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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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Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola is revolutionizing the smartphone industry with a new modular device that would make it unnecessary to buy a new phone every two years. Putting hardware in the hands of third party developers

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Open-Source ‘Precious Plastic’ Machines Recycle Small Scale Waste

Open-Source ‘Precious Plastic’ Machines Recycle Small Scale Waste

When Design Academy Eindhoven graduate student Dave Hakkens learned that only ten percent of discarded plastic is actually recycled, he decided to create "Precious Plastic," an open-source collection of

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How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

3D Printing 3D printing lets anyone make just about anything from nick nacks to full-size rooms. While the novelty is certainly there, 3D printing is also a technology that's starting to make a

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DIY: Make Your Own Artisan Soap Bar from Repurposed Scraps

DIY: Make Your Own Artisan Soap Bar from Repurposed Scraps

STEP 1: Gather all your materials. You'll need just soap bits, a plastic bottle, a grater, a cutting tool, and a pan for melting. STEP 2: Cut the bottom off of the plastic bottle to create a mold

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The World’s First Ethically-Sourced Smartphone Unveiled in London

The World’s First Ethically-Sourced Smartphone Unveiled in London

Do you love your Blackberry or iPhone, but worry about the cost to the environment? Do you wonder whether the workers who mined the materials or assembled the device were exploited? Whether your purchase

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Playful Kindergarten for New Colegio Green Hills Lets Imaginations Run Wild in Mexico City

Playful Kindergarten for New Colegio Green Hills Lets Imaginations Run Wild in Mexico City

Broissin’s idea for the design of this kindergarten can be seen as an abstract attempt to capture the concept of throwing children’s blocks around a playground. The staggered buildings in a layered

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10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

Lepsis Terrarium Grows Edible Grasshopers As the world's population expands and resources for producing food become scarce, the World Health Organization thinks that we could all do with more insects

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Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

Inomata starting thinking about the transitory habits of hermit crabs and their shells when the French Embassy moved in Tokyo and its land transitioned from French to Japanese ownership and then back

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Anakin Skywalker’s Home Threatened By Migrating Sand Dunes in Tunisia

Anakin Skywalker’s Home Threatened By Migrating Sand Dunes in Tunisia

Migrating sand dunes in the Tunisian desert are threatening to bury the set of Mos Espa City—one of the most famous filming locations captured in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and the

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Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

These new Upcycle Goods Rubber Tread iPad Sleeves are handcrafted in Seattle, WA by local skilled artisans who really care about what they are making. The rubber tread is sourced from a local treadmill

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The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective just released a new pattern for making a set of stacking cardboard boxes that convert into a nightstand, an ottoman, a stool or a tiny table with chairs. They were developed by a

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.

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Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

Noble Goods Unveils New Line of Sustainable Wood Furniture with Unique Resin Inlays

  Noble Goods gets its name from where it all began in 2011 -- on Noble Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Christopher Moore and Molly FitzSimons founded the company in the basement of their home

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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in

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Morph: World’s First Folding Wheel Wins 2013 Design of the Year Award for Transport

Morph: World’s First Folding Wheel Wins 2013 Design of the Year Award for Transport

The world’s first folding wheel has been named a winner at the 2013 Design of the Year Awards presented by the Design Museum in London. The lightweight Morph wheel, created by Vitamins Design for

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Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

We've seen 3D printers fabricate vehicles ready to for the open road - and now California-based Signal Snowboards has shown that printers can produce quality boards for the slopes! Working with GROWit 3D,

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CA Modern Home Tour: The Hidden Details of John Lautner’s Incredible Elrod House

CA Modern Home Tour: The Hidden Details of John Lautner’s Incredible Elrod House

When interior designer Arthur Elrod first approached the architect John Lautner about building a new home on two recently purchased lots, Lautner answered that he would take on the task if, and only

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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 'underbyte' has

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Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

Vahge Transforms Magazines into Gorgeous Victorian-Inspired Collages

The self-taught artist began assembling cut up elements into whimsical collages at a young age. Using a heavy hand on the feminine elements of corsetry, gowns, ornate bows, and complicated hairstyles,

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DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

DARPA to Use Shipping Containers to Create Floating Platforms for Disaster Relief

Shipping containers have emerged as a popular material for building everything from backyard retreats to temporary shelters and coffee shops. Now DARPA has harnessed the giant metal boxes for use in

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World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

Toronto-based Cube Works Studio recently set a new Guinness World Record by building the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic from 80,940 cubes! Standing over 13 feet high and 200 feet wide, the

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13-Year-Old Maker Uses Weather Balloon to Send Hello Kitty Into Space

13-Year-Old Maker Uses Weather Balloon to Send Hello Kitty Into Space

Pencil boxes, t-shirts, jewelry, stationary—Hello Kitty seems to be everywhere on earth. Thanks to seventh grader Lauren Rojas' science project for Cornerstone Christian School in Antioch, California,

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17-Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250

17-Year-Old Creates a 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic Arm for $250

Easton LaChappelle shows off an earlier version of his robotic arm [via Popular Science] Combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, 17-year-old Easton LaChappelle has designed an

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Hullo: A Simple All-Natural Buckwheat Pillow Designed to Help You Get Your Zzs

Hullo: A Simple All-Natural Buckwheat Pillow Designed to Help You Get Your Zzs

Is your current pillow flatter than a pancake? Rather turning to your local superstore for a replacement made from questionable fibers (and probably treated with retardants), go the all-natural route and

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Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja helped to design the six square meter tiny house. Though the architects implored her to consider a flat-topped house, she insisted on the archetypal gabled home with a chimney. She even made a small

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Japan To Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Near Fukushima

Japan To Build World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Near Fukushima

Photo via Shutterstock Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has announced plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm near Fukushima as part of plans to reconstruct the area

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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials. Using clamps to link the cartons at an

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Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Turning your abode into a green sanctuary has never been easier, thanks to the amazing eco furnishings being put out by creatives across the globe. 2012 proved yet again that taking a sustainable approach

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Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

With 2013 only a couple days away, we're taking a look back at Inhabitots's most popular stories of the year. 2012 was filled with great stories, and Inhabitots readers particularly enjoyed how-to's,

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