Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

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Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

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The devastating 7.8 earthquake in Nepal last Saturday left thousands dead and tens of thousands of others homeless in the wake of this tragic natural disaster. The survivors are struggling to find shelter and after sundown the reality of their dire situation sets in with no electricity to no access to light for safety, cooking, reading, etc. But a new solar-powered, portable light source could make all the difference for Nepalese survivors. The SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact, and now you can help make it even bigger. The lantern’s solar charging capabilities allow refugees to charge their lights at no cost during the day, providing a much-needed light source for cooking, washing and way-finding at night.

Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. For $50, you can purchase a SolarPuff for yourself and one for Nepal Disaster Relief, or for $125 you can get three and give two. For the truly generous, they are even offering the option to send an entire box of SolarPuff’s to Nepal to help those who need it most right now. Check out their Kickstarter page to help make a difference.

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Green-topped boathouse harmonizes with lush landscape in Western France

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Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

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Architects and other building experts called on to aid in Nepal's post-earthquake recovery

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has teamed up with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to search out Nepalese nationals or others with local or regional experience to provide technical expertise” to volunteer in the efforts to rebuild the destruction. Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rattled the region less than a week ago, Nepal faces a long road to recovery and structural rebuilding is just one small piece of the puzzle.

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat's 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

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Join us at BKLYN Designs for Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards on Sunday, May 10th!

Calling all New York design fans! Inhabitat’s favorite time of year – NY Design Week – is kicking off with BKYLN Designs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to scope out the latest wares from up-and-coming Brooklyn designers. This year we’ll be handing out awards to the most innovative environmentally-conscious designs, and we want YOUR HELP in determining the winners of the Inhabitat Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs. From hand-blown glass wall planters to repurposed colander lamps and a cork gaming table, last year’s Green Awards winners seriously wowed us and we can’t wait to see what’s on deck this year. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite green designs at the show, so stay tuned for the details!

For those of you who are considering attending the BKLYN Designs show, come to our Green Awards Ceremony at 5:30 for some bites, bubbly, and a chance to celebrate emerging design talent from Brooklyn. It’s sure to be a treat!

Sunday, May 10th @ 5:30pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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Kengo Kuma transforms a Tokyo warehouse into a stylish shop called La Kagu

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Reliance Foundry bike lockers provide secure storage for cyclists on-the-go

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It’s a heart-dropping feeling: you come back to the pole where you left your brand new bike and all you see is a dangling, clipped chain. Even as biking grows in popularity as a form of green transportation, worries about bicycle theft and vandalism still prevent many from taking it up. Reliance Foundry‘s bike lockers are a reliable, durable and secure solution that offers peace of mind to cyclists. The versatile, heavy-duty storage chambers are an ideal alternative to easily clippable chain locks, and a way to encourage more people to put down their car keys and pick up their bike helmets.

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SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

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NYC's new Whitney Museum opens today

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Solar-powered Base Camp embraces nature through energy-efficient design

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Medici Architects rock 5-Star Built Green standards with gorgeous Kirkland Home

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NeSpoon dolls up urban centers with large-scale lace street graffiti

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Interactive Future Food District is the heart of the Milan Expo 2015

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Fahz lets you turn your loved ones' faces into a vase

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Fahz lets you turn your loved ones' faces into a vaseIt’s your face – in a vase! The brainchild of Nicholas and Martha Desbiens, Fahz is a way for you to turn your loved ones’ profiles into a one-of-a-kind, 3D-printed vase that reveals different faces as you rotate it. If you’d like to see this fascinating project in person, come check it out at

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Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

Pico Design crafts heirloom jewelry with an architecture bent

Seriously, does it get any better than this? Pico Design shrinks architecture into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with high-quality materials. Guggenheim Rotunda? Covered. Joinery…

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Au Retour's playfully printed textiles are made in small batches using non-toxic inks

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Sometimes all it takes is a poppy pillow or a playfully printed pattern to give your space a low-cost, low-effort refresh. Textile design and print studio Au Retour offers up a line of…

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Yiapa's Steam Punk recycled light fixtures are made from recycled parts and vintage materials

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Yiapa What do you get when an electrical engineer and a fine artist collaborate on a lighting line (and fall in love)? Yiapa- a line of sculptural recycled-parts lamps and fixtures…

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Sasaki Architectured convert a former disco club into an office space with floating walls

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It is difficult to imagine this sleek office space in Japan was once a disco. The former warehouse club was transformed by local studio Sasaki Architecture into a bright minimalist…

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ANIAN is Canada's first totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials

ANIAN is Canada's first totally off-grid store made almost entirely…

ANIAN is a Canadian manufacturer of clothing and coastal gear based in Vancouver, BC, and while their custom surfboards (made on-site) and groovy apparel are the highlight of their…

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