Sustainable Materials

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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Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

The most captivating aspect of Collaptes’ furniture is in its engineering. For instance, the Macadamia chair’s assembly is much like completing a puzzle: utilizing only six cuts of wood, the chair

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Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda is already known globally for its sustainable bamboo sunglasses, and now they're releasing the Panda Watch; the first of its kind. Elegant and minimalist, the watches are handcrafted from

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8 of the world’s most inspiring homes

8 of the world’s most inspiring homes

Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio: San Antonio, Texas Texas architect Jim Poteet transformed a 40-foot shipping container into this gorgeous deep blue backyard studio replete with a verdant living

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12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

12 fresh designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week 2015

Every year, Designersblock showcases emerging and established designers through different events ranging from product design to graphics and illustration, architecture and fashion Installations,

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Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

One solution to the dilemma of needing more space in one’s home, yet only having a small lot on which to build, is to build up. And that is what designer Raimondo Guidacci chose to do with a small home

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This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

Designed by bamboo architecture specialists Giant Grass, the (f)route POD is a large, portable structure constructed from laminated woven bamboo strips for form an elegant, nature-inspired structure.

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Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

Viven Muller launches open-source 3D-printed Mangrover planter

3D printers are becoming more and more common, but after the initial novelty wears off, if you aren’t a student or designer, you might run out of things to print. Inhabitat favorite Vivien Muller is

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Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

These beautiful wooden sculptures combine natural materials and abstract Islamic and Buddhist patterns with the 3d printing technology. Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates these pieces using both

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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter transforms from a

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This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

At just over 300 square feet, this secluded writer’s retreat is a modern cave-inspired getaway built to foster creativity. The retreat, located in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil, was created by

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This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

When it comes to architectural style, most rentals are bland, cold , and lifeless. Are you a renter or a home owner who dreams about a beautiful outdoor room that is so different from what you have? Are

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Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE pavilion last week. The series of casegoods transform sheet metal from old cars found

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Calling all indie music fans! Oregon's Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is coming to life this August, and we've got your inside look at the awe-inspiring, sustainably crafted stage designs which make

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Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter created this timber-clad sauna for a seaside home on the Stockholm archipelago. The sauna has two wings which gentle fold out toward the Baltic Sea, allowing it to soak up the warmth of

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Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge

Find out which companies are cleaning up with the Greenpeace Detox pledge

Greenpeace calls out major suppliers -  including LVMH, Gap, H&M and Levi's - with their Detox Catwalk to take the Detox pledge to encourage them to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chain.

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Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Plastic products labeled as biodegradable may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology,

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Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the world

Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the world

Rather than traditional marble, plaster or wood, artist Ren Ri has turned to nature to help make his sculptures, by partnering with honeybees! The artist has teamed up with a fleet of pollinators to

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Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

That'll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers. The modular structure was built in just three days and will be

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Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Noor Design’s gorgeous Aqua Mekong is a sustainable five star hotel masquerading as a ship that cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 205 foot vessel is a pinnacle of eco-luxury, combining sustainable

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Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village offers temporary housing for surfers in Spain

Lanterns Sea Village is a proposed temporary housing solution for the many surfers who visit Tarifa's shores in southern Spain. Hundreds of bamboo tetrahedra combine to create a strong, solid structure

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Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.

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Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

The canvases on which she explores include books of maps, atlases and science, that she transforms into works of art by finely cutting their pages into thin strips of paper that then splay out from each

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6 Beautiful and eco-friendly offices that make work seem like a dream

6 Beautiful and eco-friendly offices that make work seem like a dream

Those of you who work or have worked in an office are probably familiar with the lifeless 9-5 routine, stress and sedentarism, which are obviously very bad for anyone's health and also, creativity. But

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“Moneyless man” Mark Boyle builds the world’s first free pub

“Moneyless man” Mark Boyle builds the world’s first free pub

Mark Boyle, better known as the "Moneyless man" is bringing his message of unconditional giving to a permaculture project in Ireland called An Teach Saor, Gaellic for "the free house." When it's complete,

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a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in Vietnam

a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in Vietnam

The pavilion is located on a rocky slope accessible via stone steps that create a promenade and lead to a small clearing among a patch of trees. The structure is open on all sides and is surrounded by

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The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused

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Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions

Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions

It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt - however Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a low-impact way to simply grow

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Father and son launch handmade wooden turntables on Kickstarter, get embroiled in copyright concerns

Father and son launch handmade wooden turntables on Kickstarter, get embroiled in copyright concerns

Seattle-based Silvan Audio Workshop launched a crowdsourcing effort to fund the creation of custom handmade wooden turntables. The father and son woodworking team has been making the rustic-looking

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