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Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Photo via Shutterstock The Central American country of Nicaragua has never been as fortunate as its neighbors when it comes to energy reserves. In fact, most commercial electricity is generated by

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The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls

A new approach to living walls has arrived! Called the Farm Buddy, this cool vertical garden kit aims to simplify living walls with its unique design. Using a peat moss sponge with a felt covering as its

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Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

First place was awarded to Alexander Laing & Francesco Matteo Belfiore from London, who envisioned the transformation of the wreck by exploring the dichotomy between removal and storage. They proposed

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GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves — from Therefore.com – spent four years developing a light that would provide a viable alternative to kerosene and sun-powered lamps for

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Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

From the very beginning, the Empowerhouse was planned to be more than just an entry for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Designed and built by a student group from Parsons The New School for Design , Stevens

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SayBoat is a Minimalist Floating Home Clad With Sustainable Beech Wood in the Czech Republic

SayBoat is a Minimalist Floating Home Clad With Sustainable Beech Wood in the Czech Republic

The design brief called for a home for a couple that could accommodate family on the weekends. Whilst compact enough to drive down the road if the situation calls for it, the interior is surprisingly

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MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

Tong wanted to create an independent store that contrasted from the big box stores and chain boutiques that surround the atrium in the mall. The resulting shop resembles a misshapen childhood fort, clad

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Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

“JOIN” is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The “JOIN” system is made from salvaged wood materials and

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The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture

The Sgabellissimo is a Two-Legged Stool and Ladder Rolled Into One Precarious Piece of Furniture

The Italians like to keep the design world on the edge of their seats—literally. The Sgabellissimo from Modoloco Design is a two-legged stool that becomes a small ladder when turned upside down.

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Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

Nautinox’ Trellised Greenline Bookshelf Encourages Indoor Gardening

We got our first glimpse of the Nautinox Greenline Collection of planter box furniture back in April at the Milan Furniture Fair, and the Italian furniture manufacturer recently showcased a new bookshelf

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Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

Floris Wubben’s Brilliant Stripped Lamp is Made From a Single Tree Branch

We are always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in, and this gorgeous Stripped lamp by Floris Wubben does just that by marrying the beauty of a tree with the function of a light. To create the

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14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not only does this

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Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Holly Farm in Southern Tasmania is a sprawling new farmhouse made of reclaimed materials from the previous home that sat on its site, which was damaged in a fire. Designed by Cykel Architecture, the

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Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Ben de la Roche, an industrial design student at Massey University in New Zealand, has designed a doorless refrigeration wall, called Impress, that prevents food waste and saves energy. De la Roche's

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Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest takes their terrariums and living walls very seriously, calling them foliar juxtapositions, an idyllic name for infusing nature into an otherwise devoid space. Rather than battling the

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Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

The wood paneling and fixtures included reclaimed parts of an English pub that were previously used in another incarnation for Lee Broom's highly successful solo show at Milan's Salone del Mobile. Other

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Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

East London Furniture completely transformed bar and gallery space DreamBagsJaguarShoes. Fixtures, tables and seating were all made from salvaged materials - including British Gypsum pallets, wood from a

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Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a three-story office building located in Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy. The sculptural, prismatic design is a reflection of the client's dynamic business, and the angular volume is seen on

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Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

In the remote Argentine Pampas you can find an incredible forest formed in the shape of a guitar. More than 35 years ago, Pedro Ureta unexpectedly lost his wife to a brain aneurysm. Devastated by the loss

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Plus Energy FOLD House by Solar Decathlon Team DTU Can Be Erected in Multiple Configurations

Plus Energy FOLD House by Solar Decathlon Team DTU Can Be Erected in Multiple Configurations

To the team from Denmark that is presently working around the clock to finish the Fold House in time for the official SDE 2012 opening, sustainability entails a collective mindset that requires a sense of

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Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon Installation Is Made from Thousands of CFL Light Bulbs

Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon Installation Is Made from Thousands of CFL Light Bulbs

  Designed by Chinese artist Wang Yuyang, 'Artificial Moon' is a spectacular lighting installation built from a thousand of energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs. The piece is a metaphor for a

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Droog Design’s Slow Glow Table Lamp Changes Brightness by Melting Vegetable Fat

Droog Design’s Slow Glow Table Lamp Changes Brightness by Melting Vegetable Fat

Instead of using an evacuated bulb or a bulb filled with halogen, the Slow Glow lamp is filled with a familiar organic material: vegetable fat. Created by NEXT Architects and designer Aura Luz Melis for

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Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren metropolis with

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Alex Vermeulen’s Floating Solar Panel Installation in Eindhoven is Designed To Lift a Levitating Buddha

Alex Vermeulen’s Floating Solar Panel Installation in Eindhoven is Designed To Lift a Levitating Buddha

Situated in a 6,000-square-foot pond at Eindhoven's University of Technology, Vermeulen's eggs generate solar power that is converted into a magnetic field. The magnetic field makes a Buddha figure,

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Palazzo di Vigonovo: Fire-Damaged 17th Century Building Restored With a Laser-Cut Corten Facade

Palazzo di Vigonovo: Fire-Damaged 17th Century Building Restored With a Laser-Cut Corten Facade

3ndy Studio oversaw the re-design of the site and associated building works; Daverio and Milani were brought in to work their literary magic on the front cover of this new masterpiece. The cold hard sheet

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Prior to taking off for Asia, Mademoiselle Maurice cut and folded hundreds of origami shapes in her Paris studio. The tiny delicate paper components were carefully folded into origami stars, roses,

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