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Zero-waste Nomad Chair challenges unsustainable “throwaway” culture

Zero-waste Nomad Chair challenges unsustainable “throwaway” culture

We Do Wood designer Sebastian Jorgensen developed the Nomad Chair, a zero-waste chair created in protest against unsustainable overproduction in the furniture industry. Designed with high-quality and

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Solartab is a tablet case with built-in solar charging

Solartab is a tablet case with built-in solar charging

The Solartab is unlike any other power bank or solar charger. The Solartab’s unique built-in cover that works as a stand for the solar panel, so you can angle the panel in three different positions to

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

Starting a garden comes with its fair share of joys and pains. Along with the fun of gardening comes the toils of dealing with hungry bugs that are looking to devour your garden one plant at a time.

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UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered during outages

UNplug lets you reduce your dependence on the grid and stay powered during outages

Software engineer Markus Loeffler wants to help consumers reduce dependency on the electric grid while saving on electric costs. “One Fridge off the Grid” was initially conceived during a power outage

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to guerrilla gardening

Guerrilla gardening is the act of taking on a patch of neglected, bedraggled public land to make it beautiful using flowers, vegetables, and fruits. So whether you live in an apartment but still have a

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This minimalist wallet is the thinnest in the world

This minimalist wallet is the thinnest in the world

Wallets haven't evolved much over the years, but the guys at ACE thought it was about time they did. By creating a wallet out of a single, continuous piece of nylon, they made the world's thinnest

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world with their

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EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

EDI is a new table made using 100% renewable materials and 100% renewable energy by Finnish brand Nikari. Nikari sources its timber from local woods that are tended with the principles of sustainability

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Forget the ink – this pen writes with wine, beer or tea

Forget the ink – this pen writes with wine, beer or tea

Forget the ink!  The WINKpen can use virtually any liquid with staining properties like wine, beer, tea, juice and more.  Simply place the writing end of the pen into your liquid of choice, and pull the

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ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels

ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels

http://vimeo.com/114451559 The ON/OFF team assembled the 4-meter-tall BOULEvard ball with high-tension rope and large black plastic tubing that served as the core struts. The tensegrity structure was

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for such displacements.

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Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry and old clothes -

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BottleCloths are modern, stylish table cloths made out of recycled plastic bottles

BottleCloths are modern, stylish table cloths made out of recycled plastic bottles

Designed by Southern California based Brenda Sacks, this eco-chic line of contemporary table coverings is made from 100% woven fiber sources entirely from recycled plastic bottles.  A consummate

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Repreve transforms millions of plastic bottles into graduation gowns and caps

Repreve transforms millions of plastic bottles into graduation gowns and caps

"During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall Repreve-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic bottles, and

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

When it comes to protecting the environment, political action and grassroots movements tend to get the most attention. But environmental lawsuits have proven to be an important - if unglamorous - way to

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a renowned architect, product and interior designer. Starck had a very constructive childhood dismantling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Not surprisingly, he kept the same

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Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Dental floss may be great for maintaining healthy teeth, but conventional plastic floss is bad for the environment. Goodwell solves that dilemma by swapping plastic for a biodegradable alternative in

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

  Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your dishwasher's rinse

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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

First ecological, economical and social home 100% open source in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language. EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a young couple of engineers and travelers.

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Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

  Designer Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree, whose crop circle towels we featured a couple of months ago, has created a new, eco-friendly piece of home decor: the Cedar Aroma Pyramid. When

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FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

Flat-Pack any bike with FlipCrown. Over 50 percent of all people live in cities, a number that is still rising. Another thing that is growing, is people riding bikes. In these urban settings, where every

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

Gardening is great for your yard and the environment, but did you know it is also great for your body and mind? It's true - the humble act of digging in the dirt will do some remarkable things for your

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This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

This powerful video, titled "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic", uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the

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Learn what really happens to the plastic you throw away

Learn what really happens to the plastic you throw away

Recycled and upcycled plastic bottle designs are among Inhabitat’s favorite featured topics, but have you ever wondered what happens to the billions of plastic bottles that don’t make it to the

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Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

You know when we get restless? This is Livin Out, a restlessness in the soul. We want to create new things, reinvent what already exists, show you a new vision of time and lifestyle. We want to travel

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Kreoo’s whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers and streams

Kreoo’s whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers and streams

Made of marble, larch wood, and cork, KREOO's "River and Stream" series of seating pieces evoke the soft beauty found in river stones. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, these pieces are fluid and

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SinkWrap is an easy and affordable way to add storage to tiny bathrooms

SinkWrap is an easy and affordable way to add storage to tiny bathrooms

Is your bathroom’s pedestal sink sucking up precious real estate in your bathroom? Before you consider spending thousands on remodeling, take a look at SinkWrap, an award-winning design to creating

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New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

Nanoleaf, who previously released the fabulous Bloom LED light, has created a shiny new piece in time for Earth Day 2015: the Nanoleaf Gem! This LED décor bulb, which has a light quality equal to any

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