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Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover Contemplative Center

Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover Contemplative Center

  A rammed earth meditation center is the newest addition to Stanford University. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design with rammed earth by Rammed Earth Works, Windhover serves as a “sanctuary

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KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

KaliPAK is a portable solar generator that goes wherever you do

Whether a natural disaster wipes out the power in your city or you just need a weekend to get away from it all, it's nice to have your own source of power. But generators can be bulky, not to mention a

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The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

In an utterly understandable move, the ban on combustion engine motor boats is spreading from region to region like wildfire. Boaters have always been aware that the key to preserving their water-based

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Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Environmentally friendly furniture brand Formabilio recently announced their latest addition: the Rigo Letto, a raised bed frame made from lacquered plywood that boasts a minimalist design and

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8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic

8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic

A lot of careful planning has to go into every architectural design, from choosing the right materials for the job to deciding how to orient a building. As this infographic below shows, the wrong

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PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

When it seems that everything has already been invented regarding bicycle storage ... a completely fresh and original new version arises! This cool, elegant and minimal stand is made of birch plywood and

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

If you're a fan of modern art, design and architecture, you've probably seen the work of Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and Paul Klee - but did you know these iconic figures share something in

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm?

With climate change causing historic blizzards from New York to Hawaii, many people might be caught unprepared when the skies explode all over us. This infographic offers some great advice on how to

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MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of salvaged materials

MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of salvaged materials

A bike repair stand, basic hand tools and a solar powered air compressor and USB cellphone charger are all at your disposal when you pull up to the DIY bike repair station. Designed and built from

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35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

35 facts that will make you never want to eat fish again

Next time you reach for a spicy tuna handroll, you may want to keep the following infographic in mind. Eating fish may seem like the safer choice when it comes to environmental impact, but things aren't

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Aberdeen’s Schoolmasters home banishes pre-fab preconceptions in the UK

Aberdeen’s Schoolmasters home banishes pre-fab preconceptions in the UK

Challenging the negative connotations of prefab buildings in the UK, Stuart Duncan of Build Different has designed a stunning modular eco-home entitled "Schoolmasters". This low-energy, volumetric,

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heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden pallets

heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden pallets

Architecture studio heri&salli designed a set of Viennese Guest Rooms with the main furnishings made entirely from wooden pallets and timber. Designed for Vienna’s Gegenbauer Vinegar Brewery, each room

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9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

Since January is organization month, it's the perfect time of year to start the new year off right with a Feng Shui de-clutter fest give the readers some simple feng shui tips to help your home in order

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Duffy London’s King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

Duffy London’s King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

  Duffy London is encouraging people to "bring the playground into the boardroom or dining room" with their brilliant new King Arthur Swing Table. This round table is supported by a

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Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive soundscape in the Netherlands

Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive soundscape in the Netherlands

Studio Toer transformed visitors to the Into The Great Wide Open music festival into literal treehuggers with their Boom Boom soundscape installation last year. Located in a wooded landscape on the Dutch

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Wellness clocks remind us to play, breathe, and enjoy life

Wellness clocks remind us to play, breathe, and enjoy life

Remember your wellness tasks every day and feel the happiness of life! Not for stress addicts. Customize the 12 habits that make you feel good. 17 wellness tasks included: -water plants -call

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Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban skyline at night

Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban skyline at night

NATEVO, a revolutionary line of LED furnishings, unveiled NIGHTSCAPE, a collection of eye-catching glass lamps that reproduces the image of a city skyline at night. Designed by Masaki Murata, NIGHTSCAPE

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Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

Clever modular mobility aid helps those with disabilities in the developing world

A modular kit of interchangeable mobility aid parts from crutches to walking frames is set to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people with disabilities thanks to a design engineering

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to mold removal

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to mold removal

Mold (or mould, as Canadians and UK folks spell it) loves to lurk in various nooks around the house. From shower curtains and walls to shoes and coats, all different kinds of mold can spring up at any

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Artisan Moss’ plant paintings effortlessly bring the beauty of green walls indoors

Artisan Moss’ plant paintings effortlessly bring the beauty of green walls indoors

If you’ve always wanted an indoor green wall but were too intimidated by the hassle of upkeep, look no further than Artisan Moss’ zero-maintenance living walls. Made from 100% real plants, each

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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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