Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats crossing party lines to show support for the $8 billion project…

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Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia…

This triangular concrete home in Greece by Tense Architecture Network has a huge window that overlooks beautiful olive groves and Gerania Mountains. The wings of the residence in Megara…

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Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

  Uber, the trendy California-based private rideshare company, is being sued for negligence following an alleged rape in New Delhi last December. The victim, who is going by the…

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Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish…

Designed to complement architect Gert Wingårdhs’ green-roofed Öijared Country Club, the Öijared Hotel was similarly designed with a nature-inspired, neutral-toned palette. In…

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Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100 years

Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100…

Yosemite National Park released an image yesterday of an elusive Sierra Nevada red fox, caught by a motion-sensor camera in the park. This news marks the first time one of these foxes…

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Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

The house was designed to adapt to the location of the existing cedar tree. The structure was placed on the lot so the tree can be visible from any point of the house. The layout also…

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Duffy London's King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

Duffy London's King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being…

  Duffy London is encouraging people to "bring the playground into the boardroom or dining room" with their brilliant new King Arthur Swing Table. This round table is…

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Cubitat is a plug-and-play version of a home you can take with you when you move

Cubitat is a plug-and-play version of a home you can take with you…

Cubitat is based on real-life concepts such as Wex's River City 3 tower apartments which feature central islands containing bedrooms that close up like storage containers. The project…

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Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian waters

Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian…

pic Sea turtles living off the coast of Australia face a growing danger in their own habitat: ocean plastic. The amount of plastic debris in the waters surrounding Australia is…

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12-acre Innovation District looks to revitalize Red Hook, Brooklyn

12-acre Innovation District looks to revitalize Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook isn't just for IKEA trips anymore. A new project called the Red Hook Innovation District aims to create a 12-acre mixed use area filled with offices, retail space, performance…

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern…

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns…

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Top 8 Amazing Eco Winter Wonderland Resorts Around the World

Top 8 Amazing Eco Winter Wonderland Resorts Around the World

WHITEPOD ECO RESORT, SWITZERLAND HOTEL de GLACE, QUEBEC MONTE ROSA HUT, SWITZERLAND ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN IGLOO VILLAGE OF HOTEL KAKSLAUTTANEN, FINLAND MOUNTAIN HILL CABIN,…

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike is the coolest bike around for kids with an ergonomic seat and natural suspension for safe and fun riding experience. We are offering you a chance to…

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on…

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and…

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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on.... YOU WILL NEED: - 2 cups of coconut juice…

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Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive soundscape in the Netherlands

Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive…

Studio Toer transformed visitors to the Into The Great Wide Open music festival into literal treehuggers with their Boom Boom soundscape installation last year. Located in a wooded…

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Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY residents

Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY…

Last Week, Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda outlined an ambitious new program for New York that would finally enable all state residents to take advantage of the benefits of…

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You can now own a piece of the World Trade Center for just $5,000

You can now own a piece of the World Trade Center for just $5,000

If you have $5,000, you can now buy a part of the World Trade Center and own an iconic piece of New York City. The developers of Three World Trade Center are turning to crowdfunding…

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Man lists Tesla Model S for $85 a night on Airbnb

Man lists Tesla Model S for $85 a night on Airbnb

Generally speaking, if you're sleeping in a car, you're down on your luck, drunk and risking arrest, or very very tired. What you are almost certainly not is on vacation—unless for…

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Submit your bridge designs to the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition for a shot at $16,000

Submit your bridge designs to the Atlanta Bridgescape Competition for…

The city of Atlanta, Georgia seeks designs to revamp their two existing Interstate bridges—and will award the winning teams, one for each bridge, with an $8,000 prize. The Atlanta…

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This rooftop cabin gives urbanites a remote escape high above the city

This rooftop cabin gives urbanites a remote escape high above the city

Asserting that there are no longer any corners of the world left to explore, the architects thought the regular urban worker might instead want to forego travel and simply retreat…

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Watch Tesla's new Model S 'Insane Mode' go from 0 - 60mph in 3.2 seconds

Watch Tesla's new Model S 'Insane Mode' go from 0 - 60mph in 3.2…

When the Tesla Model S was launched it looked rather like the mature big brother sedan to the fast and funky Roadster, but all that has come to an end with the inclusion of the "Insane…

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Contemporary Cone House resembles a shingle-clad boat brought ashore in Sweden

Contemporary Cone House resembles a shingle-clad boat brought ashore…

Swedish firm Trigueiros Architecture completed the contemporary Cone House, a light-filled and shingle-clad structure located on the Stockholm Archipelago. The waterfront house…

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Visitors can climb all over the new cafe at Lisbon's Vertigo Climbing Center

Visitors can climb all over the new cafe at Lisbon's Vertigo Climbing…

João Quintela and Tim Simon’s innovative café for a climbing gym in Lisbon invites visitors to climb up and over it! The design team collaborated for the Vertigo Pavilion, creating…

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Nendo's new Chocolatexture lets you taste the meaning of Japanese words

Nendo's new Chocolatexture lets you taste the meaning of Japanese…

Throughout the years, we showed you how the Tokyo-based studio playfully redesigned a variety of objects -- from lamps to seats and even birdhouses --. They also had a go at playing out…

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Wellness clocks remind us to play, breathe, and enjoy life

Wellness clocks remind us to play, breathe, and enjoy life

Remember your wellness tasks every day and feel the happiness of life! Not for stress addicts. Customize the 12 habits that make you feel good. 17 wellness tasks…

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Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the entire family

Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the…

The structure shares part of its name and most of its structure with DEDON's iconic Nestrest hanging lounger. It is one of the first products to emerge from Dedon Island resort, our…

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Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

Abandoned oil and gas wells are leaking methane across the USA

After the State of the Union and the touting of the abundance of natural resources, you'd probably think our natural gas game in the U.S. is strong. Meanwhile, the big environmental…

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Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the trash

Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the…

Recycled Brooklyn . 2013 from Jeremy White on Vimeo. Recycled Brooklyn began almost accidentally. Matt and Steve took to building their own furniture out of necessity, until their…

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Hang Nga

Hang Nga "Crazy House" is a creepy fairy tale treehouse in Vietnam

We've seen some cool treehouses here at Inhabitat, but never as zany as this creepy hotel in Dalat, Vietnam. Unlike regular treehouses, which sit upon the branches of trees, the Hang…

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Carlo Aiello's stunning Parabola Chair is inspired by mathematics

Carlo Aiello's stunning Parabola Chair is inspired by mathematics

The Parabola Chair, designed by New York-based designer Carlo Aiello, references mathematics and the strong structural characteristics of hyperbolic paraboloids. The designer aimed to…

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Chinese officials caught feasting on endangered giant salamander

Chinese officials caught feasting on endangered giant salamander

Whether or not a giant salamander is on the critically endangered list matters not, apparently, to Chinese officials determined to have their “treat” anyway. Journalists took…

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Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban skyline at night

Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban…

NATEVO, a revolutionary line of LED furnishings, unveiled NIGHTSCAPE, a collection of eye-catching glass lamps that reproduces the image of a city skyline at night. Designed by Masaki…

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Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don't compost

Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don't compost

In Seattle, there is now a big difference between trash and food. A new city law makes it illegal to toss out your leftovers and food scraps with the rest of your garbage. Effective…

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Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch and zinc

Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch…

Although coastal dwellings often boast spectacular views, they’re also more vulnerable to the elements and rising sea levels. Swedish architecture firm Johan Sundberg Arkitektur…

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Will NYC embrace Meatless Mondays?

Will NYC embrace Meatless Mondays?

Do you think you'd be able to give up steaks and burgers for one day of the week? The latest city-supported health initiative is encouraging New Yorkers join the Meatless Monday…

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Chinatown's giant snowman is back!

Chinatown's giant snowman is back!

Inhabitat editor and LES snowman neighbor Jill Fehrenbacher said: "I am so thrilled to see the big carrot-nosed guy back on the corner! We missed him until now since we didn't have much…

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Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

  In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes…

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are…

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Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered…

Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked…

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