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Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

By now you probably know that your gadgets still suck power from the grid when they are plugged in but not turned on -- this phantom power drain can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. But how are the

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Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries

Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries

As battery manufacturers race to produce more efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, some scientists are looking to make the cars themselves a power source. Researchers are currently

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Researcher Creates Strongest Metal Foam Ever

Researcher Creates Strongest Metal Foam Ever

Spongy metal sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but it's actually a real material that is capable of absorbing large impacts without damage. Metal foams have been around for some time, but new research by

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Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

At Inhabitat we often wonder, with so much great green technology out there, why are we so far behind other countries in renewable energy? Gearing up to watch Obama's State of the Union Address last night

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Solar Energy Powering Reconstruction Efforts in Haiti

Solar Energy Powering Reconstruction Efforts in Haiti

The humanitarian emergency in Haiti has resulted in a complete loss of the country's power infrastructure. To bring it back, a host of companies and aid agencies are using the most plentiful resource on

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London’s Unpackaged Grocery Shop Eliminates Wasteful Packaging

London’s Unpackaged Grocery Shop Eliminates Wasteful Packaging

What do you get when you combine clever marketing, a cute shop, delicious and beautiful food, and eliminate the packaging? A genius idea we wish we had thought of first! Unpackaged is a boutique grocery

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Beautiful Coffee Table Crafted From Sawdust Scraps

Beautiful Coffee Table Crafted From Sawdust Scraps

Israeli designer Yoav Avinoam has developed a handcrafted method for casting unique furniture from repurposed sawdust. His beautiful tables and stools juxtapose various textures and are crafted using a

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The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen have begun to make a name for themselves on the Los Angeles design scene, thinking up one-of-a-kind creations made from re-purposed scraps and found materials. Collaborators

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Gifts for Tots!

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco Gifts for Tots!

This holiday season why not introduce the little ones in your life to green using their favorite things in the world - presents! Whether you're shopping for a little boy or girl, our eco-kid experts over

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ANNOUNCING THE 2009 INHABITAT GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

ANNOUNCING THE 2009 INHABITAT GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

THE INHABITAT GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE IS HERE! Who doesn’t love the holiday season? The trimmed trees, the colorful lights, that first sip of hot apple cider… But wait, you can’t forget the

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Coke Announces Global Rollout of Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Coke Announces Global Rollout of Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Nearly 1.6 billion servings of Coca-Cola-branded beverages are served each day. Now some of them will be just a little bit greener now that Coke has announced the global rollout of its PlantBottle, a

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SeaShelter – Submersible Shelter Rides the Tides

SeaShelter – Submersible Shelter Rides the Tides

Stretching along Denmark's southwestern border is the truly unique coastline of the Wadden Sea. While too shallow for boats, and too deep for a high tide trek, many of the treasures of the Waden Sea

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SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

SunPods Modular Solar EV Charging Station Debuts in California

The problem with most electric vehicle charging stations is that you never know where your electricity is coming from--and unfortunately it's often arriving courtesy of a dirty coal plant. Luckily, the

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E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E.Coli Cleans Up Nuclear Waste Cheaply, Efficiently

E. Coli does more than just make people sick -- it can also be used to clean up nuclear waste, according to researchers at Birmingham University. The research team found that E. Coli bacteria effectively

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Does Pollution Actually Fight Global Warming?

Does Pollution Actually Fight Global Warming?

At first listen, it sounds like something that would go against the core beliefs of any eco-expert, but recent research shows that air polluted skies are helping plants to reduce global warming. A study

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Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

The Reclaim - Samsung and service partner Sprint’s newest green phone - has innovative features that go beyond the bare bones that similar products like Motorola’s W233 Renew phone offers. This

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Brand New Vegan Shoes in the Inhabitatshop!

Brand New Vegan Shoes in the Inhabitatshop!

Searching for vegan-friendly footwear that is as stylish as it is ethical? Look no further - we've got a fresh assortment of new looks in shop and they are all super comfortable, cute and certified vegan.

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE REBURBIA COMPETITION!

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE REBURBIA COMPETITION!

REBURBIA Design Contest Deadline at 11:59PM EST Tonight! Suburbia is in trouble - but your entry can help save it! We've been sifting through some pretty incredible designs that have been submitted so

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EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made

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Top 5 Pieces of Living, Growing Furniture

Top 5 Pieces of Living, Growing Furniture

In the world of green furnishings there are always a few literalists out there looking to push the envelope and create something truly “green”. Growing and thriving with CO2 neutralizing

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Real-Life Wall-E Recycling Robot Takes to the Streets of Italy

Real-Life Wall-E Recycling Robot Takes to the Streets of Italy

It may not be as tiny or nimble as Wall-E, but this real-life DustCart robot traversing the streets of Peccioli, Italy is just as cute. The robot, part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program,

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Woolley Pockets: Build Your Own Garden of Eden

Woolley Pockets: Build Your Own Garden of Eden

Woolly Pockets is bringing the Garden of Eden indoors with their incredible planters for your walls and floors. These breathable little pockets of green are composed of 60% recycled plastic bottles and

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Philadelphia Rolls Out Solar-Powered Trash Compactors

Philadelphia Rolls Out Solar-Powered Trash Compactors

People wandering the streets of Philadelphia may be surprised to see brand new solar-studded trash cans being installed on the sidewalks. These new landfill-crunching compacting bins are entirely powered

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RESIDENCE: Passive Solar “Cascade House”

RESIDENCE: Passive Solar “Cascade House”

Having moved from Arizona to Toronto, the owners of this modern home looked to Toronto-based architects Paul Raff Studio to create a passive solar design that would maximize daylighting for a bright

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D&A Green Room Exhibit Coming to NYC Next Week!

D&A Green Room Exhibit Coming to NYC Next Week!

D&A is on the way! Being the sustainable style junkies that we are, Inhabitat is joining forces once again with premiere fashion tradeshow Designers & Agents to bring you the best and brightest

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MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

Each year the Designersblock show at the Milan Furniture Fair brings together an incredible assortment of designs by a diverse range of designers, and their 2009 offerings did not disappoint. At this

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Earth Day Heard Round the Web

Earth Day Heard Round the Web

You only have to look as far as our editors’ own musings to know that Earth Day is a polarizing concept. But whether you think it’s a celebration-worthy environmental milestone or a trumped up holiday

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Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

In his project RE:cover, Exhibited this week at the Milan Furniture Fair, Fredrik Färg takes the idea of timeless fashion and applies it to furniture to give old chairs a new and glamorous life. Färg

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EARTH HOUR 2009!

EARTH HOUR 2009!

Earth Hour New York City! Earth Hour New York City, View from Jill's Roof Empire State Building on Earth Hour 2009 Earth Hour 2009: London Earth Hour 2009: Paris & Egypt Earth Hour 2009:

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Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

Bamboo Dinosaur Utensils Make Green Eating Fun!

BAMBOO + DINOSAUR-SHAPED UTENSILS = GREEN FUN for your budding little enviro-tyke. Does it get much cuter than this? Bamdinos are adorable dinosaur-shaped utensils made from 100% organic bamboo and

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