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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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Fabripod’s Urchin Lamp Casts a Spectacular Shadow That Mimics Its Own Form

Fabripod’s Urchin Lamp Casts a Spectacular Shadow That Mimics Its Own Form

Maker, architect, family man, and environmentalist Chris Chalmers of Fabripod wanted to design a lamp that embodied all of his core values, so he went about creating a unique and stunning light fixture

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Project Urban Forest Infographic Shows How Trees Effectively Combat Carbon Emissions

Project Urban Forest Infographic Shows How Trees Effectively Combat Carbon Emissions

Planting trees remains one of the cheapest, most effective means of drawing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - which is why it's the main objective of the Sustainable Glasgow Project. They

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PopTarts Works’ Cardboard Beehive Hotel Can Support a Colony of City Bees

PopTarts Works’ Cardboard Beehive Hotel Can Support a Colony of City Bees

The designers of PopTarts Works were alarmed by the growing disappearance of Toronto's bees, so they went about trying to find a design solution that could help their fuzzy, flying local friends. What

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Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things - from furniture and housewares to entire buildings! This new infographic by Terry's Fabrics

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Allan Savory Explains How Livestock Can Help Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change in this Riveting TED Talk

Allan Savory Explains How Livestock Can Help Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change in this Riveting TED Talk

We know now that an excess of 350 parts per billion (ppb) of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause increasingly catastrophic weather events in the future. We are now at almost 400 ppb. There is a very small

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June Street Architecture Wants to Turn Downtown LA’s Abandoned Train Cars and Flatbeds Into City Parks

June Street Architecture Wants to Turn Downtown LA’s Abandoned Train Cars and Flatbeds Into City Parks

While Los Angeles is globally recognized for its love of the car, it is not associated with myriad of rail lines and train cars scattered throughout the city. These 19th century icons have been abandoned

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Classy Yield Cup Set Offers an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic While on the Go

Classy Yield Cup Set Offers an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic While on the Go

The Yield Cup Set offers the perfect alternative to plastic for people who are always on the go. It combines one pair of stainless steel cups secured together by a handcrafted leather casing and sturdy

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Infographic: The Technology Behind Elon Musk’s 700 MPH Hyperloop Train

Infographic: The Technology Behind Elon Musk’s 700 MPH Hyperloop Train

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is one of the most talked about transportation developments of 2013 - and now that two top engineers have signed up to work on the project, it looks like it could actually see the

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Infographic: The World’s Biggest Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Infographic: The World’s Biggest Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On the eve of the International Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report, it's a good time to remind ourselves that curbing greenhouse gas emissions is the best way to address climate change. In

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Self-Sufficient RE:Villa Floating Island Concept Recycles Coastal Pollution Into Building Material

Self-Sufficient RE:Villa Floating Island Concept Recycles Coastal Pollution Into Building Material

Together with a naval architect and a building engineer, WHIM architecture is developing an island prototype that employs recycled coastal pollution as building material. The RE:Villa would be constructed

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Ecover to Launch Bottles Made From Salvaged Sea Plastic and Bioplastic

Ecover to Launch Bottles Made From Salvaged Sea Plastic and Bioplastic

Two million plastic bottles are used in the UK every day, and over 50% of them are recycled. To help ensure the sustainability of its cleaning products, Ecover introduced a new plastic made from sugarcane

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H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

H&P Architects’ Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam Can Withstand Severe Weather

In Vietnam, the weather can often be severe and unpredictable—from storms to sweeping floods to landslides and even droughts, preparing for these situations becomes key. But given the lack of resources,

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‘LEED in Motion’ Infographic Shows How LEED Certification Has Driven the Green Building Industry

‘LEED in Motion’ Infographic Shows How LEED Certification Has Driven the Green Building Industry

The US Green Building Council recently released a new infographic that shows how the LEED rating system has been a key driver of momentum across many facets of the building industry. The infographic

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Meb-Rure’s Colorful Chairs and Ottomons Make the Best of Trashed Silk

Meb-Rure’s Colorful Chairs and Ottomons Make the Best of Trashed Silk

Fabric waste becomes an end material for handcrafted furniture by Meb-Rure. Featuring a chair and ottoman, this fun and funky furniture duo is made of oak and recycled silk reclaimed from Nepal. The

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Kardboard Environment’s Kahawa Coffee Table is Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Kardboard Environment’s Kahawa Coffee Table is Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Kardboard Environment makes modern, durable recycled furniture out of post consumer use cardboard. The group's line of cardboard items is continuously expanding with new models coming out frequently, but

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Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

As Inhabitat readers know, we live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, there's thousands of brilliant solutions to these

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Bid on a Romantic Weekend for Two at the Cassilhaus Artist Residence – Proceeds go to Charity

Bid on a Romantic Weekend for Two at the Cassilhaus Artist Residence – Proceeds go to Charity

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) and MODTriangle Realtors are holding an auction on eBay for a romantic weekend getaway for two at the Cassilhaus, an extraordinary modernist home in Durham, NC,

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Interior Color Choice Can Evoke Moods in Your Home

INFOGRAPHIC: How Interior Color Choice Can Evoke Moods in Your Home

This great interior design-focused infographic by Design 55 explores how different colors convey certain moods when they are applied to interior spaces. Using this information, you can apply colors to

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Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

The UN and the World Health Organization define access to water and sanitation as a basic human right, yet many homeless go without. In San Francisco alone, there are 16 public showers for the 3,100+ men,

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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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