their owners, as well as tales of the heroic passers-by who save them. Luckily for Tennessee…

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Mirrored beach hut reflects nature's beauty and beachgoers' curiosity in Sussex

Mirrored beach hut reflects nature's beauty and beachgoers' curiosity…

The installation of the timber structure was fairly simple, as you can see in the video above. The hut was delivered to the site with its walls already built, and the team needed only…

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Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

The camera obscura is an old-school optical device predating photography. Comprised of a box with a magnifying lens or hole on one end and an angled reflective surface inside, camera…

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Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair can climb up stairs

Student-designed Scalevo wheelchair can climb up stairs

When a location lacks in wheelchair accessibility it can be a highly frustrating experience, and one that often makes it remarkably hard to maintain independence. But the all-electric…

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J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

The small German city of Jena has an ultramodern new addition to it's historical skyline. J Mayer have just completed a 9555 m2 complex offering office, residential and retail space…

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Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

The actual name of the building is the Premiere Tower, located at 134 Spencer Street in downtown Melbourne, which is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. Rather…

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Design a mixed-use development for Moscow’s waterfront—Win 4 million rubles

Design a mixed-use development for Moscow’s waterfront—Win 4…

The Moscow Government and real estate developer Capital Group launched an international architecture competition for the design of a mixed-use development on Moscow’s waterfront. The…

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This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

This infographic visualizes the carbon emissions of the entire planet

If we are going to really start tackling climate change on a global scale, we are going to need to be able to identify the major culprits of carbon emissions. To help make the job…

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Bolivia's charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

Bolivia's charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

We found out about Wiracocha because its owner, Alfonso Choque Tricona, was also the captain of the boat that took us from Copacabana right across to the island. But instead of sailing,…

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This country was recently ranked as the world's most sustainable

This country was recently ranked as the world's most sustainable

A new study proclaims Sweden to be the world's most sustainable country. Yes, the land of Ikea has beaten out everyone other country on the planet -- and Norway is a close second.…

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ODA's "Room" lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

oda, oda room, modular furniture, tiny spaces, studio apartment, studio apartment decorating ideas, small space decorating ideas, transforming furniture, double duty furniture,…

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Treehaus encourages a sort of

Treehaus encourages a sort of "urban foraging" at its woodsy Midtown…

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve…

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Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the omnipresence of nature

Bureau A creates transparent birdhouses meant to remind us of the…

The "Migrant Garden" project consisting of 40 bird nests, designed by 40 different architects, meant to remind us of the omnipresence of natural environment which precedes architecture…

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Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway…

Designed for an innovative housing competition, Small House on Tracks was envisioned as a livable low-cost commune for artists, students, and workers. Each micro unit measures 1.5…

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Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru's Sacred Valley

Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru's…

Getting to one of the Skylodge Adventure Suites is the first challenge. Visitors must scale the 1,300 feet up to where their accommodations are dangling, or use a zipline to hike the…

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U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than…

Military research leads to a lot of cool technological advancements that can benefit the public as much as the troops. United States Army researchers have been working on improved solar…

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UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) have just unveiled their design for the UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum in Mexico. The building's form, which resembles a minimalist alien spaceship, was…

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Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across…

Snail mail is set to be a thing of the past in Switzerland, where testing is underway for unmanned drones able to carry packages up to 10 kilometers away. The Swiss Post has been…

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The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13…

At 18.30 BST on Wednesday, the entire staff of the London Underground went on strike, and thus the city erupted a distinctly organized form of chaos which is expected to last until…

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Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and scrap

Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and…

Named after Dambo’s assistant, Troels is, by the looks of it, a friendly giant encouraging of play as evidenced by the children’s swing it holds in its outstretched hand. The troll…

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Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Smart phones and tablets are now an intrinsic part of daily life, so we may as well charge them up in style. The solar-powered Ginkgo tree by XD Design allows you to do just that.…

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Show how you would improve a city for a chance to win tickets to Austria and the 2015 Ars Electronica Gala

Show how you would improve a city for a chance to win tickets to…

Do you have a creative idea for improving cities? If so, enter it into Ars Electronica Post City Kit Competition and you could win a trip to Austria to attend the 2015 Ars Electronica…

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

  Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the…

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