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DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn't it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and produce is fresh and abundant. Many people spend as much

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DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Into It

DIY: Backyard Composter from a Garbage Can + What Can Be Tossed Into It

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in landfills. This is a great practice, but there are also a

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Sarah Turner’s Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

Sarah Turner’s Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

It's great to see that recycled materials are now at the forefront of today's modern product design, and at design festivals around the world, multitudes of innovative eco-artists are enlightening

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Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits, like cheaper utility bills and less room for clutter, small dwellings require

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How to Prolong the Life of Your Favorite Eco-friendly Cosmetics

How to Prolong the Life of Your Favorite Eco-friendly Cosmetics

Image via Shutterstock The Big Bads: Heat, Light, Air, & Moisture Don't double task! Most of us do our hair, makeup and everything else all at once, near the bathroom sink or in a steamy bathroom

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Davy and Kristin McGuire’s Intricately Cut Paper Sets Come to Life with Animation

Davy and Kristin McGuire’s Intricately Cut Paper Sets Come to Life with Animation

Davy and Kristin’s paper art works hover between digital and tactile, creating a hybrid installation bridging two art making methods together. The intricate paper sets are cut carefully to reveal fine

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Green-Roofed Moldegaard Cabin Stands Strong in Hurricane-force Nordic Winds

Green-Roofed Moldegaard Cabin Stands Strong in Hurricane-force Nordic Winds

Located 3,600 feet above sea level, the Moldegaard Cabin boasts fantastic views of a nearby lake and mountains. And it is was built to withstand rough weather conditions such as hurricane-force winds and

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New Water Buses Proposed to Help Ease Mass Transit Pressure in Sweden

New Water Buses Proposed to Help Ease Mass Transit Pressure in Sweden

Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have come up with an innovative addition to the city's public transit system. Called Waterway 365, their project follows the principle that

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Fantastical Living Plant Sculptures Spring to Life at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fantastical Living Plant Sculptures Spring to Life at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Mosaiculture is a contemporary horticultural art form that creates sculptural shapes by mounting plants over top a molded steel substructure. Unlike the traditional art of topiary, which develops form

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Four Stylish Green Grills for a Sustainable Memorial Day Weekend!

Four Stylish Green Grills for a Sustainable Memorial Day Weekend!

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to stylish green

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Barracks Design Turn Manga Comics into an Offbeat Recycled Chair

Barracks Design Turn Manga Comics into an Offbeat Recycled Chair

Kiichiro Ogawa solves the problem of what to do with a languishing stack of old magazines in fine style with Manga chair. Like many people, Ogawa had a stack of long forgotten magazines quietly gathering

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Research Finds 102 Often Everyday Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

Research Finds 102 Often Everyday Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

A new study has identified a list of over 100 chemicals that are linked to breast cancer, and even more concerning, most Americans come across some of them every single day. Chemicals found in unavoidable

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Who is Shamu? Infographic Exposes Horrific History Behind SeaWorld’s Orcas

Who is Shamu? Infographic Exposes Horrific History Behind SeaWorld’s Orcas

SeaWorld is facing another nail in their coffin this week with a double-whammy of bad news. First was the revalation that orcas can live for over 100 years in the wild, compared to 20 years in captivity,

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New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

Image via Shutterstock A new study conducted by Dr. David Johnson at the University of Aberdeen found that plants actually communicate with one another through the soil. The study shows that when

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Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

Ecuador's government yesterday issued oil drilling permits for the Yasuni reserve, a U.N. listed biosphere reserve in the western part of the country. Despite calls for a referendum on the issue and a

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Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Daisy.si is a Smart and Compact Watering Device Perfect for Plant Lovers on the Go

Plants are the easiest way to freshen up your home, but it can be hard to give them the care they need if you're forgetful or constantly on-the-go. To make sure your leafy friends stay bright and perky,

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Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

Emi from Lil Nika is a Fun Nightlight, Wall Lamp, or Even a Hat for Imaginative Kids

It's possible that most of us wore lampshades on our heads at some point during our childhood, but Emi the Elephant Lamp is a different creature entirely. Made of 100% recycled plastic from Japan, this

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Liqui Design’s Lightweight and Incredibly Strong Cardboard Furniture Boast a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Liqui Design’s Lightweight and Incredibly Strong Cardboard Furniture Boast a Tiny Environmental Footprint

Liqui Design's Edge Furniture collection consists of a console table, coffee table, and wall clocks that are covered in a real Oak and Walnut laminated veneer. We first learned of Liqui's work at ICFF

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Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

This year, Tat Chao showcased his line, IN VITRO, which represents the "rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged." Related: 30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014 All of the

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How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

How Toyota Plans to Improve Hybrid Efficiency by Another 10%

Never one to be outplayed, Toyota is working on the next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid due for release by 2016. With each new generation of Prius, the auto giant has made slight efficiency gains, but

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LivePicture is a Living, Breathing Work of Art for Any Wall

LivePicture is a Living, Breathing Work of Art for Any Wall

Green walls seem to be the next big thing as far as interior decorating goes, and it's great to see them popping up all over the place, from cafes to living rooms. Some can be more needy than others as

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Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans

Wine lovers and cyclists will love Oopsmark’s latest handmade creation: a vegan bicycle wine rack. Although the Montreal-based design studio has made similarly stylish leather bicycle wine racks before,

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality—Clean Air and Comfort for Homes and Office Spaces

GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality—Clean Air and Comfort for Homes and Office Spaces

Feeling good in our homes or offices isn't just a matter of having a beautiful space: No matter how fabulous your furnishings, a poorly designed indoor environment can literally make you sick. Building

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Anatomical Barbie Offers a Fascinatingly Grotesque Study of the Doll’s Impossible Body

Anatomical Barbie Offers a Fascinatingly Grotesque Study of the Doll’s Impossible Body

Sculptor and designer Jason Freeny has a knack for dissecting cute and iconic childhood figures into grotesque but thought-provoking artwork. Although the Anatomical Barbies may be Freeny's most

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15 Innovative Green Designs from Sight Unseen That Will Make You Look Twice

15 Innovative Green Designs from Sight Unseen That Will Make You Look Twice

Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no - and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative,

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Can Drinkable Sunscreen Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out?

Can Drinkable Sunscreen Protect Your Skin from the Inside Out?

Osmosis Skincare from Colorado claims to have invented a drinkable form of UV protection. Harmonized H2O UV Neutralizer uses a vaguely defined process of "imprinting" water with radio waves. They claim

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Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

A city in Sweden is testing a new program they hope will slash the number of cars on the road. The government is giving away free bikes for six months to three dozen test cyclists. All they have to do in

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20 Million Bees Swarm Highway After Truck Carrying Hives Overturns

20 Million Bees Swarm Highway After Truck Carrying Hives Overturns

A tractor-trailer carrying a cargo of 460 beehives overturned last night on a ramp into the I-95 North in Newark, Delaware. The accident released the insects from their hives, causing a swarm of an

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MacMaster’s Floral-Inspired Lamps Lure You In With Seductively Crafted Wooden Curves

MacMaster’s Floral-Inspired Lamps Lure You In With Seductively Crafted Wooden Curves

Launched by Alex MacMaster in 2009, the MacMaster Design studio designs and handcrafts their eco-friendly wares in-house using woodworking techniques learned from the world's foremost traditional

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30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014!

30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014!

While ICFF has long been considered the centerpiece of New York Design Week, another show called Wanted Design has been making a name for itself as a must-see collection of emerging designers you may not

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