INFOGRAPHIC: The top 8 home interior trends of 2015, according to Pinterest

INFOGRAPHIC: The top 8 home interior trends of 2015, according to…

Are you looking for fresh ways to change up your home decor this year? If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably turned to the visual bookmarking website Pinterest for…

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8 Water-saving solutions for your home

8 Water-saving solutions for your home

The drought in California is breaking records, and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left. Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale…

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Alaska's whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

Alaska's whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it's considered to be one of the great architectural…

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This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a nextgen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable…

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Modern Scottish retreat is disguised as an old stone mill

Modern Scottish retreat is disguised as an old stone mill

WT Architecture has previous experience with transforming old ruins into stunning new homes. In 2011, we featured their award-winning The White House, in which they turned a crumbling…

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This guy built his own tiny home for less than $500 using salvaged materials

This guy built his own tiny home for less than $500 using salvaged…

Everywhere you look these days, some high-end designer is coming up with a pricey way to put all kinds of luxury options into the tiniest of spaces. Some tiny homes available on the…

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Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures

Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant…

Artist Richterová didn’t have an environmental agenda when she first started making sculpture from plastic bottles. She started experimenting with the bottles in 2004 after she…

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Plants might have a sixth sense, researchers say

Plants might have a sixth sense, researchers say

Do plants have a sense of gravity? Some might call it a sixth sense, but it is arguable as to whether or not plants have the other five (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch). In…

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Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged future

Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged…

With the unpleasant prediction of more devastating weather patterns over the next twenty years (and beyond), safety and resilience are becoming top priorities for builders in…

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Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

3D printers are becoming more and more common, but after the initial novelty wears off, if you aren’t a student or designer, you might run out of things to print. Inhabitat favorite…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability

INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in…

If you're not yet familiar with the Zayed Future Energy Prize, check it out! It celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, vision and leadership in renewable energy and…

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Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

The sprawling, 3,700-square-foot home is open concept, with different living spaces delineated by frames. On the 1,000-square-foot ground floor, dark, polished concrete floors…

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Looking for a place to eat local and sustainable foods tonight? There's an app for that

Looking for a place to eat local and sustainable foods tonight?…

Heading out to eat? Want to find a place that sources local and sustainable foods? Yup. There's an app for that. The Greenease helps you find cafes and groceries that offer local,…

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Hyundai to release semiautonomous car later this year

Hyundai to release semiautonomous car later this year

Self-driving cars are poised to forever change how we "drive" a car, but up until now the technology has only been promised by the year 2020. Well later this year, owners of the Hyundai…

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user…

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Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West…

+ SHoP Architects Via 6 Sq Ft Images via Property Markets Group   SHoP Architects, 111 West 57th Street Tower, world's skinniest tower, manhattan architecture,…

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USDA links insecticide to 20 year decline in monarch butterfly populations

USDA links insecticide to 20 year decline in monarch butterfly…

Planting a butterfly garden isn't enough to help monarchs thrive in North America, according to the USDA. A new study published last week in the journal Science and Nature illustrates…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

If you want to save money, help the environment, and engage your creative side, look no farther than the art of upcycling. Not to be confused with recycling, the practice of upcycling…

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Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the…

As of last Wednesday, New York golf enthusiasts can putt at the city’s new course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Run by Donald Trump’s company but overseen by…

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Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet ethanol fuel demand

Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet…

Two of America’s largest GMO monocultured crops, corn and soy, are starting to creep into previously un-farmed lands– in an effort to meet a growing demand biofuels like ethanol.…

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Don't miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

Don't miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference, fashion institute of technology, sustainable business, sustainable fashion, Jon Bowermaster Tuesday, April 7, the Fashion Institute of…

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Robotic vehicle captures a never-before-seen view of Antarctic sea floor

Robotic vehicle captures a never-before-seen view of Antarctic sea…

A team of scientists recently deployed a “first-of-its-kind” robotic vehicle that drove to depths never before seen under the Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf. The vehicle went through a…

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Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires' new glass-and-concrete city hall

Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires' new glass-and-concrete city…

Foster + Partners has completed the new city hall in Buenos Aires that features an undulating concrete roof and various sustainable principles such as chilled beams, natural ventilation…

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Old barn hides a contemporary larch-lined holiday home in the Swiss Alps

Old barn hides a contemporary larch-lined holiday home in the Swiss…

The tiny 16-square-meter barn and stable comprised a raised wooden volume for hay drying stacked above a stone foundation spanning the height of one floor. Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes…

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Researchers successfully splice woolly mammoth DNA into elephant cells

Researchers successfully splice woolly mammoth DNA into elephant cells

In what may be the best worst idea of our generation, a Harvard University research team has successfully spliced woolly mammoth DNA into living cells collected from an Asian elephant.…

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Corten desert home overlooks some of the world’s most impressive rock formations

Corten desert home overlooks some of the world’s most impressive…

The Capitol Reef Dwellings comprise three standalone structures: a main residence, a guesthouse, and a small garage/studio. Built on a modest budget, the Corten steel-clad desert…

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Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric…

A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh…

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Naturally ventilated MM House is a beautiful tropical refuge in Saigon

Naturally ventilated MM House is a beautiful tropical refuge in Saigon

The house is located in a suburb district of Saigon, Vietnam, with a mix of high and middle-height trees and wall growing plants. It features a pool which helps cool down the space,…

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Wolveridge Architects' Martha Beach House is a naturally-cooled family home in Australia

Wolveridge Architects' Martha Beach House is a naturally-cooled family…

The house features a flexible living space, four bedrooms and kitchen and dining area located on the north side facing the pool. Spaces of various levels of intimacy and natural…

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Cargotecture transforms a San Francisco parking lot into a lively village

Cargotecture transforms a San Francisco parking lot into a lively…

A drab asphalt-covered pier in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is playing host to a pop-up village comprised of shipping containers, portable planters, curbside seating, and…

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This periodic table shows which of Earth's elements are at risk for depletion

This periodic table shows which of Earth's elements are at risk for…

And you thought we were just running the world out of oil. Ha. Think again. All around you are rare elements from the Earth. LCD screens have a bit of indium; LED’s, lasers,…

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The Six Walls House is an understated concrete residence on the rocky Swedish shoreline

The Six Walls House is an understated concrete residence on the rocky…

In a small clearing in a pine grove on the Swedish coastline sits Six Walls House - an elegantly simple concrete home that offers tranquil views of the Baltic sea through the trees.…

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In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake potential yet

In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake…

As if California needed more bad news, amidst a drought of unprecedented proportions, new research has revealed the state could be in for a massively destructive earthquake. According…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

Never underestimate the mental benefits of a clean home. A fresh space can leave you feeling mentally clear as well. If you struggle with your annual spring cleaning, check out this…

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Flourish after-school program encourages Earth-love from day one

Flourish after-school program encourages Earth-love from day one

The earth’s environment and natural resources are continuing to diminish and die due to the lack of education on the importance of sustainability. Children are becoming the seeds of…

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Easy Earth Day crafts you can make using recycled materials

Easy Earth Day crafts you can make using recycled materials

Every avid upcycler and repurposing DIY buff loves this time of year, because, in addition to it being the emergence of beautiful spring and warmer weather, April has Earth Day. Turning…

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more…

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A swirling green roof tops the gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

A swirling green roof tops the gorgeous Nanyang Technical University…

  If art school was in our future we might opt to study under, or on top of, the amazing green roof at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in…

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Perspiration to perfume: New fragrance smells better when you sweat

Perspiration to perfume: New fragrance smells better when you sweat

Sometimes, especially in nerve-wracking situations, it would be great if that perspiration that seems to creep up out of nowhere would, well, smell a little better. Thanks to…

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Lloyd Godman’s experimental air plant sculpture teaches students about tensegrity

Lloyd Godman’s experimental air plant sculpture teaches students…

Artist Lloyd Godman developed SPICEE, an experimental air plant sculpture suspended on the rooftop of the Friends School Hobart in Australia. Created as part of the school’s Quaker in…

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