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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

If you own a MacBook you're probably looking for the best way to protect that precious piece of machinery from external forces. Designed by Silva, this sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect

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Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop's latest addition to their international collection of eco-stores packs a bamboo punch that is sure to delight locals and tourists alike. Opened in December last year in Sheung Wan, China, the

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Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Great emphasis is put on shared spaces for a community that is accustomed to a vibrant street life. Areas that might be devoted to individual terracing (in a western context) are designed instead to

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Beautiful Green Village of Balinese Bamboo Homes Crafted by Ibuku

Beautiful Green Village of Balinese Bamboo Homes Crafted by Ibuku

Ibuku (formerly called PTBambu), a design-build firm located outside of Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, is the visionary behind both the Green School and the Green Village. So far one home in the

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Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

We love that this simple LED desk lamp by Green Tuna Design doesn't take itself too seriously, even though it's got some major green cred. Not only is it lasercut from 5mm sustainable bamboo wood and

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A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

The family home is located on a tight and long narrow plot bordered on three sides by houses with shared walls -- the only free opening is towards the street. In order to bring more daylight and fresh air

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

We got to see the Windtronics WT6500 wind generator for Honeywell up close and this thing is big. It’s energy production is built around the outer ring which is a revolution in design. It also starts

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Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

This Bamboo Lounger by London-based design firm Objekt Incorporated showcases the potential for using bamboo in its unprocessed state. Rings of the fast-growing material were woven together to create a

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed “Study of Life”, the lamp consists of two

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K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials out there, so it’s no surprise that K2 is using it as the prime material for their brand new “Bambooyah” snowboard. Featuring a design

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Radiant Yhi Pendant Lamps Inspired by Aborigine Sun Goddess

Radiant Yhi Pendant Lamps Inspired by Aborigine Sun Goddess

These beautiful Yhi pendant lamps by Brian Steendyk benefit from a brilliant flat-pack design that saves on shipping costs while cutting down on carbon emissions. One of our favorite designs from the

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Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

As bamboo is easily sourced around the Indian Ocean Rim, this renewable and inexpensive material is perfect for those in need of shelter. Bamboo's super strong and light physical characteristics also made

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Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Combining the eco-friendly benefits of fast growing bamboo and refurbishable steel with the nostalgia-evoking shape of an elementary school seat, Alex Whitney’s ‘Pennyfields’ chair is a simple,

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

With all the talk about BPA, phthalates, and other hinky chemicals that could potentially leach into our food and drink, it's no wonder that we're turning a gimlet eye to anything that passes through our

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Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Some ambitious students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India have constructed this bamboo bus stop for commuters. The structure is intended to demonstrate the structural efficiency of

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Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

The iPhone is a sleek piece of minimalist design, and this beautiful piece of modern technology shouldn't be spoiled by an ostentatious skin made from earth-unfriendly silicones and plastics. If you've

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

Today is your last chance to win an iPad and DODOcase! So far we've received hundreds of impressive, inspiring and amusing responses from Inhabitants all over the world hoping to get their hands on

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GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

WIN THIS AWESOME NEW IPAD! What better way to spend the summer than lounging poolside with a brand new iPad and an ice-cold drink? One lucky Inhabitant will soon be calling themselves the proud owner

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GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! You’ve seen it, you’ve coveted it, and now you could be the one lucky reader to win it! This summer should be all about saving trees, so what better way to

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Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! What better way to get some summer reading in than on a brand spanking new iPad?! We're giving one away along with a rad sketchbook-style bamboo DODOcase and

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Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)

Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)

MAKE SAVING TREES SEXY and WIN AN IPAD! Hoping to catch up on your summer reading without the bulk and arborcide associated with books? Well, we're giving away a brand spanking new iPad and awesome

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Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

As the iPad revolution starts to pick up steam, companies are hopping on the bandwagon with a bevy of cases and accessories -- but few as elegant as the DODOcase. Drawing inspiration from the moleskin

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The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School was established side-by-side with the non-profit Meranggi Foundation, which develops bamboo plantations by presenting seedlings to local rice farmers. The project also harnessed the

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Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

What do you give the woman who brought you into this world and raised you? For architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the answer was a beautiful bamboo retreat in Costa Rica. Some years ago, his mom stole away

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Organic Building in Osaka is Clad with Plant-Filled Pockets

Organic Building in Osaka is Clad with Plant-Filled Pockets

Space is limited in densely packed Japan meaning there is hardly any room remaining for garden space - but one great solution to this constraint is to place gardens right on the exteriors of buildings!

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Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Seen over at Arch Daily this morning, Germany and China's captivating German-Chinese House for the Shanghai World expo is a study in bamboo. The two story art building is the only pavilion in the Expo to

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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