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Ultra-Grippy and 100% Biodegradable YOGO Mat Folds Down to the Size of a Newspaper

Ultra-Grippy and 100% Biodegradable YOGO Mat Folds Down to the Size of a Newspaper

San Francisco-based startup YOGO just launched the YOGO Mat, a foldable eco-friendly yoga mat compact enough to fit into a purse or backpack. Made from 100% biodegradable natural tree rubber and

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19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in

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Soapbox Flat-Pack Furniture Snaps Together Easily Without the Need for Tools

Soapbox Flat-Pack Furniture Snaps Together Easily Without the Need for Tools

New Jersey-based furniture designer Rob Feinstein created Soapbox, a line of a eco-friendly, no-tools-required furniture that can be set up in a snap to suit a variety of environments. Made from 3/4"

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Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors

Saving Children’s Lives in Bangladesh with Simple Concrete Floors

  Most of us take for granted the fact that we can walk barefoot across our living room floor and not end up with a life-threatening disease, but that's far from the case in many regions of

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Andrew Cheng Unveils Beech Side Tables Inspired By Chopsticks

Andrew Cheng Unveils Beech Side Tables Inspired By Chopsticks

San Francisco-based industrial designer Andrew Cheng designed Chopsticks, a series of side tables with simple and slight profiles. Inspired by the two-toned lacquer used on chopsticks to differentiate

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Help Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House in Tallahassee!

Help Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House in Tallahassee!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was recently listed on the “11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Spring

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Kickstarter for Gorgeous Wooden Bike Grips Helps Fund Social Programs in Haifa

Kickstarter for Gorgeous Wooden Bike Grips Helps Fund Social Programs in Haifa

Nisnas Industries recently launched a Kickstarter for Daily, a new line of affordable wood bike grips designed to feel great and last a lifetime. Available in Maple or Mahogany, the wooden body is press

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Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

  Crea-Re Studio is a collaborative team comprised of Polish artist Maria Fiter and Italian Marco Migliorisi. Together, they create a number of products which are all unique and hand-crafted

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Support the OpenFarm Kickstarter to Bring an Open-Source Farming and Gardening Wiki to the Web

Support the OpenFarm Kickstarter to Bring an Open-Source Farming and Gardening Wiki to the Web

Social entrepreneur Rory Aronson is on a mission to help the everyman learn how to farm and garden anything! His recently launched Kickstarter for OpenFarm, a free and open Wikipedia-like database, is

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Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find these containers for sale in Perth, New York,

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Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

Shigeichiro Takeuchi created Swing Bin, a sculptural piece of art that looks almost too beautiful for its actual role as a trash can. The deceptively simple design follows a minimalist aesthetic and

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INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

The world's population is increasing by leaps and bounds, and it's estimated that by the year 2050, farms will need to produce around 1,200,000,000 tonnes of food in order to keep everyone fed. This will

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Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Any car owner knows that the inside of a vehicle can get really "aromatic" over time, especially if pets and kids are regular passengers. Fortunately, a group of young entrepreneurs has a solution to

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Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

Nokero Launches Prima N202 Solar-Powered Light Bulb at American Renewable Energy Day

Nokero International, Ltd. recently launched the Prima N202, its ninth solar-powered light bulb, at Aspen's American Renewable Energy Day Conference early this month. As a leader in solar-powered

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How a Gilded Era Manor Was Turned Into New England’s First Net-Zero Home

How a Gilded Era Manor Was Turned Into New England’s First Net-Zero Home

Polly Guth, Stonelea's 87-year-old owner, hired H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture to renovate the 10,000 square-foot home, and the transformation has been extraordinary. Built in 1870, the New Hampshire

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DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear Around Your Wrist

DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear Around Your Wrist

Mosquitoes are one of summer's biggest buzz-kills, but slathering on bug spray filled with toxic DEET chemicals isn’t a very appealing way to ward off the bugs either. That's why Gogadgety Inc. designed

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Creating a Public School in One of Malawi’s Poorest Communities

Creating a Public School in One of Malawi’s Poorest Communities

Malawi is one of the poorest countries, and the vast majority of children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Education has been severely lacking in that region, but there's a group that's

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Ellipse: Custom Wood Furniture Wrapped in a Geometry-Inspired Walnut and Birch Ply Shell

Ellipse: Custom Wood Furniture Wrapped in a Geometry-Inspired Walnut and Birch Ply Shell

Recent college graduate and Revitalized Artistry founder Christopher Lloyd White may be young at just 22, but this Atlanta-based furniture designer has already built an impressive shop full of beautifully

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Cast Natural Silhouettes on Your Walls with Organic Shadow Chandeliers

Cast Natural Silhouettes on Your Walls with Organic Shadow Chandeliers

If you liked the Hilden & Diaz fairytale chandelier, you're going to love these creations by John Winstead. His Organic Shadows chandeliers came about as an artistic dream to create interactive and

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Uhuru Design’s Snowfenced Reclaimed Table Features Beautifully Weathered Roadside Lumber from the American West

Uhuru Design’s Snowfenced Reclaimed Table Features Beautifully Weathered Roadside Lumber from the American West

Fans of reclaimed wood looking to bring home a subtle American West vibe will love Uhuru Design's new Snowfenced Reclaimed Table. Recently unveiled as part of their new outdoor furniture collection, this

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Opiary’s Terraformed Furniture Invites Nature Indoors

Opiary’s Terraformed Furniture Invites Nature Indoors

One can never have too many plants in the house, and Opiary's new line of terraformed furniture allows you to bring even more of the outside world into your space. This furniture series can actually be

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Bike Lift&Carry Makes Lugging Your Bicycle Upstairs as Easy as Carrying a Shoulderbag

Bike Lift&Carry Makes Lugging Your Bicycle Upstairs as Easy as Carrying a Shoulderbag

Are you an urban cyclist that loathes the stairs? Whether it's schlepping your two wheels up to the apartment or down the steps to the metro, transporting a heavy bike is at best an annoyance and at worst

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The Sanctuaria Project Provides a Last Refuge for Disappearing Plant Species

The Sanctuaria Project Provides a Last Refuge for Disappearing Plant Species

  Designed by Morgan Ruben Jansen op de Haar, a Dutch designer who aims to bridge the gap between nature and man-made objects, Sanctuaria is an art installation aimed to preserve miniature

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How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

People all over the world are looking for cheap, alternative housing, and recycled shipping containers are starting to become ever more popular; not just homes but also for all sorts of structures. The

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Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Got an itchy green thumb for an organic garden but not the space to support it? Introducing the Vertocology Hanging Garden, a vertical structure created by Eugene-based Mark Scott Lavin that's perfect for

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A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike

A New Kickstarter Campaign Can Transform Any Bicycle into an Electric Bike

If you've ever wished that your regular bike were an electric one, you're in luck: a Pittsburgh-based engineer named Micah Toll has created a kit that allows any bicycle to transform into a perky little

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Housefish Launches Easy-to-Assemble Lock Seating Made From 100% USA-Sourced Materials

Housefish Launches Easy-to-Assemble Lock Seating Made From 100% USA-Sourced Materials

Denver-based design firm Housefish just launched Lock, their newest furniture line made from sustainably harvested wood. Available as a regular height chair or as a counter stool, these easy-to-assemble

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Color Calendar to Help You Keep Flowers Blooming All Year Long

INFOGRAPHIC: A Color Calendar to Help You Keep Flowers Blooming All Year Long

Summer may be on the decline up here in the northern hemisphere, but that doesn't mean that your world will be flower-less until next spring. There are many species that bloom right through autumn, and

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Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

Devastating Plastic Paradise Documentary Shows How Our Trash Lands up in the Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

http://vimeo.com/user2175840/httpwwwvimeocomplasticparadisemovie Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for

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Dirty Bike? Put a Sock on It!

Dirty Bike? Put a Sock on It!

Nearly every urban cyclist has had to contend with tire detritus at some point. If you're a city-dwelling bicycle aficionado, you likely know it well: the inevitable sand, mud, and gravel that your bike

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