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At this "cat library," you can check out a kitten for the day

Most people don’t want their officemates to make a lot of noise during the workday, and it’d be pretty nutty to glance over and see a colleague battling at a felt mouse stuffed with…

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Dyson has developed an LED lamp that lasts for 37 years

Dyson has developed an LED lamp that lasts for 37 years

The folks who make vacuum cleaners that don’t lose suction have launched a lightbulb that doesn’t lose brightness—for 37 years. Dyson has developed a proprietary LED that they…

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Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Pigs seem to be all over the news lately—whether it's the couple of thousand who made a break for freedom after the truck they were being transported in crashed, or Bubba Sue, posing…

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Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world's first 100% agave surfboard

Surfer Gary Linden and Jose Cuervo create the world's first 100% agave…

Born out of passion, adventure and the never-ending commitment to positive social impact, Jose Cuervo Tradicional has unveiled the world’s first sustainable, 100% Agave surfboard in…

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Airbnb makes it easy for architecture fans to sleep in style with their favorite architects

Airbnb makes it easy for architecture fans to sleep in style with…

Picture Cookie-cutter hotels can be the bane of a travelling architecture buff's existence: all those awkward proportions and functional but formless spaces can really get on your…

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Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every…

This wooden dome house is constructed largely from organic materials, including cedar, bamboo, and limestone. It has another eco-friendly feature, too, that allows the home to be more…

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower…

https://vimeo.com/130206124 In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will…

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Congo president joins fight against 'blood ivory' with 5-ton burn

Congo president joins fight against 'blood ivory' with 5-ton burn

Congo-Brazzaville, the nation officially known as the Republic of the Congo, has joined the ranks of nations standing ground against illegal ivory poaching, by torching an enormous pile…

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What's lurking in your mattress?

What's lurking in your mattress?

The average person spends nearly a third of their lifetime in bed. When we were kids we were scared of the monsters hiding under our bed, but as adults we may be more concerned with the…

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Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

It looks like the American anti-climate change movement is, if nothing else, a well-funded one. The Guardian reports an analysis of tax records shows “secretive funders” behind the…

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How to build the perfect fire, according to a Duke University engineer

How to build the perfect fire, according to a Duke University engineer

Adrian Bejan understands the shape of the perfect fire. And you can build one, right in your own fire pit. In a study published in Nature Scientific Reports, Bejan, a professor of…

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World's first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

World's first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet…

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York collaborates with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography, presenting a project titled Smog Tasting as a part of the New…

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Villa in the Beskydy Mountains is clad in a 3D perforated sheet metal facade

Villa in the Beskydy Mountains is clad in a 3D perforated sheet metal…

Eschewing the traditional wood and stone facades that most homes exhibit, this villa by Zdeněk Trefil is completely clad in a 3D perforated, corrugated sheet metal facade. The…

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Don't mess with Roger, the muscle-bound kangaroo who can crush metal with his bare hands

Don't mess with Roger, the muscle-bound kangaroo who can crush metal…

Picture When you think of kangaroos, an impressive set of pecs and six-pack abs are not usually the first things that spring to mind. But that's just what Roger, a red kangaroo who…

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Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Rhinos, elephants and polar bears get a lot of press, but a new study suggests that vanishing invertebrates like land snails signals that the sixth mass extinction of species is now…

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Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Related: Do your fish companions meander to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? Do you suspect that they yearn for a taste of life above…

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This colorful Bienenhaus is a bee castle that provides sanctuary for 16 beehives

This colorful Bienenhaus is a bee castle that provides sanctuary for…

Inspired by the industrious nature of honeybees, architect Massimiliano Dell'Olivo has designed and self-built a contemporary version of the traditional alpine wooden apiary known as a…

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Humble fish farmer feeds over 1 million kids every school day

Humble fish farmer feeds over 1 million kids every school day

Scotland native Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow launched a charity organization nearly 13 years ago that is now feeding a landmark one million of the world's poorest children, each and every…

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SoNo Architects’ Mountain-View House boasts stunning views of the Austrian Alps

SoNo Architects’ Mountain-View House boasts stunning views of the…

Located over 880 meters above sea level, the Mountain-View House is situated in a small Austrian village connected with Kitzbuehel, a region famous for skiing. SoNo Architects created…

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GE's new dome-shaped wind turbine generates more electricity

GE's new dome-shaped wind turbine generates more electricity

Perhaps the most interesting thing about technology of any kind is its ability to be adapted and improved. For wind turbines, GE’s New ecoROTR is that kind of advancement. The…

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Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

From the street, Spiegel Haus appears like two volumes, connected by an entryway with a large overhanging eave. To the left, a traditional-looking ranch style volume meets a modern two…

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A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation hub

A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation…

The Västerås Travel Center was designed as part of the 3B — Build Away the Barriers, a redevelopment plan that will transform the 17 acres surrounding the existing railway into a…

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"La Cage aux Folles" architectural folly combines pipe bending with…

The installation was inspired by two concepts-Mongolian yurt and cage-like structures. It resembles a yurt in its structural design, as it is comprised of small wooden rods arranged in…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 33 Clever tricks to make any tiny space feel bigger

INFOGRAPHIC: 33 Clever tricks to make any tiny space feel bigger

Wish you could expand your house without paying for a costly renovation? Vanessa Arbuthnott has you covered with this infographic featuring 33 clever tricks for making any small space…

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ASMO Charger ends vampire power draw and helps prevent home fires

ASMO Charger ends vampire power draw and helps prevent home fires

There have been lot's of talk about vampire power. About how electronic devices continue sucking energy even when they are on standby mode. A recent study by the National Resources…

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The Moop: A Modern Modular Prefab Coop For Design-Savvy Chickens

The Moop: A Modern Modular Prefab Coop For Design-Savvy Chickens

There are hundreds of designs out there for chicken coops - from super simple boxes to elaborate $100k fantasy hen mansions. But not all chicken coops are created equally - and Peter…

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Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital screen to real life

Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital…

Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus created small inflatable bubbles that place visitors in the ever-changing environment of the RGB color spectrum. As if inhabiting pixels…

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 Is Bhutan the world's most eco-friendly travel destination?

Is Bhutan the world's most eco-friendly travel destination?

THIMPHU, BHUTAN--My first meal in the land of Gross National Happiness was prepared by Five Diamond star chef Mario Fernandez, of Aman Resorts. When asked point blank whether GNH is…

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59…

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the…

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike's newly redesigned bikes

Feast your eyes on Citi Bike's newly redesigned bikes

Ben Serrota “You’re being supported in areas you need to be supported,” said Serrota, whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics, as well as National, European and…

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Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in…

The China sinkhole was naturally formed as a result of the region’s karst processes, in which the humid climate of Hubei’s Xuanen county triggered the chemical dissolution of the…

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Tiny isolated cabin in Norway is only accessible by foot or horse

Tiny isolated cabin in Norway is only accessible by foot or horse

The stunning tiny cabin stands along a lake, in between high Norwegian peaks. Its humble, curvaceous design integrates into the landscape causing minimal footprint to its pristine…

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California is sinking as farmers dig deeper for water

California is sinking as farmers dig deeper for water

  California is sinking. We can’t mince words on this one. The dire drought conditions in the state have had a profound and devastating effect on crops in the state, spurring…

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Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in…

Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the savanna, the baobab tree is…

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Taiwanese worm becomes internet sensation with proboscis-shooting talent

Taiwanese worm becomes internet sensation with proboscis-shooting…

https://youtu.be/GQcer6SaW3A It doesn't take much to become an internet star these days. A shakily shot YouTube video, a squishy green body, and a talent for shooting a pink…

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Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Yazdani Studio, the design firm of CannonDesign, created a tiny student prefab housing unit that can also be used as a mobile guesthouse, office space, extra bedroom or temporary…

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Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Visually stunning inside and out, the Toybox tiny home boasts a bold and colorful exterior that evokes the pop art artworks of Roy Lichtenstein. Topped by a white, energy-efficient…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How electric cars are changing the world

INFOGRAPHIC: How electric cars are changing the world

Electric cars are on the road to changing the car industry forever. Technological advancements continue to bring us closer than ever to affordable zero-emission vehicle options, while…

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SNAP clip-on legs let you turn practically anything flat into a piece of furniture

SNAP clip-on legs let you turn practically anything flat into a piece…

Hello Inhabitat team, We are Erika and Maria, the founders of Be-elastic. We just launched our first big project, SNAP, which we want to share with you. Our lives are continuously…

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Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby airport in half

Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby…

Landscape artist Paul de Kort teamed up with H+N+S Landscape Architects to design a 80-acre diamond-shaped green space right next to the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.…

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