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Design a sustainable future for the world’s most remote inhabited…

Tristan da Cunha is the world’s most remote inhabited island—so remote, that it’s only accessible by sea on approximately 60 days of the year. While life on the volcanic island is…

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12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design Week

12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design…

Enessere  Hercules ENESSERE Hercules Wind Generator is a vertical axis wind turbine that converts kinetic wind power into clean electricity. Titanium, wood, carbon fiber, and…

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IKEA's wireless charging furniture to hit U.S. stores in late spring

IKEA's wireless charging furniture to hit U.S. stores in late spring

IKEA wowed the world with common sense design when the Wireless Charging Collection was revealed earlier this year. In a time when people are so reliant on their smart phones and other…

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Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team green energy recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is already cheaper than both gas and…

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Stunning green-roofed Autofamily House features a drive-thru art gallery in Poland

Stunning green-roofed Autofamily House features a drive-thru art…

Access to the 990-square-meter Autofamily House starts at the south-end entrance, where a ramped driveway leads automobiles up into the living room located three meters above ground…

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10 Handcrafted Brazilian designs from Milan Design Week 2015

10 Handcrafted Brazilian designs from Milan Design Week 2015

The Brazilian corner at Fuorisalone 2015 located at University of Milan (in via Festa del Perdono, 7) brings a sunny atmosphere of informality and a cozy feeling of handmade,…

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Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

If you find the $250,000 tag price for a Virgin Galactic seat a bit too steep, there are other ways to reach the final frontier. With Nooka's futuristic Cosmic Messenger you can record…

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2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some…

A few years ago electric cars were far out of reach for most buyers, since they had sticker prices that were way too expensive for more car buyers. Today electric cars continue to get…

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12 Low-Impact designs from Superstudio at Milan Design Week 2015

12 Low-Impact designs from Superstudio at Milan Design Week 2015

SUPERDESIGN SHOW 2015: renewed perspectives to OPEN YOUR MIND!   INTRO   The SuperDesign Show 2015 is a grand container of daring ideas which reflects the aim that the…

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Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda is already known globally for its sustainable bamboo sunglasses, and now they're releasing the Panda Watch; the first of its kind. Elegant and minimalist, the watches are…

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8 of the world's most inspiring homes

8 of the world's most inspiring homes

Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio: San Antonio, Texas Texas architect Jim Poteet transformed a 40-foot shipping container into this gorgeous deep blue backyard studio replete with…

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Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016

Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air…

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic…

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This video camera captures light to generate its own power

This video camera captures light to generate its own power

A team from Columbia University's School of Engineering has created a groundbreaking video camera that converts the light captured when creating an image into electrical power to create…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

Urbanization has fostered greater conveniences, cross-cultural collaborations, and ideas exchange—but what about its costs? The humane wildlife removal service Gotcha Wildlife…

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12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

Every year, Designersblock showcases emerging and established designers through different events ranging from product design to graphics and illustration, architecture and fashion…

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PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal…

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo opened a new art exhibition that celebrates larger than life installations made entirely from recycled materials. Second Nature: Junk Rethunk…

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Kengo Kuma unveils cocoon-like paper kitchen pavilion at Milan Design Week's Fuorisalone 2015

Kengo Kuma unveils cocoon-like paper kitchen pavilion at Milan Design…

“Irori kitchenhouse” by Kengo Kuma at Fuorisalone 2015 in Milan Among numerous Fuorisalone installations located within ancient walls of University of Milan (in via Festa del…

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Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and out

Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and…

In order to create privacy, the ground floor was positioned parallel to the road, acting as a wall to keep the back yard in seclusion with a nearly solid brick façade. Around the back…

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Element 1 is a modern prefab island retreat that frames views of Puget Sound

Element 1 is a modern prefab island retreat that frames views of Puget…

Method Home’s Element 1 was the perfect fit for Karen Kiest, a landscape architect who purchased a plot of land on Marrowstone Island that had stunning views but lacked buildable…

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Cumulus Studio renovates Art Deco pumphouse to create enviable eco retreat in Tasmania

Cumulus Studio renovates Art Deco pumphouse to create enviable eco…

Cumulus Studio have adapted two unique art deco heritage buildings situated on the banks of Australia's deepest lake within the Tasmanian wilderness to create an enviable eco retreat. …

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Daniel Libeskind's striking geometric

Daniel Libeskind's striking geometric "Future Flowers" pavilion brings…

For the entire week of Milanese Furniture Fair and beyond (up to May, 24) one of the ancient patios of University of Milan (in via Festa del Perdono, 7) will be occupied by an…

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PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship…

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of…

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Gorgeous rainbow honeycomb mural spruces up Halle, Germany

Gorgeous rainbow honeycomb mural spruces up Halle, Germany

The All You Can Paint Festival Project was part of a revitalization effort for Halle, a German city with a declining population. After Zumi agreed to participate, she was given a…

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7 innovative designs spotted at Mood Object during Milan Design Week 2015

7 innovative designs spotted at Mood Object during Milan Design Week…

“Mood – Object” is an exhibition at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair that is dedicated to the works of Chinese designers. The exhibition is a spiritual spot at Fuorisalone at…

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Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

    Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime.  Track air and water quality,  monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras…

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across…

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New…

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Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

The search for better batteries continues. It seems like every tech company from Apple to Tesla and now Google is constantly on the prowl for the key to longer battery life. Now, Google…

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Pickathon Music Festival lineup announced - buy your tickets today!

Pickathon Music Festival lineup announced - buy your tickets today!

http://inhabitat.com/portland-architecture-students-build-incredible-outdoor-music-venue-from-520-recycled-pallets-for-pickathon-music-festival/ Pickathon Music Festival has been the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

Whether you’re looking to beautify your home or save money in the kitchen, growing your own windowsill or indoor herb garden is an economical way to satisfy both goals. While all…

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Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle

Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle

Since its launch in the early 1950s, the Volkswagen Westfalia Camper has been an enduring classic, an icon of cross-country adventures and the traveling lifestyle. Production ceased in…

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Sky garden-lined hotel in PyeongChang is a sustainable retreat for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Sky garden-lined hotel in PyeongChang is a sustainable retreat for the…

Planning Korea Designs’ green terrace-lined hotel for PyeongChang, South Korea will snake in cascading curves that form an infinity shape. Designed for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the…

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Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Yup. You read that right. Scientists say a "blob" in the Pacific Ocean could be to blame for the drought in the West and the East's seemingly endless season of snow. Apparently, about…

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Passively cooled Olympia Residence is a modern home on the prairie

Passively cooled Olympia Residence is a modern home on the prairie

The clients, Eric and Melinda, sought a simple yet contemporary home that emphasized a connection with nature. Unlike the farmhouse aesthetic common in Yelm, the custom-designed Olympia…

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The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

By Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture at Boston Architectural College How human-centered experience is changing interior design Interior design is…

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Fentress Architects' new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

Fentress Architects' new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold…

The new Tom Bradley International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles landmark building, has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building, designed by Fentress Architects, features a…

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Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and sustainability

Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and…

The Open Oproep 28 design competition presented the challenge of creating a space dubbed a “leisure center” for the people of Edegem, Belgium. Part community center, part art…

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Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Vancouver, Canada, has become the latest city to commit to running on 100 percent renewable energy. Following on from a City Council vote in favor of making the switch on 26 March…

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S-House is a see-through glass home with an M.C. Escher-like interior

S-House is a see-through glass home with an M.C. Escher-like interior

The generously glazed S-House design is a continuation of architect Yuusuke Karasawa’s interest in “complicated network space,” a term related to how technology, like the…

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Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, the nanotechnological toothbrush that can clean teeth without the use of toothpaste. The designer teamed…

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Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar at Milan Design Week

Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar…

A sail boat, a guitar, and a living grass covered foosball table? Add these to the list of unlikely items you'd expect to be designed by an American car company. Unbeknownst to most,…

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