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Help Make This Fascinating Biomimicry Book a Reality and Get Cool Perks

Help Make This Fascinating Biomimicry Book a Reality and Get Cool Perks

If you've been following Inhabitat for a while, you're probably familiar with Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker's brilliant biomimicry articles. For the past year and a half, Tamsin has been pouring her heart

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High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

High-Tech Rogue C6 May Be the First Carbon Commuter Bike on the Market

David Lupafya recently launched a Kickstarter for the Rogue C6, an intelligent carbon hybrid bike that combines the ultra-lightweight and responsive features of a road bike with the technology and comfort

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Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Refold Cardboard Standing Desks Let You Customize Your Workspace in Style

Most of us already know the many benefits of standing desks, but buying new office furniture can get expensive. These standing desks by Refold are an ideal solution, as they're lightweight and

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Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Sustainable Beluga Razors Put a New Spin on a Classic Shave

Did you know that in the United States alone, over 2 billion disposable razors are thrown in the garbage every year? That's a hell of a lot of plastic and waste metal accumulating in landfills

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Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

There are few who'd deny that a folding bike can be a huge asset for city-dwellers who enjoy cycling around town: not only are they lightweight and portable, but they can be taken onto public transit or

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Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost - and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77, the invisible umbrella concept - which uses forced air to

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Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

Portable ZestDesk Turns Any Table Into a Standing Desk

If you're in the market for a chic, portable standing desk, look no further than the ZestDesk - an adjustable device that turns any table into a standing desk. Created by Peter and James Moore, the

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Catch Oil Polluters in Your Own Backyard With This Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

Catch Oil Polluters in Your Own Backyard With This Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

Have you ever wondered what kind of pollutants could be leaking into your backyard? Public Lab recently unveiled a DIY open source kit that lets you identify oil pollution by type and determine where it

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Visionary Rabbit Island Artists’ Residency Becomes a Reality in Michigan

Visionary Rabbit Island Artists’ Residency Becomes a Reality in Michigan

It has been three years since we first told you about Rob Gorski and Andrew Ranville's goal to make Northern Michigan's Rabbit Island a place where nature, science, and art converge. Since then, the

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Seatylock: Brilliant Bicycle Saddle Conveniently Transforms into a Solid Metal Bicycle Lock

Seatylock: Brilliant Bicycle Saddle Conveniently Transforms into a Solid Metal Bicycle Lock

As urban cycling rises in popularity, so does bike theft. Rather than lugging around a heavy lock or removing your seat post to prevent saddle theft, there's now a new invention in town that's so

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Support Studio Swine’s Voyage to the North Atlantic Gyre and Help Them Turn Ocean Plastic into Bespoke Furniture

Support Studio Swine’s Voyage to the North Atlantic Gyre and Help Them Turn Ocean Plastic into Bespoke Furniture

While most have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, few know about the smaller, but equally problematic North Atlantic Gyre. To help raise awareness about the issue and remove plastic from our

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Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle with the Bambobee Bike Kit

Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle with the Bambobee Bike Kit

Following the success of his Bamboobee bicycles, designer Sunny Chuah has launched his next project: the Bamboobee Build it Yourself (BIY) kit. Designed for all age groups, each package will come with

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Cortica: Cork-Wrapped Porcelain Mug is a Stylish Alternative to Throwaway Paper Cups

Cortica: Cork-Wrapped Porcelain Mug is a Stylish Alternative to Throwaway Paper Cups

Plastic mugs are not environmentally-friendly, and they can affect the taste of your coffee - which is why builder and designer Robert Knox opted for materials such as porcelain and cork. He also points

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Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

Shigeichiro Takeuchi created Swing Bin, a sculptural piece of art that looks almost too beautiful for its actual role as a trash can. The deceptively simple design follows a minimalist aesthetic and

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DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear Around Your Wrist

DEET-Free Invisaband is Natural Mosquito Repellent That You Wear Around Your Wrist

Mosquitoes are one of summer's biggest buzz-kills, but slathering on bug spray filled with toxic DEET chemicals isn’t a very appealing way to ward off the bugs either. That's why Gogadgety Inc. designed

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Bike Lift&Carry Makes Lugging Your Bicycle Upstairs as Easy as Carrying a Shoulderbag

Bike Lift&Carry Makes Lugging Your Bicycle Upstairs as Easy as Carrying a Shoulderbag

Are you an urban cyclist that loathes the stairs? Whether it's schlepping your two wheels up to the apartment or down the steps to the metro, transporting a heavy bike is at best an annoyance and at worst

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Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Got an itchy green thumb for an organic garden but not the space to support it? Introducing the Vertocology Hanging Garden, a vertical structure created by Eugene-based Mark Scott Lavin that's perfect for

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Support Public Health By Helping Kickstart MIT Student’s Awesome Make-Your-Own Standing Desk Project

Support Public Health By Helping Kickstart MIT Student’s Awesome Make-Your-Own Standing Desk Project

Sitting is the new smoking, so creating a sturdy but low-cost standing desk has become one of the most popular challenges for designers everywhere--and two MIT graduate students have just unveiled one of

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Nanoleaf Bloom LED Light Bulb Can Transform Any Standard Light Switch into an Energy-Saving Dimmer

Nanoleaf Bloom LED Light Bulb Can Transform Any Standard Light Switch into an Energy-Saving Dimmer

Did you know that dimming your lights by half can cut your electricity use by 40 percent and save up to $30 a year on utilities? To help the average person make the switch to dimmers and adopt more energy

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Hydros Smart Irrigation System Saves Water and Slashes Your Bills by 60%

Hydros Smart Irrigation System Saves Water and Slashes Your Bills by 60%

Water is a valuable resource - and it will only get more expensive if we continue use wasteful old-fashioned irrigation techniques such as sprinklers. One smart alternative is Hydros, an irrigation

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Journalist to Film Factory Farms from Above Using Drones to Get Around Ag Gag Laws

Journalist to Film Factory Farms from Above Using Drones to Get Around Ag Gag Laws

Footage of what happens on factory farms has horrified people in the past - so much so that several states have made it illegal to document livestock operations. But investigative journalist Will Potter

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This Universal Bike Can Be Adjusted to Fit Any Body

This Universal Bike Can Be Adjusted to Fit Any Body

A bicycle that fits your body properly is an absolute pleasure to ride, but many people just don't buy the bike that's right for them. Alternately, they'll buy one that's right for their height, but won't

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Lumio Folding Book Lamp Creator Max Gunawan

We met up with Max at the Techshop in San Francisco, CA to see the Lumio first hand. At first glance the lamp looks like a simple hard-bound book or journal, but once you open it, the book unfolds several

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Rainforest Connection’s Solar-Powered Smartphones Catch Illegal Loggers and Poachers

Rainforest Connection’s Solar-Powered Smartphones Catch Illegal Loggers and Poachers

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) has just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to protect some of the world’s most endangered rainforests using recycled smartphones. Each device monitors rainforest

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AeroVelo Unveils Plans to Build the World’s Fastest Bicycle

AeroVelo Unveils Plans to Build the World’s Fastest Bicycle

Canada-based AeroVelo just launched a Kickstarter campaign to build the world's fastest bicycle! Last year, AeroVelo narrowly missed winning the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain,

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Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

Storkstand: World’s Most Affordable Mobile Standing Desk Turns Any Chair into a Work Station

We all know the ills of sitting all day, but many of us just can't justify buying an expensive dedicated standing desk. That's why product designer Mike Goldberg created StorkStand, a collapsible standing

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16 Million Color Scribble Pen Lets You Capture the Hue of Any Object

16 Million Color Scribble Pen Lets You Capture the Hue of Any Object

Do you find the hues in the average box of colored pencils or crayons too limiting? The folks at Scribble feel your pain, which is why they've developed the world's first pen that can replicate 16 million

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Auto-balancing Jyrobike for Kids Removes the Fear of Falling for First Time Riders

Auto-balancing Jyrobike for Kids Removes the Fear of Falling for First Time Riders

Learning to ride a bike is a classic rite of passage, but it can be incredibly daunting to kids scared of crashing or falling over. To help remove fears and streamline the learning process, a team of

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Could a Fake Floating Beach Pop Up in Manhattan by 2016?

Could a Fake Floating Beach Pop Up in Manhattan by 2016?

While the government is trying to prevent sea level rise from washing away the northeastern seaboard, a team of designers have launched an imaginative new concept that'll make sure a sandy beach is always

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Help Make the Biggest Tiny World in the World a Reality!

Help Make the Biggest Tiny World in the World a Reality!

If you've ever wanted to feel like a giant, here's your big, er, small chance. Israeli entrepreneur Eiran Gazit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build Gulliver’s Gate, the biggest tiny world in

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