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Beetle-Inspired Bottle Harvests Drinking Water From Thin Air

Beetle-Inspired Bottle Harvests Drinking Water From Thin Air

For over one hundred years, scientists and engineers have been studying ways to effectively harvest fog as a source of water in arid regions. Although some of these man-made systems have proved useful,

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Luminous Lamps Made from Recycled Washing Machine Drums

Luminous Lamps Made from Recycled Washing Machine Drums

These spectacular lamps may appear as if they’ve been pulled off the latest superstar designer’s mass-production line, but look again -- they’re actually washing machine drums recycled into amazing

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Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Danish designer Annemette Beck takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs, upholstery,

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Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Electrolux has a strong showing this year with an array of sleek and functional appliances. This wall hung washing machine does only a small load, but uses a very minimal amount of water (I believe it is

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HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

Inhabitat dog owners listen up! Looking for ways to green life with your furry four-legged friend? Considering all of the things that 'man's best friends' do for us, it's only natural that we'd want

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Amazing LEGO Table Would Make Even the Most Boring Meeting Fun

Amazing LEGO Table Would Make Even the Most Boring Meeting Fun

Apparently it only takes 22,742 lego bricks to make a table. After seeing this stunning boardroom masterpiece built by ABGC Architecture and Design, we think we might just strike up a collection! The

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Green Laundry 101: Green Your Laundry Room

Green Laundry 101: Green Your Laundry Room

Most people would love it if their laundry rooms could be more efficient and frankly, more attractive - we hate spending time in there, but when we do, we might as well enjoy it, right? Luckily, the world

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“Grass Mirror” Planter Wall Adds Green to Any Room

“Grass Mirror” Planter Wall Adds Green to Any Room

Check out this tip we received from reader isupereco: “H2O Architects designed an incredible looking wall planter dubbed the “Grass Mirror.” The planter is 43 inches long and 4 inches

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INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

This year The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opened a stunning new academic building in downtown Manhattan that boasts a bevy of green building strategies. Designed by Morphosis, the

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Pavegen: Energy Generating Pavement Hits the Streets

Pavegen: Energy Generating Pavement Hits the Streets

Any one point on a busy street can receive up to 50,000 steps a day, so imagine if you could take all that foot traffic and turn it into something useful - like energy! A new product designed by Laurence

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SPACE Architects’ Efizia Tower LEEDs Mexico City in Green Design

SPACE Architects’ Efizia Tower LEEDs Mexico City in Green Design

Intent on producing one of the greenest buildings in Latin America, SPACE Architects + Planners have unveiled their Efizia Tower design for the Santa Fe district of Mexico City. The 33 story tower will be

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Building Made Entirely of Recycled Kitchen Sinks

Building Made Entirely of Recycled Kitchen Sinks

This incredible reclaimed pavilion defies the old “everything but” cliché – it is entirely made of kitchen sinks. Built by 2012 Architechten in cooperation with Jeanne van Heeswijks of

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Drops Recycled Upholstery Chair

Drops Recycled Upholstery Chair

One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Design Competition, this cozy looking chair was made by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a Norway-based furniture designer. Dubbed the Drops chair, it features a

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Foster + Partner’s Sand Dune-Inspired UAE Pavilion

Foster + Partner’s Sand Dune-Inspired UAE Pavilion

A golden sand dune-inspired structure begins to take shape as Foster + Partners recently broke ground upon their UAE pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. A showcase of passive environmental design, the

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The EcoDrain Cuts Water Heater Use by 40%

The EcoDrain Cuts Water Heater Use by 40%

A hot shower is relaxing, but is also a huge waste of energy: we heat our water with massive amounts of natural gas, oil or electricity, then transport the heated water to our tubs for a few seconds of

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CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful

CISTA: Modern Rainwater Harvesting Made Beautiful

Generally associated with plastic and wooden 55 gallon drums covered with slimy moss, rainwater harvesting just doesn't seem to capture the imagination like an exotic green roof or a gleaming solar array

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DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

DEBORAH Recycled Airplane Wing Desk by Reestore

We are big fans of Reestore here at Inhabitat - over the last year we have showed you Annie, the shopping-cart-turned-chair and Silvana, the washing machine drum-turned-table. Just when we thought their

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Pets

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Pets

We spoil our pets and it's ok. For many of us they are our children, our confidants and our friends - of course we love making them comfortable and happy as well as safe and healthy. Fortunately, a new

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Green Gadgets

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Green Gadgets

Every year we're excited to see more and more exciting innovations in the clean tech industry, and happily many of these advancements are finally trickling down to greener consumer gadgets. From renewable

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE 2008: For Pets

GREEN GIFT GUIDE 2008: For Pets

We spoil our pets and it's ok. For many of us they are our children, our confidants and our friends - of course we love making them comfortable and happy. Along with that though, we want them to be

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE 2008: Green Gadget Gifts

GREEN GIFT GUIDE 2008: Green Gadget Gifts

Every year we're excited to see more and more exciting innovations in the clean tech industry, and happily many of these advancements are finally trickling down to greener consumer gadgets. From renewable

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GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

From green cleaning products to energy-efficient appliances, Green Home 101 has delved into several different aspects of what makes a sustainable, environmentally responsible household. But what about

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SOLAR POWER TABLE! SOlo Lounge by Intelligent Forms

SOLAR POWER TABLE! SOlo Lounge by Intelligent Forms

Solar power is taking the world by storm, and these days its easy to find solar powered chargers, solar powered lights and solar powered laptop bags. So you know it was only a matter of time before

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MILAN 2008: Droog Design ‘A Touch of Green’

MILAN 2008: Droog Design ‘A Touch of Green’

Celebrated Dutch design collective Droog Design pushed green design ideas to the forefront this year with their 'A Touch of Green' presentation in Milan. Echoing this Inhabitant's focus on the boundaries

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MILAN 2008: FUORI SALONE in Zona Tortona

MILAN 2008: FUORI SALONE in Zona Tortona

With blue skies and sunshine to greet us, this past weekend in Milan took us to the Zona Tortona, an area in Milan outside the fair. We started the Zona Tortona journey with a brilliant, blue,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Custom Wieler Home by Dustin Ehrlich

PREFAB FRIDAY: Custom Wieler Home by Dustin Ehrlich

Architect Dustin Ehrlich has created a custom prefab home near Chapel Hill, NC. Commissioned by his parents and constructed by WIELER, the structure mixes stone, wood, stainless steel and rusted

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SMIT’s GROW: Solar and Wind Photovoltaic ‘Leaves’

SMIT’s GROW: Solar and Wind Photovoltaic ‘Leaves’

Our friends at Ecolect, the go-to sustainable design and materials community, have launched a monthly spotlight on sustainable design called Limelight - and the first feature is tough act to follow.

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WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

WAMBAMBOO Lucille Chaise Lounge By Kent Gration

Australian Designer Kent Gration's Wambamboo products make beautiful use of sustainable production methods including recyclable materials, water-based finishes, energy-saving fluorescent lamps, and

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

Overall, coffee machines and espresso makers are not the greatest energy drains on our monthly electric bill, so the green options are more subtle and complex than choosing a washer/dryer or refrigerator.

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

The dishwasher is a modern convenience that saves us hours of cleaning and drying time, not to mention pruny dishpan hands. But is the dishwasher an extravagance in our eco-conscious age? You might be

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