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Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Earlier this week Apple announced plans to pull EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors, however today the company did a 180 on its

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Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Apple products are no longer green, at least according to the world's leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a government-sponsored green

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A Solar-Canopy Powers Tranquil Middlebrook Artist Studios in Coastal California

A Solar-Canopy Powers Tranquil Middlebrook Artist Studios in Coastal California

The four studios have concrete footings and timber framing. Small cutouts in strategic locations, including skylights, permit daylighting to permeate the quiet interior while preventing excess solar gain.

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Blank Studio’s Xeros Residence Beats the Heat With a Sun-Shading Facade

Blank Studio’s Xeros Residence Beats the Heat With a Sun-Shading Facade

Blank Studio's Xeros Residence (from the Greek for ‘dry’) turns an opaque face towards the intense western afternoon sun in Phoenix, Arizona, while more exposed faces to the south and east are

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple's massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track. The new Foster +

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Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Vienna-based Mischer'traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with

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Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

One of the coolest finds we spotted at last week's Dwell on Design was this line of iPhone accessories made by Bad Beetle out of the dead remains of trees infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Deemed

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M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

How many garments have you thrown away lately? If you think it's been 6 or more over the past 12 months, then you're right on par with one in three Brits, according to a survey by Marks & Spencer.

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Bialee is a cute little lamp made from a repurposed espresso coffee maker, designed by Matthew Appleby for Berlin-based Showraum. Using the filter and base of a traditional Italian cafetera,

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World Oceans Day: Download UNESCO’s Free App to Explore Marine World Heritage Sites!

World Oceans Day: Download UNESCO’s Free App to Explore Marine World Heritage Sites!

In celebration of World Oceans Day 2012, the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme is giving away a free iPhone app that lets you explore 45 Marine World Heritage sites around the globe! Ocean lovers can

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Morpholio Provides an Innovative Social Platform for Architects and Designers to Present Their Work

Morpholio Provides an Innovative Social Platform for Architects and Designers to Present Their Work

Static websites become a presentation tool of the past with this cool iPad app called Morpholio. Morpholio was developed by a team at Columbia University as a free portfolio software tool that design

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The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is the First UL Platinum Certified 4G Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is the First UL Platinum Certified 4G Smartphone

Electronics firms are often quick to play up the green credentials of their devices, and when it comes to smartphones, those credentials aren't always particularly impressive. On the other hand, the

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand's label into the surface of pieces of fruit. The mold

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CURB Agency Blends Advertising with Sustainable Eco-Art To Spread its Message

CURB Agency Blends Advertising with Sustainable Eco-Art To Spread its Message

CURB uses a variety of different green media, including reverse graffiti, LeGrow plants, moss art, sea tagging, and even snow. Reverse graffiti washes away the long-collected grit and grime that

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient LED lamps

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Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds of Nature

Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds of Nature

It’s not easy to write about sound, so maybe it’s better to start with the objects that emit them. As part of a NSF program which invites artists and writers to explore Antarctica Cheryl spent 6 weeks

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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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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended ecological

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Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for LEED Platinum Nordea Bank With Scandinavia’s Largest Trading Floor

Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for LEED Platinum Nordea Bank With Scandinavia’s Largest Trading Floor

The winning design adds to Henning Larsen Architects' recent string of successful bids - the eminent Danish firm also won a competition to design a new theater and zoo entrance in Emmen. Their concept for

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

O’Brien’s passion as a tree rescuer started five years ago when a neighbor near his Key Peninsula property in Washington state removed scores of old-growth trees. Not only did the trees’ removal cut

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“Blackest” Solar Cell Ever Designed Absorbs 99.7 Percent of All Light

“Blackest” Solar Cell Ever Designed Absorbs 99.7 Percent of All Light

Natcore Technology scientists have created a black silicon solar cell with an average reflectance of 0.3%, making it the “blackest” solar cell ever designed. Compared to the most efficient solar cells

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Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Yesterday Walmart announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, Colorado, bringing the total number of Walmart’s solar power installations to 100. The rooftop solar installations,

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Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Today the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers over the pricing of eBooks. The Justice Department claims that Apple and the other publishers named

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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling the all-new NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow for New York City. The NV200 was selected as the Big Apple's exclusive cab after a rigorous two-year design

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Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Have an old Apple Mac that's collecting dust? Why not turn it into a retrotastic iMac aquarium? We first featured Jake Harms' candy-colored macquariums last year they got so much fanfare that he decided

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iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

If you've been looking for a keyboard to complement your iPad, why not opt for one of iZen's gorgeous bamboo models instead of a plastic one? iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard

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New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

Apple has caught some heat for its controversial, car-dependent Cupertino campus proposal, but an anonymous tipster has leaked an updated rendering to Inhabitat that would way up the controversy on the

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