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Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Amazing Natural Packaging: Cork, a Sustainable Classic

Photo: Background pattern of wine bottles corks via Shutterstock If you are involved in the creative community, you will have noticed the slowly-but-surely growing preponderance of cork as a material

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Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

Designer Tristan Roland's Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated, Roland has

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100% Recycled Ditto Hangers Support the Arts and the Environment

100% Recycled Ditto Hangers Support the Arts and the Environment

Unlike the infamously undesirable wire hangers, Ditto hangers are free of heavy metals, chlorine and formaldehyde, which is commonly present on both fabric and paper attachments on hangers. These

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Humans Were Recycling at Least 13,000 Years Ago, Researchers Say

Humans Were Recycling at Least 13,000 Years Ago, Researchers Say

Stone hand axe photo from Shutterstock Recycling may seem like a relatively recent invention, but a recent discovery indicates that recycling has been around for over 13,000 years! A new find at the

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

A children’s book illustrator from British Columbia wanted to build a studihinto cabin on an existing 200-square foot lot in under a month with a modest budget, so she contacted Riley McFerrin of

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Lands End Lookout in San Francisco Aiming for LEED Platinum

Lands End Lookout in San Francisco Aiming for LEED Platinum

Set upon a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the ruins of the Sutro Baths in the cove below, Lands End Outlook was designed as a space for visitors to quickly step into to get a map, grab a snack, or

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US Pavilion at Venice Biennale Focuses on Design Actions for Common Good

US Pavilion at Venice Biennale Focuses on Design Actions for Common Good

Although there are too many interventions to mention in this space, we would like to shed some light on a few of our favorites. Projects such as the Aquaponics Container System address issues of

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National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

National Endowment for the Arts Funds Artisan Barn’s Green Upgrade in Washington

The existing facility boasts an artist studio, performance center, gallery and gift shop, but the grant will allow it to expand. In addition to the new classroom which will be made from salvaged metal and

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Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur: A Living, Growing Garden Center Springs Up at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Lernort Natur offers a variety of outdoor activities, but if the weather's too cold or rainy, a repurposed shipping containers and glass pavilion -- topped by a solar-panels roof -- will kindly shelter

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Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Made from shiny metal and flickering crystals, just like your average chandelier, "Stairway to Heaven" is an illuminated ladder flipped upside down. Designed by Bertjan Pot, a recent graduate from the

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Solar-Powered ‘Stone Spray’ 3D Printer Robot Creates Entire Buildings From Sand!

Solar-Powered ‘Stone Spray’ 3D Printer Robot Creates Entire Buildings From Sand!

3D printers are one of the most exciting emerging technologies in the field of design - so far we've showcased printers that can create everything from furniture to food and even robotic exoskeletons. Now

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Design Ideas for Tossable Items: Ways You Can Transform Your Trash Into New Treasures

Design Ideas for Tossable Items: Ways You Can Transform Your Trash Into New Treasures

In our prepackaged society, where everything is individually wrapped for freshness, garbage is more than a given. Indeed, we produce an inordinate amount of trash every year, but a lot of that comes from

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2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

Two Portuguese designers, tired of watching clothes hangers tossed aside after a brief life on the rack, decided to reclaim them as functional art. Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects

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Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

We first saw Graypants' Scraplights back in 2008 and immediately wanted one (or ten). Graypants is led by Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle out of Seattle, where they build chairs, tables, lights and even

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Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard

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White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

Today the White House is hosting a conference on the greening of sports. U.S. sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a more responsible approach to sustainability within the four major leagues

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Vintage Trolleybuses Creatively Converted Into Colorful Community Art Spaces

Vintage Trolleybuses Creatively Converted Into Colorful Community Art Spaces

On the Plaza Luis Cabrera in Mexico City, two 1960’s Mitsubishi trolleybuses have been permanently parked for public use as part of a larger arts initiative in the Roma, Condesa and Hipodromo

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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Retreat is a Bright Red Shelter Made from 250,000 Coffee Stirrers

Retreat is a Bright Red Shelter Made from 250,000 Coffee Stirrers

Architect Brian Ripel and artist Jean Shin have put a spin on the idea of a coffee break with their installation “Retreat.” The collaborative structure was made from over 250,000 red plastic coffee

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PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

We were at Taste Festival for Berlin's duo Culinary Misfits, which through non-profit arrangements with farmers makes delicious vegetables that can't be sold because their unusual

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Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

The hotel’s incredible living wall is stocked full of lush native plants—983 different species to be exact. The wall, which was installed by Aqua Terra, is irrigated by recycled rainwater that is

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Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Ugandan artist and teacher Ruganzu "Bruno" Tusingwire has created an amazing recycled amusement park for Ugandan children that is made from thousands of repurposed plastic bottles. The amusement park was

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The World is Not Fair: Architects and Artists Unveil 15 Recycled Pavilions at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

The World is Not Fair: Architects and Artists Unveil 15 Recycled Pavilions at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport

Re-appropriating an existing warehouse structure at the 'abandoned' Tempelhof Airport, theater director Toshiki Okada created a shelter for performances that evokes the wrecked reactor units in

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Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Bialee is a cute little lamp made from a repurposed espresso coffee maker, designed by Matthew Appleby for Berlin-based Showraum. Using the filter and base of a traditional Italian cafetera,

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Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

The open-air art exhibition was launched this week to honor the 25th anniversary of children's charity ChildLine - a service that provides advice for young people. It will culminate in a gala auction in

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14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

14 Awesome Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts to Spoil Dad

Want to show your dad the glory of eco-fashion this Father's Day? Or maybe he's already a lover of planet Earth.  Either way, we've rounded up 14 of the coolest gifts around to spoil your padre.

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Tal Avitzur Recycles Vintage Metal Machinery into Cool Robots

Tal Avitzur Recycles Vintage Metal Machinery into Cool Robots

Avitzur collects the brass, bronze and copper objects by visiting scrap metal yards, construction sites, marine salvage yards, swap meets, and even through garbage picking. Each piece is then cleaned,

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Art on Track Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform CTA Train into Mobile Art Gallery

Art on Track Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform CTA Train into Mobile Art Gallery

Art on Track is an innovative forum where under-represented artists can go wild and design an installation that is unlike the traditional white-box gallery.  The exhibition repurposes a public train,

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