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Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

How can an underwear company raise awareness about world poverty? Cramming a bunch of half-dressed people into an oversize pair of purple underpants in the streets of London seems like a pretty good way

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG, which stands for "Canals in Hackney Users’ Group", is a charity and a community of boaters who live in Kingsland Basin, in Hackney's central London. This community has around 14 boats, but there

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

Stefanie Nieuwenhuys Makes Snakeskin-Like Couture from Recycled Wood Chips

You may not want to throw out the scraps from your latest home improvement project too quickly - you may find inspiration in the "trash".  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys, inspired by seeing leftover woodchips on a

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Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Frieze Art Fair Pavilions Wrap Regent’s Park in Timber and Plastic

Each year, the Frieze Art Fair brings top galleries and artists from around the world to London. This year, architects Carmody Groarke were asked to create temporary pavilions for the fair in Regent’s

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Ariane Prin Creates Brilliant Colored Pencils from Recycled Waste

Ariane Prin Creates Brilliant Colored Pencils from Recycled Waste

French student Ariane Prin developed a fantastic project while studying at London's Royal College of Art that recycles the University's waste into fun and colorful pencils. 'From Here For Here' is an

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Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

The crypt received its first coffin burial in 1822, with the body of 12 year old Ellen Strachey. It was then used as an alternative to village burial grounds, offering more space to deceased family

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Thanks to a $7,000 cash injection from Kickstarter and a joint effort between Sims Recycling Solutions, Picture House Hackney, and the event´s organizers, Films on Fridges is now a reality. The sold-out

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Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution started in 2007 and is a not-for-profit education project based in London dedicated to guiding people towards positive solutions and low carbon lifestyles. They use bicycle power

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World’s Largest Solar Bridge Crosses The River Thames in London

World’s Largest Solar Bridge Crosses The River Thames in London

Over 100 bridges, 20 tunnels, and six public ferries cross the River Thames, but only Blackfriars will shine in photovoltaic glory. Solarcentury is working in conjunction with other public transportation

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Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled

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World’s First LEGO Greenhouse

World’s First LEGO Greenhouse

The pitched LEGO Greenhouse is installed on Covent Garden's NE Piazza facing James Street - the main entrance to one of the city's most deluxe destinations. This is no mistake. Covent Garden plays a

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Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

The walkway will not only be environmentally friendly with lots of open outdoor space, but will also complement the culture of the city of London. Placed in the heart of the city, the long horizontal park

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3013 Installation Made From Recycled Wood Cascades Down a London Building

3013 Installation Made From Recycled Wood Cascades Down a London Building

Led by artist Lawrence Lek, designer Onur Ozkaya and architect Jesse Randzio, the students conceived of the design, and constructed the oversized leaf-like pieces, which hang from their fourth floor roof,

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Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Xome Arquitectos began their design based on the premise that by 2050 more than 70% of the world's population will live in an urban environment. If this comes to fruition as expected, vertical farming

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Tom Back’s Straw “Thrive Hive” is a Cozy Home for Bees

Tom Back’s Straw “Thrive Hive” is a Cozy Home for Bees

While many beekeepers use boxes to encourage bees to get busy, Tom Back's project better approximates their natural habitat. By weaving straw to create a well-insulated barrel-shaped vessel that is

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Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Designed from two very different and contrasting materials, ORIGIN is a two-part pendant lamp made from natural wood and partially recycled Corian®. Its creator is furniture and product designer Gregg

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Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Recently spotted at New Designers exhibition in London, this long and lean wooden lamp is made with neither glue nor screws. Designed by recent Plymouth University graduate Dan Murley, the design is made

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Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

It took a total of 7 years to obtain the necessary properties and access rights to be able to build the apartment. After shoring up the building's structure to be able to handle the new load, a steel and

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Balvenie Distillery’s Covent Garden Pop-up Recycles Whiskey Barrels for its Interior

Balvenie Distillery’s Covent Garden Pop-up Recycles Whiskey Barrels for its Interior

Created for the Balvenie brand, The Whisky Den was a temporary bar, open for four weeks. As the weeks passed, Anonymous Artists added more and more to the rustic interior. The ever-evolving space featured

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PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

Originally opened in 1852, King's Cross is a key station in London's railway network and its proximity to the St. Pancras mainline station makes it one of Britain's biggest transport hubs. The solidly

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Alvaro Siza’s Solar-Powered Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Illuminated by Polycarbonate Panels

Alvaro Siza’s Solar-Powered Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Illuminated by Polycarbonate Panels

During the day, the open structure served as a comfortable café that offered light fare and coffee to visitors to the gallery and to Hyde Park. The open plan of the timber “legs” allowed for natural

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Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

The brainchild of Lindsey Scannapieco, Films on Fridges was created as a way to animate a vacant lot in a creative way while celebrating the Olympics. Scannapieco was helped out by her business partner

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Roomy Tex-Tonic House 1 is the Epitome of Creative Mixed-Use Renovation

Roomy Tex-Tonic House 1 is the Epitome of Creative Mixed-Use Renovation

With a mere 466 square meters to work with, Paul McAneary Architects had to be creative - although that doesn't seem to be a problem for them. They added three boxes to the building that are made from

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Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

We have seen and loved IKEA Hackers because by personalizing, repurposing, and rearranging existing parts and products, there is no need for using new raw materials. Plus, the result is always very

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PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

Produced by free hand steam bending of local Ash, 'Florence' table by University of Plymouth graduate Yvette Cox dances its way into sculptural design while being functional and unique at the same

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