Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so
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With the introduction of electric vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV, do you ever wonder what it would be like to actually own one? A quick ten minute test drive at a dealership
The new school year is fast approaching, and if you're looking for the perfect collection of green school supplies for one lucky kid, we've got the contest for you. Inhabitots has teamed up with a host of
GIVEAWAY: Win a Deckster iPod Nano Watchband Made From Recycled Backpacks and Inner Tubes (Worth $165!)
Keep on top of your studies this year with the help of a Deckster Re:Class wristband! This snazzy design will transform your iPod Nano into an eco-friendly timepiece that you'll want to wear everywhere.
In a world where consumers are becoming increasingly socially conscious, “conflict minerals” are to electronics what blood diamonds are to jewelry. A new report released by Enough Project, a
The Wave Glider—a self-propelled, solar and wave-powered robot designed by Liquid Robotics—has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean. Stanford University scientists are hoping
Gardening and technology don't always mix, but in the case of the Bloombox, a living iPhone acoustic amplifier, it's like star-crossed lovers have finally been united. The Bloombox is the brilliant idea
3D printers are one of the most exciting emerging technologies in the field of design - so far we've showcased printers that can create everything from furniture to food and even robotic exoskeletons. Now
iPads and other tablets have revolutionized the world of portable computing, but it's a real drag when your device runs out of juice halfway through your novel or while browsing the net. To solve the
Your iPhone is already indispensable to your social life, and now, with Lapka’s new sensors, it could become indispensable to your health as well. Lapka Electronics has created a set of four sensors
Portable solar chargers are an amazing creation, and now you can have one that latches onto almost anything you carry! Voltaic systems' Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger can attach to any technical backpack,
APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards
It is not the first award that the new eco-friendly DEFA headquarters has won. It has already been awarded the 'Excellent' rating by 'BREEAM' for its exemplary design in reducing environmental impact.
Tired of paying extra when you want a sweet treat to accompany your morning shot of espresso? Wish there was a way to avoid the waste of a paper coffee cup without having to lug your own mug? Venezuelan
Hydrophobic surface photo from Shutterstock A team of scientists from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a coating with a surface that repairs itself after damage. Based upon the
Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of fast-food chain McDonald’s, has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to “do healthy food on a fast-food scale.” In the wake of the
The Shearer’s Quarters, as it is called because it serves as a shearer’s shed and retreat for sheep farmers, was designed and is owned by architect John Wardle. The property is still a working farm,
Christopher Boffoli´s photographs celebrate the inner beauty of food in every detail, color and texture. You can almost taste the happy, sweet memories of the past, when most of us weren´t allowed to
1: Sustainable land use planning and urban form Keeping the city compact and fighting urban sprawl, as well as creating a distinct separation between urban and rural areas, are key to sustainable land
We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard
City of San Francisco to Stop Buying Mac Products After Apple Drops EPEAT Green Electronics Certification
When the news broke that Apple removed all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)'s list of green electronics,
Earlier this week Apple announced plans to pull EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors, however today the company did a 180 on its
Apple products are no longer green, at least according to the world's leading green electronics certifier. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), a government-sponsored green
The four studios have concrete footings and timber framing. Small cutouts in strategic locations, including skylights, permit daylighting to permeate the quiet interior while preventing excess solar gain.
Blank Studio's Xeros Residence (from the Greek for ‘dry’) turns an opaque face towards the intense western afternoon sun in Phoenix, Arizona, while more exposed faces to the south and east are
While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple's massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track. The new Foster +
Vienna-based Mischer'traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with
We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.
One of the coolest finds we spotted at last week's Dwell on Design was this line of iPhone accessories made by Bad Beetle out of the dead remains of trees infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Deemed
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