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Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Bags Could Reduce Packaging Waste in Central America

If you’ve ever traveled through Central America, you probably know that the standard to-go cup at any convenience store or roadside stand is usually a plastic baggie. Noticing this trend, an anonymous

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Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Nespresso’s Pint-Size Pixie Machine is Made of Recycled Coffee Capsules

Many coffee connoisseurs know Nespresso for its brand of rich espresso, but did you know that the Swiss company has also been recognized for the elegant, thoughtful design of its coffee machines? One of

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L.E.FT’s Birdhouse is Made from 2500 Recycled Bullet Shells

L.E.FT’s Birdhouse is Made from 2500 Recycled Bullet Shells

This beautiful birdhouse by L.E.FT may look like a carefully cast brass sculpture, but it's actually a construction made up of 2500 empty bullet shells. The shells were collected by the NYC-based

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LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

LifeWithoutPlastic’s Freezycup Popsicle Molds Also Double Up as Drink Tumblers

If you're enduring yet another blistering hot day like we are, there are few better solutions to cooling off than chomping down on a cool treat like a popsicle! In our never-ending search for yummy

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ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

Here at Inhabitat we love discovering products that generate power from everyday activities - innovations like piezoelectric energy-generating roads and human-powered clothing have the potential to change

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Lively Urban Cabin in Brazil Features Nest Beds and a Spherical Shelf Window

Lively Urban Cabin in Brazil Features Nest Beds and a Spherical Shelf Window

The Urban Cabin's interior flooring is comprised of a combination of FSC-certified timber and brown granite. Since the structure sits amidst a shaded woody area, it was treated as a work of art - a la

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Mischer’traxler’s ‘Reversed Volumes’ Bowls are Cast From Fruits and Vegetables

Vienna-based Mischer'traxler captured the textures and shapes of different vegetables to create a colorful line of tablewear. Called Reversed Volumes, the long-lasting ceramic vessels are imprinted with

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Case of Bass Turns Vintage Suitcases Into Travel-Themed Boomboxes

Case of Bass Turns Vintage Suitcases Into Travel-Themed Boomboxes

Case of Bass works with local Portland businesses, artists and craftsmen that contribute to the extraordinary good quality and design of their pieces. Each portable stereo is unique and completely made

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Mategon: Faceted Mate Drinking Vessel is a New Take on Argentine Tradition

Mategon: Faceted Mate Drinking Vessel is a New Take on Argentine Tradition

Felix Groll and Felix Hardmood Beck's Mategon reinterprets the shape and material of traditional Argentine Mate vessels, which are traditionally made from dried calabash gourds. The modern faceted cup is

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The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

The Plant-A-Saurus: A Colorful and Quirky Dino-Shaped Planter from Shelter and Black Shop

These quirky dinosaur planters become a brilliant way of combining gardening with an imaginative prehistoric creature. Spotted at this year's Dwell on Design, the clever decorative plant pots have been

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

Poo power is rapidly becoming the energy source of choice in many countries, powering everything from homes to motorcycles. Now scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new

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Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

Casa Bubble: Prefab Inflatable Pod Buildings Pop Up at Dwell on Design!

The Casa Bubble houses are not meant to be permanent structures and are actually being marketed for temporary exhibitions, temporary eco-tourism structures, and special event occasions. Each module is

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Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood

Jonathan Leech Hand-Turns Beautiful Bowls From Sustainably-Sourced Cumbrian wood

Artistic wood-turner Jonathan Leech lives and works in the north west of England. He produces a wide range of large, distinctive, wooden bowls from local, sustainably-sourced timber. Jonathan first began

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Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

One of the coolest finds we spotted at last week's Dwell on Design was this line of iPhone accessories made by Bad Beetle out of the dead remains of trees infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Deemed

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Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

From Coney Island to your table, this stylish, limited-edition trivet offers more than great design: It’s a piece of the boardwalk--and thus, of course, an iconic piece of history. Made from Ipe wood

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MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

Recycling expired credit cards, gift cards and membership cards can be difficult because they’re made from PVC; you can’t just toss them into your recycling bin. Instead of hoarding them, turn them

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World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Bulb Can be Turned On Via a Smartphone!

By now you probably know that LED bulbs are the wave of the future, but we just came across an update that makes them even more technologically advanced - the world's first LED light that can be

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Join Inhabitat Today at Dwell on Design 2012 in Los Angeles!

Heads up Los Angeles design fans - Inhabitat is reporting live today from Dwell on Design 2012, the West Coast's largest design event! We're scouring the floor of the LA Convention Center and checking

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Finnish Scientists Create Optical Displays Made of Nothing But Air And Water

Finnish Scientists Create Optical Displays Made of Nothing But Air And Water

Optical displays have been getting smaller, slimmer, and more advanced by the second, but we doubt any are as pared down as the ones created by Finnish scientists from nothing but air and water. Based out

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Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares

Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares

Dutch industrial designer Debbie Wijskamp has created a fantastic collection of “Black Ruby” housewares made entirely from recycled tire rubber. Working from her Arnhem studio, this young

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Old Typewriter Keys Turn a Boring Block of Plywood Into an Awesome Coat Hanger

Old Typewriter Keys Turn a Boring Block of Plywood Into an Awesome Coat Hanger

CMYX is a series of tiny wall-mounted coat hooks made using old typewriter keys and plywood offcuts. The piece is designed for holding keys, mobile phones, coats, scarves, and all those other things you

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Jólan van der Wiel’s Cool Spiky Candleholders Defy Gravity

Jólan van der Wiel’s Cool Spiky Candleholders Defy Gravity

Remember Jólan van der Wiel's amazing stools shaped by gravity? This time he's used the same process, and a crazy self-made machine, to make some spiky candleholders! The aptly named 'Gravity

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Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Genetically modified crops have drawn their fair share of criticism over the years, despite their potential to feed the world. However, regardless of the multiple pros and cons, China is now saying that

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Mites Are ‘Turbo-Charging’ a Virus That Is Killing Global Honey Bee Population

Mites Are ‘Turbo-Charging’ a Virus That Is Killing Global Honey Bee Population

Researchers around the world have attributed the shrinking global bee population to everything from cell phones to pesticides, but a team from the University of Sheffield has recently discovered that

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Japanese Tsunami Dock Hits Oregon Beach With Army of Alien Species Attached!

Japanese Tsunami Dock Hits Oregon Beach With Army of Alien Species Attached!

An enormous Japanese dock that was cast out to sea by the tsunami last year has landed on an Oregon beach. While it is not the first piece of debris to reach the US, it has bought with it a veritable

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Simple Japanese Kofunaki House has Small Trees and Shrubs Growing Inside!

Simple Japanese Kofunaki House has Small Trees and Shrubs Growing Inside!

ALTS Design Office's naturally lit Kofunaki House has two levels. The furniture, stairs and some of the home's floors are entirely made from light wood. On the ground level, some parts of the concrete

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Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

Glimmering Glow Chandelier is Made From Recycled CFL Bulbs Upgraded With LEDs

German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow -- from Itektur -- recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED

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