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Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Meet Muki: at face value a cardboard dog, but in reality a DIY children's toy kit that will encourage creative play. Muki is a simple product with minimalist lines using a very low​-​tech

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With Kefirko, You Can Brew Probiotic Kefir on Your Kitchen Counter

With Kefirko, You Can Brew Probiotic Kefir on Your Kitchen Counter

Packed with probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, kefir is a fermented drink that's as delicious as it is good for you. Kefirko, a new product that recently launched on Kickstarter, has made the home kefir

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Multifunctional Bigo Bag Five is the Swiss Army Knife of Bags

Multifunctional Bigo Bag Five is the Swiss Army Knife of Bags

When you're constantly on the go, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by belongings. That's why the folks at Bigo have created a lightweight and multifunctional bag perfect for the urban,

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These Elegant Cascade Pendant Lights are Actually Made From Mushrooms

These Elegant Cascade Pendant Lights are Actually Made From Mushrooms

You might not believe it at first glance, but the elegant pendant lights you see above are not made in a factory - they're grown from living mushrooms! Inhabitat favorite Danielle Trofe has developed a

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Space Buckets Open Source Plans Help You MacGuyver Your Own Indoor Gardening System

Space Buckets Open Source Plans Help You MacGuyver Your Own Indoor Gardening System

So, you'd like to grow your own food indoors, but don't have the space (or enough natural light) to pull that off? Good news—you can just use buckets. Space buckets, to be specific: futuristic-looking

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FSC-certified Recobin Recycle Bins Are Too Beautiful to Hide Under the Sink

FSC-certified Recobin Recycle Bins Are Too Beautiful to Hide Under the Sink

Are tacky plastic recycle bins an eyesore in your home? The folks at Recobin, a Hungary-based green startup, feel your pain. That's why they created Recobin Home, a line of modular and attractive

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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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Solar-Powered Photoluminescent Resin Can Light Up Highways and Helmets

Solar-Powered Photoluminescent Resin Can Light Up Highways and Helmets

UK-based company Eli Chem Resins has harnessed the luminous magic of photoluminescence to create a non-toxic, glow-in-the-dark powder that can be mixed with resin to create glowing objects of just

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INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

Given the chance, building a green home seems like a no-brainer. While green homes may cost three to five-percent more than conventional buildings to construct, that investment pays for itself in the long

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INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

Do you know the real cost of a steak? We're not talking about the dollars that people shell out to buy one, but rather the environmental cost of creating it? From the water and grain needed to feed

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Lino Modular Wooden Storage Units Clean Up Your Mess in Style

Lino Modular Wooden Storage Units Clean Up Your Mess in Style

Are you looking for a solution to the clutter that tends to linger around your room? Then you may be interested in Lino, a modular storage unit line recently launched by sustainable furniture brand

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Uhuru Design Clads Gärdesgård Chairs With Reclaimed Wood From Kentucky Horse Fencing

Uhuru Design Clads Gärdesgård Chairs With Reclaimed Wood From Kentucky Horse Fencing

Sustainable furniture company Uhuru Design recently launched their latest collection and we're enamored with their new and striking Gärdesgård Line. Inspired by a Scandinavian fence style of the same

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INFOGRAPHIC: Could the Entire World Really Run on Solar Power?

INFOGRAPHIC: Could the Entire World Really Run on Solar Power?

It's pretty safe to say that we all know that we have to find an alternative to fossil fuels as soon as possible, and the most viable answer to the planet's energy needs is visible to us any time we look

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Self-Fertilizing Vertical Garden Tower Reaches Kickstarter Goal in Just 33 Minutes

Self-Fertilizing Vertical Garden Tower Reaches Kickstarter Goal in Just 33 Minutes

The Indiana-based Garden Tower Project just launched a Kickstarter for the Garden Tower 2, an improved self-fertilizing vertical garden, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive -- the project

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Our Lives

INFOGRAPHIC: How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Our Lives

There's no doubt about it - driverless cars are on the way. Everyone from Google to Tesla, Lexus, and Porsche are developing autonomous vehicles - but have you ever considered how self-driving cars will

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Chicago Built Its Newest Lakeshore Public Park

INFOGRAPHIC: How Chicago Built Its Newest Lakeshore Public Park

Chicago is on a roll bringing green parkland to its city streets - from a plethora of green roofs to the award-winning Millennium Park. But have you ever wondered what steps went into building these

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Sustainable Ruche Shelves Harness Beehive Aesthetics and Geometry

Sustainable Ruche Shelves Harness Beehive Aesthetics and Geometry

No screws, glues, or other fasteners are required to assemble Ruche—a sustainable shelving system created by industrial designer Ruthy Shafrir. This smart shelving unit is designed to be different:

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Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

New Jersey-based product design studio Twentypence just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fall Clocks, a collection of elegant wall clocks made from locally sourced and reclaimed wood. The clock faces

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Greenheart Project: The World’s First Open Source, Solar-Powered Ship

Greenheart Project: The World’s First Open Source, Solar-Powered Ship

Greenheart is a growing social enterprise with big ideas. Design is nearly complete on Greenheart’s first innovation: a new class of sustainable, low-cost, zero-emission sail/solar-powered ship

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The Collapsible FLIO Laptop Stand Puts a New Angle on Sustainable Workspaces

The Collapsible FLIO Laptop Stand Puts a New Angle on Sustainable Workspaces

If you're one of the millions of people who spend their days typing on a laptop, check out FLIO: it's a slim, collapsible wooden laptop stand that offers an ergonomic viewing height and keeps an angle

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Citysens Vertical Hydroponic Garden Promises Urban Dwellers a Beautiful and Hassle-Free Way to Enjoy Nature at Home

Citysens Vertical Hydroponic Garden Promises Urban Dwellers a Beautiful and Hassle-Free Way to Enjoy Nature at Home

Moving to the city usually means giving up nature for the concrete jungle, but the Citysens hydroponic vertical garden wants to provide an easy way to return that lush green environment back to urban

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

Did you know that insulating your house properly can save you money in both winter and summertime? In winter, insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and stops drafts from chilling you to the

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Monkey Magic Eco Art Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues in the Peruvian Amazon

Monkey Magic Eco Art Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues in the Peruvian Amazon

Peru's region of Madre de Dios is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth--but the lush Amazonian area is under serious threat by deforestation and illegal gold mining. Although Peru is home to the

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Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Here at Build Abroad, we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they

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Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden was designed as a hybrid space—a meeting point, a stage for events, and a showcase for farm products. It's a place where people and plants can thrive together in harmony, and their

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We Make Love Cleverly Transforms Organic Black Cork Coasters into Delicious-Looking Chocolate Bars

We Make Love Cleverly Transforms Organic Black Cork Coasters into Delicious-Looking Chocolate Bars

If you're a chocolate lover in need of drink coasters, you'll drool over these organic black cork coasters designed in the shape of chocolate candy bars. Created by New Delhi-based design studio and

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The Coconut Lodge: a Tiny Prefab Home Made from Recycled Palm Wood in Hong Kong

The Coconut Lodge: a Tiny Prefab Home Made from Recycled Palm Wood in Hong Kong

Harvested from plantations that procure income for millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product par excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling, processing and re-plantation,

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Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Cambodia has had nearly 3 million tons of bombs dropped on it in the past century, and most of their remains still lie scattered across the country, maiming and killing hundreds of people every year. The

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Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Recently the folks over at Vinylize - known for their groovy recycled goods - got their hands on a bunch of burlap coffee bean bags from all over the world from local roasters. No strangers to

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Formabilio’s Duale Double-Faced Dining Table Can Change the Character of a Room With a Simple Move

Formabilio’s Duale Double-Faced Dining Table Can Change the Character of a Room With a Simple Move

Italian eco-friendly furniture brand Formabilio launched Duale, a double-faced wood and metal dining table designed by Luca Binaglia. Created to accommodate up to eight people, the contemporary and

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