Retailers and restaurants waste a ton of energy on refrigeration to keep beverages frosty cold for customers. This energy expense is so great that the European Union funded a project called "Rapidcool" to
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In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork
We wrote about Dr. Berokh Khoshnevis’ revolutionary robot-builder that could 3D print entire houses, and now the ‘contour crafting’ technology has caught the eye of NASA and multinational building
IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
While conjuring up comfort in the home seems like a basic principle, it’s a far more complex process for architect & remodeling guru Sarah Susanka, who believes that comfort can significantly
Every parent hopes to ensure that their children get the best education possible, but finding decent options is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of parenting today. Should you enrol your
Lemon Pepper Although this is a classic seasoning for chicken and fish dishes, it's also fabulous on grilled pineapple rings, roasted vegetables, corn on the cob, and a variety of salads. I love to
Unveiled in Rome, Italy in September 2013, the structure was developed as an attempt to reinvent a typical trade show pavilion. Its dynamic form and energy efficiency is reminiscent of Frei Otto's
In 2006, Bangor University researchers caught what they thought was an ordinary clam off the coast of Iceland. Curious about its age, scientists cracked open its shell. They soon realized they’d made a
Ivory photo from Shutterstock On Thursday, U.S. officials destroyed $10 billion worth of "blood ivory" at a rock crushing facility in Denver, Colorado. The 5.4 tons of confiscated material was
Whether it's to woo more travelers to take the train or to make it more convenient for passengers to get their espresso, we love the idea of a full-fledged coffee shop on board. The coffee shop sits on
Spacemaker VR is an exciting new way for designers to create virtual reality models they can walk in using their own 3d design files. Spacemaker was made for giving jaw-dropping presentations to clients
Connected is a film about positive change and incorporates every part of our lives, from the buildings we live in to the food we eat to the way we act. Following the journey of a UK-based family who left
Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies
Addressing the needs of city dwellers and families looking for their primary residence, Blu Homes reconfigured their Balance prefab to better fit into a narrow infill lot. The Balance Metro is oriented to
UNStudio began work on Ardmore Residence back in 2006 and now the residential tower is finally complete. This bespoke tower is unique in its design and form compared to its surrounding block-like peers.
In effort to promote physical fitness and the upcoming Winter Olympics, Moscow city officials are giving commuters a chance to earn a free ride on the subway in exchange for 30 squats. A single ride on
An abandoned mutt that was found starving in a garbage dump in India has become the first dog to climb to Everest’s Base Camp with his globe-trotting owner. Former professional golfer Joanne Lefson
Is an all-electric pickup truck in Tesla's future? The automaker's next electric vehicle after the popular Model S will be the Model X crossover, which will then be followed by a new smaller electric
The US power sector is facing a crossroads - an aging demographic and a decreasing number of graduates are shrinking the workforce dramatically. A set of proposed solutions have been made including the
Award-winning lighting designer Tom Raffield is delighted to announce a selection of brand new products to his contemporary wooden lighting range. First is the the Bloom Light which utilizes petals of
The spectacular home will serve as a case study to examine the overlap and divergences between the different certifications. The findings are published in an insightful analysis on Hammer and Hand's
As explained by Bureau A, everything in Hanoi gets reused, upcycled, and reincarnated into a new item. Parts and pieces that find their way into new constructions are used until they can be used no more
What happens to chickens when they run a-fowl of the law? If they belong to French artist, Bendetto Burfalino, then the birds end up in a converted 1970's police car. Bendetto, known for his visual puns,
In a statement on the status of the climate in 2013 released on Wednesday, the World Meteorological Association says this year is shaping up to be among the top ten warmest since records began in 1850.
The Cigarette Waste Brigade pilot project began this week in Vancouver, Canada as part of the city's efforts to become the greenest on the globe by 2020. The program's first step was to install 110
Led by the creative direction of recognized pet furniture designer Corey Drew, Architect Pets creates innovative pet products that are simply irresistible to any design conscience home and pet owner.
In order to save their beloved house from the incessant encroachment of the Atlantic Ocean, the owners of the Record House reckoned with the inevitable and had their 1970 home cut from its pilings and
Volkswagen just announced plans to show off its new electric Golf at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2015 e-Golf is set to make its US debut by the end of next year, and when it hits the market
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