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A Long Vertical Garden Spruces Up FVArquitectos’ Renovated House in Estoril, Portugal

A Long Vertical Garden Spruces Up FVArquitectos’ Renovated House in Estoril, Portugal

A 563 square foot block house, the House in Estoril is actually quite bland at first glance given its rectangular shape and masculine interior organization. But the green wall gives it some character and

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“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

“The Square” Re-Imagines the Shape of the Classic Water Bottle

When it comes to water bottles, it's hip to be square. Made of stainless steel and BPA free plastic, The Square water bottle and its unique silhouette is the product of a three-year collaboration between

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6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

6 Essential Supplies for an Eco-Friendly Back-To-School

Project Binders These binders are a great alternative to those plastic hardcovered binders. These Project Binders are bare to the bone; made from 97% FSC certified post consumer waste, like recycled

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Heatherwick Studio's arched traffic cone canopy hangs like a chandelier, adorning the ornate Victorian stone façade of the South Kensington Museum. The site-specific installation was designed in

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The solar-powered Seiko Astron watch has so many built-in gadgets that it would make even James Bond jealous! It has been dubbed the most “intelligent watch ever built” as it features a

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Amplisonic’s Revved Up Gas Can Amps Take Garage Rock to the Max

Amplisonic’s Revved Up Gas Can Amps Take Garage Rock to the Max

The Finnish-based company Amplisonic Ltd takes the idea of “garage rock” one step further with its guitar amplifiers made from recycled gas cans. The V8 T.A.N.K models offer over eight hours

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The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

The Flaca LED Lamp Shines Bright With a Striking Minimalist Form

Traditional reading lights are often serpentine eyesores that appear to channel the ghosts of external computer microphones or clunky bookmarks, but Masiosare Studio's Flaca LED lamp offers those who

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Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

laYOURs is a stool by Chilean designer Wenchuman that consists of four stainless steel rods and a stack of recycled paper. The rods form a sturdy base upon which magazine pages and newspapers are layered

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LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

If you're enduring yet another blistering hot day like we are, there are few better solutions to cooling off than chomping down on a cool treat like a popsicle! In our never-ending search for yummy

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Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

Nicola Stäubli’s Clever Reversible Chair Transforms into a Lounge in a Snap

‘Simple and Smart’ is the mantra behind Nicola Stäubli's brilliant Reversible Chair, which we spotted at Dwell on Design 2012. This modular chair can be transformed from a regular seat to a comfy

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

The great river turbine is a conceptual design for a large (one hundred foot diameter) stainless steel water turbine developed to function as a tourist attraction and as a powerful electricity generator.

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Gleisdreieck Park’s Minimal Playground Is Built Simply from Wood, Ropes and Steel

Gleisdreieck Park’s Minimal Playground Is Built Simply from Wood, Ropes and Steel

With a green area covering more than 30 hectares, Gleisdreieck Park sits on a site that went unused for a very long time. A favorite spot for runners, skaters, and cyclers, the park will boast even more

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Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or more lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesake. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple

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Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesakes. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple round

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Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

It’s a pretty old trick to take a simple steamer or colander and use it as a light shade, so designer Nadia Belalia upped the ante with her series of transformed and customized steamer lamps. Belalia

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David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

The original swiss army knife is an essential tool for many of us, and now David Suhami has created a revamped version of the ubiquitous pocket-gadget with a unique and amusing twist. Each element of

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Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Inhabitat recently caught a glimpse of Pepe Heykoop’s patchwork Skin Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair. The furniture and housewares collection is stitched from rough, black leather pieces that

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Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Key Frames: Dancing Figures Light Up the Night With Low-Energy LEDs

Groupe Laps' luminous stick figures are made from LED strips and white Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and the articulated joints are made of stainless steel. Keeping sustainability at the heart of the

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CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

The 'CUBE' building is a square 32 meter office tower, while 'TUBE' is a 55 meter long restaurant. Most buildings in the area are based on the Tei Kanmuri style, but the client wanted a landmark building

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Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Temaikén's Aviary is the biggest in South America and holds around 2,500 birds that live inside and outside the big net structures. Visitors can walk through the Aviary´s path to see the birds in

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining

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Folger Offices Is a Dream Eco Workspace Located in Berkeley

Folger Offices Is a Dream Eco Workspace Located in Berkeley

WA Design's Folger Offices are located on a heavily traveled industrial access road at the transition from Emeryville to Berkeley. The neighborhood is largely made up of older industrial buildings, so the

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Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

The shining silver façade of the Liverpool Department store emulates the fast-paced traffic that encircles the structure - it's positioned at the junction of several highways and overpasses. Using 3D

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The Bali Ecological Center Creates a Modular Terracotta Green Wall with Local Craftsmen

The Bali Ecological Center Creates a Modular Terracotta Green Wall with Local Craftsmen

Designers at the Bali Ecological Center drew inspiration from giant wasp nests to create this charming green wall. The modular vertical garden is made from terracotta by skilled local craftsmen in Bali.

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Floralis Generica is a Giant Metal Flower That Blooms Daily in Buenos Aires

Floralis Generica is a Giant Metal Flower That Blooms Daily in Buenos Aires

Located at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), the flower's surrounding park area is well looked after by the local government and the Tetra Pak Foundation. Its stark modern image creates

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Dumpster Transformed Into a Trashtastic Portable Mini Pool

Dumpster Transformed Into a Trashtastic Portable Mini Pool

If it's icy cold where you are right now, why not treat yourself to a warm mental escape and feast your eyes on Louisa Dawson's awesome mini-pool made from a repurposed dumpster? We've reported on

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