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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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The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

The Best Green Designs at Berlin’s 2012 DMY Design Fair!

This year's DMY featured many flat-pack, no-glue no-screws designs, but the most intriguing was Gustav Duesing 23D chair made from interlocking pieces of birch plywood. Jolan Van Der Wiels unveiled

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these "Chef de Cuisine" hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind, these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking whisks and are so

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Michelle de la Vega Makes Tiny Living Accessible to Everyone

Michelle de la Vega Makes Tiny Living Accessible to Everyone

Unable to pay an architect or even a general contractor, Michelle involved herself in almost all aspects of the renovation. She stripped and painted an old bath and gave it new wooden legs, laid bamboo

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NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

NASA To Turn Former Spy Satellites Into Galactic Observers

Two satellites, formerly owned by the National Reconnaissance Office (who operate all of the US spy satellites), have been given to NASA for use. The satellites, which are approximately the same size as

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Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

BALANCING BLOCKS BY FORT STANDARD, FOR AREAWARE At a popup space at 22 Bond Street, Areaware showed off these balancing blocks for grownups by Fort Standard. They're handmade from repurposed hardwood

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SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

SkateBack iPhone Cases By MapleXO and Grove Are Crafted From Recycled Skateboards

If you're looking for a new way to brighten up your iPhone, check out these cool SkateBack cases made from recycled skateboards! The colorful designs for iPhone 4 and 4S are another awesome collaboration

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand's label into the surface of pieces of fruit. The mold

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DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

DOM in Berlin Reuses Car Tires to Create a Stylish Showroom In the City West

Piled up tires with round glass tops make for wonderful display tables in this West Berlin shop. Repurposed tires also get a new life as shelves for displaying books and hand clutches, and even a

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Giant Vending Machine Dispenses Bikes and Surfboards Instead of Junk Food

Giant Vending Machine Dispenses Bikes and Surfboards Instead of Junk Food

Forget Doritos and sugary sodas, the goodies that this vending machine in San Francisco recently dispensed were out of the ordinary! Instead of junk food, the machine, which was installed by Tourism

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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

How fun is this screenprinted trompe l'oeil Rubik's Cube lamp/seat by Parvez Taj? In addition to serving double duty, the lamp-cum-stool uses LED illumination, which saves energy. Urbio magnetic

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's new politically motivated work 'Fragments' transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a series of monumental installations. At first glance the works appear

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Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

Off Duty No More Recycled Taxi Signs Into LED Lights

The taxi light is recognizable in great cities around the world, and now designer Guilhem de Castelbajac has immortalized the iconic item with his series of repurposed LED lamps, “Off Duty No More.”

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in other words,

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Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Photo © Ron Ulicny Part of what makes Ulicny's work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces are fun

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The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The HEX Curtain by Rael San Fratello Makes a Kinetic Light Show Out of Your Window

The banks of shades are composed of individual petals, each pivoting from the bottom of a hexagonal grid and attached to the adjacent one with a threaded connection. Each horizontal row has its own

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's pantry with

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