Fracking Company Paints Drill Bits Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

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Accusations of “pinkwashing” have recently been leveled at a partnership between breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen and “oilfield services” company Baker Hughes. To help raise awareness of breast cancer amongst its predominantly male workforce, Baker Hughes has painted 1,000 drill bits pink and is distributing them to oil and gas fields worldwide. Due to widespread concern and ongoing research into possible connections between the fracking industry and cancer, many are asking why on Earth Komen has entered into this partnership.

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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts this week at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY and registering here.

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LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

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After 50 years, LEGO will finally end its co-marketing campaign with Shell Oil. The move comes in the wake of a viral video from Greenpeace which brought attention to a branding effort that seeks to sell big oil to small kids. The video, “Everything is NOT Awesome,” shows a pristine Arctic landscape made from 265lbs of LEGO being slowly submerged in oil, a reference to Shell’s continued efforts to begin drilling in the Arctic.

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Modern Metal-Clad House Husarö is Nestled High on a Swedish Island Hillside

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AeroMobil's Flying Car Set to Hit the Market This Month

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Flying cars have been a dream for decades, but they’ve yet to make the leap from the the drawing board to reality. Now Slovakian company AeroMobil is about to bring the flying car one step closer to life with the debut of its production-ready ‘Flying Roadster’ at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria on October 29.

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Sustainability Library Designed by London College of Communication Students

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A group of year one BA (Hons) Spatial Design students at the London College of Communication were given a live project to promote sustainable design within LCC. Joy Williams and Ashleigh Nutton collaborated to design a sustainability library that could be used for special talks, as well as a mobile book unit that could be transported to other locations. The unit that will be used as a lecture space and permanent sustainability library was brightened up with eco-paints such as Ecos Organic and Little Greene, while the floor tiles were donated by Interface; a sustainable flooring company. Seating has been created by folding used clothing and stacking them into small benches. Made primarily from donated. up cycled materials, the mobile bookstand was built from reclaimed wooden pallets and MDF from a local scrap yard, and the wheels came from an old shopping trolley. Over the 2014-2015 school year, both the space and the mobile unit will be used for a series of guest expert talks on sustainability and books organized by Barbara Salvadori.

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6 Recipes for a Vegan French Canadian Thanksgiving Menu

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The harvest comes in early here in Canada; a full month before our neighbors to the south, in fact! As such, our Thanksgiving feast falls on the second weekend in October, rather than mid November, and you can bet that the season’s bounty is celebrated with great delight all across the country. Every region has its signature dishes for this particular holiday, and rural Québec is no exception. Although traditional fare is quite meat-heavy (turkey, ham, pork-filled pies and such), there are some gorgeous options for those who prefer a plant-based diet. Here are a few classic Québecois Thanksgiving dishes that we’ve updated for vegan palates.

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London Unveils Driverless Subway Trains of the Future

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Stunning MOTT32 Restaurant Is Nestled Into a Former Bank Vault in Hong Kong

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Paolo Manganaro Designs Unconventional Vialattea Pendant Lamp for Formabilio

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Designer Paolo Manganaro has created an unconventional suspended lamp for Formabilio, an Italian brand that specializes in eco-friendly furniture and home accessories. Designed for an owner who can’t just settle on one style, the Vialattea lamp comprises a variety of lampshade shapes. The eye-catching and easy-to-assemble lighting fixture is made from varnished steel and is available in either black or red.

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Six Healthy Coffee Alternatives to Warm Up Your Mornings This Fall

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While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn’t great for your health. Coffee does have its own particular benefits when consumed in moderation, but drinking more than three cups per day can cause a host of unwanted health problems. With fall in full swing and winter approaching, hot beverage season is upon us. If you’d like to cut your caffeine consumption but don’t want to give up your morning ritual, you’re in luck: here are some very tasty and healthy coffee alternatives that you can enjoy at any time of the day.

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Honda and SolarCity Announce $50 Million Fund to Make Solar Power More Accessible

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In the market for a new car? You may want to consider a Honda or Acura if you want a sweet deal on solar power. Honda and SolarCity have announced the details of their renewed partnership that will provide $50 million in future solar projects. The partnership has already created a range of solar projects for homeowners, dealerships and corporate facilities that total more than 12.5 MW of solar generation capacity. The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers as well as dealerships in the U.S.

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GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC's Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Attention NYC design-lovers! Dwell on Design NY - one of NYC’s hottest design events organized by the editors of Dwell Magazine - has officially begun, and we’ve got free tickets to give away to six lucky Inhabitants. These passes will get you in to peruse all of the interior design and architecture goodness that the DoD show floor has to offer, and will also grant you access to 20+ Dwell-curated presentations, panel discussions and dialogues including talks featuring tastemakers such as world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind; Snøhetta director Claire Fellman; architect David Rockwell; Michael Bierut of Pentagram; and Susan Lyons of Designtex.

It couldn’t be easier to enter. Just comment below with the day you’d like to attend (choose today or tomorrow), or tweet @inhabitat with the day you’d like to attend and hashtag it #dodnyinhabitat. We’ll choose 2 winners at random for each day of the show – today or tomorrow - and contact them via Twitter  or email. Good luck and we hope to see you at the show!

*Today’s winners will be contacted by 3:30PM EST this afternoon.

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Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet's Remains into Outer Space

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We may not be able to live in space, yet, but you can spend your afterlife in outer space – thanks to companies who will send your cremated remains into orbit – and now your pooch can join you there. Houston-based Celestis Pets has launched a service that will shoot your beloved pet into space in a glorious celestial homage to your best friend.

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Submit Your Eco-Friendly Furniture Designs to Formabilio's Headquarters Contest

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filed under: Design Competitions

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Italian furniture and home accessories brand Formabilio launched Headquarters, their 39th international contest that invites designers and furniture enthusiasts from all around the world to submit their eco-friendly home office furniture designs. Entries should fall within the furniture, lighting and furnishings categories, offer easy assembly and installation by the user, and include environmentally friendly elements. Winners will be given the opportunity to have their projects realized by Formabilio and will receive 7% of the final sale price from sales on the formabilio.com website. The submission period ends October 27, 2014.

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UNStudio Completes Work on the Glowing Theatre de Stoep in the Netherlands

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Inside, the expansive theater comprises two auditoriums, one that accommodates up to 650 visitors and a smaller hall that seats up to 200. Additionally, the building has several…

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Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building…

Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis' “robotic building…

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Stunning Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Will Rise Like the Morning Sun in Beijing

Stunning Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Will Rise Like the Morning Sun in…

The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel was designed to look like the rising sun, an image symbolic of China's meteoric rise in the global economy. The hotel's 10,000 glass panels are angled to…

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New Images of Battersea Power Station and Frank Gehry's Flower Tower Unveiled as Apartments Hit the Market

New Images of Battersea Power Station and Frank Gehry's Flower Tower…

The images reveal new details for the third phase of the £8 billion project, which will renovate the iconic Battersea Power Station overlooking the Thames River. Interested buyers can…

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The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

While there have been several powerful tropical storms this year, Super Typhoon Vongfong in the Western Pacific has strengthened to become the year’s biggest typhoon. With gusts over…

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