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Vina's Mobile Tiny House is 140 Square Feet of Pure Charm

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Dirty Bike? Put a Sock on It!

by , 08/07/14

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Nearly every urban cyclist has had to contend with tire detritus at some point. If you’re a city-dwelling bicycle aficionado, you likely know it well: the inevitable sand, mud, and gravel that your bike tires pick up while you’re riding around town inevitably make their way into your home when you carry your trusty steed indoors. To improve indoor bike storage for urban cyclists, the Latvia-based start-up company Velo Sock has developed a unique and innovative bike cover, which is all about keeping your room clean in the most stylish way possible. Velo Socks are uber-stretchy to fit over any bike frame, covering the tires and keeping your space clean. These bike socks also keep your walls safe and clean while you’re hauling your bicycle up stairs and down hallways. Available in several different colors and patterns, you can choose one that matches your home’s decor so your bike transforms into a gorgeous work of art when it’s not in use.

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A Timber Off-Grid Cabin That's Tough Enough for the Formidable Australian Outback

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US Wildfire Fighting Budget Almost Spent with More Than Two Months Left of Fire Season

by , 08/07/14

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While wildfires in the West are burning through the forests at a rapid pace, the U.S. Government is likewise burning through the money in a hurry trying to fight them. This week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the federal government will likely run through its entire annual budget for fighting wildfires by the end of August – a whole two months before the end of the fiscal year and the official wildfire season.

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Sea Bags Breathe New Life into Old Sails

by , 08/07/14

There’s nothing we love more at Inhabitat than seeing waste materials recycled into innovative new pieces. Upcycling allows old items to be magically transformed into new, interesting pieces, and there’s a little company in Maine that’s doing something remarkable with old boat sails. A sail can only be mended so many times before it’s no longer usable, but instead of letting all that sturdy material go to waste, Sea Bags recycles these sails into gorgeous, nautical-themed bags that come in all shapes and sizes.

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Ever Seen a Clay-Topped Farmhouse Built With Brick?

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Audi Announces Plans to Electrify its Vehicle Lineup by 2020

by , 08/07/14

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Compared to BMW, Audi has received criticism for its lack of electric vehicles, but the automaker recently announced that it’s working on a plan to offer a plug-in hybrid version of each of its key models by 2020. Rather than offering a standard hybrid system or a fully-electric powertrain, Audi will focus on plug-in hybrids because “they meet all of our customers’ expectations.”

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Greenpeace and Kids Urge LEGO to Break Ties With Shell Oil (VIDEO)

by , 08/07/14
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If LEGOs are marketed as the building blocks for a child’s imagination, what kind of message is the toy giant sending by partnering with Shell Oil? Not a good one, says Greenpeace, which has launched a petition against the partnership’s potentially harmful impact to children’s imaginations and the environment. In collaboration with kids around the world, Greenpeace just released their second video campaign encouraging Lego to break ties with Shell in favor of protecting the arctic from oil drilling. Ready to speak up for the environment and the imaginations of kids worldwide? Sign the petition to tell LEGO to let go of Shell!

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park - and Actually Includes a Park

by , 08/07/14
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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

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PHOTOS: World's Second Tallest Skyscraper Nears Completion in Shanghai!

by , 08/06/14

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Scientists Create Cheap, Efficient Spray-On Solar Cells

by , 08/06/14

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For the first time, scientists have figured out a way to create efficient, affordable spray-on solar cells. While the concept itself isn’t something new, spray-on technology in the past has been so inefficient or costly that it didn’t hold much promise for changing the way we make solar panels. But now, using a new material called perovskite, scientists have created a spray-painting process that could change the solar game.

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Brain-Shaped Sculpture Erupts into a Spectacular Light Show in Moscow

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France Invests $267.5 Million to Restore La Défense's Crumbling Cube

by , 08/06/14
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La Grande Arche in La Défense has dominated Paris’ skyline for twenty five years, however the immense structure has fallen into disrepair as its marble facade crumbles and threatens to fall on people below. Fortunately, the French government has decided to invest €200 million to renovate the iconic building and work is scheduled to begin in October.

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FormMaker's Colorful Modular Furniture is Made Entirely From Recycled Cardboard

by , 08/06/14

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Shanghai-based FormMaker crafts cool modular furniture from recycled cardboard. The studio uses the sustainably sourced material to create hexagonal shapes that can be combined to create larger honeycomb structures. The line includes coasters, shelves, and stools that show different colorful patterns depending on which way they’re turned.

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How Can an Outdoor Aquaponics System Survive a Frigid Winter? Use Upcycled Fridges as Tanks

How Can an Outdoor Aquaponics System Survive a Frigid Winter? Use…

In our quest for a better aquaponics, we each face our challenges. Here in Wisconsin, we average five feet of snow in wintertime along with temperatures below -20°F, and often go two…

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Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including the Treehouses

Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including the Treehouses

Memorial City is a city within a city and offers up retail, office space, luxury midrise apartments, restaurants, The Westin Memorial City, and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City…

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Solar-Powered Publik Coffee Roasters Greens Your Buzz in Salt Lake City

Solar-Powered Publik Coffee Roasters Greens Your Buzz in Salt Lake…

Publik Coffee Roasters is located not far from downtown Salt Lake City in an up-and-coming district. The name Publik comes from the Dutch word 'publiek' for community, and it…

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Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go

Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go

Cyclists are fond of saying, "it costs nothing and makes you thin" but now thanks to Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi, bicycles can also charge your gadgets. Canfi's Flux…

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Steven Holl's Knut Hamsun Museum Stands Tall in the Norwegian Countryside

Steven Holl's Knut Hamsun Museum Stands Tall in the Norwegian…

Like any good architect, Steven Holl finds inspiration in unexpected places. His award-winning Swiss residence was inspired by the black rocks and white snow of the Swiss Alps. And this…

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