Can a simple redesign of the trash can make recycling so easy that everyone will do it? That is what husband and wife team Jeff and Liz Helfrich, asked when they invented the Solecan, a trash/recycling
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The Brightwater Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility set on over 114 acres that cost around $1.8 billion to build over nearly a decade. Seattle had long left its water untreated, and many of the
Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores
Fox Johnston had a tiny lot to work with, though it wouldn't appear that way thanks to a deliberate effort to create the illusion of space. In part this is achieved by creating constant communication
Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is arguably the king of tiny houses: his work has been covered everywhere from the New York Times to the History Channel, and his micro homes have inspired people everywhere.
DIY expert Grant Thompson has a use for those heavy old rear-projection televisions that have been collecting dust in your basement—he transforms them into solar-powered death rays! Thompson takes
What if you could listen to your favorite music on a stylish and environmentally friendly sound system that seamlessly blends into your home environment? That's exactly what the creatives at Swedish
UN STOOL is a new eco-friendly, multi-functional piece of furniture from studio PARCHITECTS. With its simple design, UN STOOL is intended to be used in small rooms with limited free space. UN STOOL
Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an
FactoryTwentyOne's Pallet Pendant Shade is made from - you guessed it - recycled shipping pallets. Each fixture is handmade all the way down to the elastic (which is available in an array of colors to
Last week, we showcased the Bicycle Library, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and it was so unusual that we had to get in touch with its founder and pick his brain. We needed to know what
Urban Reserve was designed as a sustainable neighborhood, made to reclaim the land from its landfill past. Encouraging minimal and space efficient homes, the area has become a beacon of modern urban
The KamerMaker, or room maker, is an eleven-and-a-half-foot custom 3D printer created by DUS that is housed inside of a disused shipping container. DUS plans to use the large-scale printer to print the
Located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, Northeastern University's satellite campus was designed to draw people in. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide a connection with the interiors and the
Located in Queensbridge Square in Southbank, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar has transformed the public square into a temporary coffee plantation. Inspired by Guatemalan farms, the Young Designers
Shipping containers have emerged as a popular material for building everything from backyard retreats to temporary shelters and coffee shops. Now DARPA has harnessed the giant metal boxes for use in
Since 2001 Tokyoite Tsuyoshi Ozawa has taken portraits of women holding vegetable weapons in countries around the world - including Iceland, Uganda, China and of course Japan. He first finds a local model
Frustrated with an absence of communal, eco-minded play areas in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Cynthia Valenciana and her husband commissioned design extraordinaire Jen Talbot to create Sod
Taipei-based Miniwiz just unveiled a brand new system that transforms old bottles into gorgeous glowing green walls! Dubbed Verti-Cult, the system is made from 100% recycled Polyethylene milk and juice
London based designer and architect Rabih Hage has used scrap pieces of Corian to make these fabulous pieces of angular furniture. The designs were presented by DuPont Corian at the 2012 Milan Furniture
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Renovation in Portland Combines Green Design with Historic Preservation
The 70,000-square-foot former warehouse was renovated to include retail, office and an event space. At a cost of $12.4 million, this sustainable renovation ended up costing only $140 per square foot.
The pirate radio broadcasting REM-Island was built in 1964 outside territorial waters in order to avoid Dutch legislation. Constructed completely out of steel, the 262-foot-high structure rests on 6
The Cowshed Collective design and build workshop was the third of three focused on creating new infrastructure for Callan, including a river walk and a seasonal bridge design led by LiD Architecture.
Kirei’s new recycled millwork panel collection boldly illustrates the phrase “one man’s trash is another’s treasure”. The Pacific Coastal Collection of redwood and blue pine millwork panels are
An Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College, Indiana, the artist has been collecting and reusing waste materials since 2009. So far, her CD installations have transformed discs into several
Every good artist needs a medium through which to absorb the world around them and wring out their ideas and emotions. Jeffrey Allen Price uses soft, springy sponges to create colorful large-scale
Vienna-based agency Mostlikely made an impact in 2012 with its massive ‘Of Donkeys and Basilisks’ paper sculpture that was made using nearly 4,000 paper forms. Now, the team is using their paper
This 1,200-square-foot guest house is located in Bangalore, and it's surrounded by untouched nature. The house features a kitchenette, a study and bedrooms, all divided by simple flexible demarcations
Comfort, environmental sensitivity and livability were among the main driving principles behind this stellar design, which partially explains the use of natural materials that integrate so well with the
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