Qatar's largest labor 'city' to hold 70,000 migrant workers

Qatar's largest labor 'city' to hold 70,000 migrant workers

Qatar has announced plans to build seven cities to house the migrant workers on whose backs the 2022 World Cup stadiums will be built. The largest, called "Labor City," will hold 70,000…

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DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

You may have seem some brilliant book planters on Pinterest or Tumblr and marvelled at how such a simple project can yield such beautiful results—I know I have! The folks over…

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Tesla's Powerwall home battery is already sold out through 2016

Tesla's Powerwall home battery is already sold out through 2016

Only a week has gone by since Elon Musk announced Tesla's new, much-hyped Powerwall home battery, and the company is reporting that they've already sold out of their batteries through…

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Artist uses spider webs to create spellbinding cubes of eerie art

Artist uses spider webs to create spellbinding cubes of eerie art

With the advent of of newer technologies and the digital age, the creative arts have taken on many different inceptions lately. Tomas Saraceno of Argentina brings us back to basics by…

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Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn't

Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn't

Are flowers one of the worst gifts you can give? Husbands the world over may be sighing in relief that finally, those roses may be just too ecologically insensitive to continue giving…

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Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Northern Italy is now home to a crappy new establishment named Museo della Merda, which translates to the Museum of Shit. Built on the grounds of the Castelbosco dairy farm, owned by…

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ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels

ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in…

http://vimeo.com/114451559 The ON/OFF team assembled the 4-meter-tall BOULEvard ball with high-tension rope and large black plastic tubing that served as the core struts. The…

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change…

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy…

The 1880s warehouse was converted into a modern live-work studio for fine arts photographer Jaime Alvarez and girlfriend Leah Shepperd. Bright Common shows off the factory’s…

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Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate…

+ D-Shape + Kushner Studios via 3D Print Images © D-Shape

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Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Set in the rear garden property of a large Edwardian home, the Z Square house harmonizes with the landscape with its linear design and integration of nature throughout. Inside, the…

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From the Source brings its Grasshopper line of sustainable wood and reclaimed rubber furniture to BKLYN Designs

From the Source brings its Grasshopper line of sustainable wood and…

From the Source has become a beloved resource for Brooklynites looking to furnish their homes with sustainably made furniture, and their new Grasshopper line of chairs is crafted with…

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Phil Gautreau’s reclaimed wood bowls, boards, and vases merge texture with sophisticated functionality

Phil Gautreau’s reclaimed wood bowls, boards, and vases merge…

You’re sure to impress your dinner guests with a handmade wood bowl or vase from Brooklyn designer Phil Gautreau—recipient of our Reader’s Choice Award last year. Custom-made from…

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Keep time in style with Westkill's screen-printed wooden clocks at BKLYN Designs 2015

Keep time in style with Westkill's screen-printed wooden clocks at…

Conceived by two cousins born and raised in Brooklyn, Westkill combines sleek lines and bold style with minimally finished, rugged wood. The cousins, Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz,…

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PEG Woodworking brings a sculptural touch to sustainable furniture design

PEG Woodworking brings a sculptural touch to sustainable furniture…

Since 2013, Casey has designed custom furniture using a system of handmade joinery. Her pieces have also incorporated tactile and traditional handmade elements like Danish Cord weaving,…

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Bronsen Company's cruelty-free animal menagerie brings the African safari to your home

Bronsen Company's cruelty-free animal menagerie brings the African…

Bronsen Company’s beautiful Project Safari brings a cruelty-free alternative to taxidermy to the modern home. Hand made and hand cast in Brooklyn, the collection of ceramic safari…

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Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

Seriously, does it get any better than this? Pico Design shrinks architecture into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with high-quality materials. Guggenheim Rotunda? Covered. Joinery…

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Think Fabricate gets moving with their transforming KINETIC Furniture Collection at BKLYN Designs

Think Fabricate gets moving with their transforming KINETIC Furniture…

Many of us know Think Fabricate as a furniture company, but it's so much more than that. As the name implies, the multi-disciplinary design studio specializes in actively investigating…

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West of Noble fashions storied furniture out of refurbished materials

West of Noble fashions storied furniture out of refurbished materials

West of Noble is a one-man design show in Brooklyn run by Greg Mitchell. We think his website says a lot about his work: there are two tabs -- portfolio and contact. No about page, no…

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Urban Chandy's eclectic upcycled chandeliers return to BKLYN Designs

Urban Chandy's eclectic upcycled chandeliers return to BKLYN Designs

Light up your imagination with inspiration from Urban Chandy’s collection of chic and eclectic chandeliers. Guaranteed to be a showstopper in any space, these fixtures are made…

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Casa Kids introduces new murphy bed for adults at BKLYN Designs 2015

Casa Kids introduces new murphy bed for adults at BKLYN Designs 2015

Casa Kids' line of thoughtful, eco-friendly children's furnishings have helped them make a name for themselves in Brooklyn and beyond, and now they're ready to bring that same…

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Tell NASA how you would sustainably colonize Mars and you could win $15,000

Tell NASA how you would sustainably colonize Mars and you could win…

Got a cool idea for making Mars the next habitable planet for humans? If so, NASA wants to hear it—and they’re willing to award a total of $15,000 in cash prizes to the top three…

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Fahz lets you turn your loved ones' faces into a vase

Fahz lets you turn your loved ones' faces into a vase

It's your face - in a vase! The brainchild of Nicholas and Martha Desbiens, Fahz is a way for you to turn your loved ones' profiles into a one-of-a-kind, 3D-printed vase that reveals…

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M.Spring Studio's 3D-printed decorative hardware is a modern twist on traditional designs

M.Spring Studio's 3D-printed decorative hardware is a modern twist on…

Those aren't stylish jewelry you're seeing above - they're actually 3D-printed drawer pulls designed and fabricated by Brooklyn-based M.Spring Studio. Founded by metalsmith and former…

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House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA's study of earth science

House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA's study…

When Obama unveiled his proposed fiscal budget for the year 2016, not only did he request billions in funding for clean energy development and incentives, but he also set aside $1.947…

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Artisan Design Source to debut luminous recycled cardboard lighting at BKLYN Designs 2015

Artisan Design Source to debut luminous recycled cardboard lighting at…

Raouf Sarwari used to design custom furniture, display cases and living walls for architects, interior designs and artists, but then he stumbled across laser-cutting, and decided to…

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Over 200 leading scientists agree: non-stick pans are bad for you

Over 200 leading scientists agree: non-stick pans are bad for you

Over 200 scientists signed a statement telling the world that they are highly concerned over the spread of certain chemicals called poly and perfluoroalkyl substances which are in most…

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Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of…

This is not the first time the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California has rescued Rubbish the sea lion pup. In March the rescue center found him in Santa Barbara suffering from…

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Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

In 2013, the couple who commissioned the renovation, Tatsumi Terado and his wife Hanae, talked to CNN about their home. Responding to the absence of interior walls, the gaping floor…

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Watch Oregon's Lost Lake disappear down a bizarre hole

Watch Oregon's Lost Lake disappear down a bizarre hole

Located in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest, the Lost Lake presents a highly unusual natural phenomenon; each winter the lake bed fills with water from nearby streams, and every…

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Pletz's FSC-certified wood lamps are both modern and timeless

Pletz's FSC-certified wood lamps are both modern and timeless

Pletz is a Brooklyn Navy Yard-based design studio that crafts handmade modernist lamps. Founded by the husband and wife team of Aaron and Heather Schoon, Pletz strives to create light…

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Wax Rax handcrafts colorful storage racks for vinyl collectors

Wax Rax handcrafts colorful storage racks for vinyl collectors

If you're one of those rare 21st century humans who still knows what a vinyl record is, keep reading. Artist, designer and metal fabricator David Stanavich handcrafts brilliant racks…

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Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 will debut in March 2016, production kicks off in 2017

Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 will debut in March 2016, production kicks off…

Tesla's Model S sedan is the poster child for the growing electric vehicle segment, but with a price tag in the $70,000 range, it's far out of reach for most buyers. Tesla has already…

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Bolé Road Textiles fuses colorful Ethiopian weaving with modern design

Bolé Road Textiles fuses colorful Ethiopian weaving with modern…

Bolé Road Textiles brings the beautiful, hand woven textiles of Ethiopia to Brooklyn. Founded by Hana Getachew to fuse traditional Ethiopian weaving with modern design, Bolé Road…

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Check out Brooklyn Butcher Blocks' cool wooden beer mugs

Check out Brooklyn Butcher Blocks' cool wooden beer mugs

With all of the cheese and charcuterie we Brooklynites ingest, it only makes sense that we should have our own Brooklyn-made butcher blocks and cheeseboards to prep and serve it on too.…

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Dwell on Design 2015: America's largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design 2015: America's largest design event is coming to Los…

Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 29-31, 2015! Curated by the talented editors of Dwell magazine, this…

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La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

Architecture firm LEO A DALY teamed up with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to design this seven-story residential building that helps its tenants transition out of homelessness. La…

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14 awesome green designs spotted at BKLYN Designs 2015

14 awesome green designs spotted at BKLYN Designs 2015

bklyn designs, bklyn designs 2015, brooklyn design, brooklyn designers, made in brooklyn, sustainable design, eco design, green home furnishings, nyc design, furniture made in brooklyn,…

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through…

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of…

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Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite buildings home

Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite…

There are big names in the architecture toy game, like LEGO, whose architecture series includes iconic buildings and monuments, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Flatiron Building,…

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