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Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

UK-based designer Michael Hannaford has created a green set of serving utensils made from upcycled glass spirit bottles. Dubbed Spoonboozer, the set is refined, strong, and it reuses resources, making it

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Stanford Scientists Create Self-Healing Material That Responds To Touch

Stanford Scientists Create Self-Healing Material That Responds To Touch

Human skin is an amazing barrier that is able to sense pressure and heal itself. Now, researchers at Stanford University’s Department of Electrical Engineering have created a material that mimics skin

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Building Trust International Highlights Solutions for Affordable, Single-Occupant Housing

Building Trust International Highlights Solutions for Affordable, Single-Occupant Housing

The winning design was produced by London-based Levitt Bernstein Associates. Their design, entitled Pop Up HAWSE (Homes through Apprenticeships With Skills for Employment) tackles homelessness in the

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Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Is the First Sacramento Firm to Win an AIACC Firm of the Year Award

Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Is the First Sacramento Firm to Win an AIACC Firm of the Year Award

Though Sacramento is the capital of California, until now, never has a Sacramento-based architectural firm won 'Firm of the Year' from the AIA California Council. Sacramento’s Dreyfuss & Blackford

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TEST DRIVE: How Does the Ford Focus Electric Handle High Speeds and Long Distances?

TEST DRIVE: How Does the Ford Focus Electric Handle High Speeds and Long Distances?

We knew that the Ford Focus Electric was likely to do well driving in the city where regenerative braking could replenish the battery and slow speeds put low demands on the car. But the real test was how

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Stanford’s New Grid-Scale Battery Can Last for 1,000 Charge Cycles Without Degrading

Stanford’s New Grid-Scale Battery Can Last for 1,000 Charge Cycles Without Degrading

The world just got one step closer to renewable, cheap, and efficient large-scale energy production as researchers at Stanford University lead by engineer Yi Cui developed a grid-scale battery whose

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Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

California and Massachusetts-based prefab home company Blu Homes just announced that they have teamed with non-profit Homeward Bound of Marin to provide permanent, supportive housing for low-income

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David Hill and In Situ Studios Propose Gorgeous Affordable Alley Homes in Raleigh

David Hill and In Situ Studios Propose Gorgeous Affordable Alley Homes in Raleigh

In Situ sees the "RA-50" residential zone as a safe and affordable haven "for the creative entrepreneur, the intern who bikes to work, the retired teacher who rides the bus, the laid-off, middle-aged

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Richardson Apartments: David Baker’s Affordable Housing Project in Hayes Valley Wows Design Enthusiasts at AIA Homes Tours

Richardson Apartments: David Baker’s Affordable Housing Project in Hayes Valley Wows Design Enthusiasts at AIA Homes Tours

Photo by Bruce Damonte One of the most impressive aspects of the Richardson Apartments is that all of its 120 residents were formerly homeless. David Baker joked that these are his most appreciative

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Rafael Viñoly’s Green-Roofed Mathematical Institute at Oxford University Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Rafael Viñoly’s Green-Roofed Mathematical Institute at Oxford University Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Comprised of two wings joined by a glazed volume, the University of Oxford's new Mathematical Institute is designed to provide the scientists with the requisite privacy while also promoting collaboration.

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's record gas

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Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Although the mural is water-activated, most rain storms wouldn't do the trick -- unless it was falling at just the right angle. So to ensure that the mural is visible, Hartford installed sprinklers -- two

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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

When the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive arrives in showrooms next spring it will be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the U.S. Smart USA has just announced that the ForTwo Electric Drive

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Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a series of rowhouses centered around a large, shared green space and located near the Danube river. Superblock's design of the housing project focusses on quality materials, thoughtful

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Rated as America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan

This fall Ford is releasing an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion - and the vehicle was just rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America with fuel economy scores of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg

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TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

TEST DRIVE: We Drive the 2013 Ford Focus Electric in San Francisco

With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership

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Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Google and Volvo's self-driving cars have been making headlines with the number of miles they've driven without a traditional driver at the wheel. Now Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab has teamed up with

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Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Solar Array Photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia have developed a sodium-ion battery that could make renewable energy technologies more affordable. The salt

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Willamette University’s Ford Hall is a State of the Art Academic Building in Oregon

Willamette University’s Ford Hall is a State of the Art Academic Building in Oregon

Completed in 2009, the LEED Gold Ford Hall is now home to an unusual mix of departments including mathematics, rhetoric and media studies, computer science, film studies, Russian, digital arts and music.

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Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

Passive VOLKsHouse is an Affordable Net-Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe

MoSA Architects' work is focused on developing and building affordable and energy efficient homes that make it easy for the homeowner to minimize their environmental impact. Prior to their most recent

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Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford Announces Rating of 47MPG for C-MAX Hybrid, Energi Now Has Highest Electric-Only Speed in Industry

Ford just released two exciting new announcements for its 2013 C-MAX hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. The 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid has just been rated at 47 mpg across the board, which means that

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Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford Launches the Only Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

Ford is celebrating the launch of its new HF35 front-wheel-drive hybrid transmissions, which will be produced at its Van Dyke transmission plant in Sterling Heights, MI. The new transmission for hybrid

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Florida Eco-Village Will Be the First Affordable Net-Zero Townhome Development in the US

Florida Eco-Village Will Be the First Affordable Net-Zero Townhome Development in the US

An innovative housing development is set to get underway in Dunedin, Florida that will see the creation of the first affordable LEED Certified Net Zero Energy townhome development in the US. The

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The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

The MyFord Mobile App Helps Drivers Find Their Nearest EV Charging Station

Ford just announced the release of its new MyFord mobile app, which will help EV drivers find more than 9,400 public charging stations across the U.S. The app has been designed to be used with the Ford

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Lisbon Palace Transformed Into an Affordable and Luxurious Hostel

Lisbon Palace Transformed Into an Affordable and Luxurious Hostel

The palace, once home to Lisbon’s regal set, has been transformed into a welcoming travel destination. Each of the upstairs rooms have been converted to sleep 108 separate beds in thirteen affordable

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CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

Back in 2008, CitizenM built its first two prefabricated hotels in Amsterdam as an experiment, and then took the lessons they'd learned to design and build the hotels in the UK. They started with the

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Available in America

Ford has just announced that the all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is now America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Ford's first production plug-in hybrid, the C-MAX Energi is officially priced

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Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

The Ford Focus launched this year, with the first models on sale in EV-friendly California, New Jersey and New York; sales will roll out to 16 additional states by the end of this year. Ford has not set

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Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Inhabitat attended last week’s Ford’s Go Further Trend Conference, where Ford’s researchers were on hand to show some of the latest materials extracted from plants that are being used in Ford

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