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Nendo Designs Space-Saving Furniture to Double as Japanese-Style Partitions

Nendo Designs Space-Saving Furniture to Double as Japanese-Style Partitions

Prolific design studio Nendo recently unveiled sudare, a new outdoor furniture collection designed for the Japanese brand Patio Petite. The versatile designs fold up into Japanese-style partitions

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INFOGRAPHIC: No Tests and Other Reasons Montessori School Makes Sense

INFOGRAPHIC: No Tests and Other Reasons Montessori School Makes Sense

Have you ever considered an alternative education model for your child or children? One that values self-motivation, play, and plenty of time in nature? If you have, maybe Montessori will interest you.

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High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

David Lupafya recently launched a Kickstarter for the Rogue C6, an intelligent carbon hybrid bike that combines the ultra-lightweight and responsive features of a road bike with the technology and comfort

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INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

Right now there are 7 billion people on the planet and that number keeps growing. To support that many people, the planet's natural resources have been stretched to capacity. Now add 3 billion more

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Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Most of us already know the many benefits of standing desks, but buying new office furniture can get expensive. These standing desks by Refold are an ideal solution, as they're lightweight and

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Community Gardening Has Grown in the United Kingdom

INFOGRAPHIC: How Community Gardening Has Grown in the United Kingdom

Community gardening is on the rise as increasing numbers of urban dwellers realize the benefits of homegrown produce. This recent growth of interest has also seized hold in the United Kingdom, where

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year? That's a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in landfills

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Orproject’s Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of India to Life

Orproject’s Ethereal Dichroic Art Installation Brings the Colors of India to Life

London-based architecture practice Orproject recently installed a floating multi-colored canopy of dichroic film sheets for the Delhi Duty Free area at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Titled Lehar,

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Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

There are few who'd deny that a folding bike can be a huge asset for city-dwellers who enjoy cycling around town: not only are they lightweight and portable, but they can be taken onto public transit or

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Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

At Inhabitat, we're always amazed by the many surprising ways designers breathe new life into recycled plastic bottles, and Booq's recently launched Cobra slim bag is no exception. The chic and

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Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

Across the Himalayas, rural farmers and villagers rely on open, wood-fuelled fires inside their homes to cook their meals. The sheer amount of smoke created in these unventilated homes makes thousands

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WE MAKE CARPETS’s New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

WE MAKE CARPETS’s New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

Dutch design trio WE MAKE CARPETS recently announced the LED Carpet as their first permanent installation. Like most of their creations, the LED Carpet is more of a carpet-inspired art installation rather

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Save $2,000 a Year With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

Winter is fast approaching, but it's not too late to make home improvements to save big on your energy bill. While switching your old lightbulbs for LEDs is a good and affordable start, there are many

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Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

You've probably noticed how popular is cardboard in the world of sustainable products lately. Following the examples of foldable furniture and cardboard surfboards, a team from Eindhoven, the Netherlands,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

INFOGRAPHIC: Greenpeace Ranks Internet Companies on Energy Use

By 2017, it’s expected that 3.6 billion people will be updating Facebook profiles, streaming YouTube videos, looking up quick facts on Wikipedia, and putting things in virtual shopping carts. And

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The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

Developed at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, The NativeScapeGR project focuses on uses native plant species and biocrusts to create green roofs with low water requirements, adapted to

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Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

If you're in the market for a chic, portable standing desk, look no further than the ZestDesk - an adjustable device that turns any table into a standing desk. Created by Peter and James Moore, the

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Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition

Reinventing the Mud Hut: Winners of the 2014 Mud House Design Competition

  The challenge for this year's Mud House Design competition in Ghana was to design a single-family unit on a plot no larger than 60 x 60 feet at a cost of no more than $6,000 (excluding

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WaterMade’s Handmade Ugandan Jewelry Funds Sustainable Water Projects in Africa

WaterMade’s Handmade Ugandan Jewelry Funds Sustainable Water Projects in Africa

UK-based nonprofit WaterMade is a social enterprise that raises money for water projects across East Africa by selling jewelry handmade from recycled materials by women's groups in Kampala, Uganda.

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Sustainable Rubber Bio-Bricks Could Save Billions of Gallons of Water

Sustainable Rubber Bio-Bricks Could Save Billions of Gallons of Water

You probably already know that dropping a brick in your toilet could help your household save up to 50 gallons of water every week, but the concrete or ceramic bricks that most folks place in their

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Art of Board Launches First-Ever Recycled Skateboard Floor Collection

Art of Board Launches First-Ever Recycled Skateboard Floor Collection

Lifestyle brand Art of Board recently launched the first-ever floor collection made from recycled skateboard decks collected through their ‘I Ride I Recycle’ program. The collection comprises 12 large

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Wunderbugs Pavilion Creates Music From the Movement of Insects and Humans

Wunderbugs Pavilion Creates Music From the Movement of Insects and Humans

The 323-square-foot circular Wunderbugs pavilion was constructed from wood using a combination of CNC machinery and traditional woodworking techniques. The designers created Wunderbugs' distinctive shape

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Lush Vertical Garden Brings Life and Fresh Air to Lisbon’s Espaço Espelho d’Água

Lush Vertical Garden Brings Life and Fresh Air to Lisbon’s Espaço Espelho d’Água

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Five Building Technologies Bridge the Gap

INFOGRAPHIC: How Five Building Technologies Bridge the Gap

We tend to take for granted the bridges that bind the world around us, but where would we be without gap-spanning marvels of modern construction? The Ohio University's Masters in Civil Engineering program

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PalletFest is the Nation’s First Upcycling Festival Made Entirely From Shipping Pallets

PalletFest is the Nation’s First Upcycling Festival Made Entirely From Shipping Pallets

A unique new festival is coming to Denver, Colorado this weekend - PalletFest is the nation’s first major upcycling festival, and it has been selected to be the city's first certifiably green event. On

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Taniguchi Aoya Washi Unveils Luminous Paper Lampshades for Nendo

Taniguchi Aoya Washi Unveils Luminous Paper Lampshades for Nendo

Washi paper has been created in Japan for centuries, and now, the Taniguchi Aoya Washi company teamed up with Nendo to create three-dimensional forms with it—like these gorgeous lamps. Using

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Analog Watch Co. Designs Comfortable and Chic Wooden Watches From Reclaimed Lumber

Analog Watch Co. Designs Comfortable and Chic Wooden Watches From Reclaimed Lumber

Analog Watch Co. has designed a gorgeous set of minimalist watches made from the offcuts of lumber. Unlike other wooden watch manufacturers, this Philadelphia-based company is the first to fit each watch

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Sustainability Library Designed by London College of Communication Students

Sustainability Library Designed by London College of Communication Students

A group of year one BA (Hons) Spatial Design students at the London College of Communication were given a live project to promote sustainable design within LCC. Joy Williams and Ashleigh Nutton

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Paolo Manganaro Designs Unconventional Vialattea Pendant Lamp for Formabilio

Paolo Manganaro Designs Unconventional Vialattea Pendant Lamp for Formabilio

Designer Paolo Manganaro has created an unconventional suspended lamp for Formabilio, an Italian brand that specializes in eco-friendly furniture and home accessories. Designed for an owner who can't just

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Help Smart Hydro Power Bring Clean, Green Energy to a Peruvian Cocoa Plantation

Help Smart Hydro Power Bring Clean, Green Energy to a Peruvian Cocoa Plantation

Based in Feldafing, Germany, Smart Hydro Power is a start-up company with an incredible mission: they've been developing a power source that's fuelled by flowing river water. The SMART kinetic hydro

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