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Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu, the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino material. An ideal substitute for natural or fake stone, this

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The “Bug” Urban Electric Concept Mini-Car

This mini concept car, designed by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fedrizzi, is all electric, meaning it has zero emissions. The “Bug” is a super cute two-seater vehicle meant for puttering around

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Former Sprint, Radioshack CEOs Form Cell Phone Recycling Company

Former Sprint, Radioshack CEOs Form Cell Phone Recycling Company

It may shock you to learn that only 10 percent of America's 275 million cell phone users recycle their handsets. Globally, the situation is even more depressing: A mere one percent of the world's four

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Hufft Project’s Beautiful Butterfly House

Hufft Project’s Beautiful Butterfly House

Inhabitat readers huffprojects recently wrote in to tell us about this green office complex they designed for their clients R. B. Murray and Co. Here at Inhabitat we have been referring to this beautiful

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Gary Neville’s Underground Eco Home Blends Into the Earth

Gary Neville’s Underground Eco Home Blends Into the Earth

Far from classification as a drab bunker, this thoughtful design not only considers its eco-impact, but keeps in tune with the tranquil and expansive meadows and hillsides which surround it. The

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SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids

SOLAR EAR: Affordable Sun-Powered Hearing Aids

For anyone unfamiliar with hearing aids, know that they require a great deal of two things: money and batteries. Luckily, one humanitarian project aims to make the medical devices much cheaper and more

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Beautiful Papercraft Tree Pledges to Save 6,500 Acres of Rainforest

Beautiful Papercraft Tree Pledges to Save 6,500 Acres of Rainforest

The idea of a tree made from paper is kind of sad and ironic. Luckily, design group Le Creative Sweatshop constructed this paper tree from recycled, FSC-certified and carbon-neutral paper stock.

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Gordon Brown’s New Year Resolution: Reach Climate Consensus in 2010

Gordon Brown’s New Year Resolution: Reach Climate Consensus in 2010

The beginning of a new year is a time to set goals and make plans for the future, and a New Year's resolution we desperately want to come to fruition is a global agreement on climate change. That being

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Hillary Clinton Announces US Ready to Join $100 Billion Finance Deal

Hillary Clinton Announces US Ready to Join $100 Billion Finance Deal

Photo by Chris Ratcliffe, Bloomberg US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced earlier today at COP15 that the US is ready to join other industrialized countries in offering developing nations a

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Rio’s Paineiras Hotel to Receive Eco Renovation

Rio’s Paineiras Hotel to Receive Eco Renovation

With the World Cup scheduled to take place in Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympic games following in 2016, officials in Rio thought it was high time to revitalize the abandoned Paineiras hotel and turn

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Smarter Cities: Vertical Farming Could Ease World’s Agricultural Woes

Smarter Cities: Vertical Farming Could Ease World’s Agricultural Woes

By 2050, the world's population will have increased by 3 billion people, requiring an additional chunk of arable land the size of Brazil in order to grow enough food. Add to that the potential loss of

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Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

One of our favorite shows from the 2009 London Design Festival was Corn Craft, a beautiful showcase of sustainable materials hosted by Gallery FUMI and Studio Toogood. Held in Gallery's FUMI's personal

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Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

The London Design Festival is in full swing, and Inhabitat has been on the scene to give you the scoop on the dazzling examples of sustainable design presented at this year's event. Read on for our

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Our Top 7 Favorite Green Shoes for Fall

Our Top 7 Favorite Green Shoes for Fall

Start fall off on the right foot by stepping into some sustainably stylish shoes! With so many colorful options in the hottest autumnal hues, it can be tough to choose. That's why we've compiled our list

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IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

McDonald’s is a fast food chain rife with contradictions. The restaurant ships in food from all over the world on carbon-intensive planes and trucks, while simultaneously installing electric vehicle

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GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Eco-friendly Wedding Dresses!

GREEN WEDDING GUIDE: Eco-friendly Wedding Dresses!

Welcome back to our Green Wedding Guide! If you've missed any of our issues in weeks past, we've already covered finding conflict-free eco-wedding rings, greener wedding locations, more sustainable

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Laser Cut Leaves are Nature’s Unique Business Cards

Laser Cut Leaves are Nature’s Unique Business Cards

If you're in the market for new business cards or a cutting-edge new advertising medium, you should take a look at this brilliant idea - your message or logo etched right onto a real leaf, no paint

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Sizzling Stuff for a Sustainable Summer

Sizzling Stuff for a Sustainable Summer

As summer heats up, we're looking forward to bikini and pina colada time by the pool. If you're looking for stylish items to help keep you cool that won't break the bank or your eco-conscience, here are

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Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

BBQs, frosty drinks, swimming pools and bikinis - these are what summer dreams are made of. With all of the excitement, planning a summer that is both unforgettable and eco-conscious can seem daunting,

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HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

HUGE SUMMER SALE! 50% off VEJA Sneakers!!

SALE ENDS TODAY AT MIDNIGHT!!!! Looking for some light-on-your-feet, light-on-the-planet, eco-sneakers for summer? You can't do much better than Veja's chic, green sneaks, which are ethically made

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SUMMER SALE: Veja Eco-Sneakers 50% Off!

SUMMER SALE: Veja Eco-Sneakers 50% Off!

50% off until June 7th The last time we offered Veja’s uber-popular and hard to find eco-sneakers in the Inhabitatshop, they flew out the door faster than we could say “ethically-made.”

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Loyale’s Barstow Bikini featured on Gisele in VOGUE

Loyale’s Barstow Bikini featured on Gisele in VOGUE

As the kick off to a sizzling summer of 2009, we are thrilled to report that the June issue of Vogue is highlighting some gorgeously green designs and super fresh eco fashion picks. Loyale’s Jenny Hwa

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SPRING SALE: 25% Off Melissa Sandals!

SPRING SALE: 25% Off Melissa Sandals!

ATTENTION ECO-FASHIONISTAS!Now that spring has officially sprung, your feet want to be free! Happily, Brazilian shoe brand Melissa allows vegan and eco-conscious fashionistas to free their feet while

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Phone Book Coffee Table

Phone Book Coffee Table

When we kicked off our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest we didn't expect our intrepid innovators to take the call literally! We're thoroughly impressed that Rodrigo Jaroseski of Porto Alegre, Brazil did

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Vivienne Westwood + Melissa Sandals for Spring

Vivienne Westwood + Melissa Sandals for Spring

One of the sheer joys of warmer weather is releasing those pasty, day-glo feet from their argyle prisons and slipping them into something a little more comfortable. And of all the members of the spring

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ECO ART: Henrique Oliveira’s Urban Peels

ECO ART: Henrique Oliveira’s Urban Peels

Artist Henrique Oliveiraa was a student in São Paulo, Brazil when the plywood fence outside his window began to peel and fade into different layers and colors. The wood, called tapumes in Portuguese is

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Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Anna Dietzsch, Managing Director of Davis Brody Bond Aedas' São Paulo office and Levisky Arquitetos Associados designed this beautiful eco-park on what was once a contaminated brownfield in São Paulo,

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Ceramic Water Filters Win IWA Award for Cambodia

Ceramic Water Filters Win IWA Award for Cambodia

As populations in developing nations increase alongside global pollution and the spread of water-borne illnesses, the need for clean and efficient water filtration has never been more urgent. Recently,

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CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful

CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful

Generally associated with plastic and wooden 55 gallon drums covered with slimy moss, rainwater harvesting just doesn't seem to capture the imagination like an exotic green roof or a gleaming solar array

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Mushroom Cities: Tropical Urban Rainforests

Mushroom Cities: Tropical Urban Rainforests

As cities stretch to accommodate the world's skyrocketing population, loyal Inhabitat followers are surely familiar with skyscrapers and other vertical solutions to cope with urban densification. Still,

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