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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese designer Ima-jen

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10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

10 Awesome Eco-Activities to Do This Earth Day

Happy Hikers, Shutterstock 1. Take a Hike There is no better way to get back in touch with the Earth's rhythms than to actually go outdoors and experience its many wonders. This Earth Day, why not take

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!  What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2012?

HAPPY EARTH DAY! What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2012?

Happy Earth Day 2012! Here at Inhabitat we like to treat every day like Earth Day - but that doesn't mean we're not going to give Mother Earth a little extra attention on April 22nd. The Inhabitat

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Modern Green Design Makes an Appearance In Milan’s Historic Brera District

Modern Green Design Makes an Appearance In Milan’s Historic Brera District

Dubbed "Hes for Artwo", this cool creation is the work of artist Carlo De Meo. The seat is an assemblage of nine bicycle saddles, and when you sit on it you're surely be inspired to go for a bike

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8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

Looking for a neat way to celebrate Earth Day with your family this year? Get your kids excited about honoring the Earth with one (or several) Earth Day activities. From planting seedlings and starting a

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Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Revolutionary Soil Wrap is a Flower Container You Can Plant

Now here's an idea so ingenious, we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it first - a biodegradable flower pot that you can plant right into the earth. If you've ever purchased a plant with the

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Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Freestanding Garden Tower Provides Green Space For 50 Plants to Flourish

Here at Inhabitat we love bringing our green-thumbed readers revolutionary designs to help indoor gardens flourish - and that's exactly what this clever Garden Tower compact farm does. The tower

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Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Redford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada is set to host the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival from June 23 to September 30, 2012. An amazing array of botanical feats will be on

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BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a Glass-Clad Greenhouse Housing Project in France

BORÉAL is a social housing project in Nantes, France designed by TETRARC for Habitat 44. The complex is formed from a row of 11 tall and narrow volumes with their own peaked roofs. Inside, there are 39

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Seed Bomb Bracelets for Earth Day

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Seed Bomb Bracelets for Earth Day

This Earth Day, give a gift to Mother Earth and yourself with Brooklyn Industries new Seed Bomb Bracelets. The simple earthy accessories each feature a piece of twine lined with three round beads made

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Turn Your Yard Into a Thriving Garden with Open Source Permaculture

Turn Your Yard Into a Thriving Garden with Open Source Permaculture

Does your backyard look as barren as the Sahara? What if you could transform it into a thriving edible garden using ecological design principles? Open Source Permaculture is giving you all the tools you

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

PRODUCT REVIEW: Back to the Roots’ Mushroom Growing Kit is Fun But Slightly Disturbing

Are our minds in the gutter or does this mushroom look a little...odd? The smaller mushrooms that popped up seem just fine, but is it us or does the ginormous one on the right look a little...

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Madagascar’s Tranquil Tsara Komba Eco-Lodge Embraces Life in the Slow Lane

Madagascar’s Tranquil Tsara Komba Eco-Lodge Embraces Life in the Slow Lane

It isn't clear who is responsible for designing Tsara Komba's lodges, which are sized at either 70 or 100 square meters, but they did a fine job of blending an ethnic flavor with contemporary design. Each

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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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Researchers Find Canadian Tar Sands Mining Will Cause Irreparable Damage to Valuable Peatlands

Researchers Find Canadian Tar Sands Mining Will Cause Irreparable Damage to Valuable Peatlands

Environmental activists may have counted plans for the Keystone XL being knocked down by the Senate as a major victory, but the fight's not over yet. As open-pit oil sands mining continues in Canada,

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Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Coconut Coir Makes an Eco-Friendly Soil That Helps The Earth & Your Plants To Thrive

Check out the roots of the plant on the left (which was grown in peat) and compare them to the roots of the plant on the right (grown in coconut coir). Anyone who has ever cared for plants has probably

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HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

HOW TO: Use Naturemill’s Metro Composter to Compost Indoors Without the Odor

STEP 1: Getting set up Remove all of the contents from the shipping box and find a good spot in your home to keep your unit. You will need to be close to an electric outlet, so a kitchen counter may

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Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

Create a Beautiful Hanging Garden With MudPuppy’s Ceramic Planter Pods

MudPuppy's elegant Hanging Pods can be used to create a serene suspended garden in any space! Ceramicist Mike McDowell designed the hanging planters specifically for holding Tillandsia air plants. These

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Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand Turns Recycled Materials into Useful Bike Trailers in Chicago

Peter LeGrand recently sent us this tip about the awesome cargo bike trailers that he makes by hand out of recycled and found materials. "I have been using things like crutches, bed frames, discarded

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Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Linnaeusborg is the facility for the Centre for Life Sciences at the University of Groningen and was designed by Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau. Situated on the eastern side of the campus, the building

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3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

3D Printed Wearable Planters Let You Take Plants With You Everywhere You Go

Although wearable greenery certainly isn't a new concept, Collen Jordan's sturdy plastic planters are long-lasting and can be filled with water to keep the plants or flowers alive. Wearable Planters come

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Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant Garden Planters Are Made from Recycled Plastic from Local Construction Sites

Mind the Plant makes its garden planters from recycled plastic from local construction sites. The woven baskets are manufactured locally by the work integrating social co-op YallaTrappan in Malmo, Sweden.

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Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

Turn Your Balcony into an Urban Farm with Skypots

No matter how small your urban outdoor space is, it can offer a lot of unused space above your head. Skypots let you use that space to its full potential by offering a variety of simple white spheres with

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DIY: How To Make a Hanging Bonsai String Garden

DIY: How To Make a Hanging Bonsai String Garden

What You'll Need: - Shade-loving plants with small root bases. Wilder story author Taylor Patterson recommends ferns, begonias, or orchids, but notes that "most plants should happily thrive provided

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New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

This new McDonald’s ad that appeared on the side of the road in California has more staying power than any regular billboard because it's actually illegal to remove.  The sign is actually the result of

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The Extensive Montreal Botanical Garden is a Lush Escape From the City Streets

The Extensive Montreal Botanical Garden is a Lush Escape From the City Streets

Founded in 1931, the gardens take visitors on a journey through gardens of the world, both inside and out. The brainchild of Brother Marie-Victorin, the construction of the original Art Deco buildings

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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The Pothole Gardener Creates Miniature Living Worlds in East London Potholes

The Pothole Gardener Creates Miniature Living Worlds in East London Potholes

Wheen explains on his blog that he has "never claimed to be the first Guerrilla Gardener, or even the first pothole gardener for that matter" and points to similar projects on the Guerrilla Gardening

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The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

The Mino Garden Gnome Will Feed Your Plants Before It Disappears from Your Garden

Giovanni Tomasini's Mino Garden Gnome is a much more enterprising dwarf than those past. Despite its jazzy colors, the classic gnome we've all come to love is a melancholic figure, condemned to a purely

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