Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

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Parsons & Charlesworth' Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap

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No wrench, confusing screws, or undecipherable instructions – this Lander side table from design duo Parsons & Charlesworth is as easy to assemble as it is stylish. The clever design offers a new way to look at flat pack furniture – and it cuts emissions thanks to its light shipping footprint.

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WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

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There’s a reason that NYC subways have that oh-so-distinctive “eau de toilet” scent. Sometimes finding an open bathroom in the city without having to make a purchase can be close to impossible. But Stefan George thinks he has a solution that will be a win-win for both bladder-strained New Yorkers and local establishments looking to drum up business. Called WeeWeeFree, Stefan’s site is a directory of free and open public bathrooms around the city, but it’s a drop different from other similar services.

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Your Future Lunar Home is Waiting for You in a Cave Under the Moon's Surface

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If you have ever dreamed of living on the moon, start zipping up your spacesuit because your new moon residence is already waiting for you – sort of. According to NASA, future moon dwellers could live in the hundreds of caves that dot the surface of the moon. These caves, formed when the moon surface collapses over an underground void, could provide protection from the lunar surface’s hostile environment, giving humans a safe base on the moon.

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Teepee-Inspired Home Office 'Nooks' Double as a Personal Raft

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World's First 3D-Printed House is Being Built In Amsterdam

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13 Stunning Sand Sculptures to Help Unleash Your Inner Architect at the Beach

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For most, a trip to the beach is all about relaxing and soaking up the sun, but for others it’s an opportunity to unleash their inner starchitect. From the classic castle fit for a fairytale princess to gigantic teddy bears, we’ve rounded up over a dozen stunning sand art masterpieces guaranteed to make your jaw drop. Click through the link to see some truly amazing artworks to fuel the inspiration for your next beach creation.

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Super Star: Bread Studio Unveils Brilliant Star-Shaped Festival Pavilion

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Design consultancy Bread Studio recently completed their proposal for Super Star, a 165-foot-high lantern pavilion to be installed in Hong Kong for the Mid-Autumn Festival, the annual festival held on the day when the moon is at its fullest. Since stars are often difficult to see under the brightness of the full moon, Bread Studio designed a giant illuminated five-pointed star. The structure is constructed from 60 truss modules that create a rainbow gradient when they are put together. The lantern pavilion can be assembled and deconstructed within one week.

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Barker Freeman Adds a Clever "Floating" Bedroom to This Chic Brooklyn Apartment

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When the owners of this Brooklyn duplex decided to add an additional children’s room to accommodate their growing family, it seemed inevitable that they would have to sacrifice the spacious feel of their loft-like apartment. But thanks to the creative ingenuity of the designers at Barker Freeman, no such trade-off was necessary. Barker Freeman’s solution was to create a “Floating Room Loft” – a partially glazed cube with sliding doors that creates a sectioned off space for the kids without breaking the visual connection between the two floors.

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Villa Escudero's Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World's First Mushroom Tower at PS1

by , 07/20/14

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You may have heard the riddle about mushrooms being the only rooms with no walls, but David Benjamin is flipping the script on the old joke with some incredible mycotecture built from mushroom bricks! The architect and his firm, The Living, are pushing the boundaries of design by experimenting with biotecture, blurring the lines between biology and built environments. Their latest efforts have culminated in the world’s first tower made from fungus, which debuted at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York last week. We recently had the chance to pick Benjamin’s brain about the future of mycotecture (mushroom architecture), the benefits of biological buildings and what inspired this innovative new Hy-Fi tower in Queens. Read on to see what the biotect, innovator and director of the “Living Architecture Lab” at GSAPP has to say.

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Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

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filed under: Poo Power!, Water Issues

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The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it’s like when their lives are going down the toilet. The creative exhibition invites kids to get flushed, by climbing a flight of stairs to the porcelain throne and sliding down the tubes to enter. To top it all off, each kid is given a poop hat, to crown them on their journey to learn about what happens to human waste.

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The True Cost of a Cheeseburger Will Blow Your Mind

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Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion, but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true cost of a cheeseburger. By looking at carbon footprint, disease costs and even injury rates at slaughterhouses, Bittman shows just how much America’s love affair with fast food costs - and the numbers may make you rethink your next meal choice.

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This Bracelet Can Call for Help If You're Hurt or in Danger

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Mobile phones give us a tremendous sense of security: we’ve got access to the internet and our entire contact list if we need it. But what about when something unplanned happens? Like being attacked in a parking garage or a biking accident? In situations like these, phones have a tendency to go flying or frustrate us with lock screens. Safelet is a piece of GPS-equipped, wearable technology that’s designed to summon help when you need it most–with just a single touch to your wrist. Follow the link below to learn how it works.

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8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

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Tour the World's First WELL Certified Residential Building Where Leonardo DiCaprio Recently Purchased an Apartment (PHOTOS)

Tour the World's First WELL Certified Residential Building Where…

One of the building's full floor units was recently purchased by DELOS® Advisory board member and famed wellness guru Dr. Deepak Chopra. “By infusing wellness into the built…

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Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change

Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change

If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet in diameter was recently discovered…

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Australia Becomes World's First Country to Reverse Action on Climate Change

Australia Becomes World's First Country to Reverse Action on Climate…

On Thursday, the newly installed Australian Senate voted to repeal Australia's carbon pricing scheme, fulfilling an election promise made by the country's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.…

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Nestlé Bottles California's Water While the State Faces Drought of the Century

Nestlé Bottles California's Water While the State Faces Drought of…

As Californians stare down the maw of the worst drought they've seen in more than a century, Nestlé is quietly extracting undisclosed amounts of H2O in the state for their bottled…

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Penda's Low-Impact Modular Bamboo Hotel Reconnects Visitors with Nature

Penda's Low-Impact Modular Bamboo Hotel Reconnects Visitors with…

To satisfy the competition's three principles, Penda used locally sourced and fast-growing bamboo as the primary building material. Inspired by the minimalist teepees of the nomadic…

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