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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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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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Ecolite is a Compostable Cat Litter Box Made from Recycled Paper Pulp

Ecolite is a Compostable Cat Litter Box Made from Recycled Paper Pulp

Although more expensive and less durable than their plastic counterparts, biodegradable cat litter boxes have some sustainable aspects that shouldn't be ignored by feline owners. Designed by French

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Cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clocks by Joon & Jung Give Mass Produced Objects a Human Touch

Cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clocks by Joon & Jung Give Mass Produced Objects a Human Touch

By asking themselves how  to add a more human touch to objects in the age of mass production, Joon & Jung created these adorable recycled alarm clocks made from recycled paper pulp. Born in Korea and

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns out that

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STICK: Beautifully Branching Wall Ornament Made From Recycled Paper

STICK: Beautifully Branching Wall Ornament Made From Recycled Paper

STICK is an eco-friendly wall covering product designed by Birmingham City University postgraduate Jiaqi Zhou. The wall ornament is made from recycled paper, and it can be used to display light items.

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Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

Packaging the Future: Can Plantable Seed Paper Give Way to a Blooming Garden?

A memorial plant Card by Botanical Paperworks I didn't think about my experiment through the fall and winter, and by springtime, I had forgotten I'd even planted the seed embedded paper. But then an

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Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

With years of crafting experience, Collier bonds, waxes an traps paper materials to create a fabric. She also painstakingly stitches the paper together and oftentimes onto objects such as sewing machines,

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PHOTOS: Quirky Eco-Designs Unveiled at CODE11 for Copenhagen Design Week

PHOTOS: Quirky Eco-Designs Unveiled at CODE11 for Copenhagen Design Week

The 'Coral' pendant is a flat-pack, DIY lamp designed by David Trubridge and sold by Danish Roomstore. It is made from bamboo plywood and nylon clips, and it comes completed with instructions for quick

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Nava Lubelski Turns Depressing Tax Returns Into Cool Rolled Up Art

Nava Lubelski Turns Depressing Tax Returns Into Cool Rolled Up Art

If you have dozens of ugly, depressing tax returns filling up your filing cabinet, then these scrawling art pieces might be just the thing you need to see. Nava Lubelski rolls up tax returns, rejection

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Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

Eco-Greeting Card Celebrates the ‘International Year of Forests’

This holiday season, send your friends and family eco-friendly New Year wishes with new greeting cards by Pöko Design. Designer Petz Scholtus created a connect-the-dots New Year card created from

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Ecosystem: 100% Recycled Paper Notebooks in Vibrant Colors

Ecosystem: 100% Recycled Paper Notebooks in Vibrant Colors

If you're feeling bummed about having to head back to school (yes, it's almost that time already!), cheer yourself up with these vibrant and stylish notebooks, planners and journals from ecosystem. Made

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Pretty Pottery Made Out of Recycled Paper and Sand

Pretty Pottery Made Out of Recycled Paper and Sand

These pretty vases by Ceylon are made from recycled paper and sand and are biodegradable and (believe it or not) waterproof! The wooden parts of the pieces are made from leftover scraps from the furniture

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