MoMA’s Bulb Flashlight has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows it to double as a regular bulb and an emergency flashlight. The $45 LED bulb is recharged while used as a lamp. It screws into a
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With the ability to fabricate whatever you design or scan, 3D printing can make a maker out of anyone. But even with a top of the line 3D printer it can take hours to create even the smallest objects.
If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally
The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of plastic are
During the design process, Tengbom Architects collaborated with the students at the University of Lund to carefully tailor the new flat to student preferences. Each unit features a comfortable sleeping
Hand-designed rammed earth walls mimic the interior of The Grand Canyon, using only 5-8% cement, limestone, pigments and soil from the job site – which also eliminated the need for soil to be trucked
Modeled after a giant wooden lamp and made entirely from donated and recycled materials, the Story Tower has a roof of 2250 shingles made from Tetra-Pak milk cartons folded and assembled like tiles on top
Any bride-to-be who has ever spent time poring over pictures of gowns knows how hard it can be to find that perfect, unique garment. But these 11 offbeat wedding dresses go above and beyond to create
Everything inside Nike’s newest concept store in Shanghai is made from trash,except for the products on sale of course. Taiwanese architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development Ltd. used 5,500 soda
Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.
Of the 450,000 single-use plastic bottles used every minute in the U.S., only 20% are recycled; the rest are dumped into landfills or find their way into our oceans. Using smart design to combat plastic
Remember when you were a kid and the worst thing about art day was those terrible Magic Markers. They gave you all those crappy off colors, smelled funny, and scratched terribly against paper when they
Respect for the environment and the skills needed for self-sufficiency must be taught at a young age. In addition to "reading, writing, and arithmetic," why not also teach kids how to grow their own food
Although it looks like a something out of the Batman franchise, the Scrooser is a real foot-powered scooter that helps commuters cruise the city at speeds up to 15 miles per hour without using a drop of
The eco-friendly city of Portland, Oregon will soon be adding electric cars to its fleet of taxis. Luxury eco-touring company Tesla Trips was recently granted a livery license, and the company will soon
You know bats and dolphins 'echolocate' to find their prey, sending out blips of squeaky SONAR-like sound waves that bounce off fish or moths in the dark. And people do it, too, using expensive equipment.
Image ©Lincoln Barbour Inhabitat: There's obviously a strong DIY movement afoot, else you would not have put out this beautiful tome. What do you think spurred this on? Grace: I think the DIY movement
The 1950's bungalow in the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver featured a half-below grade basement and a first floor. The design team lopped off the old roof and added a new story to maximize living space
Studio RMA’s Hi’ilani EcoHouse is America’s First Carbon-Neutral Concrete Structure, and it’s Volcano-Adjacent!
Hawaii is paradise, but building a home there takes an experienced hand and a strong working knowledge of its unique climate and geology. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 4,000 sq. foot Hi’ilani
Photo via Shutterstock Plant leaves are the ideal model for a lot of solar technology, so it only makes sense that developers of manmade solar panels would look to Mother Nature to improve the
'Biomimicry' is a way of designing that asks "How would nature do it?". Other creatures on Earth have spent millions of years perfecting their craft in ways that are inherently sustainable. The ones that
The Solar Bell sculpture follows a series of work through which Saraceno explored the concept of levitating buildings and the interplay between wind and sound. His Cloud City project - a network of
The eco shed replaces a boring old B&Q shed at a bike-loving couple's back yard in Camden Town, and it can fit 11 bikes inside. It was constructed from an FSC wooden frame, recycled yogurt carton
The new Gasbot methane-sniffing robot from Sweden’s Orebro Unviersity could be used to detect leaking gas pipes and rogue methane emissions. The futuristic robot designed to monitor decomposing garbage
Bruno Erpicum took great care to respect the building’s past. The existing materials and structure play a strong role in the design. The furniture was even custom designed by Erpicum and finished with a
Homework time can be a drag for kids, but with the ConnectMe Desk young scholars can complete their studies in fine style. The adjustable desktop can be set to different heights, so your kids can continue
Slate-ish is a beautiful sustainable surface material made from reclaimed paper-laminate scrap. The durable, lightweight tiles offer a great alternative to natural slate stone, which is often mined
Those who strive to be eco-conscious in life can also leave a legacy of caring for the planet after they pass away. The Spiritree is a biodegradable cinerary urn that holds cremated remains of the
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