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Adorable Vegetable Nursery Home Made of Bamboo and 2,000 Plastic Bottles Pops up in Vietnam

Adorable Vegetable Nursery Home Made of Bamboo and 2,000 Plastic Bottles Pops up in Vietnam

The bottles used to complete the structure, all of which were donated by students and the local community, help to regulate sunlight and control the temperature within the nursery. A water inlet tray on

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Caradoc’s Hideout: A Gorgeous Eco-Roundhouse in Southern Wales

Caradoc’s Hideout: A Gorgeous Eco-Roundhouse in Southern Wales

Like us, you're probably instantly drawn to the pavilion's beautiful roof. The neatly-laid tiles are made from recycled rubber, and are completely child safe, and the roof gets its curved shape from

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WoodStalk Offers Bamboo Alternatives to Plastic Cannabis Containers

WoodStalk Offers Bamboo Alternatives to Plastic Cannabis Containers

Green just became greener. San Francisco-based company, WoodStalk, offers cannabis consumers an all-natural, reusable, sustainable bamboo container to store their cannabis. Similar to reusable grocery

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Bamboo Bicycle Club Teaches UK Cyclists to Build Their Own Green Bikes

Bamboo Bicycle Club Teaches UK Cyclists to Build Their Own Green Bikes

The Bamboo Bicycle Club is a London-based workshop that provides people with the knowledge and skills to build their own bamboo bikes. Two passionate bike builders, Ian and James have created a grassroots

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Energy-Efficient Stonehenge Visitor Center Opens its Doors in the UK

Energy-Efficient Stonehenge Visitor Center Opens its Doors in the UK

Located 1.5 miles west of Stonehenge, the new visitor center is comprised of three separate buildings—or “pods”—each designed with energy saving strategies and locally harvested and renewable

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Plant-Based Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel

Plant-Based Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel

Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as "green architecture." Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Shigeru Ban Unveils Plans for Timber Swatch and Omega Headquarters in Switzerland

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to expand Swatch and Omega's headquarters in Switzerland. The design involves adding three new buildings to the watch companies'

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The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words’ Beautiful Typographic Posters Are Laser Etched on FSC-Certified Bamboo

The Lost Words just launched a line of 12 typographic, inspirational graphics available as prints or laser-engraved bamboo boards. The boards have a beautiful hand feel and they are sourced from

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UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

One of UK’s biggest retailers Marks & Spencer just opened a store on the outskirts of London - and even though it is the chain's largest retail location it has managed to attain a BREEAM

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Design Ideas for Tossable Items: Ways You Can Transform Your Trash Into New Treasures

Design Ideas for Tossable Items: Ways You Can Transform Your Trash Into New Treasures

In our prepackaged society, where everything is individually wrapped for freshness, garbage is more than a given. Indeed, we produce an inordinate amount of trash every year, but a lot of that comes from

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Mt. Sinai Renovation’s Winged Bamboo Screen Soars Over Singapore

Mt. Sinai Renovation’s Winged Bamboo Screen Soars Over Singapore

Whereas most contemporary designers restrict their use of bamboo to cosmetic finishes, TOPOS has used it as a structural component as well. The wing that tops the green renovation promotes natural

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Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

In addition to providing a shield against the summer sun, the singular rectangular screen is laid in horizontal strips with gaps in-between that allows natural light to penetrate the home's interior. The

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CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Brings Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Bamboo Housing to Nicaragua

In 2011 CO2 Bambu was awarded with a historic contract to build 82 bamboo-based homes in Rosita, Nicaragua as part of the Hurricane Felix reconstruction effort. Up until then, the options available to the

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‘Bamboo Wing’ is a Stunning Vietnamese Restaurant Made Entirely From Bamboo

‘Bamboo Wing’ is a Stunning Vietnamese Restaurant Made Entirely From Bamboo

To enter Bamboo Wing, customers walk through a series of stepping-stones surrounded by water and growing bamboo. Entirely made of the fast-growing, renewable plant, the open-air Vietnamese restaurant

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ADzero is the World’s First Bamboo Smartphone

ADzero is the World’s First Bamboo Smartphone

UK design student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse is preparing to launch ADzero - the world's first smartphone made out of bamboo! Woodhouse told The Inquirer that he made the phone out of four-year-old organic

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Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

The T2O is constructed primarily from bamboo, although it integrates cork, steel, and aluminum into its frame. A small motor sits at the hub of its rear wheel, and the battery is hidden away under the

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Antillean Gothic is a Modern and Energy Efficient Take on the Shotgun House

Antillean Gothic is a Modern and Energy Efficient Take on the Shotgun House

The Antillean Gothic is a concept house by Amonle Studio Workshop that proposes a green and tropical way of life rooted in Caribbean style architecture. The new home is an eco concept that finds its

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Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

As long as the Empire State Building is tall, the horizontal skyscraper is enormous and could have had a disastrous environmental impact. Instead, by pushing it off the ground, covering it in green roofs,

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Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Skateboarding has always been a green way to get from point A to point B - whether boarders think that's an important point or not. The folks over at Arbor are making this alternative mode of

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Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

If you can't wait to get your hands on an ice-cold drink this summer, then you'll love these bamboo stirrers from Bambu. Handmade from 100% organically-grown bamboo, and finished with a natural, food-safe

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Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

After a massive 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti last year, architects and designers immediately took to the drawing boards to develop projects to reconstruct the devastated island. While many creative designs

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University of Maine Creates Biodegradable Golf Ball Made from Lobster Shells

University of Maine Creates Biodegradable Golf Ball Made from Lobster Shells

Using lobster shells, a natural binding agent, and a mold they bought on eBay, a UMaine research team has created an eco-friendly golf ball that hits and flies like the real thing.

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Dell Will Be First Tech Company to Use Ecovative Mushroom Packaging for Shipping

Dell Will Be First Tech Company to Use Ecovative Mushroom Packaging for Shipping

Dell has announced that they will begin shipping their servers using Ecovative's eco-friendly fungi foam.

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Banana Plastic: Researchers Create Strong Plastic from Fruit that Rivals Kevlar

Banana Plastic: Researchers Create Strong Plastic from Fruit that Rivals Kevlar

A team of Brazilian researchers developed a way to create strong, lightweight plastic with the fibers in fruit.

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iPad and Laptop Bubble Sleeve Made from 100% Wool Felt

iPad and Laptop Bubble Sleeve Made from 100% Wool Felt

While you won’t get the oh-so-gratifying “pop” with this bubble packaging, the Bubble Dot Sleeve features a smart eco-friendly design that boosts its ability to protect your prized laptop or

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed “Study of Life”, the lamp consists of two

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Colorful Bowls Made from Real Coconuts Shells

Colorful Bowls Made from Real Coconuts Shells

We’ve boasted the merits of the coconut before, but we forgot to mention that this delicious fruit is also provides for an incredible renewable material! Designed by Bambu, these colorful bowls come in

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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