Los Angeles completes city’s tallest vertical garden and DTLA’s first pocket park

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Check out Brooklyn Butcher Blocks' heirloom-quality cutting boards at BKLYN Designs 2015

05/04/15
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Check out Brooklyn Butcher Blocks' heirloom-quality cutting boards at BKLYN Designs 2015With all of the cheese and charcuterie we Brooklynites ingest, it only makes sense that we should have our own Brooklyn-made butcher blocks and cheeseboards to prep and serve it on too. Brooklyn Butcher Blocks makes rich, heirloom-quality cutting boards, butcher blocks, tabletops and other surfaces from wood grown in Pennsylvania, New York and

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Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

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tesla, elon musk, pre-owned tesla, used tesla, buy a used tesla, buy a used model s, tesla roadster update, tesla roadster battery, new roadster battery, tesla announcementThings at Tesla keeping getting bigger and better. On the evening of April 30, CEO Elon Musk announced details of their Powerwall home battery system, and earlier the same day another, quieter announcement also went out, which falls into the “better” category. Tesla has decided to go into the business of selling “certified pre-owned” vehicles—specifically the Model S EV. This will help get people behind the wheel of a Tesla car who probably couldn’t otherwise afford one, while easing the selling process for those looking to avoid the hassles of a private sale. Tesla’s pre-owned vehicle search page allows car shoppers to filter by geographical location, model, and color to find their next ride, which will come with a 4-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty. The setup is so slick, in fact, that you can “buy” your new Tesla right online, with a $1,000 deposit. In news of the “bigger” variety, Musk also let the world know, via Twitter, that the new Roadster battery would be “likely available in August” of this year. The battery is and it’ll offer 31 percent more power than the current model (70kWh vs. 53kWh). As summer heats up, so will news from Tesla, both on and off the road.

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Casa Kids to introduce new murphy bed for adults at BKLYN Designs 2015

05/04/15
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Casa Kids to introduce new murphy bed for adults at BKLYN Designs 2015Casa Kids‘ line of thoughtful, eco-friendly children’s furnishings have helped them make a name for themselves in Brooklyn and beyond, and now they’re ready to bring that same functionality to the world of adult furniture. Founded by designer Roberto Gil, the Brooklyn-based brand has been a go-to resource for families raising little

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California adopts ambitious goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

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California has thrown down the gauntlet for the rest of North America when it comes to taking on climate change. Last week, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order requiring the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Called by Brown the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction target by any government on the continent to date, California’s plan matches the goals of the ever-progressive European Union.

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Steel shell encloses contemporary dairy farmer’s house in Japan

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Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

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Slovenia's prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

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LESH weaves delicate handmade jewelry at BKLYN Designs 2015

05/03/15
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LESH weaves delicate handmade jewelry at BKLYN Designs 2015Inspired by the ancient textiles of Peru’s Sacred Valley, LESH is a line of hand-woven jewelry that will appear at this year’s BKLYN Designs, a celebration of all things Brooklyn-made. Designer and photographer Summer Moore weaves hand-dyed rope into intricate tapestries that elegantly drape the wrist or neck. Read on to learn how

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X-TU's Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

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Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

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Pedal-powered centrifuge enables off-grid blood testing in rural areas

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Designer Jack Albert Trew’s Spokefuge harnesses the power of the pedal to help doctors in remote areas test blood without electric medical equipment. Trew’s simple design uses a bike wheel to power a centrifuge, which enables medical professionals to test for issues like anemia, bone marrow failure and leukemia. The low-tech device was developed to help people living in rural regions across Africa.

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Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

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Would you be tempted to buy a T-shirt from a flashy-looking urban vending machine for less than $3? Berliners recently had the opportunity and many pounced, unaware that their attempted purchase was part of an awareness-raising campaign related to Fashion Revolution Day. The aqua-and-black painted machine offered T-shirts for just €2 or roughly $2.25 USD, but instead, would-be T-shirt buyers received a surprise: images of sweatshop labor with statistics on the abysmally low wages textile workers earn by making cheap T-shirts and such. Click through to learn more about this campaign and see a video of the vending machine in question, as well as find out how you can get involved.

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Undulating German pavilion brings a "field of ideas" to Milan Expo 2015

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

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Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year's Milan World Expo

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Expo Milan 2015 has launched and Inhabitat is showcasing the final conceptions of many of the 145 countries who have risen to demonstrate the future of agricultural sustainability. We…

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Mirrored Rice Cluster immerses visitors in paddy fields at Milan Expo 2015

Mirrored Rice Cluster immerses visitors in paddy fields at Milan Expo…

The Rice Cluster is one of nine Expo Clusters, each of which bring different countries together to design around a common theme or food group. Designed to evoke a vast rural landscape,…

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Tesla's new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla's new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the…

Tesla's hotly anticipated home battery is now on the market. Late last evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk kept his promise for a hotly anticipated announcement about the company's next…

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Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for…

It's pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares…

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying…

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