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Artist Flips Czech Government a Giant Paper Bird

Artist Flips Czech Government a Giant Paper Bird

Czech artist David Cerny has created a giant middle finger sculpture aimed right at the government buildings of Prague. Cerny’s oversized purple hand sculpture floats in the Vltava River, and is a shot

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University of Chicago’s Daylight-Filled Early Childcare Center Earns LEED Gold

University of Chicago’s Daylight-Filled Early Childcare Center Earns LEED Gold

The new Early Childcare Center West is located on a developing section of campus near the medical center. Ross Barney's design for the daycare center sought to create a playful environment for the

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Fiona Roberts’ Creepy Scopophilia Chair is Made From Hundreds of Repurposed Glass Eyes!

Fiona Roberts’ Creepy Scopophilia Chair is Made From Hundreds of Repurposed Glass Eyes!

The eyes have it in Fiona Roberts' spooky Scopophilia chair - which is made from hundreds of glass eyes! The Australian designer didn’t skin a hundred Furby dolls to make the eye-catching chair, but

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Gorgeous Riverside Piampiano Residence Refurbished with Reclaimed Wood Near Aspen, Colorado

Gorgeous Riverside Piampiano Residence Refurbished with Reclaimed Wood Near Aspen, Colorado

Piampiano Residence is actually a remodel of an existing home next to the Roaring Fork river in Woody Creek, CO. Regulations of Pitkin County would not allow a new home to be built so close to the river,

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6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife

6 Eco Burial Options for a Green Afterlife

Life Gem And Vinyly Eternal Reefs Human Ash Pencils Shelves for Life 3D Cremation Ash Printers Life Gem Your loved ones can forever be reminded of your sparkle, by having your ashes compressed

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Koch Brothers’ Pipeline Leaks 17,000 Gallons of Oil in South Texas

Koch Brothers’ Pipeline Leaks 17,000 Gallons of Oil in South Texas

A Koch Brothers' pipe leaked 400 barrels of oil into an area near Smithville, Texas this week. The spill spewed around 17,000 gallons of crude, and although it has been contained the cause remains

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Green-Roofed Tignespace Athletic Center Reflects the Mountains of Southeast France

Green-Roofed Tignespace Athletic Center Reflects the Mountains of Southeast France

Tignespace was originally a gymnasium at the base of an apartment complex overlooking the lake. The gym was replaced with a new, high performance athletic center that will better meet the needs of the

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Global Wine Production Drops as Climate Change Affects Grape Harvests

Global Wine Production Drops as Climate Change Affects Grape Harvests

Vinyard photo from Shutterstock Wine lovers take note - we may have just hit peak wine. Global demand for wine has outstripped supply as production around the world drops - and global warming is to

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Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas

Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas

The Panasonic Corporation just unveiled plans to launch a new solar LED lantern that will provide light to those living without electricity. The BG-BL03 Lantern can be charged up in just six hours, and it

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Mehrzeller is a Customizable Multicellular Mobile Home in Austria

Mehrzeller is a Customizable Multicellular Mobile Home in Austria

While some of our readers may prefer a more rustic touch, many modern greenies don't want to sacrifice style and comfort for their environmental sensibilities. In which case, the Mehrzeller is right up

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Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail

Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail

One traveling man in China has made his home part of his wardrobe by carrying a hand made shelter on his back like a snail. China News caught up with Liu Lingchao, a 38 year old man who makes his living

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The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

Despite increased awareness, Bisphenol A or BPA is still found in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans - and there are at least a dozen other hormone disruptors that don't get the same kind of press. A

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Tiny Montlake Spite House Sells for Almost $400K!

Tiny Montlake Spite House Sells for Almost $400K!

The bunglow was built back in 1925 on the corner of 24th Avenue East and East Boston on a small plot of land in front of another home. Local folklore says that the property’s pie-like shape is due to

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Japanese Shipwright Sueshiro Sano Creates Stunning Wooden Bicycles

Japanese Shipwright Sueshiro Sano Creates Stunning Wooden Bicycles

Tokyo-based Sueshiro Sano comes from a long legacy of shipwrights - however he’s using his skills to design and produce beautiful bespoke wooden bicycles. Sano’s bicycles are crafted from Honduran

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Walmart Produces More Solar Energy than Any Other U.S. Retailer

Walmart Produces More Solar Energy than Any Other U.S. Retailer

Mega-retailer Walmart has crowned the roofs of their retail locations with enough photovoltaic panels to blast past 39 entire American states with their combined solar capacity. As photovoltaics become

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This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

It's hard to believe, but tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy - and the Museum of the City of New York will be commemorating the milestone with a powerful collection of

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Green Sweetwater Spectrum Housing Helps Adults with Autism Gain Independence

Green Sweetwater Spectrum Housing Helps Adults with Autism Gain Independence

Sweetwater Spectrum is a new housing development designed expressly for autistic adults as a safe home that can offer them a purpose and develop more independence. The 2.8 acre site is just a few blocks

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Selected to Design Wind and Solar-Powered Astana World Expo 2017 Site

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Selected to Design Wind and Solar-Powered Astana World Expo 2017 Site

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's design for the Astana World Expo 2017 will cover 173 hectares in the Esil district of the city. It consists of a central exhibition center surrounded by housing projects,

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Andrew Maynard Extends 15 Foot Wide Solar-Powered Moor House in Victoria

Andrew Maynard Extends 15 Foot Wide Solar-Powered Moor House in Victoria

The front of the Moor Street House was left as is, but the back half of the home was removed to make way for a new, modern and more efficient space that the whole family could use. With only 15 feet of

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Striking Pavilions at the Shanghai West Bund Biennial

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Striking Pavilions at the Shanghai West Bund Biennial

The Shanghai West Bund Biennial for Architecture and Contemporary Art asked Schmidt Hammer Lassen (along with some of China’s most respected architects and selected international architectural

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Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japan’s Millennium City Commune Provides an Earth-Friendly Utopia in Gigantic Greenhouses

Japanese architect Hiroshi Iguchi has once again shown us that greenhouses are more than just homes for plants and veggies. To demonstrate how humans can also benefit from spending time in these large

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Gorgeous Modular Piiri House Seeks a New Owner in Finland

Gorgeous Modular Piiri House Seeks a New Owner in Finland

Piiri is a modular 15 m2 wooden house in Finland that is currently up for auction. Built by students of Aalto University's Wood Program, the prefabricated home has an attractive radial design, plenty of

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Amazon’s Biodome Greenhouses Receive Green Light From Seattle’s Design Review Board

Amazon’s Biodome Greenhouses Receive Green Light From Seattle’s Design Review Board

NBBJ and Amazon have been hard at work for over a year on a compelling, sustainable and publicly accessible design for the internet giant's new headquarters in downtown Seattle. The Design Review Board

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Prefabricated Hangar Homes are Micro Houses on Wheels

Prefabricated Hangar Homes are Micro Houses on Wheels

This stylish mobile home designed by Hangar Design Group will be hitting the markets soon - which means you could actually have one of your very own! These prefabricated micro‐houses on wheels combine a

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Anthony Howe’s Dazzling Kinetic Sculptures Come to Life with a Gust of Wind

Anthony Howe’s Dazzling Kinetic Sculptures Come to Life with a Gust of Wind

When static, Howe’s sculptures are impressive. Extremely detailed and made up of hundreds of tiny parts, the pieces appear like delicate metal infusions that are reminiscent of flower shapes, outer

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Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Ancient Bees Were Wiped Out with the Dinosaurs

Researchers recently discovered that today's bee populations are not the first to succumb to environmental changes. Their studies reveal that along with dinosaurs, a species of carpenter bees was

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Solar-Powered Alpine Meadows Cabin Soaks up the Sun in Lake Tahoe

Solar-Powered Alpine Meadows Cabin Soaks up the Sun in Lake Tahoe

The Alpine Meadows Cabin is located on sloping, south-facing lot with views out towards the mountains on the northwestern side of Lake Tahoe. The clients requested that their home maximize the views of

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World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

Space tourism may soon be within arms reach with World View’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend several hours taking in views of the Earth from 100,000

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Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge Connects Downtown Clifton Forge to New Public Park

Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge Connects Downtown Clifton Forge to New Public Park

VA Tech's design/buildLAB program offers third year architecture students the chance to learn while participating in a project that makes a difference. For the third year now in a row, the program has

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3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek’s new Mycelium Chair is an amazing mushroom-sprouting seat that fuses organic materials with modern 3D printing technology. Working with the University of Aachen,

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