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Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular store-bought wrapping

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

INFOGRAPHIC: Recycling tips for the holidays

Have you heard the term "closing the loop" with regard to holiday shopping? It refers to the idea of purchasing items made with recycled materials instead of brand-new products, like recycling a cell

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Workplace?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Green is Your Workplace?

If you work in an office building, take a look around you right now. From where you're sitting, would you say that your office is fairly proactive as far as energy efficiency is concerned? What about

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

Did you know that insulating your house properly can save you money in both winter and summertime? In winter, insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and stops drafts from chilling you to the

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Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

These beautiful masks range from those created from simple white sheets of paper, to intricately colored ones that look like works of art. They are a perfect last-minute idea for those who still haven’t

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Colorful Intricate Creatures Made from Recycled Prints and Magazines

Colorful Intricate Creatures Made from Recycled Prints and Magazines

The Soon team set to work on piles of used paper, printed with everything from ads to editorials. The pages were separated into a rainbow of colors, giving the paper crafters easy access for their

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Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

Crea-Re Studio’s Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

  Crea-Re Studio is a collaborative team comprised of Polish artist Maria Fiter and Italian Marco Migliorisi. Together, they create a number of products which are all unique and hand-crafted

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Tips for Greening Up Your Graphic Design Practice

Tips for Greening Up Your Graphic Design Practice

Print-based graphic design is an essential service that's utilized by just about every company out there. From simple business cards to complete corporate identity packages, fashion lookbooks, posters,

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Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Hwang is a wife and mother, originally from Seoul, and now based in Columbus, Ohio. Her original works of art are very difficult to produce, and therefore expensive to purchase, but because she wanted

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Celebrate Mother’s Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

Celebrate Mother’s Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

According to Hallmark, over 160 million greeting cards are given each Mother's Day, making it the third largest card-sending holiday on the planet. That equals a lot of paper, and you can bet that a fair

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.

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Dear Human Recycles Paper Pulp into Illuminating Pulplite Pendant Lamps

Dear Human Recycles Paper Pulp into Illuminating Pulplite Pendant Lamps

Utilizing the paper offcuts from a local garment factory, Canadian-based studio Dear Human recently developed the Pulplites series. Made up of 100% pulped recycled paper, these handmade ceramic and paper

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Now You Can Rule Your Own “Eastern Block” with These Pop-Up Paper Buildings

Now You Can Rule Your Own “Eastern Block” with These Pop-Up Paper Buildings

  Blok Wschodni / Eastern Block is a collection of paper cut-out models representing various modernist buildings in Warsaw, Poland. Made and distributed by Zupagrafika, the series features

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Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

You wouldn't expect cardboard to be strong enough to build load-bearing infrastructure, but that's exactly what ingenious architect Shigeru Ban used to build a bridge across the Gardon River in France.

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Adorable Recycled Paper Pressed Pets Ornaments Turn Green Christmas Trees into Fairytales

Adorable Recycled Paper Pressed Pets Ornaments Turn Green Christmas Trees into Fairytales

Christmas is just a couple days away, and these handcrafted holiday decorations would make charming eco-friendly gifts. Called Pressed Pets, these adorable ornaments are made entirely from pressed

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Solar-Powered Berlin Home Features a Camouflaging Pixelated Facade

Solar-Powered Berlin Home Features a Camouflaging Pixelated Facade

The color gradient of the house is laid out so it gets darker close towards the ground and blends with the adjacent treetops. The pixel-like façade combines sustainable technologies with traditional

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Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The Dusty Desert Plain at Burning Man

Loopcamp: Giant Musical Recycled Paper Cylinders Rise From The Dusty Desert Plain at Burning Man

Black Rock City is carefully organized in a giant semi-circle with grid rows that all face the open desert, and the scene of the final burning event. Malka Architecture installed their recycled cylinders,

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Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Sitting at the main entrance of Eindhoven’s Katrina Kerk cathedral (chosen because churches are strong symbols of communicating and transmitting messages to millions of people) Carbonell’s social

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Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Walking around this year’s Dutch Design Week, we almost missed these cute paper vessels made from recycled receipts by Noor Nuyten. Each paper cup is made from a used receipt roll that has been coated

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Grow Anthology Crafts Vintage-Inspired Longboards from Recycled Paper

Grow Anthology Crafts Vintage-Inspired Longboards from Recycled Paper

Grow Anthology crafts these flexible, waterproof and eco-friendly longboards from recycled paper. With designs that reference nature and that are inspired by the lines of vintage surfboards, each

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and they never

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PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

PHOTOS: The Most Delicious Green Designs at the Berlin Taste Festival

We were at Taste Festival for Berlin's duo Culinary Misfits, which through non-profit arrangements with farmers makes delicious vegetables that can't be sold because their unusual

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Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Balance studio designed Pulpop - a sculptural doughnut-shaped speaker made from recycled paper pulp that blasts your mp3 player's tunes straight from your desk. Remember that cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clock

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Back To Wood: Andrej Malinin Recycles Old Newspapers Into New Furniture

Back To Wood: Andrej Malinin Recycles Old Newspapers Into New Furniture

Swedish designer Andrej Malinin uses recycled newspaper and colorful paper waste to create a strong, compostable material that resembles wood. By gluing together hundreds of paper layers using a

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FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

Now your eco-conscience can rest a little easier when you need to ship documents around the world - FedEx announced today that it will make its FedEx Express envelope carbon-neutral with the launch of a

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Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias Creates Charming Miniature Worlds Inside Recycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Anastassia Elias is a painter, illustrator and collage artist and her Rouleaux dioramas showcase just one of her many talents. She creates tiny scenes inside the tubes by attaching paper cutouts to the

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Peter Gentenaar’s Ethereal Paper Sculptures Float in the Air Like Jellyfish

Peter Gentenaar’s Ethereal Paper Sculptures Float in the Air Like Jellyfish

Peter Gentenaar's art was born out of the limitations of what he could (or couldn't) create with store-bought paper. So with the help of the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, he built his own paper factory and

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

We all know that avoiding information overload is pretty difficult these days, but here are some interesting (to say the least) designs that will help you regain your sense of self. Handmade by Design

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Crotos Recycles Used Metro Tickets and Risque Flyers into Useful Notebooks

Crotos Recycles Used Metro Tickets and Risque Flyers into Useful Notebooks

Crotos is an Argentine brand that turns all kinds of urban trash paper into useful recycled notebooks. Metro tickets, scrap photocopies, old forms and even risque flyers are sorted and binded into

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