Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub…

Make Architecture have created a playful new extension for an outward looking family in Melbourne. The new gable roofed extension to an old bungalow creates a second front and entrance…

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Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction…

The upcoming Milan Expo has been hit by yet another scandal, this time from reports that some of the Expo buildings will not be completed in time for the May 1 opening. The bad news…

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Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights

Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create…

The Continuum is a luminous artwork that plays with the concepts of light and form. This beautifully-shaped object, made by Japanese design collective Kappes creates an ethereal light…

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William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to solve California's water woes

William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to…

William Shatner has been many things over the course of his career—actor, author, activist, car insurance spokesperson, but his latest area of concern is somewhat of a head-scratcher.…

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Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for…

The annex of the Design Innovation and Workshop Building, referred to as TID, is unassuming at first glance. Yet, once the grid of shutters and doors open up to the world outside, the…

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Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

Could bacteria-grown materials be the future of building?

The Cones are produced through a hands-on process of growing a specific kind of bacteria over the course of three weeks. Within this period each cellulose cone ripens in a suspended…

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NASA satellite captures rainbow-hued Saharan dunes

NASA satellite captures rainbow-hued Saharan dunes

  If you didn’t know better, you might think the above is an image of water rippling over a colorful lake bottom, or an abstract painting of sorts. But the reality is that…

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Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition

Snøhetta and SANAA win Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum…

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA won the competition to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest-part of one of the largest museum developments in…

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Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

    I’ve been reading through your blog, and I really enjoy it. I thought you might be interested in the eco-conscious Hydaway™, a reusable water bottle that folds…

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Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and modern technology

Vintage-style Faraday Porteur eBike brings together classic style and…

Bike manufacturer Faraday revamped the classic European delivery bikes of the 1940's and 50's and transformed them into a modern electric bike powered by lithium-ion batteries housed in…

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Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a…

This piece of steel mesh doesn’t look like much but it might be one of the only things that can separate oil from water. By allowing water to go through, but oil to float on top,…

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Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000…

In Montreal, green transportation is a big deal, and the city is embarking on a plan to make it even bigger. Mayor Denis Coderre is pushing for an electric vehicle sharing program to be…

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14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation…

Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical…

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Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

This year the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV is slated to arrive with its first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. The plug-in hybrid version has received so much interest, that now Volvo is…

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Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete

Moloney Architects oriented the Invermay House towards the south to frame the stunning city views. The home is also spatially organized to maximize north light. The open-plan living…

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Robobarista: Would you trust this bot to whip up your morning latte?

Robobarista: Would you trust this bot to whip up your morning latte?

Robots handle a lot of our daily tasks already, and in the future we're likely to see automated devices that are able to cook, clean and generally take care of a lot more of those…

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Milan's Brera District exhibits 12 innovations in furniture design

Milan's Brera District exhibits 12 innovations in furniture design

Brera Design District at Fuorisalone 2015 It is only the 6th edition of Brera Design District at Fuorisalone, but it has already became one of the most interesting spots to visit…

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Enter the 2015 Green Furniture Award Competition for a shot at 10,500 Euro

Enter the 2015 Green Furniture Award Competition for a shot at 10,500…

Have a great idea for a sustainable furniture product that’s not yet in production? Submit it to the 2015 Green Furniture Award and you could win up to 10,500 Euro. Design submissions…

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar…

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the…

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We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges, and little army men

We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges,…

We Make Carpets creates temporary 2D installations from everyday materials and objects. The three Dutch designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg made their…

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Austrian Design Pioneers unveil gorgeous green furnishings at Milan Design Week

Austrian Design Pioneers unveil gorgeous green furnishings at Milan…

Dejana Kabiljo - Fe/Zn 2014 Dejana Kabiljo’s furniture designs take inspiration from people with peculiar habits and obsessions. She uses materials that are burnt, bleached, crimped,…

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Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Wood Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Wood Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

Where others see random wood scraps, Phil Gautreau sees an opportunity to create unique and functional kitchen goods. The inventive Brooklyn-based designer collects all kinds of wood…

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6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

6 Superfood smoothie recipes your whole family will love

In most places in the northern hemisphere, the weather's starting to warm up. For my family, that means fewer cooked dishes and more delicious smoothies! Whether you're looking for…

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Tom Dixon's dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon's dazzling Lens pendant lamps are made from 60 lenses

Tom Dixon's latest design work includes these geometric pendant lamps made from 60 triangular polycarbonate lenses. The Lens lamps are inspired by the Fresnel lens, which  can capture…

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10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week's Salone Satellite

10 Inventive designs from budding young artists at Milan Design Week's…

Each year 700 young people exhibit and exchange ideas at Salone Satellite which has been a unique showcase of creativity since 1998. Gathering brilliant young minds from around the…

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IKEA's temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan Design Week

IKEA's temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan…

IKEA’s new slogan "There is so much more to food than food" is the fundamental concept behind the brand’s ingenious designs at their temporary shop. The exhibit’s sustainable…

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Zsanett Szirmay weaves music into the fabric of traditional textiles

Zsanett Szirmay weaves music into the fabric of traditional textiles

Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay has introduced a new way to appreciate eastern European folk embroidery—with your ears. In her installation titled Soundweaving, Szirmay…

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11 Cool things we found at Milan's Zona Tortona during design week

11 Cool things we found at Milan's Zona Tortona during design week

Formaliz 3D – Rumbles Milan-based 3D company FORMALZ3D used prototyping technologies to create Rumbles, a collection of lamps. Thanks to the innovative process of the 3D printing…

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14 Radiant lighting designs from Euroluce for Milan Design Week

14 Radiant lighting designs from Euroluce for Milan Design Week

Oil Lamp by Arik Levy Paris-based artist Arik Levy proposed a series of “Oil Lamps” made with elegant silhouettes evoke images of traditional oil lamps. The iconic appearance…

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RECIPE: Vegan steamed pak choi parcels with rice and veggies

RECIPE: Vegan steamed pak choi parcels with rice and veggies

Looking for something a little lighter for dinner tonight? These pok choi (aka bok choi aka chinese cabbage) parcels are just the thing. Utterly delicious and healthy, these are also…

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Ben van Berkel and United Nude create hoof-like 3D printed shoes for the animal in you

Ben van Berkel and United Nude create hoof-like 3D printed shoes for…

For the lady who just isn't satisfied with a 6-inch stiletto comes United Nude's UNX2, an entirely 3D-printed shoe that will give the ladies the towering hoof-like stature they desire.…

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Innovative ‘The Walk’ workplace keeps you and your creativity moving at Milan Design Week 2015

Innovative ‘The Walk’ workplace keeps you and your creativity…

De Lucchi's installation is split into four main themed areas: Club, Free Man, Agorà and Laboratory. These areas are located around a never-ending path that moves up and down in the…

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Meet the man who grows chairs (and tables and lamps)

Meet the man who grows chairs (and tables and lamps)

Gavin Munro doesn't just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider the time it takes to grow the tree.…

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16 Cutting-edge designs from Designjunction EDIT at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair

16 Cutting-edge designs from Designjunction EDIT at the 2015 Milan…

The fourth edition of Design Junction edit Milan is taking place within the surrounds of Casa dell’Opera of San Babila Design Quarter. The show reaches across two floors of an old…

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Tom Dixon launches

Tom Dixon launches "hallucinogenic" MELT lamps at Milan Design Week

This series of distorted spherical pendants made from hot blown glass create extraordinary optical effects and give new meaning to ambient lighting. Created in collaboration between…

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Japanese design firm Nendo experiments with light, material and space at Milan Design Week (PHOTOS)

Japanese design firm Nendo experiments with light, material and space…

Minimal, abstract and ethereal exhibition at Permanente di Milano showcases the latest Nendo’s works. On the occasion of Fuorisalone 2015 the two floors of the museum are fully packed…

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First look at Wolfgang Buttress' beehive-inspired UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo

First look at Wolfgang Buttress' beehive-inspired UK Pavilion at the…

Wolfgang Buttress was named designer of UK's pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo   preview of the design's details, which included getting its lighting cues from a hive of actual…

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In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get back in business

In Maryland, Tesla's competition could help them get back in business

Tesla's been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The…

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Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

Modern timber frame oyster shack grows a garden on its roof

The charming oyster shack is divided into two parts: an oyster hangar and the living spaces comprising the kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom. A kink in the roof and…

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