Uncategorized

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

Read More >

Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel

Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel

From the unseen, unsung files of design competitions past comes the Envision Green Hotel designed by Richard Moreta Architecture (founded by a partner of GMZ-Design) with interiors by Miami-based MRA

Read More >

Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of "Ecological Design In The Tropics". Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of

Read More >

Commercially Raised Bees Spreading Disease

Commercially Raised Bees Spreading Disease

Design can change the world for the better, but our wide reaching imprint on Mother Nature doesn't always yield the best results. Case in point: the decline of bees. More specifically that commercially

Read More >

Light the World Using Dirt Powered Fuel Cells!

Light the World Using Dirt Powered Fuel Cells!

Take a little bit of soil, add some microbes, a little bit of human ingenuity and you'll find yourself with the most unlikely source of power ever - dirt! Building off of this simple concept, a team from

Read More >

INHABITAT store in shanghai?

INHABITAT store in shanghai?

Just spotted: an ‘Inhabitat’ store in Shanghai – no relation to us of course. I know trademark is hard to enforce overseas, but seriously? Any readers out there in Shanghai? Anyone seen

Read More >

BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

Biomimicry - or designs based on natural systems - is one of the most intriguing methods for designers and engineers to create innovative and efficient solutions to problems. Inspired by forms and

Read More >

Indian Railways Going Green with Eco-Toilets

Indian Railways Going Green with Eco-Toilets

Indian Railways has traveled many miles of tracks since its introduction in 1853. However, anyone who has traveled on Indian trains is fully aware that the facilities on board are lacking in more ways

Read More >

GILES MILLER FLUTED CARDBOARD FURNITURE

GILES MILLER FLUTED CARDBOARD FURNITURE

We covered British designer Giles Miller back in October when we covered the first [re]Design show in London. Now [re]Design is back, and the fabulous Miller has made an appearance again with his

Read More >

GREENBUILD DENVER: Women in Green Design

GREENBUILD DENVER: Women in Green Design

What does sex have to do with sustainability? This is a question posed by a new book coming out called Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design. It's an issue that resonates heavily with the staff

Read More >

GREENING YOUR COFFEE HABIT: Ecotainer Hot Beverage Cup

GREENING YOUR COFFEE HABIT: Ecotainer Hot Beverage Cup

America runs on coffee, and Americans are a people on the run. Every year, we drink more than 100 billion cups of coffee and of those, at least 14.4 billion are served in disposable paper to-go cups.

Read More >

POST-SLUM PAYATAS

POST-SLUM PAYATAS

federated_media_section = "chevy_volt"; Guest writer Bryan Finoki of Subtopia and Archinect authored today's illuminating and in-depth post. Thanks, Bryan! Remember the typhoon in July of 2000

Read More >

ARCOLOGY: Paolo Soleri at the Boston Architectural Center

ARCOLOGY: Paolo Soleri at the Boston Architectural Center

Long before green buildings entered popular vocabulary, futuristic eco-architect Paolo Soleri was pioneering his vision of an entire city -- or arcology -- structured in harmony with nature. Soleri's

Read More >

THE LA RIVER

THE LA RIVER

Once again, we have the great pleasure of presenting a piece from guest contributor Geoff Manaugh, whose work regularly appears at BLDGBLOG and Archinect. [Image: Erik Gauger]. The first time many

Read More >

BIOFUEL ACCELERATES IN L.A.

BIOFUEL ACCELERATES IN L.A.

Although my sister, the intrepid L.A. street-hiker, stands as proof that some Angelenos do travel on foot, it's still fair to say that to get from point A to point B in Los Angeles, almost everyone

Read More >

FIDO LUGGAGE

FIDO LUGGAGE

Dragging your luggage around the airport is, well, a drag. You've probably imagined almost every scenario possible for making life easier when traveling. Almost - because you definitely haven't thought of

Read More >

GARBAGE SCOUT

GARBAGE SCOUT

Dumpster divers and bargain hunters rejoice! Technology has come to save you time (and grime). A very recent gift of the Google Map Mashup comes in the form of GarbageScout, an interactive online mapping

Read More >

SALVAGING SWEDEN’S TIMBER

SALVAGING SWEDEN’S TIMBER

Last winter, Sweden was blasted by the first storm in recorded history to ever deliver hurricane force winds, devastating the country's valuable fir and pine forests. It's been estimated that 75 million

Read More >

BEN FRANKLIN COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE

BEN FRANKLIN COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE

Now here's an example of using the might of a corporate behemoth for good. The Ben Franklin Coffeehouse Challenge calls on community members to get together and brainstorm ideas for neighborhood

Read More >

STUDIO LEUNG FLASH DRIVES

STUDIO LEUNG FLASH DRIVES

The ubiquitous USB flash drive has never been particularly prized for sexy design. Sure, there are plenty of novelty flash drives - (devil rubber duckies anyone?) - and corporate-branded schwag, but we've

Read More >

KILLING WINTER BLUES WITH MIRRORS

KILLING WINTER BLUES WITH MIRRORS

Doctors decided some time back that the "winter blues" deserved a scientific diagnosis, and they dubbed it Seasonal Affective Disorder, which has the most appropriate acronym ever: S.A.D. This temporary

Read More >

BIOWILLIE!

BIOWILLIE!

This is a little off-topic for Inhabitat, but we since we love Biodiesel and Willie Nelson - we couldn't resist: Willie Nelson, the 72-year-old braided country-western star, has recently launched his

Read More >

READYMADE: How To Make {Almost} Everything

READYMADE: How To Make {Almost} Everything

The best gift I received this year for Xmas was the ReadyMade book: How to Make {Almost} Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer. Thanks to my generous sister, I now hold the secrets to creating chandeliers

Read More >

MICRO DWELLINGS by N55

MICRO DWELLINGS by N55

Micro Dwellings is a moveable, modular system which can be configured in an infinite number of ways due to its geometry. They can be built onto existing construction, submerged, or mounted on wheels to

Read More >

SUSTAINABLE STYLE WARM UP: The best knit gifts

SUSTAINABLE STYLE WARM UP: The best knit gifts

Its hard to buy gifts for certain people in your life, but you can never go wrong with knit accessories like gloves, hats and scarves. Everyone likes to keep their appendages warm in the winter: men,

Read More >

ANDREA ZITTEL

ANDREA ZITTEL

If you've ever dreamt of retrofitting your tiny apartment with an all-in-one space-saving life-changing furniture solution, you have a friend in Andrea Zittel. Currently based in Joshua Tree, CA, Zittel

Read More >

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS TREE

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS TREE

Well it's December 25 already, so you're either opening presents or ordering Chinese. For those of you partaking in the Christmas revelry, you've already got your tree decked to the nines. But for next

Read More >

TURBO WALL ART

TURBO WALL ART

If you ever made model airplanes or cars when you were a kid (and you are over 30 now) - then you might remember Revell kits, the quintessential 50's-era modeling kits where the pieces all came attached

Read More >

AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

AIA PROMOTES SUSTAINABILITY

Buildings account for: +65.2% of the total US electricity consumption +30% of the total US greenhouse gas emissions and +136 million tons of construction and demolition waste in the

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home