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The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

The Laptop Compubody Sock is a Commentary on Our Attachment to Computers

Working on your laptop in public can be distracting, and it can be difficult to keep your work private from the wandering eyes of the people around you. Electronics guru Becky Stern came up with a

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The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, human

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication —

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top 6 DIY Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Just as we predicted back 2011, 2012 saw even more people rolling up their sleeves and embracing DIY culture, and we're honored that so many of you came to Inhabitat as a resource for some of these

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Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

Make Your Own DIY Green Gifts This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, skip the consumer madness and get crafty! Why not give your friends and family hand-made one-of-a-kind gifts that you made with a little of your own elbow grease (and we don't mean

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the

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DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts!

  1. Ornament Terrarium Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old

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Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden's Garden Melodies blog, she

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HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Hanukkah Jelly Donuts

The first day of Hanukkah is this coming Sunday - so why not celebrate the season with a batch of delicious vegan, gluten-free sufganiyot jelly donuts? We've rounded up our favorite recipe for these

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DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

Powder spices on spoons image via Shutterstock What you’ll need: A big bottle/vat of extra virgin olive oil A large measuring cup with a spout Pretty bottles Dried herbs and spices as

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DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

DIY Gift Idea: 10 Recipes You Can Gift in Jars

What you’ll need: Clean, lidded jars in assorted sizes The dry ingredients as per your recipe A list of the wet ingredients needed for each recipe (to send along with the jar) Ribbons, bows,

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

UK-based designer Michael Hannaford has created a green set of serving utensils made from upcycled glass spirit bottles. Dubbed Spoonboozer, the set is refined, strong, and it reuses resources, making it

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DIY: How To Make Your Own Lip Balms

DIY: How To Make Your Own Lip Balms

There are a plethora of lip balm recipes available online to choose from—do a quick search on Pinterest for "lip balm recipe" and you'll see what I mean—so you have oodles to sort through. From

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Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Littlest Marty McFly Goes Back to the Future in Awesome DeLorean Push Car Halloween Costume

Cory Newton-Smith took his son Back to the Future this Halloween with an incredible Marty McFly costume - and he even decked out the toddler's stroller like a flying DeLorean time machine! The DeLorean's

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8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

Kids often accuse their eco-minded parents of taking recycling and DIY projects to a level that is socially suicidal, especially during holidays like Halloween. So we put together a series of awesome

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HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

HOW TO: Make Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are a sought-after staple for trick-or-treaters, but store-bought varieties are loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors. This halloween, make your own delicious vegan peanut

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DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

DIY: How To Make a Spooky Cut-Out Skull T-Shirt for Halloween

If you're not sure what to do for a costume for Halloween or if you're just too lazy to go all out, get into the spirit with this easy cut-out skull t-shirt! This DIY project isn't just for kids; all you

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DNA Pioneer Craig Venter Developing a 3D Printer for Vaccines

DNA Pioneer Craig Venter Developing a 3D Printer for Vaccines

Photo via Shutterstock Geneticist J. Craig Venter told attendees at the recent Wired Health Conference in New York City that his scientific team is working on what he calls “a 3D printer for DNA, a

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DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

DIY: Make A Hammock Chair from Upcycled Plastic Bags

If you have a bunch of plastic bags lying around, upcycle them into a hammock chair! All you need to make one is time (you'll need to braid each plastic bag to make it sturdy), about 500 plastic bags,

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then look no

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HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

HOW TO: Pickle Beets In Just 1 Hour

Beets come in all shapes and sized, from dark red and pink striped to light orange and everything in between. We used a bunch of gorgeous organic Chioggia beets from the farmer's market. Chioggia beets

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Nathan Myhrvold’s New Digital Rights Management Patent Could Restrict 3D Printing

Nathan Myhrvold’s New Digital Rights Management Patent Could Restrict 3D Printing

A company run by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold has obtained a patent for a technology that could be used to impose digital rights management (DRM) on 3D printing. According to Antonio Regalado,

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‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

Memorabili's scenographers and local eco-designers Kaspar Hamacher and Matylda Krzykowski exhibited ¨Display Case¨, a set of 12 solid oak containers made from fallen trees. The storage system can

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

Our World: A Giant Pixelated LEGO Map Built from 1 Million Bricks!

The Southbank Centre teamed up with LEGO to help out Duncan Titmarsh—the UK‘s only certified LEGO professional—and a team of volunteers bring to life a giant map of the world. Exhibited from 23rd

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Jason Lloyd Fletcher Recycles Vintage Belts Into Unique Tables and Chairs

Looking for some statement pieces for your home? Genevieve is a series of handmade furnishings designed by Jason Lloyd Fletcher, who also created The Third Generation Furniture.  The collection of

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