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Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

This Friday, March 9th, Starbucks will open its first European concept store located in a renovated historic bank in Amsterdam. The new new shop is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank,

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Edouard Martinet’s Delicate Metal Animal Sculptures Are Made From Old Bike Parts

Edouard Martinet’s Delicate Metal Animal Sculptures Are Made From Old Bike Parts

The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His pigeon and a very cute robin sculpture appear to

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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy - but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution - a brilliant bicycle/desk that combines work

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18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

The complex was initially in a state of disrepair, and the architects took great care in removing cement patches added in the 70s which would have further deteriorated the original brick. The design was

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Scott Alger’s Light Graffiti Portraits Capture the Energy of His Subjects

Scott Alger’s Light Graffiti Portraits Capture the Energy of His Subjects

Alger has been fusing his love for the practice of light graffiti with his interest in New York City’s downtown elite, musicians, and other artists. He creates unique portraits which combine his

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The Taga Transforms from a Bike to a Stroller in 20 Seconds Flat!

The Taga Transforms from a Bike to a Stroller in 20 Seconds Flat!

Cycling mamas and papas usually have to give up their two-wheelers when their first bundle arrives, but the Taga could change all that - it's a a bike that doubles as a stroller! The multitasking bike can

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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 cheap plastic strings

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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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Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

The Schweeb The Schweeb is a low-impact take on the monorail that places people in plastic tubes (guided by a rail) that they can cycle to their destination in. As ridiculous as it may look, this idea

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7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

7 Amazing Green Bookstores and Libraries from Around the World

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore 24-Hour Library Built from 1,000 Empty Beer Cartons Westbury-sub-Mendip’s Phone Booth Library BiebBus Shipping Container Library Van

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French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

While the vast majority of cyclists must adhere the same traffic laws as all other vehicles, and in some cases absurd bike-specific laws, bicycle activists in France have successfully campaigned for the

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San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco's new electric bicycle sharing experiment will soon offer an affordable green transit alternative for those navigating the city's inclines. The e-bike program will offer riders the option to

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6 Awesome Bike Sharing Schemes From Around the World

6 Awesome Bike Sharing Schemes From Around the World

BARCELONA Studies of Barcelona's acclaimed Bicing bike share program have found that the success of their biking scheme has reduced the region's annual CO2 emissions by 9,000 metric tonnes. Researchers

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Compact Bike Helmet by Agence 360 Folds Up to Fit in Your Bag

Compact Bike Helmet by Agence 360 Folds Up to Fit in Your Bag

While cycling is undoubtedly fun and a great way to keep fit, we all know dangerous it can be if you don't take safety precautions -- yet so many cyclists still don't wear their helmets! A common excuse

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House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

House Transportation Bill Slashes Bike and Ped Funding in Favor of Big Oil

The House Transportation Bill will be revealed today, and it already has alternative transportation activists across the country up in arms about the amount of funding being cut for federally mandated

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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Sexy Lotus-Based PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

Sexy Lotus-Based PG Elektrus EV Combines Classic Style With Sustainable Technology

Crossing classic sports car design with sustainable technology, PG launched their sexy new Lotus Elise-based Elektrus PG in Berlin, Germany. This 'premium-segment urbane sports car' was presented by its

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Masterworks Wood & Design Salvages City Trees to Make Beautiful Wooden Bicycles

Masterworks Wood & Design Salvages City Trees to Make Beautiful Wooden Bicycles

There are plenty of companies that handcraft custom bicycles, but none do it quite like Masterworks Wood and Design. While most bikes are made of metal and plastic, Masterworks creates rides with wood

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Hiriko Citycar EV Folds Up For Easy Parking, Could Hit Streets in Europe Next Year

Hiriko Citycar EV Folds Up For Easy Parking, Could Hit Streets in Europe Next Year

We have all tried to park our cars in spaces that were too small -- but wouldn't it be easier if we could just get out, fold up our car and place it in a gap that no other vehicle could fit? That is

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‘Bicycle Portraits’ Feature Cyclists from All Walks of Life

‘Bicycle Portraits’ Feature Cyclists from All Walks of Life

Last year, we covered the efforts of Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler, who set out to turn stunning portraits of cyclists in South Africa into a spectacular book. It appears that their fundraising efforts

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Reused Bicycle Inner Tubes Woven into Cool Recycled Bedframe Bench

Reused Bicycle Inner Tubes Woven into Cool Recycled Bedframe Bench

Designer Ivars Gansons has turned an old bed frame and a stack of bicycle inner tubes into a beautiful recycled street bench. Each section was inventively created with reused objects interwoven to form a

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Urban Tree: Groopti Unveils Colorful New Recycled Cardboard Coat Rack

Urban Tree: Groopti Unveils Colorful New Recycled Cardboard Coat Rack

Today Groopti expanded their fun cardboard furniture series with their brand new Urban Tree coat hanger. The design was conceived by Gerardo Belmonte and then selected for production using Groopti's

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Apogee Stadium: US’ First LEED Platinum Stadium Uses Wind Turbines to Power its Games

Apogee Stadium: US’ First LEED Platinum Stadium Uses Wind Turbines to Power its Games

Located in Denton, Texas, Apogee Stadium is the US's first LEED Platinum collegiate football stadium and the first one to be powered with wind turbines. UNT was awarded a $2 million grant by the State

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Airless, Springy ‘Energy Return Wheel’ Tire Promises To Improve Gas Mileage

Airless, Springy ‘Energy Return Wheel’ Tire Promises To Improve Gas Mileage

The wheel may be one of humankind's first inventions, but that doesn't keep us from continuing to tinker with it. The Energy Return Wheel or ERW is a radical redesign of the common tire that promises to

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Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

The Toda House consists of one continuous wraparound volume that is cloaked in a panel of well-insulated glass. This affords the home not only the view, which is enviable enough, but also plenty of

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JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects Propose a Spiraling Bicycle Museum for China’s Future Bike City

JDS Architects designed this extraordinary spiraling Chongming Bicycle Park for a competition to create the future Bike City in China. The museum, multi-purpose hall, and visitor center comes complete

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M55 Creates Diamond and Gold-Encrusted E-Bikes for the Luxury-Obsessed Cyclist

M55 Creates Diamond and Gold-Encrusted E-Bikes for the Luxury-Obsessed Cyclist

Luxury bicycle manufacturer M55 just tipped the scales of wretched excess by releasing its new Terminus Royal and Terminus Prime line of e-bikes, which can be blinged out with Swarovski crystals,

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Ridekick Electric Trailer Boosts Bike Power Up to 19 Miles Per Hour

Ridekick Electric Trailer Boosts Bike Power Up to 19 Miles Per Hour

“This electric trailer pushes your bike.” That’s the Ridekick tagline for their inventive electric-powered bike trailer designed to make bicycles zoom off at up to 19 miles per hour. The

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