Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center's new "Yoga in the Elements" classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit's…

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Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth design

Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth…

Barker Freeman Design Office’s new home for Marfa, Texas will keep its residents naturally cool. The multi-family dwelling is made up of three structures that are partially submerged…

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DIY: How to start a community seed bank

DIY: How to start a community seed bank

Urban food gardens are popping up all over the world, and with good cause: as food prices continue to rise and the very real issues of GMO contamination become more apparent, many…

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Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison…

Paula Hayes, "Gazing Globes", 2015 (installation view in Madison Square Park, New York). Polycarbonate spheres and mixed media, 3 feet to 6 feet high. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94,…

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Local larch clads this contemporary Alpine farmhouse in Austria

Local larch clads this contemporary Alpine farmhouse in Austria

The House SPI was built with a clean and expressive silhouette that stacks a gable wood-clad volume atop a smaller white base. The upper floor projects out overtop the base towards the…

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC's climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to…

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The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

Step 1: Turn your duvet cover inside out and lay it flat on your bed so that the opening is at the foot of your bed. Step 2: Next, lay your comforter or blanket on top of your duvet…

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Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam's high rises

Villa Zuid is a revitalized 1950s villa tucked amidst Amsterdam's high…

Tucked amongst the high-rises of Amsterdam, Marc Prosman Architects revitalized a 1950s villa, creating a completely updated residence without losing the home’s modernist roots.…

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VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry…

We've been fascinated with the concept of duplitecture—the practice of cloning entire buildings—ever since we discovered that Chinese developers were knocking off European…

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Banish dry winter skin with 7 all-natural body scrubs you can make yourself

Banish dry winter skin with 7 all-natural body scrubs you can make…

Winter wreaks havoc on our skin, and whether you're dealing with greasy, ashy, or scaly "lizard" skin, a little TLC could work wonders. Body scrubs are great for exfoliating: they…

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Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to…

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO…

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Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl facade

Swedish Juniper House mirrors its surroundings with a clever vinyl…

.. The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same…

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Tiny eco-friendly student housing pops up in Sweden

Tiny eco-friendly student housing pops up in Sweden

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…

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Green-roofed community arts center sinks into the landscape to preserve views of the French Alps

Green-roofed community arts center sinks into the landscape to…

From a distance, you might not be able to locate the eco-friendly community arts center hidden in this landscape of mountains and wildflower meadows in the French Alps. Designed by…

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HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

HOW TO: Make a scrumptious homemade vegan Nutella-like spread

Just because a food is vegan, doesn't mean it's not sweet and decadent! The combination of cocoa and hazelnut is a classic pairing that often causes hearts—and tastebuds—to flutter.…

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LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

LeftoverSwap is an App that Lets You Share Unwanted Food

No matter how valiant the attempt, sometimes it is just impossible to finish that last helping of casserole for dinner. Instead of letting perfectly good food languish in the fridge,…

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Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a space to relax up high, Zalewski Studio have designed a wonderfully unexpected green pathway that…

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MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT designs innovative wearable tech that makes it easier to network

MIT students have designed Social Textiles, an innovative social network that helps you break the ice in the form of a t-shirt. Printed with thermochromatic ink letters, the wired…

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Hankook's Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95% Recyclable

Hankook's Revolutionary Airless i-Flex Tire is Puncture-Proof and 95%…

Unlike the automobile, the pneumatic car tire has undergone little innovation over the past 100 years. Now Korean manufacturer Hankook is giving the humble wheel a makeover with the…

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Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is…

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8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

8 natural Feng Shui winter cures for the home

It always seems that the colder season lasts longer than the spring and summer months, and with it comes a great deal of low energy. When it seems like winter is dragging on, purifying…

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Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents are now helping to generate their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps or flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon capital…

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The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park's living green facade exhibits 250 species of native…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, February 19th in 2015. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the…

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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur. Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to "wear your own…

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Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home for two

Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home…

Kaiser purchased the dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer that was then transported down to Arizona on the back of a pickup truck. Major modifications were made during…

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Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

Photo via Shutterstock This week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and on Thursday, New York City's Chinese population began ringing in the Year of the Sheep. If…

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6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

Mulberry Tree Unlike its similar sounding friends, the blueberry or strawberry, the mulberry is a tree. If you start one from seed, it could be 10 years or more before you see fruit,…

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Gravity-defying car hangs upside down in London

Gravity-defying car hangs upside down in London

Alex Chinneck dramatically upended the tomato-red Vauxhall Corsa car fifteen feet in the air by attaching it to a 50-foot-long strip of tarmac that peels off the ground into a wave-like…

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Apple sued for 'poaching' employees to work on secret electric car

Apple sued for 'poaching' employees to work on secret electric car

The tech world is abuzz this week about Apple and its secret project “Titan,” which could lead to an i-branded electric car. It started as a rumor but the news that Apple is working…

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Handsome Austrian house is clad in a latticed facade made from local spruce

Handsome Austrian house is clad in a latticed facade made from local…

Located in the bucolic Bregenz Forest region, Haus für Julia und Björn was built into a hillside and overlooks picturesque views of the rural landscape. Its location along the steep…

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Elegant wooden bicycle is made from solid ash and 3D-printed aluminum

Elegant wooden bicycle is made from solid ash and 3D-printed aluminum

We’ve featured many wooden bicycle designs on Inhabitat, but Amsterdam-based designer Paul Timmer’s timber bike frame may be the most detail-oriented one we’ve seen yet. Made from…

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BIG's Copenhagen recycling center will double as a neighborhood ski slope

BIG's Copenhagen recycling center will double as a neighborhood ski…

According to Arch Daily, the Syndhavns Recycling Center was designed by BIG for Amagerforbraending, a Copenhagen waste management company. When complete, it will double as a public…

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Scientists discover the world's strongest natural material

Scientists discover the world's strongest natural material

Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material…

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TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

TripLit is the first portable, endlessly versatile OLED light

Alkilu's TripLit is the first portable OLED device. Hang it from a tree, prop it up on a desk or even use it to light the area to change a tire. TripLit has three positions in addition…

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Sustainability is key at the Bamboo Cottages resort in Vietnam

Sustainability is key at the Bamboo Cottages resort in Vietnam

Bamboo Cottages, is a family owned, 19-room boutique beach resort located on Phu Quoc Island Vietnam. It was originally established with the goal of positively impacting the local…

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Sunset Electric transforms 100-year-old building into a LEED Platinum-certified structure

Sunset Electric transforms 100-year-old building into a LEED…

Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded the existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. This…

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Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge invites pedestrians to take a walk among the clouds

Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge invites pedestrians to take a walk among…

Fujiko Nakaya’s work poses the question, how do we collaborate with nature? Her ongoing cooperation with natural elements has spanned decades and created temporary fog landscapes all…

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Rollable solar charger provides portable green energy wherever you go

Rollable solar charger provides portable green energy wherever you go

Having a device die when there is no electricity nearby can be very inconvenient. But what if you could bring your electricity with you wherever you go? The new WAACS rollable solar…

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Silicon Valley tilt-up office gets amazing net zero retrofit

Silicon Valley tilt-up office gets amazing net zero retrofit

As well as providing for its own energy needs with a rooftop solar array, 435 Indio produces zero carbon emissions. As part of its energy-independent design, the office space uses a…

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