Photographer captures mystical beauty of Slovenian mountainside at dawn

Photographer captures mystical beauty of Slovenian mountainside at…

Lake Bled is a popular spot for prime photography opportunities, with its images appearing on both postcards and posters, mostly from the vantage point of Ojstrica mountain. Krivec…

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Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava's Oculus WTC Transit Hub - opening soon

Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava's Oculus WTC Transit Hub -…

Platform B at the World Trade Center Port Authority (PATH) Station in New York City opened today and we have a sneak peek at the stunning transit station. Crews scrambled last night…

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DYAD showcases minimalist LED lighting at BKLYN Designs

DYAD showcases minimalist LED lighting at BKLYN Designs

A new line of LED lighting by DYAD is on display at BKLYN Designs. Founded by designer Douglas Fanning, who has a background in architecture, the brand specializes in elegant and…

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Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind…

Could a bladeless wind generator be the answer to solving the issues with wind - and save a few bird lives in the process? It can if you believe that the same technology we use to get…

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Bill Gates tackles child mortality with $75M network of disease surveillance centers

Bill Gates tackles child mortality with $75M network of disease…

Bill Gates wants to know why children are dying, and he's paying $75 million to find out. Gates told The Atlantic about the most recent endeavor for the Bill & Melinda Gates…

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HMMD unveils Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition winners

HMMD unveils Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition winners

Homemade Dessert (HMMD) unveiled the winners of its Himalayan Mountain Hut competition—just five days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake tragically struck Nepal two weeks ago. Mount…

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New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

The true consequences of fracking are finally being shown, after new testing methods have revealed chemicals commonly used in fracking are showing up in Pennsylvania homes located near…

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Astronauts need caffeine too, and now they can make it an espresso

Astronauts need caffeine too, and now they can make it an espresso

If you were waiting to go to the International Space Station until they had good coffee, well, NOW you can go. Like any good Italian, Samantha Cristoforetti is fond of her morning…

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Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the…

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CREE reimagines fluorescent office lighting that dims to take advantage of natural light

CREE reimagines fluorescent office lighting that dims to take…

Designed for today’s modern office, CREE Lighting’s new LN suspended luminaire is an update of the typical inter-office fluorescent lighting system, replaced with long-lasting LEDs.…

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Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Inhabitat has long admired Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, not only for his commitment to creating beautiful and high-quality disaster relief design, but also for his innovative use of…

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HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese horticulture show

HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese…

Beijing-based design firm HHD_FUN created two amazing projects for the the International Horticultural Exposition 2014. The first one -Eartly Pond Service Center- is a green-roofed…

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Ecuadorian family traditions add personality to Naula Workshop's luxury furniture

Ecuadorian family traditions add personality to Naula Workshop's…

Designer Angel Naula has brought his family’s long-standing tradition of designing and building custom furniture from his hometown of Cuenca, Ecuador to Brooklyn. As founder and…

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Enter Inhabitat's BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a vase + $700 worth of design prizes!

Enter Inhabitat's BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a…

Put your design detective skills to the test to win some awesome Brooklyn-made prizes in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Design Finds Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clues below to hunt for six points…

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Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to…

Dutch design studio Ateliereen Architects designed a thirty-meter-high wooden observation tower inspired by the sand dunes of Lommelse Sahara in the Belgian town of Lommel. The…

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Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIkzvloehc Adams and King have been living in their own self-made floating island since 1992. They are both artists, Adams is a carver and King, a…

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Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever…

The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union's journal…

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Lowe's follows in Home Depot's footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

Lowe's follows in Home Depot's footsteps and pledges to phase out…

Chalk another one up for the environment. Fresh on the heels of Home Depot's announcement to ditch phthalates in all of their flooring by the end of the year, Lowe's has revealed plans…

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Biber Architects exhibit incredible 7200-square-foot vertical farm at World Expo with US Pavillon

Biber Architects exhibit incredible 7200-square-foot vertical farm at…

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Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

The University of Chicago has been selected as the location for the new Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The proposal beat Columbia University, the University of Hawaii,…

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Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office…

Thanks to a new wave of designers who find value in recycling materials, office renovations no longer have to cost thousands of dollars. Japan's Hiroki Tominaga Atelier was approached…

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Shelter dogs 'follow' would-be owners across billboards to inspire adoptions

Shelter dogs 'follow' would-be owners across billboards to inspire…

https://vimeo.com/126591064 If you've ever adopted a shelter animal, you may remember making a special connection with your furry companion when they approached you to play, or…

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5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

Digging into gardening is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting aside an area of your garden specifically…

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Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan's government has announced plans to invest $150 million to revive their forests. Connected to Afghanistan by the Khyber Pass, Khyber Pakhtunkhwai province in particular used to…

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300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

Finnish migrants, who were nicknamed the Forest Finns, introduced slash-and-burn agriculture to Sweden in the 1600s. "The Forest Finns lived from burning the forest and using the…

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Climate change may threaten one in six species with extinction

Climate change may threaten one in six species with extinction

"Extinction risks from climate change are expected not only to increase but to accelerate for every degree rise in global temperatures. The signal of climate change–induced…

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By Brooklyn: NYC's only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn: NYC's only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made…

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Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX complete successful astronaut bailout test

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX complete successful astronaut bailout test

Tesla CEO Elon Musk never does anything in halves. Just after 9am on May 6, 2015 in Cape Canaveral, his company SpaceX tested its Crew Dragon spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to…

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Google's new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

Google's new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

A new breed of hybrid robot cranes will help Google expand their headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. Architecture Journal recently accessed planning documents Google submitted…

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Printed Nest offers free plans for 3D printable bird feeders

Printed Nest offers free plans for 3D printable bird feeders

You've heard of guerrilla gardening, but now a company from the Czech Republic is encouraging global urbanites to 3D print birds nests and install them in random places. Printed Nest…

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Astronomers capture 13-billion-year-old galaxy on camera

Astronomers capture 13-billion-year-old galaxy on camera

Scientists recently went where no one has gone before, at least in a metaphorical sense, when they discovered what they believe is the oldest known galaxy ever found. An international…

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See five of Brooklyn's most interesting modern homes on Dwell's Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn's most interesting modern homes on Dwell's Home…

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they're currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May…

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Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

The developers envision their machines as, one day, being part of “mini-factories” which can mass produce needed products for today’s consumers. The Growduce machine holds a SCOBY…

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings…

best of bklyn designs, BKLYN design, bklyn designs, bklyn designs 2015, bklyn designs greenpoint, Brooklyn furniture, brooklyn interiors, brooklyn made furniture, design trade show,…

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Colorful Iglooplay furniture by Lisa Albin Design perfects child's play

Colorful Iglooplay furniture by Lisa Albin Design perfects child's…

If you're anything like us, the idea of bringing crap child sized plastic furniture into your home sends shivers down your spine. But what if you could have furniture that not only fits…

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Learn how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake

Learn how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake

The massive 7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal yesterday, near Katmandu, has devastated the region and left thousands dead. Rescue and recovery efforts are still underway in Nepal, India,…

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Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

The LAAB team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome, also known as a Voronoi tessellation in mathematics, using digital fabrication techniques. The designers started by…

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Google isn't 'feeling lucky' after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

Google isn't 'feeling lucky' after Mountain View city council chokes…

We sort of thought that Google was well on their way to owning the world, but it seems that isn't really the case, especially in Mountain View, California, where plans for a sprawling…

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Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the…

Between 1976 and 2013, a small village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins--for their teeth. Prized for use as jewelry, currency and even bride price, the teeth fetched about…

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FLOR’s recycled carpet squares bring endless design to every room

FLOR’s recycled carpet squares bring endless design to every room

FLOR carpet squares break the mold on everything traditional roll out carpeting was meant to be. Instead of spending years with the same flooring and then ditching carpet to the…

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