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Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Ball Nogues’ project, Talus Dome, is a carefully constructed “pile” of stainless steel spheres on the side of a freeway in Edmonton, Alberta. To create the shape, and elaborate mold was engineered

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Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

This clever recycled Kalamata Spotlight is a directional floor-based lamp with an industrial edge. Created by Ori Ben-Zvi, the innovative design gives a 10-liter olive tin a second life by turning it into

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Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle Design’s series of Hangelier 1.2 lampshades is thoughtfully crafted from off-the-shelf plastic hangers and salvaged bike components. The surprisingly intricate hangers are arranged in a manner

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Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

The solid gantry stretches 885 feet across the shipyard. OTH utilized the elevated base as a foundation for Kraanspoor, having the building span its entire length. The office building “hovers”

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

We fell in love the creative recycled designs of Organelle Design's repurposed hanger chandeliers years ago, so we were thrilled to see one of their beautiful Hangelier lights on display at the Model

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Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Attention all skaters - how many of you have damaged your skateboards beyond repair after unsuccessfully trying to nail a rail or grab some air?  Before you go throwing your board into landfill, you may

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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Even though the royal wedding has passed, there's still a lot of buzz going around over the ceremony and dress - but what about that eco-fabulous ring? Designed by Wartski, a Welsh family-run jewelry

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Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Artist Jose Agatep gathers glass containers of various shapes and transforms them into incredible terrariums filled with locally grown plants, wild mosses, small stones, soil, and wood chips collected

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Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

This old rail engine was assigned to be scrap until Indian Rail engineers decided to use it to clean up the tracks instead. It's been fitted with a massive suction pipe that sucks up all of the garbage in

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LEED Gold Building Made From Repurposed Pickle Barrels

LEED Gold Building Made From Repurposed Pickle Barrels

Old pickle barrels have found new life in the University of Minnesota's Duluth Civil Engineering Building designed by Ross Barney Architects. From the project's onset, sustainable values and eco-friendly

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Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

If we're lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, originally created to drop land mines, could be

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Beautiful Boxes Made from Repurposed Vintage Circuit Boards

Beautiful Boxes Made from Repurposed Vintage Circuit Boards

Photo: © Theo Kamecke The complicated connections exhibited in circuit boards definitely give way to a medium that’s perfect for futuristic creations. But there is one man out there who is more

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Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

German publishing company Hamburger Automatenverlag found a brilliant new use for old cigarette vending machines -- instead of icky cigarettes, the re-purposed "machines" carry a series of condensed

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Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Think the flyer boxes scattered across city sidewalks are uninspired? Check out these newsboxes transformed into eye-catching aquariums, terrariums, and even dishwashers by NY based The Street Is In The

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Wood Pallets Repurposed into Modular Furniture

Wood Pallets Repurposed into Modular Furniture

Swiss designer Sibylle Stoeckl has come up with a new way to repurpose old and discarded wood pallets. In a series called Le Cageot, Stoeckl takes standard crates and turns them into modular pieces which

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Wrecords by Monkey: Repurposed Vinyl Jewelry

Wrecords by Monkey: Repurposed Vinyl Jewelry

With a distinct urban and rock 'n roll feel, Brooklyn-based Wrecords by Monkey creates unique handmade accessories using reclaimed vinyl records. The company, made up of friends Patrick Chirico and Brian

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Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

In certain cultures, it's customary for the dead to be buried with their possessions. For a change, how about being buried in your possessions instead? That's the twist that William Warren put on his

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Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Nonprofit Flussbad Berlin has proposed a remarkable brownfield rejuvenation project for the center of Berlin: transforming an underutilized canal into an enormous outdoor natural swimming pool for summer

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10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

Photo via Hometalker Knick of Time Smart Coat Rack Put those unread words to good use by creating a colorful book coat rack that any bibliophile would admire. Just imagine the effect this functional

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German Artist Turns a BMW Into an Unbelievable Mobile Music Machine

German Artist Turns a BMW Into an Unbelievable Mobile Music Machine

German artist team Neulant van Exel - comprised of architect Axel van Exel and sculptor Marian Neulant -  turned an elderly BMW 820i into a fabulous party machine called the Brassmobil. With a controller

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Stunning MOTT32 Restaurant Is Nestled Into a Former Bank Vault in Hong Kong

Stunning MOTT32 Restaurant Is Nestled Into a Former Bank Vault in Hong Kong

The restaurant occupies the once-degraded space of a former storage facility but a retrofit has added a sleek design and intricate detailing. Joyce Wang Studio adds references to Chinese propaganda

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Aaron Maret’s 200 sqft Pocket Shelter is an Adorable Tiny Home on Wheels

Aaron Maret’s 200 sqft Pocket Shelter is an Adorable Tiny Home on Wheels

Maret incorporated many recycled materials into his home's structure, from the enormous reclaimed windows to the salvaged redwood that was used for the decking, and repurposed pine flooring. The main

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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

Last year's CASA FOA was set at the old Tornquist Bank; a 1926 Neoclassical National Monument right in right Buenos Aires' city center. Architect Julio Oropel's Wine Bar Trapiche welcomed visitors

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Costa Mesa Waldorf School is Made From 32 Recycled Shipping Containers

Costa Mesa Waldorf School is Made From 32 Recycled Shipping Containers

Waldorf Schools and shipping container buildings are two of our favorite things here at Inhabitat - and this amazing project combines them both! The Waldorf School of Orange County recently unveiled a set

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Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles

Ai Weiwei Uses 1.2 Million LEGO Bricks to Portray 176 Political Prisoners and Exiles

Ai Weiwei is no stranger to imprisonment - the artist is a fierce critic of the Chinese government, and in the past he has been secretly detained for 81 days, beaten by Chinese police placed under house

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This Trendy Japanese Store is Set in a 1970s Swimming Pool!

This Trendy Japanese Store is Set in a 1970s Swimming Pool!

The Pool Aoyama sells nautical clothing and accessories in a restored swimming pool located within a vintage residential building. Set in the trendy shopping area of Aoyama, its owned by the grandfather

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Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

After receiving $400,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wayne National Forest commissioned Third Sun Solar to install their 51.6 kW rooftop solar array on the building's

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Young Harris College’s Freshman ‘Pod’ Towers Create a Welcoming Environment for New Students

Young Harris College’s Freshman ‘Pod’ Towers Create a Welcoming Environment for New Students

Young Harris College is a small college in northeast Georgia that made a transition from a 2-year college to a 4-year institution in about six years ago. To accommodate new students, the college had to

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Cape Town’s PLAYscapes Skatepark Enlivens a Dead Underpass, Wins Major Design Competition

Cape Town’s PLAYscapes Skatepark Enlivens a Dead Underpass, Wins Major Design Competition

Cape Town's much-anticipated PLAYscapes Skatepark opened last month to much fanfare. Although the Mill St Skatepark is certainly not the first skating facility in the South African city, it may well be

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