21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts for an Unforgettable Valentine's Day

21 Ethical Lingerie Gifts for an Unforgettable Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, there should be other things on your mind than the sustainable pedigree of your lingerie. Take a look at 21 guilt-free and incredibly sexy ideas for the holiday…

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Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids' screen time

Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids' screen time

In response to a growing worldwide concern facing electronics addictions among children, the Taiwanese government has now placed serious restrictions on of smartphones, tablets and…

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Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house…

R-951 was named for its resilience and high R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) as well as its address at 951 Pacific Street. The first project of Further, Inc., a design/build…

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Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

It seems that being an anti-tar sands activist in the United States is getting to be a riskier business, as those opposed to the Canadian oil development have been getting unexpected…

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your…

Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows…

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How to Find Love Using Feng Shui This Valentine's Day

How to Find Love Using Feng Shui This Valentine's Day

Image via Shutterstock Although some consider Valentine’s Day to be a “Hallmark holiday”, I think it’s a great opportunity not only to do something special for your loved one…

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Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply

Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets…

When one thinks of houses made from straw, typically an image of wolves, pigs and less than stellar construction methods come to mind. But in the UK of Bristol, the nation's first…

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Flourishing urban garden sprouts in San Francisco churchyard

Flourishing urban garden sprouts in San Francisco churchyard

Even though urban gardens offer many benefits, competition for space in cities is intense. Enterprising San Francisco neighborhood activist Amy Farah Weiss, who heads up community…

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It's no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY's Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious…

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Architect Tom Kundig

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Architect Tom Kundig

Chicken Point Cabin, Idaho Inhabitat: Many well-known architects make it a point to establish offices in large cities, but even with your success Olson + Kundig remains in the…

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Pine-clad V Lodge is a bold, minimalist retreat nestled within the Norwegian landscape

Pine-clad V Lodge is a bold, minimalist retreat nestled within the…

Built for a family of five, the nearly 13,000-square-foot V Lodge is located high in the mountains overlooking the village of Ål in the Norwegian county of Buskerud. The architects…

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MUMA's Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

MUMA's Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into…

Architects MUMA and Landscape Designer Sarah Price have created a fresh modern feel for Manchester University's Whitworth Gallery. Two sparkling new extensions now connect the interior…

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Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Photo ©Reuters / Dominic Ebenbichler Visitors may feel as if they are in a movie as they approach the Upside-Down House, which looks like it has fallen from the sky in a scene from…

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Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

To preserve the leafy environment of the backyard, l’escaut partially buried the 323-square-foot atelier underground and covered it with a prairie grass roof. White concrete steps…

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UNStudio's remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

UNStudio's remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future,…

A decade ago, if someone mentioned a home that could be regulated by remote control, we would have thought they were referring to some futuristic sci-fi film like Blade Runner.…

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Living grass walls completely cover the interior of London's Dilston Grove gallery

Living grass walls completely cover the interior of London's Dilston…

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of…

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Can Norton Security’s RFID-proof jeans prevent digital pickpocketing?

Can Norton Security’s RFID-proof jeans prevent digital…

In news of the strange, but kind of cool, but still mostly strange, anti-virus software maker Symantec has expanded their product line beyond the familiar Norton Security to include…

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Sobek's Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house next door

Sobek's Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house…

The Weissenhof Estate near Stuttgart was a focus point for avant garde architecture in 1927 when Mies van der Rohe and Corbusier created a collection of houses for a public exhibition. …

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Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground's disused tunnels

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London…

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the "London Underline," a proposal to turn the city's disused Underground rail tunnels…

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Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to suit your style

Mokki is half planter, half lamp that can be endlessly adjusted to…

Mokki is a half lamp, half plant pot that brightens your environment while adding a little whimsy to any space. The design mimics the shape of a house surrounded by a mini landscape…

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to…

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HOW TO: Bake vegan Gok Jai dumpling-shaped cookies filled with peanut butter and coconut for Chinese New Year

HOW TO: Bake vegan Gok Jai dumpling-shaped cookies filled with peanut…

The year of the ram is fast upon us, so why not ring in Chinese New Year with some delicious dumpling-shaped cookies? Filled with peanut butter, shredded coconut, and sesame seeds, this…

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Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in…

Endocrine-disprupting chemicals may not only be bad for you in the short term, but in the long term as well. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from…

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Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16…

Hansmeyer's process involves creating an algorithm to design the structure of the Doric column. In the case of the Gwangju Design Biennale installation, none of the four columns share a…

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25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham's Tiny Brooklyn Apartment

25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham's Tiny Brooklyn…

Daniel Arsham uses the calm monochrome room for sleeping, dressing, studying, and storage, as it is part of a larger 2,500 square foot collaborative workspace that he shares with other…

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Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home…

The Make it Right foundation is expanding its affordable housing in Kansas City, Missouri with the addition of six single-family home designs. In 2013, Make it Right started the Manheim…

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RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

RECIPE: Decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cake

Still searching for the perfect Valentine's desert recipe? Our vegan, gluten free chocolate lava cake is a decadent indulgence that is sure to please. Beet puree adds color (and…

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Forsaken 60's Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France

Forsaken 60's Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France

Can we stand a revival of the happy hippy movement? If it means that we'll have more eye-popping trailers like this one revived by Pierre Arnoux in France, then we say go full steam…

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Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of Technology, Sydney

Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of…

The road for Frank Gehry’s Dr. Chau Chak Wing on the Business School campus of the University of Technology, Sydney has been bumpy. Or should we say crumply? Sydney’s newest…

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Beyoncé launches vegan meal delivery service that will make you (and your wallet) thinner

Beyoncé launches vegan meal delivery service that will make you (and…

Over a year ago, Beyoncé and Jay Z spent 22 days on a strict plant-based diet, in an effort to undergo physical and spiritual cleansing. Now, Beyoncé has announced her continued…

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Daniel Libeskind unveils shard-like solar Congress Center in Mons, Belgium

Daniel Libeskind unveils shard-like solar Congress Center in Mons,…

Daniel Libeskind, with help from H2a Architects, has created one of his signature shard-like design for the European Capital of Culture in Mons, Belgium that mostly powers itself with…

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Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

For the first time since the age of the Vikings, Icelanders will be able to publicly worship at the altar of Thor (or any other Norse god they choose). This month, construction begins…

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Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian home

Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian…

Architect Marcio Kogan’s gorgeous Cobogo House in Sao Paulo was given a top floor made up of sculptural accent walls, designed by Austrian sculptor, Erwin Hauer. The cast stone walls…

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Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world's largest airport terminal in Beijing

Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world's largest airport terminal in…

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled preliminary details for what is being billed as the world's largest airport passenger terminal, to be located in Bejing's southern Daxing…

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Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover Contemplative Center

Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover…

  A rammed earth meditation center is the newest addition to Stanford University. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design with rammed earth by Rammed Earth Works, Windhover…

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Could cricket flour bring bug eating to the mainstream?

Could cricket flour bring bug eating to the mainstream?

While it might sound like something out of the game show Survivor, two University of Oregon students have found a way to increase the world’s intake of protein without clearing…

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Japan's Eco Thon Chapel is a giant instrument that plays when the wind blows

Japan's Eco Thon Chapel is a giant instrument that plays when the wind…

Located on the shoreline of Lake Biwa near the city of Moriyama, the chapel is ued for wedding ceremonies. It has an adjoining bridal suite and banquet hall in the hotel. The zigzagging…

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Herds of gigantic rabbits are wreaking havoc on a North Dakota neighborhood

Herds of gigantic rabbits are wreaking havoc on a North Dakota…

A North Dakota neighborhood is under attack and not by any conventional enemy. This attacker devours gardens, lawns and even trees - and comes every day in masses. The giant jackrabbit…

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Beautiful net-zero energy family ranch comfortably hosts sixteen in California

Beautiful net-zero energy family ranch comfortably hosts sixteen in…

The net-zero ranch comprises a cluster of buildings that frame and protect a sunny central courtyard from strong winds. The courtyard’s plunge pool and hot tub were strategically…

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KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

Whether a natural disaster wipes out the power in your city or you just need a weekend to get away from it all, it's nice to have your own source of power. But generators can be bulky,…

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