DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping…

Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you're looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James…

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Tokyo apartment retrofit makes space for incredible spa

Tokyo apartment retrofit makes space for incredible spa

This incredible rooftop garden is the product of an inspired retrofit that re-imagined a mediocre three-story home into six bright and beautiful apartments in Ekoda, Tokyo. Designed…

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Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of…

Numerous nature-related words, such as “acorn” and “blackberries,” have been omitted from Oxford University’s recently updated Junior Dictionary—and it’s been the cause…

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Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

Dolfi is a washing machine that fits in your hand

The future of washing on-the-go fits in the palm of your hand and uses ultrasound to get your garments clean. Called Dolfi and designed by MPI Ultrasonics, the little handheld clothes…

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DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

What You'll Need: Long strips of fabric (old sheets and curtains are ideal, and far easier to work with than t-shirt scraps sewn together to make them longer) Sewing scissors A…

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HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

HOW TO: make your own decadent vegan chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse is the ultimate decadent dessert, but if you want to make yours just a little bit healthier (and better for the environment), try our delicious vegan mousse topped with…

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3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural…

DesignLabWorkshop 3D-printed the Solar Bytes Pavilion’s 94 modules using a 6-axis robot arm in the Robotic Fabrication Lab at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and…

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Green Box: Gorgeous studio completely wrapped in living plants by Act_Romegialli

Green Box: Gorgeous studio completely wrapped in living plants by…

Rather than renovating the exterior of the garage with paint or siding, Act_Romegialli decided to let nature take its course, extending the idea of a green roof all the way to the…

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Welsh couple transform old vans into rustic campers with wood interiors

Welsh couple transform old vans into rustic campers with wood…

The Goddards are based in the Welsh border town of Presteigne, where Bill works as a tree surgeon and carpenter. Bill uses locally sourced wood, and he tries to allow the wooden…

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Tim Van Cromvoirt's trippy thermophores change color with heat

Tim Van Cromvoirt's trippy thermophores change color with heat

Dutch designer Tim Van Cromvoirt wanted to create a wall application that would look organic and act like living organism. So he used his final year at the ST. Joost Academy, in…

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This Argentinian ghost town resurfaced after spending 25 years underwater

This Argentinian ghost town resurfaced after spending 25 years…

Villa Epecuen, located about a six hour drive south of Buenos Aires, was once a bustling tourist destination. Visitors would come to vacation at the picturesque resort and bath in the…

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FCC Arquitectura gives a crumbling stone farmhouse a modern facelift

FCC Arquitectura gives a crumbling stone farmhouse a modern facelift

Sited on a steep slope, Casa RM overlooks sweeping views of the Portuguese city down below. Outdoor balconies and large glazed windows take advantage of those views and bring natural…

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Two endangered monkeys die after zoo leaves them out in the cold

Two endangered monkeys die after zoo leaves them out in the cold

Two tiny endangered monkeys died at a Louisiana zoo last week after being left out in the cold overnight, as temps dipped into the 30s F. A third monkey survived the exposure, and the…

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House in a Meadow is an affordable modular home that brings the outside in

House in a Meadow is an affordable modular home that brings the…

Who says affordable houses can't offer great design and magnificent views? This small wooden cabin combines the economic advantages of small budgets and spatial qualities that give new…

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GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

Increasing traffic congestion—along with energy, pollution, parking and maintenance hassles—are definitely creating a demand for smart, two-wheel solutions for getting around…

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Italian graphic designer helps to beautify

Italian graphic designer helps to beautify "ugly" organic produce

Have you ever noticed that organic produce isn't always as "pretty" as its conventionally grown kin? Most people avoid produce that's misshapen because they assume there's something…

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you…

Lets say you’re in the market for an electric car, but can’t swallow the idea of paying over $40k for something like the BMW i3. Well there is one electric car that has a price tag…

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Peer inside Bloomberg Tower's dramatic glass-clad

Peer inside Bloomberg Tower's dramatic glass-clad "urban room”

Thousands of people pass by Bloomberg Tower at 731 Lexington Avenue every day, but many are unaware of the unique "urban room" that lies within its block-long commercial base. Designed…

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Smart Seattle dog rides the bus by herself to the dog park

Smart Seattle dog rides the bus by herself to the dog park

This cute canine has cracked the code on the Seattle Metro Transit bus routes. Two-year-old Eclipse, a black labrador mix, boards alone and then hops off when the bus reaches her stop:…

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Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real

Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be…

Stunning, no? Apparently some icebergs have stripes, and it's not the result of Photoshop or internet pranks or penguin sledding or any outside manipulation. You might have seen these…

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New study finds life on Earth at risk as humans are

New study finds life on Earth at risk as humans are "eating away" at…

An international team of researchers has identified nine planetary boundaries that must be maintained in order to sustain life on earth as we know it. Of those nine, we have already…

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Sanders' amendment to Keystone bill states climate change is real and human-caused

Sanders' amendment to Keystone bill states climate change is real and…

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on new amendments put forth by Democrats and Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on whether or not climate change is real and a myriad of other…

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HAO unveils cloud-inspired 3D movie museum for Tianjin

HAO unveils cloud-inspired 3D movie museum for Tianjin

Holm Architecture Office (HAO) unveiled designs for the Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek, an 80,000-square-foot entertainment complex in Tianjin, China. Created as part of an invited…

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Shocking maps show how much pavement covers the United States

Shocking maps show how much pavement covers the United States

What if you stripped away all of the rivers, streams, mountains and other topographical elements of a map and just left the roads? What would you see? Boston-based design firm Fathom…

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California chefs face death threats for foie gras dishes

California chefs face death threats for foie gras dishes

California chefs are facing death threats after a federal judge overturned a law stating that foie gras must be off menus in California restaurants. Foie gras is a duck's liver and the…

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Citi Bike operator peddles a new name in hopes of a fresh start

Citi Bike operator peddles a new name in hopes of a fresh start

Looking to turn a new leaf in 2015, Alta Bicycle Share has rebranded under the new name Motivate. It's no secret that the organizers behind Citi Bike, the popular bike sharing program…

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Could these covert X-ray vans be giving New Yorkers cancer?

Could these covert X-ray vans be giving New Yorkers cancer?

The New York Police Department has been ordered to release details on the covert X-ray vans they have been using to search for bombs around they city. The equipment in the…

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US coastlines will be flooding 30 times a year by 2050

US coastlines will be flooding 30 times a year by 2050

By 2050, huge areas of the US coast could be subjects to 30+ days of flooding a year, thanks to accelerating sea level rise from global warming, according to the National Oceanic and…

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€4,000 in prizes up for grabs in inNATUR 4’s nature interpretation center design competition

€4,000 in prizes up for grabs in inNATUR 4’s nature interpretation…

Opengap recently launched inNATUR 4, a competition that invites designers—professionals and students alike—around the world to submit their proposals for a nature interpretation…

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Ireland’s first shipping container home was built in just three days

Ireland’s first shipping container home was built in just three days

The house was built from a single shipping container measuring 40 feet long by 10 feet wide. Ceardean Architects designed the home, which they envisioned as a working prototype for…

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France's new Musée des Confluences looks like an interstellar spaceship

France's new Musée des Confluences looks like an interstellar…

The entrance of the building is a drop-shaped structure referencing the confluence of the two streams where the building sits on the rivers Rhône and Saône. The exhibition areas are…

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EU vote clears the way for GM crops in Europe

EU vote clears the way for GM crops in Europe

The European Union just opened the door for genetically modified crops in Europe after the Member Elected Parliament voted to allow countries to decide whether or not to grow them. If…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dirtiest, most germ-ridden items you touch every day

INFOGRAPHIC: The dirtiest, most germ-ridden items you touch every day

Avoiding the worst germs isn't as simple as dodging hand rails and hovering over toilet seats. Did you know that there is 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average kitchen cutting…

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Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans…

Kala cotton is indigenous to the Kutch region of northwest India, and hand-weavers there have been working with that cotton for centuries to create all manner of textiles. Stitch by…

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Polish farmers blockaded Chevron frackers for 400 days and stopped drilling in their region

Polish farmers blockaded Chevron frackers for 400 days and stopped…

In July, Chevron abandoned its plans to drill for gas in Zurawlow, Poland, after farmers and families from Zurawlow (and four nearby villages) blockaded a proposed shale drilling site…

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Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

  Thanks to Google, residents of its hometown of Mountain View, California can now get around the city on electric shuttles—for free. Google provided funding and teamed up…

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Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing is great for NYC

Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing…

Airbnb has seen its fair share of controversy in New York City - is it legal or isn't it? - but now it's getting a chance to set the record straight. The New York City Council will be…

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Obama's new methane regulations ignore 90% of oil & gas industry emissions

Obama's new methane regulations ignore 90% of oil & gas industry…

Barack Obama’s new plan for cutting methane emissions will fall short, according to critics, because it won’t require oil and gas companies to repair existing leaky equipment.…

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Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more 'blood money' in fossil fuels

Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more 'blood money' in…

“Blood money,” they’re calling it, and it’s a lot of blood—a total of $79.5 million that Harvard ploughed into oil and gas companies during the third quarter of 2015. That’s…

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Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal…

If you’re looking to spice up the blank white space in your house, look no further than Berlin-based PaperTrophy’s eye-catching paper craft sculptures. Made from vibrantly colored…

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