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The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

The Eco-Amp is a Low-Cost iPhone Speaker Made from Recycled Materials

We've seen iPhone amplifiers made from bamboo cane, transformed vinyl records and sculptural ceramic. Now Eco-made has produced the Eco-amp - an affordable, pocket-sized speaker made from recycled

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder is a contemporary bird feeder that's light as a feather and packs flat to ship. It comes smartly packed in a recyclable cardboard box, and it can be readily assembled in just a few simple

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DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

DIY: Make Your Own Popstar-Shaped Earbud Holders Using These Pop Wrap Templates

Pop Wrap are DIY popstar-shaped earbud and cable organizers that you can make yourself using one of these downloadable templates designed by Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini. Choose

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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine duo behind Gruba, architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires

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4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

Used Christmas Trees, Shutterstock Did you know that the Christmas time tradition of adorning an evergreen tree with ornaments dates back to Latvia in 1510 when the first decorated tree was recorded?

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Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

There are some dads who are content to construct forts and treehouses out of cardboard and plywood and then there are others that take their projects and imaginations into orbit. Redditor and leading

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The ReCycle: World’s First 100% Recycled Bike is the Greenest Ride On the Road

The ReCycle: World’s First 100% Recycled Bike is the Greenest Ride On the Road

Eco-conscious green transportation enthusiasts are in for a treat, as the world’s first 100% recycled bicycle comes onto the market.  Appropriately called ReCycle, the cool rides are made from used

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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HOW TO: Green Your Christmas Tree

HOW TO: Green Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are one of the most enjoyable traditions of the holiday season, and there are lots of easy ways to go green with your Christmas tree: from using living potted Christmas trees, to recycled

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10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

Superstar Tree - $449.99 at Modernica Studio Candle Christmas Tree - Contact the artist for pricing Cardboard Alpine Tree - $24.99 at Cardboard Safari Cardboard Christmas Tree - $19.99 at The Cardboard

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20 Glittering Green Jewelry Gifts to Give This Holiday

20 Glittering Green Jewelry Gifts to Give This Holiday

We've scoured dozens of online stores that offer sustainable, responsible and radiant jewelry and picked 20 of the best for you. From the forget-me-knot ring and starfish cuff to real sugar studs and

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Erik Maki’s Sustainably Made Longboards Look and Ride Like Surfboards

Erik Maki’s Sustainably Made Longboards Look and Ride Like Surfboards

Photo by Jobi Manson Longboard skateboards are a familiar sight at UCSD, but Erik Maki wanted more out of his board – not just in appearance, but in feel. He used his woodworking skills, education (a

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Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

The modern Unit B4 was designed to house Goodman’s South Sydney team and to also operate as a showroom to exhibit work to clients visiting the office. The space has a long common desk with a sculptural

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Quakescape 3D Fabricator Transforms Seismic Waves from Earthquakes into Art

Quakescape 3D Fabricator Transforms Seismic Waves from Earthquakes into Art

If Mother Nature is the ultimate artist, then the Quakescape 3D Fabricator is her ultimate medium. The incredible art-making machine converts seismic waves into colored splotches, which are squirted onto

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How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, but decorating your home with energy-guzzling lights and dead trees hardly fits in either category. Luckily, eco-conscious yuletide

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Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden's Garden Melodies blog, she

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Zouk Architects Repurpose Shipping Materials Into Paper Tube Office

Zouk Architects Repurpose Shipping Materials Into Paper Tube Office

Zouk Architects made creative use of affordable and recycled materials to create an interesting space at minimal expense in their new open plan office, which was later called the "Paper tube" office.

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Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Activist and sustainable designer Anna Garforth created a wonderful piece for the recent edition of Dutch Design Week. Dubbed 'Wondering Territory', the 3-D model illustrates the migration of a brown

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18 Wag-tastic Green Gifts for Pets

18 Wag-tastic Green Gifts for Pets

While a pat on the head and a bowl full of food are enough to send your pet into a frenzy of happiness, you can still show them just how much you love them by gifting them a little something extra this

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Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Thibault Malet Carves Iconic LEGO Man from Sustainable Wood

Malet’s “LEGO en Bois” toys were lovingly hand made, from the carving of each part, down to the stamping of the packaging. The Montpelier, France based designer also recycled all of the waste made

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O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

O*GE’s Giant and Cozy Birdsnest Bed is Ideal for Kids and Adults

Box-framed beds are boring compared to these wonderful birdsnest beds designed by O*GE Creative Group. Designed to inspire new ideas, the circular beds come in three different sizes with the largest being

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The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

Ryan and Trevor Oakes model their matchstick artworks on "iterative structures" that surround us in the physical world. Within their work they try to present a sense of these continuous repetitions that

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Inhabitat's Green Halloween Costume Contest received hundreds of incredibly crafted costumes - and after an intense bout of online voting we're thrilled to announce our winners! From a ghastly Two-Face

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for your finalists in Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're pretty certain there's no other competition on earth in which Baby Marty McFly and his DeLorean

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

The D-Bike is a Build-It-Yourself Bike That’s Assembled Like a Jigsaw

Designer Wei-Chih Hsu's build-it-yourself D-Bike is a flat-pack, cardboard kid's bicycle that is assembled much like a jigsaw. All of the bike's components are punched out from a pre-cut, reinforced

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Students Imagine a Better Bus Shelter for the Seeking Shelter Youth Design Challenge

Students Imagine a Better Bus Shelter for the Seeking Shelter Youth Design Challenge

How would you envision a better bus stop shelter? The Seeking Shelter Youth Design Challenge is a project that invites youth to creatively re-imagine these public spaces. With the aim of encouraging

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The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

The Terraform Raised Garden Bed Helps the Wheelchair-Bound Get Their Gardening On!

Three social-minded urban gardeners saw an unfortunate problem in their community of Nantes: gardening is pretty difficult for those in wheelchairs. So to help the wheelchair-bound flex their green thumbs

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