Sustainable Materials

Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Made Entirely of LEGOs by BattleBricks

Mini Mars Curiosity Rover Made Entirely of LEGOs by BattleBricks

On Sunday, America watched with bated breath as the Curiosity Rover successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. For two years, the highly advanced, nuclear-powered rover will explore the surface of

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World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

World Centric Launches World’s First Compostable Toothbrush!

Traveling green isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but Canadian company World Centric has just made it a little simpler by launching the world's first compostable toothbrush. Instead of

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Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

Sman Cruisers’ Classic Wooden Bikes Take to the Streets With Sustainable Style

With summer in full swing and temperatures soaring across the states, why not stay cool and reduce carbon emissions at the same time by taking to the streets on a wooden bicycle by Sman Cruisers? The

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Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Prior to taking off for Asia, Mademoiselle Maurice cut and folded hundreds of origami shapes in her Paris studio. The tiny delicate paper components were carefully folded into origami stars, roses,

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McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

  French industrial designer Patrick Norguet has designed a new reusable coffee cup that McDonald’s restaurants in France will soon give out for free to customers. Norguet has already worked

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Christopher Boffoli Creates Edible Larger-Than-Life Food Landscapes!

Christopher Boffoli Creates Edible Larger-Than-Life Food Landscapes!

Christopher Boffoli´s photographs celebrate the inner beauty of food in every detail, color and texture. You can almost taste the happy, sweet memories of the past, when most of us weren´t allowed to

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Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Atelier Vecteur’s Timber Pavilion for the Festival of Lively Architecture is Not as Simple as it Looks

Built out of timber sticks of different lengths, the welcoming pavilion by Atelier Vecteur, at first glance, is no more than a simple box. But the design team added what they call an "ovoid" to the cube,

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This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

Artist Yoyo Ferro's latest work appeals to Star Wars and origami fans alike! Using teeny tiny pieces of paper, the artist has made an origami Yoda, complete with wrinkled green face, orange robe and

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Diana Herrera’s Incredibly Lifelike Paper Birds Look Like They Could Take Flight

Diana Herrera’s Incredibly Lifelike Paper Birds Look Like They Could Take Flight

Trained as an industrial designer, the Bogota based artist has been focusing her design skills to make a body of sculptural paper works, namely a collection of birds.  Being that birds are generally an

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Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Fann prefers to use Eucalyptus branches because they are strong, flexible and last longer than other branches. He harvests them by cutting them off healthy trees, careful not to cause any damage. Then,

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NC-Office’s Lesser Antilles Eco-Resort Sits in Harmony With the Serene Landscape

NC-Office’s Lesser Antilles Eco-Resort Sits in Harmony With the Serene Landscape

NC-Office has designed a new eco-luxe resort that trickles down a lush mountain onto the shores of the Lesser Antilles. Designed to integrate within the natural beauty of the tropical shoreline, the world

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Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Lin's design follows a number of sustainable principles so that during the rainy season water is harvested on the roof and filters down to be stored in a large container for the rest of the year. Space is

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Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Inhabitat attended last week’s Ford’s Go Further Trend Conference, where Ford’s researchers were on hand to show some of the latest materials extracted from plants that are being used in Ford

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Jacobo Jorgensen’s Quirky Furnishings are Made Entirely From Reclaimed Wood

Jacobo Jorgensen’s Quirky Furnishings are Made Entirely From Reclaimed Wood

Designer Jacobo Jorgensen transforms reclaimed wood into architecture-inspired pieces of furniture. Jorgensen mixes interesting colors and styles to create a wide range of quirky modern furnishings -

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Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

Aellon Teams up With Uhuru to Launch Furniture Made From a Salvaged Indonesian Fishing Boat

After finding out that the 61-foot Indonesian fishing boat was made from a now-threatened wood species and was about to become firewood, Aellon bought it from its owners and set to work salvaging

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Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

Austrian Hans Sapperlot Turns Traditional Loden Fabric Into Cool Knit Furniture Designs

The Austrian designers at Hans Sapperlot have given traditional loden fabric a cool and modern twist. By creating 'invisible' stitches in the woolen material, they turn the simple textile into

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New Bambooline Exhibit Reimagines Berlin’s Urban Wasteland as Temporary Bamboo Farms

New Bambooline Exhibit Reimagines Berlin’s Urban Wasteland as Temporary Bamboo Farms

Architect Peter Ruge’s new Bambooline Berlin exhibition reimagines the historic city as a sustainable center focused on fifteen popular neighborhoods. The project targets unused urban areas,

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Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

With an emphasis on preserving the rich tradition of American skilled labor, Field Aesthetic Manufacturing Company has devised an array of handmade sustainable products. The Green Mountains based company

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Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Whether you're looking for a new backpack to tote around your laptop as you cycle around the city, or you plan on undertaking a hiking excursion high up in the mountains, this simple yet stylish Stratham

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LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

The LivingHomes project in Los Altos achieved the “Z6” environmental goals that the Santa Monica-based firm sets for all of its projects. All of the wood used in the construction is from Forest

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Vo Trong Nghia’s BambooBooth is Made Entirely of 500 Stalks of Bamboo!

Vo Trong Nghia’s BambooBooth is Made Entirely of 500 Stalks of Bamboo!

Bamboo is a vital part of Vietnam's architectural vernacular, and the architects at Vo Trong Nghia put it to incredible use in their intricate projects. The exterior of Bamboobooth slopes forward, like a

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100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

Elevated to protect against floods and constructed of sustainably-sourced timber that references the island's rich biodiversity, the Great Barrier House is comfortable in both summer and winter. Despite

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Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

These amazing perforated pendant lamps are the creation of product designer Etienne Esmenjaud. By using low-impact and easy to handle materials, such as FSC wood and felt, he is able to laser-cut, pierce

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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

Each Stick "nursery," as Djuric Tardio calls them, will feature the latest in sustainable bioclimatic technologies to ensure that they are energy efficient and infused with natural light. The lower level

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Guests Can Sleep Among the Trees in Peru’s Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge

Guests Can Sleep Among the Trees in Peru’s Posada Amazonas Jungle Lodge

Guests begin their Amazonian adventure with a 45-minute boat ride from Puerto Maldonado to the lodge, getting a first taste of the verdant environs they'll experience during their stay.

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10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

Flip-flops are a summer staple that many of us will be spending the next three months in. But instead of purchasing some flimsy pair at the local mall this year, why not consider slipping your toes into

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6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

6 Cozy Cocoons to Retreat From The World

DEDON's Zero Waste Nest Rest is Made From a Recyclable Synthetic Resin Fiber Made from an innovative eco-lux material that is recyclable, non-toxic and weatherproof, DEDON's Nest Rest is the perfect

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6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

Japanese Bonsai Series Make Tiny Architecture With bonsai style as his inspiration, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba created a series of incredibly intricate worlds. Using standard craft materials, he

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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine's entrance, right at the edge of Sarmiento Lake. Its curved shape is inspired by old prehistoric fossils, and its organic aerodynamic silhouette was

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Tommaso Guerra’s Lampada Ragno Features Spider-like Legs of Light

Tommaso Guerra’s Lampada Ragno Features Spider-like Legs of Light

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian designer, illustrator and street artist all rolled into one. And just like his multi-faceted self, his Lampada Ragno incorporates a network of six lamps connected at one

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