Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and sleeves

Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and…

Presso Design is a small, family owned brother & sister business dedicated to crafting laptop, iPad, iPhone etc. sleeves and computer bags made from upcycled coffee sacks and real…

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Spiraling green-covered walkway unfurls from an office window

Spiraling green-covered walkway unfurls from an office window

Polish architects Zalewski Architecture Group have designed a lush spiraling walkway that could spruce up the concrete courtyard outside of their offices in Gliwice. Suspended from the…

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Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

You’ve heard of too many cooks in the kitchen, but what happens when there are too many architects? A new report from the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that 27 percent of all…

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6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

TIP 1: Crush Clutter Nothing creates a feeling of claustrophobia faster than too much stuff. Before you can clean anything, you have to get rid of some those unused items causing…

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KAMJZ and Kurylowicz unveil designs for green-roofed, energy-efficient Polish office building

KAMJZ and Kurylowicz unveil designs for green-roofed, energy-efficient…

Gdańsk’s new Central Business District Development will be located along the city’s main axis roads and rail routes and in close proximity to the sea and university campus. The…

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Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their…

https://vimeo.com/121906128 Project H is a non-profit organization based in California that encourages creativity among young people in the community. Working with a group of…

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Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first time—and maybe the last

Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first…

No one had set foot on the new island until recently, when Tongan hotel owner Gianpiero Orbassano and his son set out to explore the area and determine its potential for tourism. They…

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Perth's Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

Perth's Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water…

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is rolling out its multimillion-dollar plans to prove that waves not only have power but can generate it for the electric grid on land. Submerged…

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The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere

The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed…

Although Vipp is best known for its designer garbage cans, the company developed the Vipp Shelter to show off their design prowess in the prefab market. The modular nature retreat is…

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President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

Last week, President Barack Obama rolled out a plan to reinvigorate textile manufacturing in America. Part of the new plan is a challenge issued by the Department of Defense worth $150…

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that…

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Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic Live/Work Space

Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic…

Have you ever wished that you could trade your apartment & crappy office space for a floating live/work houseboat in the San Francisco Bay? I know I have. A few years ago, The New…

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Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight…

The Lodge sits on a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the local waterfalls.…

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Middle school class builds a Frozen-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a little girl

Middle school class builds a Frozen-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hand…

A class of Wisconsin eight-graders designed and built a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a six-year-old named Ariah, who was born without a right hand. Built as part of a forward-thinking…

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How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

Dyeing Easter eggs doesn't have to be an exercise in dipping into a multitude of chemicals. This year, dye your eggs the natural way. The process takes a bit longer, but produces a…

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This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with…

When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that…

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Lundberg Design's Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

Lundberg Design's Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the…

When Lundberg Design was hired to create the restaurant design, the biggest challenge they faced was figuring out how to attract people from the natural-history museum's exciting…

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Roots Up's Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in Ethiopia

Roots Up's Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in…

Roots Up’s Dew Collector green house can help farmers in arid climates raise fresh vegetables, even during droughts. Dedicated to creating a system of self- reliant farmers in…

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign,…

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James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

Beneath their spotless surfaces, rivers are often incredibly filthy and not particularly easy to clean up. After all, you can’t just bust out your vacuum and suck up all of the debris…

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Brighton's Pioneer Shipping Container Development Houses the Homeless

Brighton's Pioneer Shipping Container Development Houses the Homeless

The modular shipping container block structures were designed by QED Property in collaboration with WCEC Architecture and are located in a former scrap metal yard, referred to as…

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Check out this man's homemade hybrid house on wheels

Check out this man's homemade hybrid house on wheels

James Lawler is a man who goes after what he wants. Or rather, he builds it. Lawler, a landscaper from Torquay, Australia, enjoys traveling and camping so much that he decided to build…

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Gaudi's Sagrada Familia could be finished soon thanks to 3D printing

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia could be finished soon thanks to 3D printing

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is perhaps one of the longest active construction projects on the planet. Work began in 1882, when the beginnings of architect Antoni Gaudi's design…

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Alma-nac's  Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with daylight

Alma-nac's Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with…

London-based design studio alma-nac extended an existing house in south London, creating a 2.3-meter-wide terraced home that feels more spacious and light compared to the original…

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Balloons appear to suspend this glass table in mid-air

Balloons appear to suspend this glass table in mid-air

Artist Duffy London is well known for his playful trompe-l'œils, from swing tables that make conferences a fun affair to an abyss table that looks like a cross-section of the ocean…

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Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Speaking at SXSW this week, Google X head Dr. Astro Teller announced that the tech giant's secretive branch will test a massive 84-foot flying wind turbine over northern California next…

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Newman Architects' Slover Library blends old and new in historic renovation

Newman Architects' Slover Library blends old and new in historic…

The design proffered by Newman Architects combines three generations of architecture into one incredible public building. The 115-year-old core, the Seaboard building, was originally a…

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Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima

Japan takes steps to restart first nuclear reactor since Fukushima

Nuclear power in Japan is slowly but surely beginning to return to a new normal in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown, as the country recently took another step towards restarting one…

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Join a seed-planting workshop with Ilan Dei Venice in California this Sunday!

Join a seed-planting workshop with Ilan Dei Venice in California this…

Sunnday, March 22nd from 2-4 pm as we host a Planting Seeds Workshop with Matthew Van Diepen & Sarah Klein of Home Grown Gardens LA. Learn about the importance of growing food locally -…

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Ulf Mejergren Architects team up with 100 kids to build a city from sticks

Ulf Mejergren Architects team up with 100 kids to build a city from…

Stockholm-based Ulf Mejergren Architects designed an interesting mini-city made from sticks which would be built by 100 kids during a scout camp workshop in New Hampshire. The city,…

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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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In honor of World Sparrow Day, meet Robin and Puck!

In honor of World Sparrow Day, meet Robin and Puck!

Today is World Sparrow Day, and all around the planet, people are celebrating these sweet little birds and appreciating their vital work as insect controllers and plant-pollinators. My…

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Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative medicine

Researchers are making super-strong spider silk for regenerative…

Researchers from UPM have used a technique that made popular the silk from Murcia in the 19th century. The new material can be used for regenerative medicine. Following the same…

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Guerilla gardening: strategies for greening up your neighborhood

Guerilla gardening: strategies for greening up your neighborhood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate International Day of Forests with these important forest facts

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate International Day of Forests with these…

Tomorrow is International Day of Forests! In honor of this holiday, Crowes Sawmills Ltd. created an infographic that’s packed with interesting forest facts, from why trees are…

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Perkins+Will's soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will's soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical…

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects…

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LivingHomes' zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes' zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes desgned the C6 series in collaboration with Make It Right foundation, which was founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough in order to build 150 affordable homes…

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Selcuk Ecza Headquarters looks like a small country village in Istanbul

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters looks like a small country village in…

The five-storey building was built for a pharmaceutical company whose owners, an elderly couple, wanted to build an office space which would look and feel more like a house. This air of…

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Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla is updating its Model S software to make it “impossible” to stray too far from a charging station. Earlier this week, Elon Musk tweeted about ending electric car range anxiety…

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O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

The stadium is the largest dedicated rugby arena in the world, and the second largest stadium in Britain, behind Wembley. It's home to the England Rugby Team, and this fully-functional…

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