Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and…

Levy comes from a background in graphic design and bookbinding, but turned to papier-mâché art after experimentation in 2009. She began by tearing apart the pages of an old book into…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

Energy efficiency is a top priority for the European Union. To that end, the EU set several ambitious targets, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% as compared with 1990…

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A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green…

Transformation Forest House On top of an existing 1950s holiday home, hidden in the forest, a sculptural, compact and sustainable rooftop extension climbs out of the original…

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury…

Building renovations are about taking an old structure and making it new again, either by returning it to its original glory or by instilling new life in aging architecture. This…

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Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates ancient building methods

Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates…

The rammed earth walls, created by compacting layers of damp earth in a mould, form the centre's load-bearing structure. The ancient building method was used for its low environmental…

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41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and…

DDG's 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute's prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22…

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FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into…

According to the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, a figure which includes 40 percent of all fruit that is produced. And the reason for the waste of…

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them…

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York…

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by…

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Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world's wannabe tallest skyscraper

Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world's wannabe…

When Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) unveiled plans for a 220-story prefab tower that would not only surpass the Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest, but that would be built in just…

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NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of…

In the neverending quest to make NYC safer for pedrestrians and drivers, city officials have asked Google to map routes that reduce the number of left turns on its…

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Sunset Magazine's charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset Magazine's charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for…

Sunset magazine held its Celebration Weekend 2015 on June 6-7, providing inspiration for home decor, gardening, travel, cooking, and more. One feature on the California headquarters’…

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This carnivorous pitcher plant uses sonar to lure bats to come poop in it

This carnivorous pitcher plant uses sonar to lure bats to come poop in…

It is well documented that human beings struggle to communicate with each other. Given our inability to communicate within the species, it’s not surprising that we are only now…

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Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO

Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like…

The Dutch city of Rotterdam may soon be the first city to have roads made of recycled plastic waste, fished out of the oceans. The city is collaborating with VolkerWessels, a…

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The mega-earthquake that will probably someday wipe Seattle off the map

The mega-earthquake that will probably someday wipe Seattle off the…

As evidence we’re living in the future, next week’s issue of the New Yorker debuted online a week early and contains a somber warning entitled “The Really Big One” which is…

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Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Kew House’s successful design is due in part to the collaborative architect-client relationship. The client, who is a structural engineer and boat-restorer, took a hands-on approach…

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NASA reveals first close-up of Pluto's

NASA reveals first close-up of Pluto's "message of love" on Instagram

This morning, we woke up in a world forever changed. Well, that’s technically true of every morning, unless you believe that history does in fact repeat itself. NASA this morning gave…

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3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate…

For much of the 20th century, the existence of the Philippine forest turtle was little more than a myth, fueled by a spare handful of specimens. But in 2001, a survey of the Palawan…

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Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a cast iron surface

Brilliant SUNplace table lets you cook with magnified sunlight on a…

We’ve shared some solar-powered cooking options in the past, ranging from giant sun-baked ovens to scorching hot solar stoves. Now, here’s another sun-based cooking contraption,…

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Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in National Parks

Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in…

We’re already pretty mad at some bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is really one for the history…

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Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet - but it isn't true

Trending story about the coming mini ice age is flooding the internet…

While the Earth is heating up due to climate change, the sun could have something to say about it -- and send us into a mini ice age sometime in the next 15 years. Solar scientists at…

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Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

This year's research pavilion designed and built by students and researchers at the ICD and ITKE in Stuttgart was inspired by underwater nest structures of water spiders. As with the…

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The South is building its first major wind farm

The South is building its first major wind farm

The land of tobacco and peach farms is now getting something it's never seen before -- windmills. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind energy farm on an old tract of…

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Curious home has 'eyes' pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

Curious home has 'eyes' pointed in different directions, just like a…

The skin of the house was covered in a semi-glossy coat that reflects the colors of its surroundings like an amphibian. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom looks…

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Tenderloin's rehabilitated

Tenderloin's rehabilitated "Prison Park" taps into San Francisco's…

Besides being one of the city's densest neighborhoods, Tenderloin is also notorious for it poverty. The adjacent Boeddeker Park has been a problematic area for years which earned it the…

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Bolivia boasts the world's longest cable car system

Bolivia boasts the world's longest cable car system

The best way to start to get a grasp of how huge and busy the Bolivian capital is, it's from one of the gleaming flying pods. Measuring 6.2 miles long, the system currently has three…

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eVolo launches 2016 Skyscraper Competition, with $8,000 in cash prizes

eVolo launches 2016 Skyscraper Competition, with $8,000 in cash prizes

eVolo Magazine is now accepting entries to the 2016 Skyscraper Competition—with $8,000 in cash prizes up for grabs! The annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition is one of Inhabitat’s…

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Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

Dazin Fuel Cookie helps save lives by eliminating deadly cooking smoke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSw1MAdf3hE&w=537&h-302 Open fire cooking is a silent killer that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) claims the lives of 491…

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable…

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio.…

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COBE unveils designs for green bicycle-friendly university square in Copenhagen

COBE unveils designs for green bicycle-friendly university square in…

Located between the Amager Fælled nature reserve and KUA’s newly built university buildings, the planned 20,000-square-meter square will serve as a threshold and transitional zone…

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Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate the mark man leaves on nature

Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate…

Although Middlebrook has been working on the man-nature subject for the past decade, his recent Wall Works and vertical Planks really stand out. They are made from found chunks of Maple…

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Sharks have been discovered living inside an active volcano

Sharks have been discovered living inside an active volcano

There's little doubt that sharks are a force to be reckoned with, but it turns out that the natural world can provide something more baffling and fearsome that any cable network…

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Kantoor Karavaan's micro offices let you ditch your cubicle to work in the woods

Kantoor Karavaan's micro offices let you ditch your cubicle to work in…

Tom van de Beek, founder of Kantoor Karavaan, describes the necessity for such a simple design: "These times of technological innovation and wireless connectivity provide us with the…

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The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

A new record low price for solar project bids has been reached, making it the second time this month that previous cost barriers were shattered. This time, the news comes from NV…

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Pneuhaus' temporary Bubble Dome is made from hundreds of TPU balls

Pneuhaus' temporary Bubble Dome is made from hundreds of TPU balls

Soon after completing their inflatable RGBubble pavilion on the Brown University campus, Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus unveiled their Bubble Dome made up of hundreds of…

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C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in beautiful prefab screens

C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in…

Set within a lush green landscape, the 21,000-square-meter university structure houses facilities for four different departments arranged around a central “Common Square” atrium.…

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Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

A new UK Foreign Office report warns that threats posed by climate change, especially to the world’s food supply, should be taken as seriously as nuclear war. In a devastatingly…

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The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro park

The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro…

You don't have to haul a trailer to the woods to enjoy the thrill of hanging out in a retro trailer. This amazing collection of 15 trailers straight out of a Lucy and Desi movie, rests…

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Even a tiny temperature spike could cause sea levels to rise 20 feet

Even a tiny temperature spike could cause sea levels to rise 20 feet

From record-breaking, deadly heat in India to unprecedented drought in California, unusual polar bear predatory behavior in the Arctic to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, climate…

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Futuristic body gravity board lets you glide effortlessly to your destination

Futuristic body gravity board lets you glide effortlessly to your…

Meet RevoBot, an innovative body gravity board made of carbon fiber that lets you glide effortlessly. Using a gyroscope to self-balance, the lightweight RevoBot is easy steer and…

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