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SOUP Architects’ Modern Wedge House Sits Peacefully on a Surrey, UK Hillside

SOUP Architects’ Modern Wedge House Sits Peacefully on a Surrey, UK Hillside

Designing a comfortable, efficient, and energy conscious home for a family of three generations is no easy task, but SOUP Architects turned the challenge into an opportunity to create a beautiful,

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Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Bats get a bad rap - despite their spooky image, bats are far from terrifying, and we can assure you, they really don’t want anything to do with your hair. They aren't flying rodents, don’t build

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Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Proceeds from Artist Eric Abel’s ‘Kelpafornia’ Prints will Benefit Ocean Cleanup Efforts

Artist Erik Abel has released a set of eco-friendly prints to benefit Heal the Bay, a nonprofit that has been working to keep Southern California oceans and beaches clean for nearly 30 years. His latest

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Darby Bicheno’s Head-Turning Scooter Concept Features a Sleek Bamboo Body

Darby Bicheno’s Head-Turning Scooter Concept Features a Sleek Bamboo Body

Designed around EngineAir Australia's compressed air-powered rotary engine, this concept scooter was developed as a part of a 3rd year studio project by Darby Bicheno at RMIT University in Melbourne,

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you&me Creates an Interactive Art Exhibit in Greece from Reclaimed Materials

you&me Creates an Interactive Art Exhibit in Greece from Reclaimed Materials

you&me collaborated with the Greek artist and sculptor, Dionysis Papadatos to create an interactive exhibition of his works at the Kryti Cultural Centre in Zakynthos, Greece. The exhibition explores

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Infographic: How Mars One Plans to Establish the First Colony on the Red Planet

Infographic: How Mars One Plans to Establish the First Colony on the Red Planet

Did you know that if you are at least 18 years old, in good mental and physical condition, and have no plans to return to Earth, you can apply to be one of the first colonizers of Mars? Mars One is a

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Soaring Three-Story High GSky Green Wall Brings a Historic Building to Life

Soaring Three-Story High GSky Green Wall Brings a Historic Building to Life

GSky Plant Systems has installed a beautiful 1226 sq. ft. living wall in the atrium of a five-story historic building, 888 Brannan. Located below a massive skylight, the verdant GSky green wall is an

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INFOGRAPHIC: Enervee Helps You Find the Greenest Home Appliances

INFOGRAPHIC: Enervee Helps You Find the Greenest Home Appliances

Home appliances drain a significant amount of energy - and therefore money. Enervee has built an extensive database of product data to help consumers choose the most energy-efficient appliances and

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Infographic Shows the Importance of Ending Water Poverty Around the World

Infographic Shows the Importance of Ending Water Poverty Around the World

Water is a vital resource for life, however one in every eight people lack access to a basic improved water source - and did you know that $260 billion dollars are lost every year due to water related

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Jonas Edvard’s Biodegradable Myx Lamp Grows Edible Oyster Mushrooms

Jonas Edvard’s Biodegradable Myx Lamp Grows Edible Oyster Mushrooms

Designer Jonas Edvard just shared with Inhabitat his new Myx Lamp, which is made entirely from plant fibers and mushroom mycelium. The lamps are grown over a period of two weeks as fungi eat a substrate

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The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

Designed by Nur Yıldırım for the kitchens of  the future, planTree is a hydroponic based system that allows homes to grow organic food from seed. The system uses automatic water and nutrition

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Awesome Flatlight Candleholder Merges the 2D and 3D Worlds for a Mind-Bending Effect

Awesome Flatlight Candleholder Merges the 2D and 3D Worlds for a Mind-Bending Effect

Studio Cheha's Flatlight is a 100% flat, sleek, innovative, and contemporary candleholder that features the a design of a classic candleholder, but stripped to its most basic form. A functional design

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Kaplan Thompson Architects Unveil Super-Efficient Harborview Townhomes in Portland, Maine

Kaplan Thompson Architects Unveil Super-Efficient Harborview Townhomes in Portland, Maine

Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects of Portland, ME, the Harborview Townhomes meet the Architecture 2030 guidelines for limiting carbon emissions while increasing density in an urban environment and

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‘A Practical Guide to Squatting’ is a Primer on Living a Low-Tech and Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

‘A Practical Guide to Squatting’ is a Primer on Living a Low-Tech and Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

A Practical Guide to Squatting is a subversive how-to guide on the basics of squatting, illustrating the various tactical and strategic predicaments of inhabiting vacant buildings. While the practice of

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True Emporium’s Low-Impact ‘Furniture in a Box’ Line Can Furnish Any Room in a Snap

True Emporium’s Low-Impact ‘Furniture in a Box’ Line Can Furnish Any Room in a Snap

True Emporium just launched a set of sustainable furniture designs that fit in a 2'x4' box, making travel and storage simple. The Living Room in a Box, Wine Bar in a Box and Dining Room in a Box are all

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The Viriditas Greenhouse Offers a Sacred Place for Plants to be Worshipped

The Viriditas Greenhouse Offers a Sacred Place for Plants to be Worshipped

Indoor Eden, aka the Viriditas Greenhouse, is based on the book The Secret Life of Plants, which describes how plants respond to factors such as attention and music. When conditions are optimal, plants

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Solar Means Business Infographic Shows the Top 10 Brands that Went Solar in 2013

Solar Means Business Infographic Shows the Top 10 Brands that Went Solar in 2013

This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar released their second annual Solar Means Business report, which ranks the top brands in the U.S. based on their installation of

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Naomi Bijlefeld’s Veggie Processing Machine Helps Whip Up Fresh Salads in Seconds

Naomi Bijlefeld’s Veggie Processing Machine Helps Whip Up Fresh Salads in Seconds

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is all the rage. Yet, not everyone knows what to do with a bumper crop. To help process nature’s bounty on-site, Naomi Bijlefeld designed a special hand-operated

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Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Did you know that a Peregrine Falcon can fly as fast as a Formula One race car? Or that Great Horned Owls can carry prey several times heavier than themselves? Raptors are remarkable birds, and Audubon

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Biolite Infographic Shows the 3 Ps of Preparedness for Emergency Situations

Biolite Infographic Shows the 3 Ps of Preparedness for Emergency Situations

BioLite knows a thing or two about emergency preparedness. The Brooklyn-based company was on the front lines during Hurricane Sandy, and its USB-charging CampStoves made national news for their role in

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The Woodmere Art Museum Brings a Harry Potter-Inspired Straw Bale Installation to Pennsylvania

The Woodmere Art Museum Brings a Harry Potter-Inspired Straw Bale Installation to Pennsylvania

The Woodmere Art Museum has just opened up their fourth annual straw bale installation to the public! The installation is a Chestnut Hill, PA tradition, kicking off the town's annual

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Infographic: Futuristic Technologies Coming Soon to a City Near You

Infographic: Futuristic Technologies Coming Soon to a City Near You

What will the smart city of tomorrow look like? Sagentia just launched a new infographic that details some of the cutting-edge technologies that will make cities more efficient, healthy, and enjoyable

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Infographic Shows the Amount of Various Building Materials That Can Be Produced For 1 Ton of CO2

Infographic Shows the Amount of Various Building Materials That Can Be Produced For 1 Ton of CO2

In the Scale of Carbon is a new exhibition launched by the Materials Council during the London Design Festival that explores the sustainability of different building materials. The exhibit uses cubes to

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CORKIGAMI: Cool Seating Designs Made from Eco-Friendly Cork!

CORKIGAMI: Cool Seating Designs Made from Eco-Friendly Cork!

Cork is very flexible and it is also quite strong. The creatives at Carlos Ortega Design wanted to apply the versatile material to their new furniture designs and so they created a series of CORKIGAMI

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Quazi Design Creates Stunning Eco Jewelry From Old Magazines

Quazi Design Creates Stunning Eco Jewelry From Old Magazines

Quazi Design is a cutting-edge craft company that transforms waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Through innovative techniques they push the boundaries of craft, social

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‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living Through Film

‘A Short History of the Highrise’ Explores the 2,500-year Global History of Vertical Living Through Film

A Short History of the Highrise is an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world. The

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Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Infographic: How Electric Vehicles Can Help Cut US Oil Use in Half Over the Next 20 Years

Electric vehicles are taking off in a big way - according to a recent report, EV sales have increased 522% since 2012. But did you know that there's currently over 100,000 electric vehicles from 10

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These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman are simple sculptural pieces of decor designed to add warmth to drab interiors. Each piece is handmade from FSC certified birch harvested in Canada and boasts a beautiful

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Infographic Shows the Energy Efficiency of All 50 US States

Infographic Shows the Energy Efficiency of All 50 US States

Energy Savvy just released an interactive infographic that illuminates energy efficiency potential of every state across the US. Over the past three years, EnergySavvy collected more than 5 million unique

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Eleonora Nicoletti’s Sculptural ‘Dancing Screen’ Uses Solar Power to Charge Electronic Devices

Eleonora Nicoletti’s Sculptural ‘Dancing Screen’ Uses Solar Power to Charge Electronic Devices

The Dancing Screen by Eleonora Nicoletti is a dynamic architectural installation that generates electric power from the sun. Nicoletti designed the screen as a charging point for passers-by to quickly

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