Wes Anderson designed a cafe and it's almost as good as his movies

Wes Anderson designed a cafe and it's almost as good as his movies

The cafe is alight with the soft, mid-century color palette and details one could easily find on a Grand Budapest Hotel storyboard. Much of the building's original structure is…

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Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper collection at ICFF 2015

Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper…

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Build a personalized world map for your wall that chronicles your travels, one country at a time

Build a personalized world map for your wall that chronicles your…

The designers at Bold Tuesday have developed a clever “analog” version of everyday apps that record the countries one has visited: one that can be mounted on the wall and updated as…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a…

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Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says NASA

Antarctic ice shelf will disappear within the next few years, says…

The rest of the last piece of one of Antarctica’s huge ice shelves will be gone within the next few years, according to NASA. There is a remnant of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has…

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Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Though contemporary in design, the Faire Chaolais alludes to traditional Highland agricultural building styles with its gabled and cantilevered first floor clad in larch. The home’s…

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Hong Kong's Community Green Station blends bamboo screens and shipping containers

Hong Kong's Community Green Station blends bamboo screens and shipping…

The Community Green Station in Sha Tin was built as a temporary shelter to held exhibitions and workshops that promote the importance of recycling. It consists of a cluster of closed,…

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Sweden’s “most sought after home” was created from Hemnet's big data

Sweden’s “most sought after home” was created from Hemnet's big…

The Hemnet House is an innovative example of data-driven design that’s appropriately nicknamed the “House of Clicks” for the crowdsourced process that determined the building’s…

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Zaha Hadid's first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid's first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their honeycomb-like design for a residential development in Monterrey, Mexico - their first project in this Central American country. The project,…

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New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

Widely used by the Roman Empire to construct enduring architectural wonders, concrete has proven to be one of the most durable building materials. Though concrete reigns supreme, that…

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Samuel Bernier's DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier's DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a…

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer…

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Bolivia's Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak'a Uta architecture

Bolivia's Ecolodge del Lago takes inspiration from traditional Lak'a…

The Ecolodge del Lago is 20 minutes walk from Copacabana's town center, across the road from a pebbled beach on the Lake Titicaca. It offers sustainable accommodation in many earth…

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This 3D-printed mini jet engine can roar up to 33,000 RPM

This 3D-printed mini jet engine can roar up to 33,000 RPM

Picture {Lead Paragraph} The world of 3D printing just keeps expanding and is being used for everything from [bone surgery], to [home decor], to [animal prosthetics]. When it comes…

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3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a normal life

3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a…

The wonders of 3d printing seem to be almost limitless. From miraculous replacement limbs for both people and animals to housing for those in a underdeveloped nations and tools in…

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Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world?

Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire…

The Smart Floating Farms (SFF) are designed as smart and fully automated systems that combine solar energy, hydroponics, and aquaculture. According to the architects, the commercially…

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10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

10 enchanting gardens around the world will inspire and amaze you

It's no secret around here at Inhabitat that we love gardens. We love them all: big ones, tiny ones, urban ones, vertical ones, and especially the ones that make you go, "Wow!" We also…

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Barkow Leibinger’s timber-clad campus puts a contemporary spin on medieval architecture

Barkow Leibinger’s timber-clad campus puts a contemporary spin on…

The medieval Waischenfeld village comprises a dense network of indigenous masonry and post-and-beam timber gabled-roof buildings. The architects respected the style and scale of…

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Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger than normal

Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger…

If your spidey sense has been tingling recently, this awesome arachnid discovery may be the cause. Scientists at the University of Trento, Italy had the brilliant idea of combining…

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Chicago street artist turns pesky potholes into frozen treat mosaics

Chicago street artist turns pesky potholes into frozen treat mosaics

Chicago artist Jim Bachor is one of many citizens fed up with the state of city roads following the long and harsh winters of the Windy City, yet he’s one of the few to use his…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control…

Starting a garden comes with its fair share of joys and pains. Along with the fun of gardening comes the toils of dealing with hungry bugs that are looking to devour your garden one…

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub…

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public Via NY Times Oculus, PATH, Santiago Calatrava, Brookfield Place…

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Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Could a bacteria commonly found in plants and soil save bats from white-nose syndrome? It’s possible, scientists say. The new treatment, developed in Missouri by Forest Service…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles…

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Form follows function at Shanghai's new bioclimatic Natural History Museum

Form follows function at Shanghai's new bioclimatic Natural History…

Perkins & Will took a biomimetic approach to the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, a sprawling 479, 180 square-foot facility with three unique facades and topped with a swirling…

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Help NASA design and build a 3D-printed deep space habitat for a shot at $2.25M

Help NASA design and build a 3D-printed deep space habitat for a shot…

Want to make your mark on deep space exploration? Here’s your chance: NASA and America Makes have teamed up to launch the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a new $2.25 million competition…

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This food distribution center in Spain was designed and built in just three months

This food distribution center in Spain was designed and built in just…

Picture Under a tight budget, this charitable food distribution centre in Tarragona, Spain was designed and constructed in three months. Designed by NUA Arquitectures using a…

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to…

Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has had to battle laws that have prevented it from selling its cars directly to customers. Laws in many states across the…

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This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when…

Designer Matt Dalio hopes to bring affordable computers to emerging middle class families across America. His project, the Endless computer, works directly with the family flat screen…

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Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional Slovenian farmhouse

Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional…

Scapelab clad the Simple House’s basic pitched-roof volume with a contemporary facade made of zinc sheet metal and wood. The architects created interesting and clean geometry by…

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Nozomi Nakabayashi's dreamy house in the sky is made from locally-sourced and reclaimed materials

Nozomi Nakabayashi's dreamy house in the sky is made from…

This cozy prefab Hut on Stilts is a great micro-home for those looking to escape the bustling city life and spent time in a peaceful natural setting. The tiny building elevated from the…

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10 Innovative, eye-opening products from Designjunction EDIT NYC

10 Innovative, eye-opening products from Designjunction EDIT NYC

Designjunction is big in Europe - big show in europe in + Designjunction EDIT + New York Design Week Coverage

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World’s first multi-story skatepark coming to Kent, England

World’s first multi-story skatepark coming to Kent, England

The southeastern county of Kent, England will be the home of the world’s first multi-story skatepark, if all goes according to plan. Guy Hollaway Architects have designed an…

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Artist Steve Messam built a 16-foot paper bridge without glue or bolts

Artist Steve Messam built a 16-foot paper bridge without glue or bolts

Artist Steve Messam has achieved something that has never been attempted before: building a bridge entirely out of paper without using a lick of glue or bolts. And this is no flimsy…

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500 Kayakers stage

500 Kayakers stage "Paddle In Seattle" to protest Shell Oil Rig

Last Thursday, Shell brought its enormous Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle. On Saturday, about 500 kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing and even solar-powered party rigging…

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Contemporary cabin-like cafe pops up in the heart of Bucharest

Contemporary cabin-like cafe pops up in the heart of Bucharest

Clad in standing-seam black sheet metal, this urban cabin has a monolithic and low-key appearance during the day. In contrast, the interior is covered with light spruce panels. Large…

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This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

La Triennale di Milano museum has just opened a new exhibition “Arts & Foods” curated by the Italian Architect Italo Rota that merges food, design and architecture into one…

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UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered during outages

UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered…

Software engineer Markus Loeffler wants to help consumers reduce dependency on the electric grid while saving on electric costs. “One Fridge off the Grid” was initially conceived…

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Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open, modern marvel

Tato Architects turned this congested Japanese home into an open,…

Japanese design studio Tato Architects transformed an old house in Kamisawa in Hyogo Prefecture, into a single-storey residence for a young couple. The architects tore down the entire…

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled…

STEP 1: Gather your materials Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic takeout containers, or yogurt cups are ideal) String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon). We used…

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Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

A study published last week in the journal Nature focused on the longer term environmental effects of trenbolone acetate or TBA, which is the steroid commonly given to beef cattle that…

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