Wine bottle lamps, 3D printers, and meteorite tables take center stage at Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Wine bottle lamps, 3D printers, and meteorite tables take center stage…

We've seen some great displays at this year's Milan Design Week, and the Spazio Rossana Orlandi exhibit was no exception. Established in 2002 in a former tie factory, the space is…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your space

INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your…

The below infographic from Solent Plastics has 24 great storage solutions for every home, big and small, old and new. Tired of having your clothes tumble out of your tiny closet every…

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10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

Are you thinking of keeping some chickens in your backyard, but don't know how you're going to house them? The Poultry Guide has put together this fab little collection of 10 free coop…

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Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the…

The most captivating aspect of Collaptes’ furniture is in its engineering. For instance, the Macadamia chair’s assembly is much like completing a puzzle: utilizing only six cuts of…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or…

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14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude Heart in Voh in New Caledonia "Heart in Voh" is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove…

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real…

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf,…

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Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

The history of water on Mars is becoming increasingly clear as scientists explore the Red Planet’s past, and now data from the Curiosity rover has provided another key piece of…

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Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and…

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200 million gallon oil spill in the Gulf of…

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Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Built into the hilly terrain, the C/Z House is divided into four rectangular volumes that connect at the center with a glazed living room. Its irregular shape was created to take…

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VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlpSOHc5A4 Recently, VICE headed to South Korea to explore the incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Host Ben Makuch and his team…

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Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already…

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Dizzconcept's full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and takes up just 16 square feet

Dizzconcept's full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and…

When closed, the PIA looks like a typical wardrobe cabinet. Available in varying finishes like white, black and wood, the cabinet can be outfitted with outer shelving to hold…

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Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub…

Make Architecture have created a playful new extension for an outward looking family in Melbourne. The new gable roofed extension to an old bungalow creates a second front and entrance…

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Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction…

The upcoming Milan Expo has been hit by yet another scandal, this time from reports that some of the Expo buildings will not be completed in time for the May 1 opening. The bad news…

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Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights

Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create…

The Continuum is a luminous artwork that plays with the concepts of light and form. This beautifully-shaped object, made by Japanese design collective Kappes creates an ethereal light…

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William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to solve California's water woes

William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to…

William Shatner has been many things over the course of his career—actor, author, activist, car insurance spokesperson, but his latest area of concern is somewhat of a head-scratcher.…

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Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for…

The annex of the Design Innovation and Workshop Building, referred to as TID, is unassuming at first glance. Yet, once the grid of shutters and doors open up to the world outside, the…

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Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

The Cones are produced through a hands-on process of growing a specific kind of bacteria over the course of three weeks. Within this period each cellulose cone ripens in a suspended…

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NASA satellite captures rainbow-hued Saharan dunes

NASA satellite captures rainbow-hued Saharan dunes

  If you didn’t know better, you might think the above is an image of water rippling over a colorful lake bottom, or an abstract painting of sorts. But the reality is that…

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Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum…

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA won the competition to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest-part of one of the largest museum developments in…

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Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

    I’ve been reading through your blog, and I really enjoy it. I thought you might be interested in the eco-conscious Hydaway™, a reusable water bottle that folds…

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Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and modern technology

Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and…

Bike manufacturer Faraday revamped the classic European delivery bikes of the 1940's and 50's and transformed them into a modern electric bike powered by lithium-ion batteries housed in…

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Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a…

This piece of steel mesh doesn’t look like much but it might be one of the only things that can separate oil from water. By allowing water to go through, but oil to float on top,…

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Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000…

In Montreal, green transportation is a big deal, and the city is embarking on a plan to make it even bigger. Mayor Denis Coderre is pushing for an electric vehicle sharing program to be…

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14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation…

Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical…

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Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

This year the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV is slated to arrive with its first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. The plug-in hybrid version has received so much interest, that now Volvo is…

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Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Moloney Architects oriented the Invermay House towards the south to frame the stunning city views. The home is also spatially organized to maximize north light. The open-plan living…

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Robobarista: Would you trust this bot to whip up your morning latte?

Robobarista: Would you trust this bot to whip up your morning latte?

Robots handle a lot of our daily tasks already, and in the future we're likely to see automated devices that are able to cook, clean and generally take care of a lot more of those…

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Milan's Brera District exhibits 12 innovations in furniture design

Milan's Brera District exhibits 12 innovations in furniture design

Brera Design District at Fuorisalone 2015 It is only the 6th edition of Brera Design District at Fuorisalone, but it has already became one of the most interesting spots to visit…

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Enter the 2015 Green Furniture Award Competition for a shot at 10,500 Euro

Enter the 2015 Green Furniture Award Competition for a shot at 10,500…

Have a great idea for a sustainable furniture product that’s not yet in production? Submit it to the 2015 Green Furniture Award and you could win up to 10,500 Euro. Design submissions…

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar…

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the…

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We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges, and little army men

We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges,…

We Make Carpets creates temporary 2D installations from everyday materials and objects. The three Dutch designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg made their…

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Austrian Design Pioneers unveil gorgeous green furnishings at Milan Design Week

Austrian Design Pioneers unveil gorgeous green furnishings at Milan…

Dejana Kabiljo - Fe/Zn 2014 Dejana Kabiljo’s furniture designs take inspiration from people with peculiar habits and obsessions. She uses materials that are burnt, bleached, crimped,…

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6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

In most places in the northern hemisphere, the weather's starting to warm up. For my family, that means fewer cooked dishes and more delicious smoothies! Whether you're looking for…

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Tom Dixon's dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon's dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon's latest design work includes these geometric pendant lamps made from 60 triangular polycarbonate lenses. The Lens lamps are inspired by the Fresnel lens, which  can capture…

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10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week's Salone Satellite

10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week's…

Each year 700 young people exhibit and exchange ideas at Salone Satellite which has been a unique showcase of creativity since 1998. Gathering brilliant young minds from around the…

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IKEA's temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan Design Week

IKEA's temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan…

IKEA’s new slogan "There is so much more to food than food" is the fundamental concept behind the brand’s ingenious designs at their temporary shop. The exhibit’s sustainable…

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