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DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Heart Shaped Toaster Pastries Kids and adults will love to sit down to these homemade heart shaped toaster pastries to start off their Valentine’s Day. Just cut 2 hearts out of a rolled out, organic,

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

If you've been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet but find washing them to be a chore, Vege Aqua is a new product that might make it feel like less cumbersome. Unlike other

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Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace just released their fifth annual Cool IT Leaderboard, which rates huge IT companies for their green initiatives - and this year Google pulled ahead of the pack. The internet giant got the most

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

As one of the greenest citites in the nation, New York City is known as being a sustainable urban trail blazer, whether it's through turning aging infrastructure into world class parks or passing

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Andrea von Chrismar Weaves Giant Structures Out of Wicker

Andrea von Chrismar Weaves Giant Structures Out of Wicker

According to von Chrismar, "The wicker woven surfaces change their behavior in an opposite way from design to architecture." Essentially woven architecture is more flexible and therefore more resistant to

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

From the world's largest rooftop farm to stunning private gardens, we've seen a lot of amazing designs on New York City rooftops, but who would have thought to place an entire house atop a Big Apple

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Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Rukus Bluetooth Solar-Powered Speaker Get your jam on basically anywhere you want with Eton’s new, heavy-duty, portable Bluetooth speaker, the Rukus. The device is powered by an enhanced monocrystal

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Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Brodskaya’s pieces draw form a longstanding art form that was reserved for women in the past.  Quilling has been practiced since the Renaissance, and it traditionally used repurposed strips of paper

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Last Chance to See NYC Recreated in Miniature With Millions of Plant Parts at the New York Botanical Garden!

Last Chance to See NYC Recreated in Miniature With Millions of Plant Parts at the New York Botanical Garden!

This miniature house is made entirely from sticks and bark! 'Tis the season for model trains to zip and zoom through a miniature New York City, structured entirely out of plant bits, such as twigs,

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Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw a plethora of controversial stories and shocking discoveries on the parenting front. From a genderless baby named Storm to reports of arsenic found in apple juice and an alarming new

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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Submit Your Photo to Our Captured Photo Contest To Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card

Submit Your Photo to Our Captured Photo Contest To Win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card

How has design impacted your life? Is there a specific building, structure, city or object that is really important to you, that helped define you who are today? Perhaps you've traveled to distant lands

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Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

As more and more people move to thin laptops and sleek tablets, clunky old computer parts are quickly becoming relics of the past. We've seen artists find endless inspiration in these pieces, crafting

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Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker's Lorna table lamp is a quirky little light that caught our eye with its bright bold color and use of reclaimed materials. The task lamp brings a bit of flair to any room in need of a color

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LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

LPA’s ExplorOcean Newport Beach Museum is Draped in Green & Capped With Solar Panels

Newport Beach, California has a storied history with the Pacific Ocean, and a proposed museum wants to turn that experience into an edutainment attraction. The ExplorOcean, a radical update to Newport's

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Microsoft Study Shows That Homes and Offices Could Soon Be Heated By Server Farm “Data Furnaces”

Microsoft Study Shows That Homes and Offices Could Soon Be Heated By Server Farm “Data Furnaces”

As the temperature drops and utility bills begin to soar, researchers at Microsoft have come up with a new heat source to warm homes and offices up - data servers. These machines produce an

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3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

The three new boxes on the roof house a master bedroom, dressing room and bath room, as well as a personal living room and home office. There's a meadow and apple tree in one corner, a courtyard and pine

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Quaint Poplar Garden House is a Low Impact Sculpture & Shed in The Netherlands

Quaint Poplar Garden House is a Low Impact Sculpture & Shed in The Netherlands

The allotment gardens are located close to the city center and serve as a green oasis between the railway track and the Helperzoom. Residents of the area can rent spaces for a reasonable amount in order

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

The flora terrarium is encased in a high tech capsule that works a little like a live Tamagotchi. Low energy lighting is integrated into the capsule to replicate sunlight, while sensors provide real time

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Sipopo Congress Center’s Lace Envelope Shields it from the Hot Equatorial Guinea Sun

Sipopo Congress Center’s Lace Envelope Shields it from the Hot Equatorial Guinea Sun

The two-story building sits on the edge of the sea and forest, and its design was directly inspired by the native trees and the hue of the ocean. A brilliant blue glass facade is tempered with a lace-like

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HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

We don't often think about how much space and energy giant online companies take up in the real world. From Apple's new massive headquarters in Cupertino to Facebook's giant server farm located off the

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Steve Jobs’ Modern Childhood Home May Have Incubated his Design Vision

Steve Jobs’ Modern Childhood Home May Have Incubated his Design Vision

Photo Eichler Social While it may be presumptuous to think that a childhood home can be an elemental starting point for one of our greatest design geniuses, the power of architecture can be a

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns out that

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Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

The building has been design to be controlled via the internet, where people from all over the world can have a hand in altering the shape of the structure through their computers, iPods, iPads, or smart

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Innovative Ray Solar Charger Juices Up Your iPod, iPhone or Other Gadget Using Sun Power

Innovative Ray Solar Charger Juices Up Your iPod, iPhone or Other Gadget Using Sun Power

Sunlight = free, electricity = not free, so doesn't it seem like a no-brainer to charge up your gadgets and small electronics using a solar charging device? That's exactly the thinking behind the Ray,

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Fruitwash: Produce Labels That Turn Into Soap to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

Fruitwash: Produce Labels That Turn Into Soap to Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

We often don't give much thought to the pesky little stickers affixed to our produce, quickly just pulling them off and flicking them from our fingertips into a trashcan. But considering the millions of

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Architect Steven Holl Unveils Design for Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University

Architect Steven Holl Unveils Design for Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University

For years we've reported on Steven Holl's new projects popping up all over the world, and now we're happy to report that the architect is returning to the Big Apple, bringing with him a striking new

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The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

The Danish Design Centre Takes Us on a Journey Though Denmark’s Sustainable Design Movement

‘PH5’ lamp (1958) by Poul Henningsen is an absolute classic. Beautiful and functional, it was originally made from glass, but is now made from recyclable aluminum and designed for a democratic and

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Miniwiz’s Trashy “RE-case” has got your iPhone 4 Covered!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Miniwiz’s Trashy “RE-case” has got your iPhone 4 Covered!

Taiwanese green design firm Miniwiz is back at it again with the launch of their newest line of sleek, and “trashy” iPhone cases made entirely from, you guessed it, recycled waste. Akin to their line

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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

The last time we heard from Foster + Partners, they had just revealed their incredible plans for Apple's new headquarters in California. Now jumping a few ponds over, the firm has announced they will be

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