Green Kitchen

An Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Espresso Maker

An Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Espresso Maker

Despite all the reasons why we should cut down on caffeine, it’s hard to say no to that daily little cup of java goodness. So rather than flipping on the switch to your energy hungry espresso maker –

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Sleek Rotary Faucet Lets You Dial Down Wasted Water

Sleek Rotary Faucet Lets You Dial Down Wasted Water

Designer Eun Ji Byeon has come up with a new way to conserve water when washing our hands. Far more thoughtful than those pressure-packed push button faucets, the Dial is a stylish polished metal design

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Atelier NL’s Geotagged Ceramics Showcase Local Design

Atelier NL’s Geotagged Ceramics Showcase Local Design

Today eco enthusiasts like to know where the products they buy are coming from, so that they can eat locally grown food and purchase crafts from area artisans. The ceramicists at Atelier NL took cues from

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Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Isn't it great when you don't have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability? Case in point: Bio-Glass, a striking material made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Reader Jacostarubio just tipped us

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Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

Faltazi Envisions the Eco Kitchen of the Future

This green Ekokook kitchen by Faltazi design is one of the most well-researched culinary concepts we have seen. Ekokook proposes that in the future, the general public will strive to become

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MIT’s Digital Food Printer Creates Nutritious Meals

MIT’s Digital Food Printer Creates Nutritious Meals

Here’s an interesting thought: What if eating greener and more sustainably meant printing your meals? Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran, a couple ingenious minds at MIT, have come up with a way to do just

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Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

These traditional "Ika Tokkuri" sake bottles are 100% edible and are made from a surprising source - sun-dried squid! Authorities in Takahama recently established the "Committee to Reinstate the Sake

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Aqua Jar Transforms Any Water Bottle Into an Easy-Pour Pitcher

Aqua Jar Transforms Any Water Bottle Into an Easy-Pour Pitcher

Industrial design lab GR recently launched a clever new product called the 'Aqua Jar' that transforms any plastic bottle into an easy-pour pitcher. Formed from biodegradable and recyclable plastic, the

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Philips Design’s ‘Food Probe’ Promotes Healthy Eating With 3 Concepts

Philips Design’s ‘Food Probe’ Promotes Healthy Eating With 3 Concepts

Home Farming Pesticides. Genetic-modification. Mistreated animals. It could just about kill anyone's appetite to hear about all the horrible news about food production. Fortunately, the emerging food

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The Kitchen of the Future Today

The Kitchen of the Future Today

The kitchen of the future was going to be so high-tech. Frigidaire's Dream Kitchen of Tomorrow had it all; an IBM punch card recipe file, automatic dispensing and online TV ordering. And that's not all -

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Found Cutlery Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Found Cutlery Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has found a new way to rescue our Earth from discarded plastic bottles. In a series called "Found" the designer has cleverly produced a range of super-light flatware cut

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NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

You know those SIGG aluminum water bottles that eco-geeks carry around with them as a protest against plastic bottles? Well apparently, SIGG bottles manufactured before August of last year contain BPA in

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Flow Kitchen Minimizes Waste, Maximizes Sustainability

Flow Kitchen Minimizes Waste, Maximizes Sustainability

Oregon-based Studio Gorm has created a complete kitchen in which energy is conserved and cooking waste is recycled and used to grow plants. Dubbed the flow kitchen, the design successfully integrates

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IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

IS IT GREEN?: Clorox Green Works

Launched in January of 2008, Clorox’s line of natural cleaning products, Green Works, currently holds more than a 40% share of the natural home cleaning market. The first year success of their product

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Stackable Lego Fridges Thwart Thieving Roomates

Stackable Lego Fridges Thwart Thieving Roomates

Does it drive you crazy when people stand in front of the fridge with the door wide open, letting all the cold air escape while they decide whether they want soda, oj, purple stuff or Sunny D? If so,

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Marieke Staps Soil Clock is powered by DIRT!

Marieke Staps Soil Clock is powered by DIRT!

Did you know you can power a clock with dirt? Dutch designer Marieke Staps has figured out a way to grow time, instead of killing it. Her soil-powered bio-clock (is that like a biological clock?),

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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design, the west coast's largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell

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Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

BBQs, frosty drinks, swimming pools and bikinis - these are what summer dreams are made of. With all of the excitement, planning a summer that is both unforgettable and eco-conscious can seem daunting,

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Terra Keramik Sustainably Produced Swiss Tableware

Terra Keramik Sustainably Produced Swiss Tableware

Terra Keramik is a Swiss ceramic company that has partnered with glassmaker Glasi, and German handmade espresso accessories company Café Kultur to export their lines of sustainably produced tableware and

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Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

The rules of kitchen design have just changed. Whirlpool and Elmar recently debuted the kitchen of the future at the Milan Furniture Fair, and it's energy efficient, eco-friendly, and interconnected.

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Glassware Made from Recycled Wine Bottles

Glassware Made from Recycled Wine Bottles

Drink and be merry - the bottles you leave behind have a new life ahead of them. The Green Glass Company of Wisconsin takes used and unwanted bottles from wineries and has created a diverse collection of

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Orange Dish Rack Grows a Green Herb Garden

Orange Dish Rack Grows a Green Herb Garden

One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest, Nibha Jain and Srikanth Jalasutram's "Orange" dish drying rack puts wet dishes to work by using their droplets to water a mini herb

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EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

The adjective cute doesn't usually cross our minds when it comes to kitchen gardening -- but that certainly changed when we saw these egg-shaped containers sprouting green leafy specimens. Called an

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VegaWatt: Powering Restaurants WIth Deep Fried Fuel

VegaWatt: Powering Restaurants WIth Deep Fried Fuel

While there's still some guilt to be had when indulging in a deep-fried take-out, if the restaurant is equipped with a VegaWatt oil converter you can claim you're only doing it to help the environment. A

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La Mediterranea 100% Recycled Glass Tableware

La Mediterranea 100% Recycled Glass Tableware

Housewares retailer Owen Lawrence recently made way for La Mediterranea, a line of table top items made from 100% recycled glass. La Mediterranea converts 5 million kilos (11 million pounds!) of glass

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MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

MELAMINE IN DISHWARE: Should we be concerned?

There's been a lot of talk about Melamine in the news over the past year, with the pet-food poisoning scandal, and more recently, the baby formula poisoning scandal in China. We've all read about this,

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Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

We're big fans of eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware company Bambu, and we're excited to see that they have recently released a beautiful new line of organic bamboo bowls that are perfect for adding a dose

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IS IT GREEN?: Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey

IS IT GREEN?: Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey

These days it's important to consider the environmental impact of our actions when we buy certain things – gasoline, for example. There will come a time when people realize that everything we consume

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

It's easy to get "wrapped up" in the holiday giving spirit, but why not think bigger than just your immediate family, and consider giving back to humanity and the planet. It's a big world out there and

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Gifts Under $20

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Cheap Gifts Under $20

We're all feeling the pinch of the economic downturn these days, but that doesn't mean that we can't still enjoy a little green holiday shopping without spending too much green. Despite what some people

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