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INFOGRAPHIC: A half a billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water

INFOGRAPHIC: A half a billion people worldwide still lack access to clean water

The United Nations have a goal to make sure that 75% of the world has access to safe drinking water by 2015. Unfortunately, they are still far short of reaching that goal.  This infographic provides

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Australia encourages recycling with “Cash for Containers” kiosks

Australia encourages recycling with “Cash for Containers” kiosks

Australians are being encouraged to increase their recycling habits with a program called "Cash for Containers". In Sydney and areas of New South Wales, kiosks accept recyclable cans and bottles and allow

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Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong completed the Stip table, an elegant wooden furniture piece remarkable for its minimalist design and high-quality craftsmanship. The sturdy dining table comprises ash wood

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kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk gives you electronic freedom with the ability to charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device is like a tiny, portable power plant that keeps your tablets, phones

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Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

  Did you know that writing things out by hand keeps your brain cells active, and even helps you retain information? It also improves hand-eye coordination, and has a soothing, meditative effect

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

If you're looking for a unique Valentine's gift for someone special, check this out: you can download plans on Thingiverse for a 3D-printed steampunk-style gear heart to give as a fun, weird little

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair. As part of the grand prize, Formabilio worked with the

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Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

It's easy to focus on transportation and architecture when it comes to improving our carbon footprint, but sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Cardboard Furniture is taking

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Think Forward’s SALGHT is a lamp made from salt and resin

Think Forward’s SALGHT is a lamp made from salt and resin

Project: SALGHT. Location: Burgas, Bulgaria.Client: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation. Concept&Design: Think Forward (Galina Milkova+Nedko Nikolov). SALGHT is an art installation that explores

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The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

  The Oak Tree Ring House is a new kind of interactive home designed by Michael Jantzen. The space was designed with a temperate climate in mind and the structure consists of a large

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Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Imagine living in a community that doesn’t fear of having to choose between paying for your groceries or paying your electric bill. Imagine there were open-source aquaponic farms widely available

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INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

How clean is the air in your home? Although you might not be aware of them, it's possible that many pollutants are swirling around your living space and affecting your health. Dust mites, mold particles,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do wonders for air

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

Treehouses appeal to the child in all of us, but some of them go far above and beyond the simple structures of our youth. These seven treehouses, brought to you by Heiton Buckley and NeoMam Studios,

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Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai village

Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai village

Solar power and biogas solutions are helping residents of a remote Thai village to create their own grid. Those who live in Pa Deng in Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, have homes that seem to have remained

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Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Romeow Cat Bistrot concept comes from Japanese Neko Cafè and European Cat Cafè, and arrives in Rome becoming something more: a bistro, with sophisticated vegan and raw cuisine and pastry, open from

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DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you're looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James Higginson. In this

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GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

GenZe is a smart scooter that helps redefine urban mobility

Increasing traffic congestion—along with energy, pollution, parking and maintenance hassles—are definitely creating a demand for smart, two-wheel solutions for getting around cities, university

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Italian graphic designer helps to beautify “ugly” organic produce

Italian graphic designer helps to beautify “ugly” organic produce

Have you ever noticed that organic produce isn't always as "pretty" as its conventionally grown kin? Most people avoid produce that's misshapen because they assume there's something wrong with it, even

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dirtiest, most germ-ridden items you touch every day

INFOGRAPHIC: The dirtiest, most germ-ridden items you touch every day

Avoiding the worst germs isn't as simple as dodging hand rails and hovering over toilet seats. Did you know that there is 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average kitchen cutting board than on a

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Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Kala cotton is indigenous to the Kutch region of northwest India, and hand-weavers there have been working with that cotton for centuries to create all manner of textiles. Stitch by Stitch,

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Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

If you’re looking to spice up the blank white space in your house, look no further than Berlin-based PaperTrophy’s eye-catching paper craft sculptures. Made from vibrantly colored sheets of

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You can buy one of Wheelys’ new bicycle cafés on Indiegogo!

You can buy one of Wheelys’ new bicycle cafés on Indiegogo!

The team behind Wheelys, the world’s smallest and arguably most eco-friendly café, just launched a new coffee shop on wheels and an Indiegogo campaign to allow entrepreneurs around the world join their

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This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble)

This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble)

As the global climate changes, some countries are going to feel the impact of global warming more than others. Notre Dame has created an annual index showing which countries will get away with a smaller

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Help the Food is Free Project transform your community

Help the Food is Free Project transform your community

Have you heard about the Food is Free Project yet? If not, it's worth looking into! It began in 2012 as a way for people to build community while also growing their own food, and has been sweeping across

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‘Till the Cows Come Home: a shipping container restaurant in Berlin

‘Till the Cows Come Home: a shipping container restaurant in Berlin

Set in a 40-foot-long cargo container, Till the Cows Come Home is a Berlin-based slow food kitchen that serves haute vegetarian cuisine. Designed by Natalie Viaux, the shipping container has been

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Sioux is a handmade solid beech coat rack inspired by American Indian culture

Sioux is a handmade solid beech coat rack inspired by American Indian culture

French studio Nab Design created Sioux, a handmade coat rack made from solid beech wood. Inspired by American Indian culture, the Sioux evokes the image of three arrows embedded into a bullseye target.

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Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Near the newly-constructed L'Autre Lieu library in Bretagne, France sits a clever little bench that isn't your typical resting spot. Called the Bibliophonie, the bench dispenses sound, text and light to

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Johanson3′s electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the modern commute

Johanson3′s electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the modern commute

Commuting by bike is a great way to get around, but traditional 2-wheel pedal bikes have limited carrying capacity. If you love bikes and are looking to schlep around more than just yourself (perhaps your

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Support this Kickstarter campaign and you’ll find a crop circle in your own bathroom

Support this Kickstarter campaign and you’ll find a crop circle in your own bathroom

Inspired by the magic of crop circles that appear around the world, designer Anatoliy Omelchenko has created a little bit of otherworldly wonder that everyone can revel in: patterned towels that "make

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