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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Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX…

Daniel Libeskind's dynamic new convention centre in Mons, Belgium, is now open to the public. Known as "MICX", the Mons International Congress Xperience is a geometric, ship-like…

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i29's Room On The Roof in Amsterdam is inspired by Alice in Wonderland

i29's Room On The Roof in Amsterdam is inspired by Alice in Wonderland

The project is part of an Artist in Residence project organized by de Bijenkorf, a chain of high-end department stores in The Netherlands. It is located in the small tower on de…

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How All Power Labs' gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production

How All Power Labs' gasifier technology could revolutionize clean…

When the city of Berkeley kept shutting off power to his unconventionally-zoned artists compound, Jim Mason took matters into his own hands; he built a gasifier to turn plant waste into…

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Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in Spain

Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in…

The Grooming Retreat was commissioned by a young urbanite who moved back to the countryside to work in her family’s agricultural business. In response to the client’s desire for a…

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Illinois holds on to first place in USGBC's top 10 states for LEED green building

Illinois holds on to first place in USGBC's top 10 states for LEED…

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council released the top 10 states for LEED green building, with Illinois leading all of the states once again, per capita, in the country. LEED is an…

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Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying pavilion wins MoMA PS1's 2015 YAP Competition

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying pavilion wins MoMA PS1's…

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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OBRA's Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

OBRA's Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

This lovely house, located on a former mango farm in Costa Rica, was designed for an American doctor and his family who were looking for a new home which would allow them to get…

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Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper Design Award

Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper…

The upcoming 2015 World Expo in Milan received yet another major mark of distinction—the international design magazine Wallpaper crowned the Expo’s Pavilion Zero with the Wallpaper…

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Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner Architects, award-winning design firm, is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding in places like self-sufficient and…

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She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

The brick guesthouse measures just 8' 2" x 11' 6" feet, or approximately 93 square feet. The guesthouse may be small, but it has enough space to include a full kitchen tucked along…

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'Missing' oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

'Missing' oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil was released into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed…

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How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion…

Bee populations have been in decline for over a decade now as the alarming phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder sees worker bees vanish from their hives. But Bay Area parents…

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SOMA Architects' luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects' luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects just announced that their project for a new Shaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, broke ground and is expected to open early next year. The signing of this iconic hotel was…

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Stanford University's rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Stanford University's rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center…

Designed by San Fransisco-based architects Aldin Darling Design and constructed by Rammed Earth Works, Stanford University's newly-opened Windover Contemplative Center is a carefully…

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Matthew Rosenberg's mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg's mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas…

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize.…

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The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

In an utterly understandable move, the ban on combustion engine motor boats is spreading from region to region like wildfire. Boaters have always been aware that the key to preserving…

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Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt's airport district

Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt's airport…

  Sustainable design will soon be transforming one of Europe's most active transportation hubs. The Flying Garden Tower, designed by Austria's Coop Himmelb(l)au studio, will…

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7 ways to revel in an eco-friendly Mardi Gras

7 ways to revel in an eco-friendly Mardi Gras

Recycle your Beads Mardi Gras "throws", the trinkets thrown by Krewe members from floats to parade goers, have a pretty rich history. Modern throws however, are largely made up of…

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BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean wildlife

BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean…

The futuristic BIODIVER[CITY] floats on the ocean, creating an island-community above water, and marine-life fostering artificial reef below. The massive faux-reef would invite visitors…

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Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will…

In spite of last year's polar vortex, and the recent exceptionally heavy snow fall in the North East, winters are—on average—getting warmer. A new report from Climate Central looks…

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Foster + Partners' 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for…

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking…

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