Israel's First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

by , 07/24/14
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One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience parked beneath the 2/5 subway station in the South Bronx’s Claremont neighborhood. The installation, illuminated by solar-powered lighting and directional speakers, marks the second prototype of public space reclamation project Under the Elevated. Throughout the summer, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy home-grown tunes set beneath the bustling sounds of passing trains at the Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard station.

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Mosaica: Chissick Design Creates Beautiful Coffee Table From Over Two Thousand Pieces of Salvaged Wood

by , 07/24/14

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Israel-based woodworker Eli Chissick just unveiled the Mosaica coffee table, his latest piece in his furniture collection made from beautifully fused together wood. Composed from 2,385 pieces of scrap wood and veneer collected from carpentries around the city, the textured coffee table shows off a varied gradient that includes oak, emboya, wenge, walnut, maple, and other species. Originally intended for waste, these scrap materials have been combined to create a famous mosaic composition.

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Artist Weaves Together Massive Basket-like Bamboo Tunnel for Australian Music Festival

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Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

by , 07/23/14

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Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint in older homes to an overabundance of chlorine in a municipal supply, there may be many toxins lurking in the water we consume every single day, and it’s scary to think that monitoring water quality has only been happening for a little over a century! Read on to see how water safety has evolved over the years, and how you can ensure that your own drinking supply is clean and healthy.

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Stackable B-and-BEE Colonies Provide Sweet Shelter for Festival Goers in Belgium

by , 07/23/14

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Several companies and designers joined forces to design this fantastic stackable honeycomb shelter in Belgium. Appropriately named B-and-BEE, the shelter was developed specifically to provide accommodation during the country’s many summer festivals. Very easy to setup and stackable to four floors high, it has an incredibly small footprint but still houses over 50 visitors in king-sized beds! The cells can be installed in the middle of the action and the bed doubles as a comfortable lounge seat, giving the program great flexibility.

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Amazing Green-Walled Japanese Bathroom Answers Nature's Call

by , 07/23/14

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Botanical artist Makoto Azuma recently teamed up with Naruse-Inokuma Architects to design a beautiful bathroom that is overflowing with leafy green foliage! The temporary space was installed at Tokyo’s House Vision Expo, and it consists of clear glass floors, green walls covered in leaves, and contrasting clean white fixtures. Literally translated, its name gokujo no heya means “room of exquisiteness.”

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What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier

by , 07/23/14
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The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago, and as we all swap out our old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and such, there are countless old glass incandescents floating around. Some people use them for mini terrariums, or holiday tree decorations, but artist Tim Fishlock used them to create a memorial art piece entitled What Watt? This dazzling chandelier speaks to the transition away from the widespread use of old school bulbs towards greener, more sustainable alternatives. Talk about a bright idea!

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Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

by , 07/23/14

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While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they’re just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in London, and waterborne developments are currently in the works for post-industrial areas of Glasgow and Liverpool. Now one company—SRT EcoBuild—is looking to establish a village of floating homes in the waterways of Leith, Edinburgh. These modest, energy efficient two-bedroom homes will utilize solar power and sell for significantly less than homes of an equivalent size in the ever-pricey Scottish capital.

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