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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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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building Integrated Photovoltaics photo from Shutterstock The solar energy sector has had some ups and downs lately, but it looks like the future is bright for building-integrated photovoltaics

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7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and

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Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Arena is completely modular by design. Its structure is made of precast concrete and a modular steel roof. The roof is composed of a steel deck layer covered by thermal insulation with a condensation

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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

With the help of a team of "crocheteiros," Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator, which loses

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

Do you know where to turn if you have an idea that will make society better? We are many who dream of change in our society, but turning those dreams into reality might prove to be a tricky deal. Soramist

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