You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of
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Image via Shutterstock Although some consider Valentine’s Day to be a “Hallmark holiday”, I think it’s a great opportunity not only to do something special for your loved one but for yourself
Schulz's tiny woodland cottage measures 14' x 16', and it was built entirely from materials gathered at a local recycling yard and savaged wood from the surrounding forest. The resourceful instructor also
Inhabitat: How did you get your start in architecture? Juergen Mayer: I found a book, which had a picture of Erich Mendelsohn’s Shocken department store, in Stuttgart. It was such a beautiful building
Hubba hubba. Turn up the heat this 14th by gifting your lady a sexy and sustainable set of lingerie. We've rounded up 21 sultry options in every kind of style, each sure to set the sheets aflame this
This year, Chinese New Year falls on Friday, Jan 31st in 2014. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the streets, dragon costumes all
Bungalow Mathugama stands between a rubber plantation and the start of a jungle in the Sri Lankan region of Kalutara. The light and opening building stands on a series of convergent steel supports located
Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades
The solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower is now complete in Seoul - and it has one of the world’s most efficient solar facades. Adrian Smith + Gordon Architecture (AS+GG) designed the 240
The Nano House follows up on Richardson's XS book series about small home design - the author clearly feels comfortable with the exploration of the very small. The volume slips into 42 unique homes,
A small community of villagers in Guizhou Province, China refused houses that the government offered them, and decided to continue living in caves in the mountains of Anshun. The Miao ethnic minority
The conical pillars are made with bamboo that was first soaked in mud, smoke-dried, and then joined using rattan fiber and bamboo nails. Not an ounce of steel was used to support the structure, which was
Mas Provencal restaurant in Nice, Southern France is a dreamlike venue overflowing with flowers that could quite easily be mistaken for a greenhouse from the outside. So many plants and flowers adorn
INHABITAT: Why did you decide to start Nuclic? David: I've always considered myself a creative person and having studied at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), I have surrounded myself with creative thinkers
Some of you might think it's crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn't be more true! When the wind is howling and snow is piling up outside
Eco-friendly fashion doesn't always mean organic cotton t-shirts or socks made from bamboo. Sometimes designers think way, way outside the box when searching for alternative materials and designs that
This year, the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi has been transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland. They have replicated their famous wisteria floral attraction using cascades with a whopping
Industrial designer Carl Menary (also the maker of the ReTyre Clip) designed a series of four light shades for his wife Victoria to make and sell. They wanted a product made from local materials that
It's the holidays, and gifts of technology (namely smartphones) are at the top of everyone's list. If you're not planning to give the phone itself, then accessories that allow it to do more, better,
The two-story North Peak House is located at the edge of a neighborhood bordered by sloping woodlands on the south and an open field to the north. Built with regionally sourced limestone, on-site boulders
In the old days we all used to put time and effort into making special gifts for the people we love, that is before the world changed and left most of us with little time to spare. Luckily there are still
Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away
It may just be the start of winter, but it's never too early to start thinking about those warm and sunny days to come. This sustainable and stylish outdoor shade by Baikoo Studio is perfect for anyone
Electronics that rely on batteries have the disadvantage of succumbing to obsolescence once their charging and discharging cycles have reached their limit, but one firm is moving away from that model.
Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for lateral stability.
IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
Led by the creative direction of recognized pet furniture designer Corey Drew, Architect Pets creates innovative pet products that are simply irresistible to any design conscience home and pet owner.
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