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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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PierESCAPE: Aedas Envisions a Series of Outdoor “Dock-Like Extensions” for Navy Pier in Chicago

PierESCAPE: Aedas Envisions a Series of Outdoor “Dock-Like Extensions” for Navy Pier in Chicago

Aedas Architects and a team of other world-class consultants and designers have conceived of PierESCAPE: a series of outdoor “dock-like extensions” aimed at revitalizing Chicago’s famous

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Cocoon is a Spiraling Mesh-Encased Office Nestled Into a Park in Zurich

Cocoon is a Spiraling Mesh-Encased Office Nestled Into a Park in Zurich

Cocoon is a 1,900 sqm office building for Swiss Life in Zurich designed by Camenzind Evolution. The elliptical building is located in Zurich’s Seefeld district on a hillside with views overlooking the

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Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

This watery blue chair by Pawel Grunert is as refreshing as the liquid that was once contained in the plastic bottles it's made from. Called the SIE43 Chair, the piece was constructed for the ‘Eco Trans

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Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Designed in collaboration with Austrian lighting company Zumtobel, the eL Masterpiece measures a statuesque nine feet long by almost 3 feet in diameter, and it weighs in at a massive 350 pounds! While the

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Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Located on the Royal Victoria Dock, the hotel is served by the Prince Regent Station on the Docklands Light Railway and is located adjacent to the International Conference Centre. Aloft London Excel is a

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Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

The Mirror House is a minimalist structure clad in heat-treated wood and shutters that promote natural ventilation. At night the shutters are closed. At both of the gabled ends of the 140 square meter

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

PRODUCT REVIEW: Shrine Rack is a Shoe Storage System That Doubles as Artwork

Is the entrance to your home so littered with shoes that you can barely remember what color the floor is? That's precisely the problem we were facing when we stumbled across the Shrine Rack, a simple

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Salvaged Chinese Riverboats Become Sturdy Shipwood Furniture Designs

Salvaged Chinese Riverboats Become Sturdy Shipwood Furniture Designs

Furniture designer Logan Komorowski salvages old Chinese riverboats and reinvents them as beautiful pieces of furniture laden with history and meaning. Dubbed Shipwood, the pieces Komorowski creates

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Pvilion Unveils an All New Kind of Battery Powered Car Charging Station in Texas

Pvilion Unveils an All New Kind of Battery Powered Car Charging Station in Texas

Pvilion has been very busy lately developing flexible energy-harnessing materials for a number of uses including solar powered pavilions and architectural applications. Their latest innovation is a

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Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation has designed a beautiful set of 'Glass Lamps' made from found recycled objects like glass, cutlery, stainless steel trays, and wire. The sparkling hand-made luminaires raise the issue

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Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

If you're looking for some new headphones to jam out with on you daily commute, then check out this sweet set designed by Michael Young. Dubbed the NOISEZERO O+, Young's creation is the world’s first

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Pvilion Develops Flexible Stainless Steel Solar Power Sheets for Architectural Application

Pvilion Develops Flexible Stainless Steel Solar Power Sheets for Architectural Application

Integrating advanced solar technology with flexible stainless steel sheets, U.S. based Pvilion has created an innovative, energy-harnessing material that could eventually be applied to an array of

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20!

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20!

There's a reason they call it Black Friday; you have to drag yourself out of your house in the bleakest hours of the morn, battle a throng of savings-hungry zombies and pummel people American

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

Wawabots' brilliant reusable water bottles can be personalized with virtually any image, making them great gifts for friends and family members - and now you can win a pair by entering our contest!

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

Even though they're great for the environment, doesn't it feel like reusable water bottles have gotten to be a bit too ubiquitous? It isn't exactly eco-friendly to give out thousands of logo'ed up

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Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

The new cultural centre is located in the capital city of the Punjab state and is situated on a 75-acre site overlooking the town. Divided into two sections that straddle a ravine, the memorial is joined

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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme measures 10x26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the

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Fantastic Woodland Eco-Workspaces Now Available for Rent in England

Fantastic Woodland Eco-Workspaces Now Available for Rent in England

Arranged around a common courtyard, the grouping of eight new wooden buildings are aimed at promoting good practice in woodland management. The four pairs of two-and-a-half story units have been designed

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50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgrade

50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgrade

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office in Columbus and the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. were responsible for making sure that Dimit Architects - who were brought on board to mostly service the

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Pi Pan Pizza Dish Could Prevent Billions Of Boxes From Being Discarded

Pi Pan Pizza Dish Could Prevent Billions Of Boxes From Being Discarded

Everyone loves pizza, but the main problem with enjoying a fine takeaway, stuffed crust pie (I know what I'm having for dinner...) is the number of cardboard boxes that need to be disposed of after. In

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All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets in 2013!

The iconic DeLorean Motor Company has weathered a stormy past, but it's coming back with a vengeance by introducing an electric version of it gull-winged masterpiece. The company just rolled out a

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7 Reusable Drink Containers for Adults & Kids

7 Reusable Drink Containers for Adults & Kids

Designed by creative guru Karim Rashid, the Bobble is one of our favorite reusable water bottles. These modern colorful drink containers are BPA-free, made of recycled plastic, and have a built-in carbon

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Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75%

Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75%

Now that fall is well underway, Cocoon Fires have launched their ultra modern fireplaces, which offer an environmentally friendly alternative to coal-guzzling fires. Featuring an immaculate curved

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Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed

Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed

No one likes being startled awake by an alarm clock that sounds like a goose being strangled - if you're looking for a more serene way to start your day then check out the Acoustic Alarm by Jamie McMahon.

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Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

The area of Interlomas, a suburban district, is so heavily trafficked with cars, that pedestrians are often not welcome on the area roadways. To combat the subsequent gas emissions and pollutants from the

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Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

With nearly 30 million shoppers a year, the Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre has plenty of foot traffic. The mall plans to install a grid of Pavegens in a main crossing outdoors between the

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South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is an urban green space and has a number of assets as its disposal, particularly the park's expansive views out onto the Atlantic and across Government Cut. It sits next to a lively

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