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Lanefab Design/Build Constructs a Beautiful Solar-Powered Home for a Family in Vancouver

Lanefab Design/Build Constructs a Beautiful Solar-Powered Home for a Family in Vancouver

The Dumfries St. house by Lanefab Design/Build is now Vancouver's highest scoring home under the Energuide energy efficiency rating system! The solar-powered laneway house was built by a young family in

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Dallas’ Design District Gets Two Colorful Dumpster Pools!

Dallas’ Design District Gets Two Colorful Dumpster Pools!

Without a single splash in sight this year, we thought that dumpster pools had entered the dark ages. But just last month Progressive Waste Solutions proved us wrong by hosting an event in Dallas' design

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Infographic: Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Sets Goals for a Green Future

Infographic: Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Sets Goals for a Green Future

Maryland is going green in a big way by launching a series of initiatives to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, and increase recycling rates 85% by 2030. This infographic by Vangel outlines

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of the Electric Supercar

The recent crop of all-electric supercars might seem new, but EVs have been around a lot longer than you might think - since 1899 in fact! This infographic by Driving Experiences explores the past,

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Architecture Students Join Forces with the City of San Diego to Reactivate Vacant Lots

Architecture Students Join Forces with the City of San Diego to Reactivate Vacant Lots

NewSchool of Architecture + Design students are bringing their senior thesis project, RAD LAB, to life. The students are working with San Diego officials to target specific pieces of vacant land owned by

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Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

There's a long list of things that will suffer because of extreme climate change - but did you know that your health is one of them? Beyond the extreme environmental ramifications, climate change is set

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Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Willem Heeffer’s Up-Cycled Washing Machine Drum Lamps are Made with a Clean Conscience

Used washing machine drums are given a new life by designer Willem Heeffer as retro lamps with a sweet powder coated finish. Aptly named 'Drums', these pendants seems to hover in the air suspended by

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INFOGRAPHIC: 19 Brilliant Student Teams Headed to the 2013 Solar Decathlon

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 Brilliant Student Teams Headed to the 2013 Solar Decathlon

In just two weeks 19 teams of brilliant students from across the states and around the world will compete to build the most efficient solar-powered house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon! So far we've featured

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‘Silent Crowd’ Urban Plaza Design Reinvigorates Eleftheria Square in Greece

‘Silent Crowd’ Urban Plaza Design Reinvigorates Eleftheria Square in Greece

Silent Crowd is a stunning urban design project by architects S.Dimitriou, M.Koutsari, M. Kyropoulou, A.Manolaki, M.Panagiotidou, K.Panopoulos, M.Koulouri, G.Velgiris, landscape architect

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INFOGRAPHIC: NH Hotels Cut Energy Used for Lighting 80% by Switching to Philips LED Lamps

INFOGRAPHIC: NH Hotels Cut Energy Used for Lighting 80% by Switching to Philips LED Lamps

Philips recently reduced the energy consumption of lighting at NH Hotels by 80% by fitting 600 hotel rooms across Europe with 23,500 LED lamps. The lamps are rated to last for up to 45,000 hours, which

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Adelaide Green Cultural Hub Comes Complete With an Energy-Generating Skyscraper!

Adelaide Green Cultural Hub Comes Complete With an Energy-Generating Skyscraper!

Due to the relocation of the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian government called for an international competition to take a fresh look at how the existing hospital site could be used.

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance

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Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós Batisz's new Starry Light LED pendant lamp does exactly

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Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

The Trond Clubhouse by Bjørke Arkitektur recently received the 2013 Trondheim Architecture Award. The project was initiated and partly built by the local community, and it aims to establish a year-round

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‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

‘Scoring Africa’ Infographic Compares the Development of Countries Across Africa

Africa accounts for 15% of the world's population and 20% of its land mass - and despite its abundant natural resources it remains the poorest and most underdeveloped continent on earth. Great Business

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Check out the Boston Society of Architects’ New Exhibit ‘Reprogramming the City’

Check out the Boston Society of Architects’ New Exhibit ‘Reprogramming the City’

Reprogramming the City is an exhibit hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, displaying more than 20 ideas of innovative uses of existing city infrastructure, such as lamp posts which can become

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Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Blindmanche Studios’ New Rooftop Art Museum Offers a Safe Place of Respite for Nepal’s Kids

Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) will be the first of its kind; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. The project was developed by Blindmanche Studios as a

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INFOGRAPHIC: Upgrading to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Donate, Sell, or Recycle Your Old Phone!

INFOGRAPHIC: Upgrading to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? Donate, Sell, or Recycle Your Old Phone!

Today Apple launched two shiny new cellphones - the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c - which means that thousands of old phones are set to fall into disuse as consumers around the world cash in their upgrades.

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Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres Will Light Your Path Into the Woods But Not Back Out

Sirènes Sylvestres, a progressive light path through the woods from Lab212 on Vimeo. Sirènes Sylvestres is an interactive installation that creates a progressive light path through the woods. Using

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Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolves are often portrayed as big and bad in fairytales - but these beautiful creatures are actually a threatened species in the United States. In the 17th century there were 2 million wolves in North

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The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

The LEVEL 2013 Contemporary Art and Architecture Festival Kicks Off this Month in Chicago

This September 18-22, LERATA will showcase LEVEL 2013, a five-day, contemporary architecture and art event that explores the latest in design and technology through the presentation of innovative,

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Feng Shui Your Home With This Helpful Infographic!

Feng Shui Your Home With This Helpful Infographic!

The way you design your home says a lot about who you are. Not only that, it can also determine how you feel throughout the day. An unstructured, disorganized home creates chaos and contributes to a lack

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Glow is a Lighting Solution Created for the Developing World

Glow is a Lighting Solution Created for the Developing World

Millions of people around the world don't have access to efficient and effective lighting sources in their home. For people living in these rural areas, there are limited options—kerosene lamps,

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3 Dimensions of Light Infographic Shows How Lighting and Color Affect Your Interiors

3 Dimensions of Light Infographic Shows How Lighting and Color Affect Your Interiors

Interior designers understand how colors affect our moods, feelings and emotions. As silent but powerful communication tools, lighting and colors can be creatively used to signal action, impact mood, and

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National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

National Indoor Plant Week Starts September 15th!

Indoor plants are more than just pretty faces; they're green heroes! Help spread the word along with O2 for You about National Indoor Plant Week, starting September 15th. This week-long initiative was

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INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

INFOGRAPHIC: Whose Carbon Is America Burning?

In 2007, US carbon emissions peaked at roughly 6,029 Mt. We know a lot a how these emissions are generated, and why they have declined since then. But few of us realize where they come from. The flag

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Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Amazing Darth Vader Tank is Made from Salvaged Materials

Perhaps the most badass villain in this universe is Darth Vader, and that's the reason why DIYers have created so many projects revolving around this Star Wars bad guy. Above is one creation that turns

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in GHG

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This Bamboo Calculator Is a Throwback to Old School Solar-Powered Gadgets

This Bamboo Calculator Is a Throwback to Old School Solar-Powered Gadgets

Solar-powered calculators have been on the scene since the 1970s, but nothing much, except the shape, has changed since. Now a solar-powered calculator made entirely from bamboo is putting a modern twist

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Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

Leonardo Criolani’s Broken Cymbal Lamps Will Bring a Rock ‘n Roll Edge to Any Room

From music to light—Leonardo Criolani turns broken drum cymbals into sweet pendant and wall lamps. The lamps come in different sizes depending on what's around—all the cymbals are reclaimed—and can

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