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6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

6 Great Green Father’s Day Gifts Under $30 that Kids Can Afford to Give Dad

So far we've rounded up 11 fantastic gifts for Father's Day 2012 - but what about gifts for dads from tiny tots? Never fear, for we've rounded up 5 fun kid-friendly DIY projects for Father's Day and 6

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EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

For years we've been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly with his electroluminescent designs. But it is his latest

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Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries

Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries

Are you fed up with your smartphone battery draining by lunchtime? Especially when you’re not even using it? Well, a team from Purdue University have set out to tackle this problem by proposing a

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Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax

Marius Temming’s Chic Eco Sunglasses are Made from Hemp, Kenaf and Flax

Marius Temming has designed a fantastic collection of eco sunglasses that are made from natural materials like ash wood, oak veneer, hemp, kenaf and flax. Unveiled at Berlin's DMY design festival,

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Recycled Guitar Picks Bring Old Vinyl Records Back Into the Music Realm

Recycled Guitar Picks Bring Old Vinyl Records Back Into the Music Realm

Give your jam sessions some vintage coolness, by plucking your strings with these recycled record guitar picks. Handcut from disused vinyl records, the glossy black picks still bear the banded grooves of

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NOTT-202: UK Scientists Create Metal-Organic Framework That Absorbs CO2

NOTT-202: UK Scientists Create Metal-Organic Framework That Absorbs CO2

In a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the University of Newcastle, the Diamond Light Source and STFC Daresbury Laboratory have seen the creation of a metallic porous material

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Taiwanese Birdhouses at DMY Berlin Are Inspired by Rice Farmers’ Relationship To Sparrows

Taiwanese Birdhouses at DMY Berlin Are Inspired by Rice Farmers’ Relationship To Sparrows

The interdependent relationship between sparrows and rice has always been important within Taiwan's Jenju village. The birds eat insects that otherwise would destroy the rice plantations, leaving huge

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Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

With the shift from paper to digital media, our desks don't need as much light as they did once before. With this in mind, Belgian designer Tim Baute, from Interror.be, created a flatpack lamp with a row

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Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing's Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws,

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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

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Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

I think it's safe to say that unless you're Forest Gump, no-one likes to cut the grass. However, those geniuses over at John Deere have created a solution - an automatic electric lawnmower that cuts the

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Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance’s Clever Recycled Packaging Highlights Materials as Well as Products

Provenance makes homeward products from recycled, reclaimed and renewable materials. As the packaging has to sell the story of the materials as much as the product, the brand language ‘this is now’

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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House, the design consists of an all-natural wood base and a

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Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

A team from Arizona State University just broke new ground in OLED technology by creating the world's largest flexible color display screen. Flexible display screens have evolved by leaps and bounds in

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Adjustable Eyejusters Glasses Let You Alter Your Own Prescription!

Adjustable Eyejusters Glasses Let You Alter Your Own Prescription!

Eyejusters are just like a regular set of glasses except they are self-adjustable, allowing the wearer to alter the focus at the twist of a dial. It is hoped that the glasses will be able to help those in

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The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is the First UL Platinum Certified 4G Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is the First UL Platinum Certified 4G Smartphone

Electronics firms are often quick to play up the green credentials of their devices, and when it comes to smartphones, those credentials aren't always particularly impressive. On the other hand, the

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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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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Jorge Diego Etienne’s Modern Mesh ‘First Object’ Planters are Perfect for Summer Gardening

Industrial designer (and occasional Inhabitat contributor) Jorge Diego Etienne recently teamed up with Savvy Studio to launch a beautiful set of planters that offer a practical and simple way to bring

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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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U.S.E.D. Salvages Old Seatbelts to Create Durable One-Of-A-Kind Bags

U.S.E.D. Salvages Old Seatbelts to Create Durable One-Of-A-Kind Bags

U.S.E.D. salvages seatbelts from defunct vehicles and uses them to create vibrant bags, backpacks, purses, and accessories. Based in Canada, the family owned and operated business creates high-quality

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Fernando Laposee’s Beautiful Lufa Collection Goes Far Beyond Your Bathroom Sponge

Fernando Laposee’s Beautiful Lufa Collection Goes Far Beyond Your Bathroom Sponge

Lufa (or Loofah) is a tropical vine that contains a network of xylem fibers commonly used to create natural bath products like sponges. The vine belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, (like squashes, melons

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WrecordsByMonkey Transforms Old Vinyl Records Into Groovy iPhone Cases

WrecordsByMonkey Transforms Old Vinyl Records Into Groovy iPhone Cases

Have you ever wondered where old vinyl records wind up when they aren't saved by DJs or 'wax' enthusiasts? Brooklyn-based WrecordsByMonkey offers one inspiring new use for dusty vinyl stacks with their

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Softbank’s Pantone 5 107SH is the World’s First Smartphone With a Built-in Radiation Detector

Softbank’s Pantone 5 107SH is the World’s First Smartphone With a Built-in Radiation Detector

Softbank just marked a first for cellphone technology as it launched the Pantone 5 107SH - the world's first phone that ships with a built-in Geiger counter. The Pantone 5's radiation detector is

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Drought In California and Texas Threatens US Food Security

Drought In California and Texas Threatens US Food Security

For the past several months, California and Texas -- two of the most productive agricultural states in the US -- have experienced severe drought leading to difficult conditions for farmers in both

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations.

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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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Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure's Leaf chair is the world’s thinnest luxury folding chair combining high-tech components with age-old artisanal craftsmanship. With the release of a button, the elegant streamlined form of the

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The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel is a NASA-Inspired Rotary Hydroponic Garden

The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them

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