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The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

Many people call themselves (and are) urban homesteaders, but these folks are The Urban Homesteader. Urban dwellers with an interest in adding some sustainable practices to their own homes can learn

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Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

At some point, many of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being willing to try just about anything to rid oneself of the morning-after curses of a night of excessive inebriation. So

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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed libraries allow people to

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DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers

DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers

Image © handknitted4you Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society's love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has created so much

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Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design

Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design

Many of the details of the trailer’s interior have been crafted by hand. The original chandelier piece is born of a vintage tea pot and copper pipes. The illusion of a library is devised by using a

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Matali Crasset’s Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that can be carried like a suitcase

Matali Crasset’s Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that can be carried like a suitcase

These frameless seating modules, designed by French designer Matali Crasset, can be rearranged and carried like suitcases. The Self-made Seat, designed for Italian furniture company Campeggi, can form

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Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA won the competition to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest-part of one of the largest museum developments in Europe. Both

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Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and sustainability

Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and sustainability

The Open Oproep 28 design competition presented the challenge of creating a space dubbed a “leisure center” for the people of Edegem, Belgium. Part community center, part art center, and part library,

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Loom Artist Studio is a Tiny Pink House Boasting Big Eco Strategies in Aspen

Loom Artist Studio is a Tiny Pink House Boasting Big Eco Strategies in Aspen

1 Friday Design Collective began working with the client to remodel their kitchen and then began designing a series of artist studio studies. These studies evolved into the result you see here - Loom, a

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Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

The Honest Chair’s organic shape was inspired by the curvaceous designs of Frank Gehry. The complex construction process starts with a hand-cut foam prototype that provides the mold for the plywood

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8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

Josef Stöger's Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger's winding timber walkway isn't just in the shape of an egg--it's also the longest treetop walk in the world! Located in Germany's

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7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our last trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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This 1,000 year-old Anglo-Saxon potion can cure the terrifying MRSA superbug

This 1,000 year-old Anglo-Saxon potion can cure the terrifying MRSA superbug

Researchers at the University of Nottingham, UK, have made an astonishing discovery that a 10th century Anglo-Saxon potion for curing styes (those annoying zits on your eyelid) can cure the brutal

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Solar-powered House Lindau blends in with its lakeside surroundings in Germany

Solar-powered House Lindau blends in with its lakeside surroundings in Germany

Lindau is located on the eastern side of Lake Constance, which sits in between southern Germany and Austria. This lakeside home is 190 sq m (2,045 sq ft) and has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and an

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Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the Industrial monument known

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Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen that marries Islamic and Nordic design

Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen that marries Islamic and Nordic design

Henning Larsen Architects has released its plans for a new mosque and Islamic community centre in Dortheavej—an area in northern Copenhagen, Denmark. Commissioned by The Islamic Society of Denmark,

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop, located in the northern

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Kiyoshi Mino’s startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi Mino’s startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started with the face in

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Alaska’s glacial melt could create the world’s sixth largest coastal river

Alaska’s glacial melt could create the world’s sixth largest coastal river

The glaciers are melting. That's the old news. The update is that, in Alaska, there has also been a massive amount of rainfall. The combination of rain and glacial melt create a flow of freshwater that is

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Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

A family living in a small Victorian terrace in Melbourne sought a creative solution to the challenge of housing an extended family. Coy Yiontis Architects answered their brief with a bold geometric

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Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating ‘Weapon of Mass Instruction’ tank

Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating ‘Weapon of Mass Instruction’ tank

What is war good for? Books, according to Argentine artist Raul Lemesoff, who has transformed an old ford falcon into a roaming tank library. In collaboration with 7UP, the artist is traveling around

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Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Noor Design’s gorgeous Aqua Mekong is a sustainable five star hotel masquerading as a ship that cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 205 foot vessel is a pinnacle of eco-luxury, combining sustainable

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6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all

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LEO A DALY created a green-roof underground passage for the students of Minnesota State

LEO A DALY created a green-roof underground passage for the students of Minnesota State

The 140-foot long, 12-foot wide underground structure connects Minnesota State Mankato’s Memorial Library and the recently renovated Centennial Student Union (CSU), but also creates an outdoor

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Apple’s ResearchKit turns iPhones into powerful medical research tools

Apple’s ResearchKit turns iPhones into powerful medical research tools

This week, Apple released details of its new software platform ResearchKit, which was announced yesterday alongside the launch of the new Apple Watch and updated MacBook. ResearchKit was designed to

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HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may get daubed on the

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Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

BPA has already been identified as a potential health risk as an endocrine disruptor, prompting Canada to ban the chemical altogether, but a new study reveals yet another potential risk when ingesting the

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The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused

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MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV has been granted approval to renovate a 1970s complex in Paris and transform it into a mixed-use development that "reintroduces the lost human scale." This colorful version of the Ilôt Vandamme

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

The Espace Bienvenüe sits in the Campus Descartes, a cluster of buildings in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris. Topped by a green cruvy roof, it meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of

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