Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Bicycling is a brilliantly green way to get around and new products are always being designed to appeal to cyclists. Now, equipment that used to be available only at bike shops or in…

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The Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a light-filled family home in Texas

The Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a light-filled family…

Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a bright, daylit home in Austin, Texas, and is centered around a huge oak tree on the property. Clad in stucco, the upper level is a floating white…

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Studio Renier Winkelaar's convertible wooden table takes cues from Dutch windmills

Studio Renier Winkelaar's convertible wooden table takes cues from…

Studio Renier Winkelaar’s new wooden table, Craft 2.0, takes cues from furniture of the past that was built to stand the test of time. Inspired by the lasting design of traditional…

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Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Anyone who's ever visited a karaoke bar is likely very familiar with the fact that people sing a lot differently when they're drunk, versus when sober. Guess what? It turns out that the…

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Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

A Dutch designer has created a lamp that needs no electricity: it consists of a glass tube filled with bioluminescent bacteria taken from octopuses and suspended in a saltwater…

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Panasonic's new technology can purify water using sunlight

Panasonic's new technology can purify water using sunlight

A new technology from Panasonic could produce clean drinking water with the purifying power of sunlight. Using a combination of sunlight and photocatalysts, the new technology quickly…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to make the right window choices for a light-filled home

INFOGRAPHIC: How to make the right window choices for a light-filled…

Light-filled homes always catch our eye here at Inhabitat—natural lighting makes interiors look great, and it can also reduce a home’s energy footprint and dependency on artificial…

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Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo

Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo

  A couple of weeks ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have protected the mute swans that flock to waterways in Brooklyn and Queens. The swans are not…

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2 Chelsea lofts combined into 1 gorgeous eco apartment for a growing family

2 Chelsea lofts combined into 1 gorgeous eco apartment for a growing…

With a new baby on the way, this family of four was outgrowing their two-bedroom apartment and wanted to expand. Their solution was to buy the loft apartment upstairs and completely…

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Design the Copenhagen Harbor Summer Festival Poster and you could win $2.4K!

Design the Copenhagen Harbor Summer Festival Poster and you could win…

Copenhagen is gearing up to throw its annual summer harbor festival—and you’re invited to design its 2015 festival poster. As the nation’s largest cultural harbor festival, the…

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ÁBATON unveils minimalist prefab micro home in Spain

ÁBATON unveils minimalist prefab micro home in Spain

Faced with grey fiber cement board, this dwelling unit houses a living room/kitchen, a full bathroom and a bedroom. It stands at just about 3.5 meters tall, and can be altered so that…

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Chinese scientists grow false teeth from human urine

Chinese scientists grow false teeth from human urine

Over the years scientists have made false teeth from a variety of materials - from cuspids crafted out of animal bone to chompers made from wood and gold. However a group of Chinese…

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Affordable Boulder is a tiny mobile home that's big on contemporary style

Affordable Boulder is a tiny mobile home that's big on contemporary…

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses had two main design goals when they started the Boulder project: first, to design a tiny house with a more contemporary aesthetic, and second, to complete a…

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Yoga Joes: Classic Army men toys swap guns for yoga mats

Yoga Joes: Classic Army men toys swap guns for yoga mats

Kids everywhere can now make sun salutations, not war. These cool Army men figures are an updated version of the classic, with yoga mats instead of guns and grenades. The result of a…

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Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated…

Milkovisch was born during the Depression, so was taught at a young age to always reuse and repurpose whatever was brought into the house. Saving old cans in the attic, he got the idea…

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PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair…

If asked where this very unique home was located, New York City probably wouldn't be your guess - but that's exactly where it is! The curious Japanese/Victorian mash-up house can be…

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How would you improve worldwide slum conditions? Submit your ideas to the 2015 Dencity Competition

How would you improve worldwide slum conditions? Submit your ideas to…

Inadequate housing is a worldwide problem that’s exacerbated by rapid urbanization. To help the 1.6 billion people in the world who live in makeshift urban settlements, Shelter Global…

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Ecouterre announces the winners of the 2014 readers’ choice awards

Ecouterre announces the winners of the 2014 readers’ choice awards

The winners of the 2014 Ecouterre Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced! From the most game changing to the most bizarre, we’ve rounded up the best eco-fashion stories of last…

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Check out this adorable igloo made entirely out of recycled milk jugs

Check out this adorable igloo made entirely out of recycled milk jugs

Looking for a creative community project? We spied this adorable milk jug igloo over at Diary of a Working Mom and it just screams the perfect way to get people together and get…

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Caravan Hotel lets guests live tiny even while on the road

Caravan Hotel lets guests live tiny even while on the road

The adorably-named Rosebud, Pearl and Tandem tiny houses are each fully outfitted with sleeping, living and kitchen areas. The caravan is centered around a common area that includes…

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Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant…

When heavy metals leach out of Ohio's abandoned coal mines, the sulfide minerals acidify the water and turn streams into sites of slimy toxic sludge, killing fish and destroying…

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Open House Renovates an Abandoned Building into a Transforming Open Air Theater

Open House Renovates an Abandoned Building into a Transforming Open…

Matthew Mazzotta, an artist whose practice focuses on participatory community design, has teamed up with the Coleman Center for the Arts and people of York, Alabama to transform a…

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VIDEO: Behold! The world's smartest pizza box

VIDEO: Behold! The world's smartest pizza box

NOTE: The video states that the pizza box comes in two different sizes, but there are actually now six different sizes available. The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh after he…

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Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Most hobbits seem to be the stay-at-hole types - but there are a few who yearn for adventure. Redditor Samm1t has built an amazing hobbit hole camping trailer to take all the comforts…

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Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

Obsession with material possessions makes you anxious and depressed

We've all heard that possessions won't make you happy and now here's the proof:  a new report reveals that those who prioritize possessions experience more negative emotions than…

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Old soap factory home features a

Old soap factory home features a "terrarium" room that opens up to the…

Image ©Albert Vecerka/Esto The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber…

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Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in Japan’s countryside

Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in…

Following traditional Japanese design principles, the Yatsugatake Villa design emphasizes a harmonious relationship with the surrounding natural environment. MDS used passive house…

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

Ecological Urinal The Ecological Urinal was created as a solution for places like Uganda's capital, Kampala, where on average, 1,000 people have to share the same toilet. The…

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LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese paper lantern in Wuhan

LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese…

Nicknamed “The Red Lantern,” the 2,000-seat theater in Wuhan was built to house the Franco Dragone-directed acrobatic water show, Han Show. Situated on Wuhan’s Donghu Lake, the…

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MIT researcher links Monsanto's Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of U.S. children will be autistic by 2025

MIT researcher links Monsanto's Roundup to autism, predicts HALF of…

A shocking statistic recently released by MIT scientists predicts that Monsanto's Roundup weed killer will cause one out of every two children born in the United States to be diagnosed…

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Revolutionary recycled cardboard mini batteries can charge your phone in a hurry

Revolutionary recycled cardboard mini batteries can charge your phone…

Need a quick charge on your smartphone? Sick of carrying around cables and bulky chargers? Tired of searching out plugs and waiting for your phone to charge? This award-winning…

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Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building from scratch

Habitat for Humanity now focusing on renovating rather than building…

Known for building new homes for families in need, Habitat for Humanity has been forced to switch gears as land prices soar throughout the United States. Rather than building homes from…

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This solar-powered device keeps fruits and veggies fresh without a fridge

This solar-powered device keeps fruits and veggies fresh without a…

If you’re in the produce business, getting your goods to the market while they're still fresh is imperative. In some countries where the climate is fairly warm, that can be a…

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This Amsterdam park is lit by lanterns made out of shirts

This Amsterdam park is lit by lanterns made out of shirts

Shirt brand BB Chum is zeroing in on the Amsterdam Light Festival with a light installation in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Every year Amsterdam celebrates with a stunning festival of…

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Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical gallery in London, UK

Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical…

Simone de Gale Architects has created the conceptual design for a striking spherical art gallery in the heart of the City of London. Inspired by the concept of "pure geometry", they…

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Edouard Martinet's enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

Edouard Martinet's enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from…

  The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His pigeon and a very…

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How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

Flu shot, or not? DNAinfo recently spoke to naturopathic practitioner Nicole Egenberger, who said that it may not be necessary to turn to the syringe if you can augment your daily…

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Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers have discovered a way to test bacteria for drug resistance more rapidly. It's a potentially life-saving method that will enable doctors to find and attack bacterial…

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Menis Architects' Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Menis Architects' Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower…

Agora Garden creates a symbiosis of volumes and vegetation. It was inspired by the shape of primitive rocks emerging from the earth, and continues the architects' interest in organic…

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Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some…

While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For years, the solar and wind industries…

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