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Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Expanding on their line of flat-pack water bottles, Vapur has introduced MicroFilter, a filter that safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter. Filtering up to 1,000 liters over its lifespan,

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Vik Muniz Transforms Gold Scrap Metal into Oversize Animal Collages

Vik Muniz Transforms Gold Scrap Metal into Oversize Animal Collages

Using scrap metal as his medium, Muniz carefully creates large photorealistic collages. Treating each piece of salvage as if it were a precious metal, the waste is transformed into glitzy image of birds

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Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

Solar Power Generation to Increase by 35 Times in Argentina

There is a good reason why Argentina's flag sports a shining sun. At present, Argentina only produces about 10MW of solar power, but that figure is soon about to receive a giant boost as the country plans

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Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

For Home Sweet Home, Rosenbaum transformed over fifty Brazilian homes with colorful makeovers that were easy on the wallet. Their beautiful homemade vertical garden infuses a home's walkway with greenery,

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Pedro Kok’s Video Shows Beautiful Metropol Parasol In Action in Seville

Pedro Kok’s Video Shows Beautiful Metropol Parasol In Action in Seville

Can't get enough of the Metropol Parasol? Neither can we, and we just love this new video narrative of the urban sculpture. Filmed by Brazilian artist Pedro Kok, the short video produced for Domus shows

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Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make

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Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

Maison et Objet 2013: Green Designers Unveil DIY, Craft, and Natural Designs in Paris

One of Maison et Objet's most popular attractions this year was the "Inspirations" trend area, which was curated by a variety of experts. Working under this year's overarching theme of Vivant (or Living),

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The Santa Barbara Auto Camp is a Hotel for Airstream Lovers

The Santa Barbara Auto Camp is a Hotel for Airstream Lovers

Visitors to the Santa Barbara Auto Camp have the choice of staying in the "Anacapa", "San Miguel", "Santa Cruz", or "Santa Rosa" trailers, all vintage Airstreams sourced from California and Arizona and

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Infographic: Study Shows World’s Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

Infographic: Study Shows World’s Oldest Trees Are Dying Off Rapidly

The world's oldest trees are dying off at an alarming rate, according to recent study by Australian National University professor David Lindenmayer. Research conducted on some of the world's greatest

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Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

The growing area of Viladecans was once hampered due to the lowlands and waterways that meander through the area. With Batlle i Roig’s plan, the once unusable waterways were transformed into public

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‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

‘Waste Cooking’ is a Reality TV Show That Makes Delicious Dishes From Discarded Food

As a species, we waste an amazing amount of food. According to Natural Resources Defense Council, people chuck an incredible 40% of all food we produce. Dumpster divers have long sought to live off of the

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Florentijn Hofman’s Five-Story-Tall Rubber Duck Floats Its Way Into Sydney

Florentijn Hofman’s Five-Story-Tall Rubber Duck Floats Its Way Into Sydney

For this year's Sydney Festival, visitors will be treated to Florentijn Hofman's latest light-hearted installation, the Rubber Duck. Featuring over 750 artists from 17 countries, the Festival needed

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14 Handcrafted Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday List

14 Handcrafted Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday List

If you'd like to give your loved ones handmade gifts but lack the time to make them yourself, why not check out our handy gift guide featuring 14 gifts made by local and global artisans. From

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Legendary Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies Just Days Before Turning 105

Legendary Architect Oscar Niemeyer Dies Just Days Before Turning 105

Famous for saying that form follows beauty, Niemeyer carved his own architectural vision from the start. His iconic buildings, which include the National Congress of Brazil, the Cathedral of Brasilía,

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Bjarke Ingels’ Superkilen Transforms Copenhagen into an Outdoor Museum

Bjarke Ingels’ Superkilen Transforms Copenhagen into an Outdoor Museum

Slicing through the center of town, Superkilen is easily identified with geometric sections painted on the pavement in red, magenta, rust and coral colors. Celebrating the diverse cultural make up of

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Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

From the exterior of the building Comoco only made one small renovation to gesture the presence of something new and exciting inside the warehouse. A new entrance was punched into an exterior wall and

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Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades

Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades

Medina Mosque photo from Shutterstock The Guardian reports that a top spokesman for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to transition the nation to 100 percent renewable energy in coming

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Plux.5′s Sculptural Pop-Up Pavilion Provides Vibrant Views of Old Montreal

Plux.5′s Sculptural Pop-Up Pavilion Provides Vibrant Views of Old Montreal

Contrasting with the centuries-old City Hall of Montreal behind it, the oblong hexagonal pop-up pavilion gleamed against the bright greenery of the grassy lawn in the plaza. Referencing arrowheads from

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Boston’s Glowing ENfold Pavilion is a Made from Reusable Garden Bed Liner Fabric

Boston’s Glowing ENfold Pavilion is a Made from Reusable Garden Bed Liner Fabric

The Pavilion is supported by large maple and oak trees, and it provides an imaginative frame for various musical and art performances (including a Brazilian drumming band, a tai chi exhibition, etc.). Not

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Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Ben de la Roche, an industrial design student at Massey University in New Zealand, has designed a doorless refrigeration wall, called Impress, that prevents food waste and saves energy. De la Roche's

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Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

East London Furniture completely transformed bar and gallery space DreamBagsJaguarShoes. Fixtures, tables and seating were all made from salvaged materials - including British Gypsum pallets, wood from a

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Are you grumpy until you get your coffee? Love the smell of a fresh pot of Joe? If the world's most popular caffeinated beverage gets your heart pumping in more ways than one, these beautiful upcycled

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With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

Osklen founder Oskar Metsavaht doesn't want his fashion label to be thought of as an eco-fashion brand; instead, the Brazilian label’s founder prefers to think of it as a purveyor of luxury goods

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X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

Located on the Island of Itaparica, the largest of the 56 islands in Brazil’s Bahia de Todos os Santos (or All Saints Bay), the project highlights the ecosystem of the area. By weaving together the palm

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AECOM Unveils Their Masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games

AECOM Unveils Their Masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games

It is said that the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro will be the most temporary games in history! As announced in August, London-based AECOM was given another go at designing a masterplan for the

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Global Warming Contributes to the Adaptation and Spread of Deadly Fungus

Global Warming Contributes to the Adaptation and Spread of Deadly Fungus

Photo via Shutterstock Up-and-coming scientists, particularly those holding an environmental biology degree, are becoming increasingly familiar with the workings of Earth’s complex atmosphere. And

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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Cristiane Kimura started Aurea to not only showcase the natural beauty of golden grass and Brazil, but also to promote traditional techniques and to create economic opportunities for artisans. Run as a

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UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

As Hurricane Isaac approaches the Caribbean and is set to continue into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of British scientists from the University of Leeds has proposed that Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB)

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