Handsome lakeside cabin supports a cantilevered timber gallery in Wisconsin

Handsome lakeside cabin supports a cantilevered timber gallery in…

The Family Retreat comprises a cluster of structures: the cabin, south-facing deck with fireplace, storage building, and sauna. Wood is the primary building material, but the…

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand Shows the Beauty of Planet Earth as You've Never Seen it Before

Yann Arthus-Bertrand Shows the Beauty of Planet Earth as You've Never…

In splashes of brilliant colors, Earth From Space gives a thorough portrait of the changing earth. An avid environmental activist and founder of GoodPlanet, Arthus-Bertrand has turned…

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BOOK REVIEW: Anjie Cho's 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces

BOOK REVIEW: Anjie Cho's 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces

Did you know that Feng Shui practitioners were some of the first environmentalists in the world? Many people are not aware that the basis of Feng Shui is synonymous with green design.…

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Celebrate Earth Day with Feng Shui!

Celebrate Earth Day with Feng Shui!

In light Earth Day and Earth Week, I wanted to share what “Earth” means in the Feng Shui world. When people ask me to describe Feng Shui, I tell them that it's about much more than…

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Chevrolet's FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in Shanghai

Chevrolet's FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in…

Several automakers have spoken publicly about their future plans to release autonomous vehicles, but General Motors has been pretty quiet about the technology. Well it looks like GM is…

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public…

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an…

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Meshwave visualizes music with digitally fabricated waffle sculptures

Meshwave visualizes music with digitally fabricated waffle sculptures

University of Bologna student Pier Luigi Forte designed and built meshwave, a laser cut sculpture that expresses the structure of music in 3D. Forte created the design by transforming…

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GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

Solar Fire Concentration Ltd hopes to help supply solar thermal energy to alleviate energy poverty around the world- by crowd funding. The Finnish company has launched the Free The Sun…

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PETITION: Call for the world's two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels

PETITION: Call for the world's two biggest charities to divest from…

The Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust charities are a force for good in so many ways, sp why are they still funding companies that invest in fossil fuel extraction? Now you can…

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How Earth Day came to be

How Earth Day came to be

As Earth Day approaches this Sunday, many of us will contemplate our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but do you know how this…

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency…

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design,…

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6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

1. Don't Drive I know, I know. At face value, this doesn't sound like much fun at all. But that's only because you've forgotten how awesome the alternatives can be. Give your car the…

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 Matali Crasset's Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that can be carried like a suitcase

Matali Crasset's Self-made Seat is a modular furniture system that…

These frameless seating modules, designed by French designer Matali Crasset, can be rearranged and carried like suitcases. The Self-made Seat, designed for Italian furniture company…

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10 standout designs from Brera Design District 2015

10 standout designs from Brera Design District 2015

Orto Botanico The international foundation Be Open collaborated with Interni to launch the The Garden of Wonders, a journey through Scents. This exhibition, showcased at Orto…

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Enter your designs to the Istanbul Community Market Competition and you could win 3,000€

Enter your designs to the Istanbul Community Market Competition and…

Istanbul sits at a major culinary and trade crossroads, yet the urban public spaces that historically fostered this activity are fast disappearing. CTRL + SPACE launched the Istanbul…

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Timber-louvered house maximizes privacy and light in rural Germany

Timber-louvered house maximizes privacy and light in rural Germany

Two traditional gabled volumes are unified with wooden louvers, in Kuhnlein Architecktur’s Timber House in rural Germany. The double-peaked home is divided into two sections, keeping…

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Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for…

Philips wants to put LED bulbs in every home, and they’re making them so affordable, nobody will be able to resist. The global lighting leader, in partnership with Home Depot, has…

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Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at blazing fast 375 mph

Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at blazing fast 375 mph

Central Japan Railway Company's maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed train just hit a blazing fast 366 miles per hour (590 kilometers per hour) on its test track in Yamanashi…

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Apple's US operations are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy

Apple's US operations are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy

Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has published their annual environmental responsibility report—much of the report highlights the massive projects they have undertaken in the past year…

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Tell world leaders to ban glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, autism

Tell world leaders to ban glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer,…

The World Health Organization recently declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp, “probably” causes cancer. Scientific experts around the world…

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Two-faced Austrian house hides a surprising subterranean wine cellar

Two-faced Austrian house hides a surprising subterranean wine cellar

While the front of the Stroblkeller matches the modest aesthetic of the surrounding buildings, its low-key exterior contrasts dramatically with the contemporary rear facade and…

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Brilliant shoe grows five sizes so kids can wear it for five years

Brilliant shoe grows five sizes so kids can wear it for five years

Like every great story, The Shoe That Grows began with someone seeing a need and figuring out a way to fill that need. In 2007, Kenton Lee was living in Nairobi, Kenya. While walking to…

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Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after…

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongcqing, China, on March 31, where the team planned to stay for just a few days before embarking on the next leg of their epic solar-powered…

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How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials

How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K…

Do you dream of building your own tiny house but don’t have the foggiest idea of where to start? Architect Joshua Woodsman can help. As Founder of Pin Up Houses, a company that…

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Dossofiorito's hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

Dossofiorito's hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they…

The project rethinks our relationship with indoor nature by putting the needs of the plants first. Despite being domesticated, plants are able to behave and grow just like they would in…

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Wine bottle lamps, 3D printers, and meteorite tables take center stage at Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Wine bottle lamps, 3D printers, and meteorite tables take center stage…

We've seen some great displays at this year's Milan Design Week, and the Spazio Rossana Orlandi exhibit was no exception. Established in 2002 in a former tie factory, the space is…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your space

INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your…

The below infographic from Solent Plastics has 24 great storage solutions for every home, big and small, old and new. Tired of having your clothes tumble out of your tiny closet every…

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10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

Are you thinking of keeping some chickens in your backyard, but don't know how you're going to house them? The Poultry Guide has put together this fab little collection of 10 free coop…

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Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the…

The most captivating aspect of Collaptes’ furniture is in its engineering. For instance, the Macadamia chair’s assembly is much like completing a puzzle: utilizing only six cuts of…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or…

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14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude Heart in Voh in New Caledonia "Heart in Voh" is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove…

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real…

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf,…

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Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

The history of water on Mars is becoming increasingly clear as scientists explore the Red Planet’s past, and now data from the Curiosity rover has provided another key piece of…

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Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and…

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200 million gallon oil spill in the Gulf of…

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Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

Built into the hilly terrain, the C/Z House is divided into four rectangular volumes that connect at the center with a glazed living room. Its irregular shape was created to take…

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VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

VIDEO: The incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlpSOHc5A4 Recently, VICE headed to South Korea to explore the incredible mission to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Host Ben Makuch and his team…

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VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE - We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE - We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF…

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there's still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold,…

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Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already…

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Dizzconcept's full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and takes up just 16 square feet

Dizzconcept's full-sized gourmet PIA kitchen fits in a cabinet and…

When closed, the PIA looks like a typical wardrobe cabinet. Available in varying finishes like white, black and wood, the cabinet can be outfitted with outer shelving to hold…

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