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The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

Bright Bricks, the only Lego®-certified professionals in the UK, started the construction of the monstrous tree on November 8th. The tree branches were built by a team of Bright Bricks builders off-site

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Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

London mayor Boris Johnson may say some ridiculous things, but he is genuinely concerned about the environment. While his previous clean-air initiatives promoted practical ideas like cycling and public

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

A unique take on the iconic game, the board comes complete with a depiction of Rich Uncle Pennybags, top hat in hand, begging for money. Bankers are presumably represented by the sports car and top hat

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CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG, which stands for "Canals in Hackney Users’ Group", is a charity and a community of boaters who live in Kingsland Basin, in Hackney's central London. This community has around 14 boats, but there

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

A group of designers in London, led by the team from Something & Son, have successfully built the world's first storefront farm inside of a shop in Hackney. They've got vegetables growing all the way

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Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

The crypt received its first coffin burial in 1822, with the body of 12 year old Ellen Strachey. It was then used as an alternative to village burial grounds, offering more space to deceased family

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s first Passivehaus has a heavily insulated shell made from prefabricated European larch timber. The term Passivehaus refers to an advanced low-energy construction standard that ensures homes are

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Wilton’s: World’s Oldest Grand Music Hall Undergoing Magnificent Restoration in London

Wilton’s: World’s Oldest Grand Music Hall Undergoing Magnificent Restoration in London

After twenty-two years as an event space, Wilton’s was handed from landlord to landlord until performances ceased in 1880. At that point it was taken over by a Methodist Mission for 80 years - the

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Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Thanks to a $7,000 cash injection from Kickstarter and a joint effort between Sims Recycling Solutions, Picture House Hackney, and the event´s organizers, Films on Fridges is now a reality. The sold-out

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Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Are you an aspiring designer with a love of honey? Then have a go at creating a hive fit for urban bee-keeping in the brilliant Midtown Buzz competition from The Architecture Foundation (AF) and

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World’s Largest Solar Bridge Crosses The River Thames in London

World’s Largest Solar Bridge Crosses The River Thames in London

Over 100 bridges, 20 tunnels, and six public ferries cross the River Thames, but only Blackfriars will shine in photovoltaic glory. Solarcentury is working in conjunction with other public transportation

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Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled

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Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Wood and Woad’s Great and Green British Designs at the London Design Festival

Mammalampa's Pendant Lamp is a cloud-like piece that emits a warm diffused light. Made from untreated paper, the light fixture is a beautiful piece that could easily take center-stage in a big

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Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Amazing Recycled Paper Designs Unveiled at the Origin Craft Fair During London Design Festival

Ella Robinson sources materials washed up from the sea to create vibrant mixed artworks textiles. The Royal College of Art graduate's work is bright, colorful, and equally inspired by cities and the

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Art at the London Design Festival

Working for Inhabitat doesn't feel like work when we get to check out the best talent coming out of 100% Design, or when we get to hang around a functioning greenhouse made entirely out of thousands of

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Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms

Maria Volokhova’s customized ceramic set certainly caught our eye. Her works consist of  updating unloved ceramic pieces by hand-printing new designs on their original motifs. The result is a jumbled,

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100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s Best Green Exhibits at the London Design Festival

These incredible Animal Chairs designed by Maximo Riera are immense sculptural forms that pay homage to the animal kingdom. Following biological dimensions of the beasts they take inspiration from, the

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Amazing Solar-Powered 3D Printer Showcased at the London Design Festival

Amazing Solar-Powered 3D Printer Showcased at the London Design Festival

The new images show details of this incredible machine's minimalist parts: a fresnel lens that concentrates the solar beams, a couple of small photovoltaic panels, an electric box/battery covered in

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tent London at the London Design Festival

Seen in the image above, the Origami Hunter heads by Si Studio are striking animal shaped paper lamps that are worlds apart from the real head mounts you may find on people's walls. These bright origami

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Creative Pop-up Theater Built With Materials Reclaimed From London’s Olympic Park

Creative Pop-up Theater Built With Materials Reclaimed From London’s Olympic Park

Built from reclaimed materials reclaimed from London's Olympic Park, The Yard theatre is a temporary creative and collaborative performance space that has popped-up in the city's east district of Hackney

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The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The temporary turtle pavilion by Inflate is one of a large range of temporary structures that are ideal for either indoor or outdoor events. Made in part from recycled materials, they are illuminated by

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

Our Favorite Green Designs from Tramshed at the London Design Festival!

The latest range of Plant & Moss lamps have transformed filters into these great light fixtures! Each one is unique and elegantly emits a warm soft glow through its delicately folded white

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Glowing Musical Akousmaflore Garden Unveiled at London Design Festival

Glowing Musical Akousmaflore Garden Unveiled at London Design Festival

The deep black room is only lit with UV lights. Visitors can only see a fluorescent forest with glowing plastic flowers and a stone spiral on the floor. Each plant has a sensor that reacts differently

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Former Wharf Building Converted for Tom Dixon’s Pop-Up Shop at London Design Festival

Former Wharf Building Converted for Tom Dixon’s Pop-Up Shop at London Design Festival

The long building maintains its original features of traditional brickwork and exposed beams, built right alongside the canal with rowing boats floating in its garden of water. During the week long

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