Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open,…

Japanese design studio Tato Architects transformed an old house in Kamisawa in Hyogo Prefecture, into a single-storey residence for a young couple. The architects tore down the entire…

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled…

STEP 1: Gather your materials Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic takeout containers, or yogurt cups are ideal) String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon). We used…

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Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

A study published last week in the journal Nature focused on the longer term environmental effects of trenbolone acetate or TBA, which is the steroid commonly given to beef cattle that…

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times…

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Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound's intensity gets lower when your voguing gets you too far away from the speakers? With…

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House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four…

This beautiful holiday house in Portugal, inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region, has four simple volumes that create myriad playful spaces. Portuguese design studio PROD…

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Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a space to relax up high, Zalewski Studio have designed a wonderfully unexpected green pathway that…

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HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

Just because a food is vegan, doesn't mean it's not sweet and decadent! The combination of cocoa and hazelnut is a classic pairing that often causes hearts—and tastebuds—to flutter.…

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MIT develops advanced fog harvesting material that pulls 5x more water from thin air

MIT develops advanced fog harvesting material that pulls 5x more water…

Fog photo from Shutterstock Plants and certain animals like the fog beetle can survive in very arid regions because they've developed ways of absorbing minute amounts of water from…

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Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Outside of Manilla last Thursday, a slipper factory erupted in flames and trapped many workers inside in a thick cloud of smoke from burning rubber and chemicals. At least 72 people…

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How Nestle is pillaging California's water in the 4th year of the state's worst drought

How Nestle is pillaging California's water in the 4th year of the…

If you've been paying any attention to the drought in California, chances are you've shared—or at the very least encountered—some of the growing rage towards Nestle over their…

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Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

The Bee Informed Partnership reports that the 2014 bee die off is the second-highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America's food supply. Conducted in…

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Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Roxbury E+ comprises four townhomes, each topped with 39 solar panels that can produce more energy—close to 10,000 kilowatts a year—than the homeowners are likely to need. The homes…

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine. You’re in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent…

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HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

Need a healthy snack to get you through the day? This recipe for crunchy and nutritious cauliflower bites may be just what you’re looking for. Tossed with peanut butter, masala, and…

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Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl…

.. The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same…

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OffCentre invites nature into small spaces with hand blown glass

OffCentre invites nature into small spaces with hand blown glass

Inhabitat spotted OffCentre's ethereal glassware at this year's New York Design Week. Hand blown in Brooklyn by designers Edison Zapata and Romina Gonzales, their line of vases, pendant…

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Apple is the world's greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Apple is the world's greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Just a few years back, in 2011, Greenpeace named Apple as the “least clean” tech company, chastising the iPhone maker in particular for their coal-fueled data centers. Since then,…

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Can Tesla's battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

Can Tesla's battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

The highly-anticipated April 30 launch of the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack storage batteries has generated a massive wave of interest, with the company announcing just ten days later…

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13 of the most incredible sandcastles you've ever seen

13 of the most incredible sandcastles you've ever seen

Summer is almost here, and that means days at the beach building sandcastles! We've lined up some of the most incredibly creative sandcastles ever - including a Super Mario sandcastle,…

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Casa Invisibile is an innovative, tailor-made prefab home with mirrored walls

Casa Invisibile is an innovative, tailor-made prefab home with…

Delugan Meissl's idea of the future home was designed with flexibility and spatial quality in mind. Its modular tailor-made design gives clients' the freedom to choose its facades,…

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Aerial photos show that celebs are wasting water while California suffers the worst drought in history

Aerial photos show that celebs are wasting water while California…

New aerial photos show that some of California's biggest stars appear to be pouring water into their lawns and landscaping at an alarming rate, even while the state suffers from its…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe,…

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to…

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Tom’s Hut is a tiny prefab timber cabin in the Austrian wilderness

Tom’s Hut is a tiny prefab timber cabin in the Austrian wilderness

Constructed atop a brick foundation, Tom’s Hut is made from a prefabricated and angular wooden structure. A sloped metal roof and chimney top the cabin and the timber planks that clad…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardening is the act of taking on a patch of neglected, bedraggled public land to make it beautiful using flowers, vegetables, and fruits. So whether you live in an apartment…

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Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

The LG House in Edmonton, Canada, is an affordable ultra-thin home that encourages an open lifestyle. Thirdstone Inc. designed the structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and the only…

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Singaporean Star Wars fans create an incredibly detailed LEGO Millenium Falcon

Singaporean Star Wars fans create an incredibly detailed LEGO…

The real Millenium Falcon might not have had as much detail as this one does. A team of builders has created a Lego Millenium Falcon that is so true to form that it took two months to…

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Expert Says "We May Have to Migrate People out of California"

Fire, earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history - these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the…

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World's first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

World's first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its…

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers…

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Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in…

A man, a plan, a bike, a litterbox. That’s how Thomas Vles traveled the 300 miles from Amsterdam to London this April. Oh yes, and his two feline friends Mushi and Cheesy were also…

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Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor's lawn in Tennessee

Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the…

Related: SHINE's latest Tec de Monterrey optimizes natural light and ventilation with parametric modeling + Archimania Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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Google's autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View this summer

Google's autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View…

Newsfeeds have been abuzz lately with discussions about the safety of Google’s self-driving cars. On the heels of the news that none of the autonomous vehicles were at fault in the…

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Enter the Green-Go Short Film Contest for a shot at a 700-euro gift voucher

Enter the Green-Go Short Film Contest for a shot at a 700-euro gift…

Are you a filmmaker who wants to make a positive difference in the world? Submit your work to the Green-Go Short Film Contest and you could win a 700-euro gift voucher as well as…

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Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan's dream LightSail

Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan's dream…

You can become a backer of one of the coolest space programs in this universe. Bill Nye—yep, The Science Guy—has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fuel The Planetary Society,…

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Is this the world's most efficient solar system?

Is this the world's most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that…

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Announcing the winners of Inhabitat's 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the winners of Inhabitat's 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN…

READER'S CHOICE: PHIL GAUTREAU EDITOR'S CHOICE: FAHZ

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic…

Picture Concepts for the United States Olympic Museum, scheduled to open in downtown Colorado Springs, CO before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, have been revealed by New York studio…

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Australian street artist uses tape to create outstanding works of art

Australian street artist uses tape to create outstanding works of art

Diss says that tape became his preferred medium by accident, initially using it to mark outlines for where he would paint his creations, and that he quickly discovered its versatility.…

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