This week the some of the world's most efficient sun-powered cars blazed across the Australian outback for the World Solar Challenge - and the competition just announced a winner! The 3000km race across
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Maker, architect, family man, and environmentalist Chris Chalmers of Fabripod wanted to design a lamp that embodied all of his core values, so he went about creating a unique and stunning light fixture
The world's most eco-friendly car race is now underway in Australia: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. On Sunday morning, 38 solar-powered cars took to the highway to begin a 1,864 mile journey from
Jay Watson is certainly no stranger to innovative repurposed design, but his new line of "Just Desserts" lamps are his sweetest creations yet. The playful lamps put a new spin on something we’ve all
The 440,000-square-foot building, located in Washington’s business district NOMA, comprises a four story renovated warehouse from the 1920’s and a seven story extension. The entire development will
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company
Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with
The Yield Cup Set offers the perfect alternative to plastic for people who are always on the go. It combines one pair of stainless steel cups secured together by a handcrafted leather casing and sturdy
Photo via Shutterstock In another awesome project inspired by nature, scientists developed a new type of nano coating that makes a surface stay wet or keep it completely dry, and it never needs to be
British designer Jess Shaw enjoys making imaginative, emotional lighting from all sorts of unusual materials. On past designs she has included goose and cock feathers, wire and rubber, in addition to a
MoMA’s Bulb Flashlight has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows it to double as a regular bulb and an emergency flashlight. The $45 LED bulb is recharged while used as a lamp. It screws into a
With the ability to fabricate whatever you design or scan, 3D printing can make a maker out of anyone. But even with a top of the line 3D printer it can take hours to create even the smallest objects.
If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally
The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of plastic are
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 comfortable sleeping
Hand-designed rammed earth walls mimic the interior of The Grand Canyon, using only 5-8% cement, limestone, pigments and soil from the job site – which also eliminated the need for soil to be trucked
Modeled after a giant wooden lamp and made entirely from donated and recycled materials, the Story Tower has a roof of 2250 shingles made from Tetra-Pak milk cartons folded and assembled like tiles on top
Any bride-to-be who has ever spent time poring over pictures of gowns knows how hard it can be to find that perfect, unique garment. But these 11 offbeat wedding dresses go above and beyond to create
Everything inside Nike’s newest concept store in Shanghai is made from trash,except for the products on sale of course. Taiwanese architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development Ltd. used 5,500 soda
Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.
Of the 450,000 single-use plastic bottles used every minute in the U.S., only 20% are recycled; the rest are dumped into landfills or find their way into our oceans. Using smart design to combat plastic
Remember when you were a kid and the worst thing about art day was those terrible Magic Markers. They gave you all those crappy off colors, smelled funny, and scratched terribly against paper when they
Respect for the environment and the skills needed for self-sufficiency must be taught at a young age. In addition to "reading, writing, and arithmetic," why not also teach kids how to grow their own food
Although it looks like a something out of the Batman franchise, the Scrooser is a real foot-powered scooter that helps commuters cruise the city at speeds up to 15 miles per hour without using a drop of
The eco-friendly city of Portland, Oregon will soon be adding electric cars to its fleet of taxis. Luxury eco-touring company Tesla Trips was recently granted a livery license, and the company will soon
You know bats and dolphins 'echolocate' to find their prey, sending out blips of squeaky SONAR-like sound waves that bounce off fish or moths in the dark. And people do it, too, using expensive equipment.
Image ©Lincoln Barbour Inhabitat: There's obviously a strong DIY movement afoot, else you would not have put out this beautiful tome. What do you think spurred this on? Grace: I think the DIY movement
The 1950's bungalow in the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver featured a half-below grade basement and a first floor. The design team lopped off the old roof and added a new story to maximize living space
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