Sustainable Materials

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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Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley is an Oregon-based artist and designer with a penchant for bugs and butterflies. A former model turned collector, Marley became obsessed with beetles after he finally got over his fear

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Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist studios, and

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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended ecological

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Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

New Zealand-based designer Timothy John has created an entire collection of everyday products made almost entirely from felt. His Woven Collection includes a clock, two lamps, a table, and and flower vase

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F.L.O.E.! Is Bringing Earthbag Construction to Rural Nepal

F.L.O.E.! Is Bringing Earthbag Construction to Rural Nepal

F.L.O.E.! (For the Love of Earthbags!) is a design project in rural Nepal that is bringing the sustainable building method of earthbag construction to mountain communities. The project is an initiative

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Ultra-Modern Triple V Gallery Juts From the Landscape in Three Sharp Points

Ultra-Modern Triple V Gallery Juts From the Landscape in Three Sharp Points

The shape of the triangle is repeated in the floorplan of the Triple V, as well as the pitched roof. The sharp peaks also allow for easy rainwater run off, protecting the roof from water damage, and

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REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico

REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico

A strage mix that works really well, REC architects´office block in Mexico is a modernist building with a twist. Mixing traditional biodegradable materials with sharp glass and steel,

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The Speedy Axalko Wooden Bicycle Is Handcrafted From Ash Wood in Spain

The Speedy Axalko Wooden Bicycle Is Handcrafted From Ash Wood in Spain

Axalko's stunning wooden bicycle is truly a work of art, handcrafted from ash wood into a beautiful piece of functional design. Aptly named after a quick-witted fox from a childhood fable, the Axalko bike

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Michael Velliquette Transforms Paper into Colorful Textured Sculptures

Michael Velliquette Transforms Paper into Colorful Textured Sculptures

Unlike other artists who work with paper, Velliquette’s cuts and curves are more spontaneous, allowing the placement of each piece to dictate his next move. One would hardly guess the method to this

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Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

The cement manufacturing process has a staggering carbon footprint - said to be responsible for up to 7 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry releases around 9 lbs of carbon dioxide for

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Israel’s Hula Visitor Center Offers Breathtaking Vantage Points for Birdwatching

Israel’s Hula Visitor Center Offers Breathtaking Vantage Points for Birdwatching

The Hula Visitor’s Center is almost not discernable amongst the region’s mountains and valleys. The building’s viewing tower is the only element of the structure that purposely juts out of the

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Marco Casagrande’s Woven Willow Sandworm Rises from a Belgian Beach

Marco Casagrande’s Woven Willow Sandworm Rises from a Belgian Beach

Over the course of four weeks, Casagrande and his team of young architects constructed the spiney frame and open weave of the structure, not far from the water’s edge. Reaching almost 150 feet long,

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Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s New Coworking Office Maximizes Space With Private Plywood Loft

Mode:lina’s office is set in an airy loft-like room of the former printing house, complete with high ceilings and exposed industrial piping. With few windows, the team wanted to create separate work

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Dirk Vander Kooij’s Repurposed Robot Prints “Endless” Furniture From Recycled E-Waste

Dirk Vander Kooij’s Repurposed Robot Prints “Endless” Furniture From Recycled E-Waste

Dirk Vander Kooij is set to unveil a new line of "Endless" furniture made from recycled e-waste at "The Future in the Making", an exhibition organised by Domus that will take place during Milan Design

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IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA just unveiled its latest collection of designs, and one of the brightest is Ehlen Johansson's gorgeous SOLKULLEN LED pendant lamp, which makes efficient use of materials and energy. Glowing like a

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Artist Proposes Growing a Museum Out of Wheat

Artist Proposes Growing a Museum Out of Wheat

We've seen museums grow from the ground up, but never literally - until now. New Hampshire artist F. Marek Modzelewski is planning to grow a field of wheat on a future museum site, harvest it, and then

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Louver Facade Bridge House Harmonizes With a Lush Connecticut Valley

Louver Facade Bridge House Harmonizes With a Lush Connecticut Valley

The modern, minimalist design is not only stunning, but also the architects’ reaction to the sloping hills of the home’s site. Two sections of the home are set perpendicular to each other, each

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