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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

CALLING ALL COSTUME CRAFTING GREEN PARENTS! Hey, Inhabiparents! It's that time of year again and we've just launched our annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're looking for the cutest

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“Hanging House” Made from Bay Bridge Scraps Wins Prestigious Student Competition

“Hanging House” Made from Bay Bridge Scraps Wins Prestigious Student Competition

The competition attracted 73 entries from 37 international and US-based architecture schools. The submissions were narrowed down to 14 designs that were then judged by the Board Members of the Bay Bridge

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6 Haunting (But Eco-Friendly) Buildings for Halloween

6 Haunting (But Eco-Friendly) Buildings for Halloween

The Dragspelhuset Accordion House This is an 1800s cabin retrofitted to comply with Sweden's modern environmental building regulations. The solar-powered, off-grid cabin is owned and designed by

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Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Artist Erik Abel has released a set of eco-friendly prints to benefit Heal the Bay, a nonprofit that has been working to keep Southern California oceans and beaches clean for nearly 30 years. His latest

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Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi has once again shown us that greenhouses are more than just homes for plants and veggies. To demonstrate how humans can also benefit from spending time in these large

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Toronto’s Peter Gilgan Centre is a High-Tech, Eco-Friendly Research Lab Devoted to Sick Kids

Toronto’s Peter Gilgan Centre is a High-Tech, Eco-Friendly Research Lab Devoted to Sick Kids

Lead photo by Swire Chin Diamond Schmitt and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) celebrated the opening of the Peter Gilgan Centre on September 17th. The large urban tower is devoted to

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1950s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements with a Black Pine Tar Facade

1950s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements with a Black Pine Tar Facade

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB's House Morran is clad with plywood coated in tar - a material commonly used in maritime applications to preserve and seal wood. The home's long and lean body features

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HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

Step One: Gather your materials. You will need: pumpkins, assorted knives, paper, marker, pencil, hammer, nail, candles, bowl, spoon, baking dish, sea salt, olive oil and cleanup supplies. Step

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How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

Hailed as the third industrial revolution, 3D printing technology can produce life-saving prosthetics, durable furnishings, and fully functional automobiles. As 3D printer costs plummet from the tens of

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Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects responded to the need for more natural light in the interior of the home by adding a dramatic full-height exposed stair and a new glass wall at the side of the house, opening up

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World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

World’s First Sun-Powered Family Car Takes Prize at World Solar Challenge

The votes are in for the most practical solar-powered vehicle to compete in this year's 3000-km World Solar Challenge, and the winner is the Stella, a four-seat family vehicle created by the Dutch Solar

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CORKIGAMI: Cool Seating Designs Made from Eco-Friendly Cork!

CORKIGAMI: Cool Seating Designs Made from Eco-Friendly Cork!

Cork is very flexible and it is also quite strong. The creatives at Carlos Ortega Design wanted to apply the versatile material to their new furniture designs and so they created a series of CORKIGAMI

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Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

In anticipation of the next wave of students and young professionals looking to purchase a home in the next ten years, Team Ontario designed ECHO, a starter home that introduces the concept of sustainable

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Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

This week the some of the world's most efficient sun-powered cars blazed across the Australian outback for the World Solar Challenge - and the competition just announced a winner! The 3000km race across

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Fabripod’s Urchin Lamp Casts a Spectacular Shadow That Mimics Its Own Form

Fabripod’s Urchin Lamp Casts a Spectacular Shadow That Mimics Its Own Form

Maker, architect, family man, and environmentalist Chris Chalmers of Fabripod wanted to design a lamp that embodied all of his core values, so he went about creating a unique and stunning light fixture

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Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

Super High-Tech Cars Take Off in World Solar Challenge

The world's most eco-friendly car race is now underway in Australia: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. On Sunday morning, 38 solar-powered cars took to the highway to begin a 1,864 mile journey from

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Jay Watson’s Repurposed Candy Dish Lamps Light up the London Design Festival

Jay Watson’s Repurposed Candy Dish Lamps Light up the London Design Festival

Jay Watson is certainly no stranger to innovative repurposed design, but his new line of "Just Desserts" lamps are his sweetest creations yet. The playful lamps put a new spin on something we’ve all

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New LEED-Hopeful NPR Headquarters Boasts State-of-the-Art Environmental Graphics in Washington D.C.

New LEED-Hopeful NPR Headquarters Boasts State-of-the-Art Environmental Graphics in Washington D.C.

The 440,000-square-foot building, located in Washington’s business district NOMA, comprises a four story renovated warehouse from the 1920’s and a seven story extension. The entire development will

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with

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Classy Yield Cup Set Offers an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic While on the Go

Classy Yield Cup Set Offers an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic While on the Go

The Yield Cup Set offers the perfect alternative to plastic for people who are always on the go. It combines one pair of stainless steel cups secured together by a handcrafted leather casing and sturdy

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Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes

Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes

Photo via Shutterstock In another awesome project inspired by nature, scientists developed a new type of nano coating that makes a surface stay wet or keep it completely dry, and it never needs to be

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Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London

Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London

British designer Jess Shaw enjoys making imaginative, emotional lighting from all sorts of unusual materials. On past designs she has included goose and cock feathers, wire and rubber, in addition to a

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MOMA’s Rechargeable LED Bulb Flashlight Offers Three Hours of Emergency Light

MOMA’s Rechargeable LED Bulb Flashlight Offers Three Hours of Emergency Light

MoMA’s Bulb Flashlight has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows it to double as a regular bulb and an emergency flashlight. The $45 LED bulb is recharged while used as a lamp. It screws into a

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Lionhead High-Speed 3D Printer Includes its Own Built-in 3D Scanner

Lionhead High-Speed 3D Printer Includes its Own Built-in 3D Scanner

With the ability to fabricate whatever you design or scan, 3D printing can make a maker out of anyone. But even with a top of the line 3D printer it can take hours to create even the smallest objects.

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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally

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Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

Bosso Fataka Turns Trash into Playful Art Installations Across Berlin

The group has been collaborating since 2011 and their portfolio of waste artwork already includes an ambitious car hull suspended using 70 rolls of cling wrap between two walls. Lengths of plastic are

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Tiny Eco-Friendly Student Housing Pops up in Sweden

Tiny Eco-Friendly Student Housing Pops up in Sweden

During the design process, Tengbom Architects collaborated with the students at the University of Lund to carefully tailor the new flat to student preferences. Each unit features a comfortable sleeping

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Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Villa in Bali Built Using Only Local Materials and Labor

Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Villa in Bali Built Using Only Local Materials and Labor

Hand-designed rammed earth walls mimic the interior of The Grand Canyon, using only 5-8% cement, limestone, pigments and soil from the job site – which also eliminated the need for soil to be trucked

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America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

10. University of California, Santa Barbara Forty-four of the buildings on campus at UC Santa Barbara are LEED certified and 47% of academic departments offer a class about sustainability, totaling 321

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Temporary Story Tower Made With Recycled Materials Offers Free Book Exchange in Latvia

Temporary Story Tower Made With Recycled Materials Offers Free Book Exchange in Latvia

Modeled after a giant wooden lamp and made entirely from donated and recycled materials, the Story Tower has a roof of 2250 shingles made from Tetra-Pak milk cartons folded and assembled like tiles on top

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