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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House, the design consists of an all-natural wood base and a

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BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

BEN’s Shipping Container Bike Shop Provides Hope Amid Gang Wars in South Africa

Andrew Wheeldon established BEN a decade ago in order to promote poverty alleviation and sustainable mobility for the 2014 World Design Capital's poorest residents. A non-profit organization that receives

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Ozon Cyclery Builds Bamboo Bikes for Berlin’s Carbon-Conscious Commuters

Berlin's Ozon Cyclery is a fantastic project that is set on changing the German city's bike-scape by introducing unique custom-made bikes made from bamboo. A team of bike-enthusiasts started the venture

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Sebastián Errázuriz Creates Anti-Capitalist Street Art By Painting Dollar Signs on Roads

Sebastián Errázuriz Creates Anti-Capitalist Street Art By Painting Dollar Signs on Roads

The prolific designer Sebastián Errázuriz has transformed some regular streets into anti-capitalist works of art using only a brush and some white paint. Since wowing us with his elaborate Magistral

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The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES in Oregon Wine Country

The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES in Oregon Wine Country

Before we get into any more details about the car, I should mention that I'm not a car expert - but if you're reading this, you probably aren't, either. Lexus provided us with a comprehensive press packet

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Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Balance studio designed Pulpop - a sculptural doughnut-shaped speaker made from recycled paper pulp that blasts your mp3 player's tunes straight from your desk. Remember that cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clock

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Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Jeff Dah-Yue Shi’s Brilliant Bamboo LED Lights Double as a Modular Building Material

Dah-Yue Shi's Bamboo LED system can be used to illuminate minimalist spaces without the use of protruding lighting fixtures. The luminous panels are composed of three main parts: (1) an LED light source

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Lyn Deutsch’s Awesome Philippine Miniature Houses Are Made from Recycled Materials

Lyn Deutsch’s Awesome Philippine Miniature Houses Are Made from Recycled Materials

These tiny little houses by Lyn Deutsch are a great way to add a little flair to aquariums, plant pots and even lighting fixtures. Painstakingly handcrafted by Deutsch, the Philippine Miniature Houses

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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

Santa Eugenia Social Housing Aptly Deals With an Unfortunate Solar Orientation

When Bailo Rull ADD+ took on this project, one of the main problems they had to solve was how to design a social housing project with a misguided solar orientation? The masterplan called for a linear

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

The eco-farm consists of four small-scale public buildings: a club house, a harvest pavilion, a botanical showroom, and an information center. Completed in 2012, the Harvest Pavilion is the first of the

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18,000 lb. Mayan Temple is the World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture!

18,000 lb. Mayan Temple is the World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture!

The chocolate building team was lead by Chef Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand, who added their pastry expertise to the construction of the oversized treat. The giant chocolate building is in the shape

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Pb Elemental’s Beachaus I is a Smart LEED Platinum Prefab in British Columbia

Pb Elemental’s Beachaus I is a Smart LEED Platinum Prefab in British Columbia

Beachaus I is a 2,085 sq ft home that includes a large separate office/studio space and bright shared spaces. The project was developed by InHaus Development, whose mission statement is to “Live smart,

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Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Owen Mortensen’s Organic Art Reveals the Delicate Inner Workings of Leaves

Reminiscent of the childhood hobby of pressing leaves between wax paper, Mortensen’s S3 series reimagines leaf collecting. The artist-invented process stands for Selectively Skeletonized Sycamores.

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The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

The Globe (Hedron) Is a Geodesic Greenhouse for Urban Farmers

Predicting food shortages in the 21st century, Zurich-based UrbanFarmers AG and Conceptual Devices have teamed up to produce plans for the Globe (Hedron), a geodesic greenhouse that rests

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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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Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Peru Gift Show Highlights Sustainable Design

Curated by interior designers Rocio del Barco and Alejandro Rincon, the house was a treasure-trove of sustainable and eco-friendly designs that highlighted the country’s pride in its traditional artisan

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Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Last week Pinwu became the first Chinese design team to win a Salone Satellite Design Report Award. Zhang Lei, Christoph John and Jovana Bogdanovic's winning collection is made from natural and

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Vietnam’s I Resort is a Beautiful Retreat Made Entirely from Natural Materials

Vietnam’s I Resort is a Beautiful Retreat Made Entirely from Natural Materials

The resort is located on a small hill near a river within a calm environment just outside Vietnam's Nha Trang city. Its round thatched-roof courtyard is used as a quite space and climate

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The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

Super-Elastica is a natural rattan armchair which owes its name to the extraordinarily elastic material, which enables it to adapt to the shape of whoever sits in it, and to return to its original shape

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From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang is a design collective based in China that applies local paper making techniques to furniture design. During this year's Milan Design Week they unveiled their Gú Chair, which is molded from

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Shelley Miller’s Historical Murals Are Made From Sugar!

Shelley Miller’s Historical Murals Are Made From Sugar!

Using sugar cake icing, Miller replicates the images of historical Portuguese tiles, azulejo ceramic tiles, and even street art. Inspired by calligraphy, arabesques, ancient mosaics, mosque architecture,

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IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

IKEA PS Unveils Smart, Sustainable Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2012

This bamboo table has three changeable tabletops - a planter, a fruit bowl and a normal flat table. It can also be put together to create different compositions. Poltrona is a minimalist take on

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Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

AmbiHive is a beautiful new design from NBT Studio that merges an ambient wall light and a speaker. The piece is made with ICB (Inverted Corrugated Board), LEDs and a ceramic sound chip. The chip,

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iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iPhone users aren't exactly at a loss when looking for a place to dock their phones these days. But even in a market that's flooded with a myriad docking and music amplification systems, the iBamboo

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Iranian Architect Builds Sustainable Bamboo Dome From Bamboo and Dry Rice Plants

Iranian Architect Builds Sustainable Bamboo Dome From Bamboo and Dry Rice Plants

It takes three people two days to build this shelter, which is made from seventy bamboo canes. The base of the self-standing shelter was made from gas pipes from a local shop, ensuring the structure

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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

The school's 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal, include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost and have a strong contextual and aesthetic

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