The Undulating Infinity Centre Unifies a School Campus With a Central Library

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Artists Rebuild the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

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Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

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In certain cultures, it’s customary for the dead to be buried with their possessions. For a change, how about being buried in your possessions instead? That’s the twist that William Warren put on his cheeky Shelves for Life, which function as sleek storage space during a person’s life and transform into, well, an equally sleek coffin for that person when this life comes to a close. Talk about the gift that just keeps on giving!

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Resilient "Living Breakwaters" Project Wins Prestigious 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Community Gardening Has Grown in the United Kingdom

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Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where community gardens are more commonly called allotments. Compost Direct explores the gardens’ deep-rooted history and benefits in the UK in the infographic “The Growth of Allotments.” Whether you’re looking to grow your own food supply or wanting to reduce your carbon footprint, this infographic is packed with inspiring data to get you started with local gardening.

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Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

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Celebrate Nature in the Hello Nature Competition -- Enter to Win a £1,200 Prize

by , 10/23/14
filed under: Design Competitions

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As increasing numbers of people “plug in” to the digital world, it seems like most of us are losing our connection to nature. Thus, the Hello Nature design competition was launched in search of an educational and recreational installation that will reintroduce nature into people’s consciousness. The competition is open to students and professionals of all creative disciplines. The proposal site is located on Omne Mountain in northern Sweden. The registration fee is £50 until October 26th, when standard registration ends and late registration begins (fee £70). The registration deadline is November 23, one week before the submission deadline on November 30.

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Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats

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There are some consequences from climate change that are easy to see – melting glaciers, climbing sea levels and some seriously nasty droughts – and then there are the not so obvious effects. One of these subtler repercussions can be seen in the alpine Chamois goat, which is now about 25% smaller than it was just 30 years ago according to a new study from Durham University.

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VIDEO: Procter & Gamble's Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

Many of you may be familiar with Procter & Gamble’s “Thank You, Mom” campaign, which features several cute tots learning how to walk, swim, and more. But there’s another, less than adorable side to P&G that they’ve worked hard to keep under wraps. After conducting a yearlong investigation, Greenpeace has revealed that P&G has been sourcing its palm oil (an ingredient used in shampoos and other health and household products) from plantations that have decimated the forests of Indonesia. What’s even more shocking is that the remains of multiple endangered orangutans have been found scattered throughout and just outside land owned by two major suppliers of the palm oil. Greenpeace recently released a video showing some of the damage that’s been done to the landscape and to the habitats of these endangered animals. Please take a moment to watch it above and share it with your family and friends. And if you’re one of the more than 5 billion people who use their products—which range from Pantene to Tide and Gillette—do consider boycotting P&G products for those that use sustainably harvested materials. You can also further urge the company to do the right thing by signing Greenpeace’s petition asking them to make their products ethically.

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Catawba Falls Campground Gypsy Cabins Are Tiny Hikers' Retreats in North Carolina

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Modular Foodlab on Wheels for Those Who Appreciate Flexibility in the Kitchen

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The World's First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here

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When it comes to hoverboards, we’re beginning to feel a bit jaded: we’ve been promised so much and yet we still don’t have a single working board to show for it. Nevertheless, the technology seems to be steadily moving in the right direction, so we can’t help but keep dreaming the hover dream. Now, one California couple says the the wait is over – the future is here. Jill and Greg Henderson say they have developed a working hoverboard.

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6 Stylish Systems to Keep Your Organic Vegetable Garden Growing Year-Round

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Cantilevered Cedar-Clad Japanese House Lets Trees Grow Through its Frame

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Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

In what is likely the first imprisonment related to 3D printing, a Japanese man was sent to jail on Monday for making guns with a 3D printer. According to Phys.org, 28-year-old…

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BOOK REVIEW: "Chizi's Tale" is the True Story of an Orphaned Black…

"Chizi's Tale: The True Story of an Orphaned Black Rhino" is an eye-opening, real-life children's story of an orphaned baby rhino who was lucky enough to be taken in by a Zimbabwean…

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year? That's a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in…

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Lightweight Visio.M Electric Car Weighs in at Only 900 Pounds

Lightweight Visio.M Electric Car Weighs in at Only 900 Pounds

Two years ago BMW, Daimler and scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) announced that they had joined forces to create an everyday, affordable and safe electric car, called…

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Australia's Pittwater House Opens and Closes With Timber Shade Facade

Australia's Pittwater House Opens and Closes With Timber Shade Facade

The Pittwater House’s floor plan is divided into pavilions, one addressing the beach and the other facing the street or “front” of the home. Either side is connected with a…

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