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AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

Every year consumers in the United States toss 220,000,000 automobile tires in the trash. But while these defunct tires are being seen as useless by the majority, designer AnneMarie van Splunter has a

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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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Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

The cool turquoise interior sets the stage for comfortable dining and the perimeter of the restaurant is lined with a series of shelves. The top shelf holds lush potted plants that line the entire

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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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The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm Art Hotel Delights Guests With Recycled Art and Farm Fresh Food

The Farm features work by artists both emerging and established, and focuses on those who use recycled or repurposed materials. Each of the six rooms has its own character and décor, and each either

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Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Astounding Chuck Close-Inspired Recycled Bottle Cap Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau

Croteau considers herself a political artist and she uses her work to make statements and get people to think about things in a different light. By working with recycled bottle caps, Croteau wanted

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

INTERVIEW: We Talk Repurposed Tire Rubber Sandals With Kyle Parsons of IndoSole

Inhabitat: Can you describe IndoSole? Kyle: IndoSole is a lifestyle brand based around resourceful thinking. We do that through footwear that we call “Indos,” which feature a repurposed motorbike

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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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Giant Portraits Made From Thousands of Repurposed Wine Corks by Scott Gundersen

Giant Portraits Made From Thousands of Repurposed Wine Corks by Scott Gundersen

The portraits start out as large photographs that Gundersen takes of his subjects. The photographs are then used as a reference, as he renders the faces into a large scale pencil portrait. After shading

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The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists at the United State's National Ignition Facility (NIF) are currently working on unlocking the key to nuclear fusion power by zapping atoms with giant lasers - and the project just got a major

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Dominic Wilcox Upcycles Old Paint Brushes Into Fun Coat Hooks

Dominic Wilcox Upcycles Old Paint Brushes Into Fun Coat Hooks

We first fell for artist and designer Dominic Wilcox last year at the Milan Furniture Fair with his living shoe laces exhibition. But more recently, the designer has created an installation of coat

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Sole Arena Thermal Spa Taps Into the Natural Healing Powers of Salted Air

Sole Arena Thermal Spa Taps Into the Natural Healing Powers of Salted Air

Visitors can enter the structure through one of three tunnel-like entrances. The openings resemble natural cuts in the wood, and appear as if the exterior skin was bark with fresh wood inside. Inside, the

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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills. Anna

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LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

Lava's emergency shelter is designed for ultimate ease and comfort in the worst of scenarios. Resembling an origami pod, the unit can be cut out of local plywood and assembled or even be dropped off by

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10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

The LEED Building Certification program was started 11 years ago in 2000. Today, The Green Building Certification Institute issued its 10,000th LEED certificate to the Live Oak Family Resource Center in

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Lantern-like Hanging Japanese Tea House Brings Visitors in Touch With Nature

Lantern-like Hanging Japanese Tea House Brings Visitors in Touch With Nature

We’ve seen adult-sized tree houses sprouting up around the world lately, but Jameson’s structure hangs independently. The teahouse is based on the design of a traditional Japanese lantern, and it

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Picturesque Green-Roofed Aquapark Rises Out of the Swiss Alps

Picturesque Green-Roofed Aquapark Rises Out of the Swiss Alps

Located in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, and funded by the regional state organization ACCM, the water park retreat will combine indoor and outdoor venues, making it enjoyable year round. Located on a

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Casa Cabrela Is a Spectacular Modern Structure Surrounding Beautiful Stone Ruins

Casa Cabrela Is a Spectacular Modern Structure Surrounding Beautiful Stone Ruins

The original ruins, complete with stone doorway and windows, were preserved and repurposed. Since the ruins were lacking a roof, Organica was inspired to use the space as an enclosed outdoor area.

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Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Ball Nogues’ project, Talus Dome, is a carefully constructed “pile” of stainless steel spheres on the side of a freeway in Edmonton, Alberta. To create the shape, and elaborate mold was engineered

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Giant British Recycled CD Fish Invites People Into Its Mouth

Giant British Recycled CD Fish Invites People Into Its Mouth

The Glastonbury Festival is a Performance Arts Festival that attracts roughly 150,000 revelers annually. Funds generated are typically donated to good causes, and Greenpeace is one of them. This year the

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Niloufar Afnan Unveils Recycled Furnishings Inspired by Beirut’s Recovery Culture

Niloufar Afnan Unveils Recycled Furnishings Inspired by Beirut’s Recovery Culture

Spotted at this year’s New Designers exhibition in London, Royal Stool and 46 (table) are a series of furniture pieces inspired by the culture of recovery and reuse. Designed by Lebanese-born Niloufar

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

A devastating earthquake all but leveled Christchurch’s older buildings in February, however Shigeru Ban just unveiled a massive temporary cardboard building that will replace the city's historic

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Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain’s steel exterior is clad in vertical larch beams, which make the boat look more like a building while adding a beach club atmosphere. The three-storey Petit-Bain is centered around a theater

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Shipping Container Pool Filters River Water as it Floats Through France

Shipping Container Pool Filters River Water as it Floats Through France

The barge hosts two separate pools - a large 82' x 36' pool that is 8 feet deep, and a smaller 36' x 32' kiddie pool that is only 4 ½ feet deep. Together, they complete Bordeaux’s CUB Olympic

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Former Gin Distillery Transformed into Thriving Cultural Center in Holland

Former Gin Distillery Transformed into Thriving Cultural Center in Holland

Originally constructed in 1692, the historic building remains remarkably intact. The design team remodeled both the exterior and interior to give it a new form and an upscale design. Complete with a youth

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Medieval Italian Castle Transformed into Modern Mountain Museum

Medieval Italian Castle Transformed into Modern Mountain Museum

Development on the project started in 2008, and since then EM2 has focused on restoring the castle’s façade and interior while creating a fine exhibition space. The architects constructed most of the

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Historic Raleigh Art Gallery a Gets a Modern Makeover with Plunging Fin Roof

Historic Raleigh Art Gallery a Gets a Modern Makeover with Plunging Fin Roof

The building has already seen a few renovations in its time. Originally constructed for Allen Forge & Welding Company back at the beginning of last century, it was then repurposed by The Brogden

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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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