ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

April 30, 2015 by  
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Join us at BKLYN Designs for Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards on Sunday, May 10th! Calling all New York design fans! Inhabitat’s favorite time of year – NY Design Week – is kicking off with BKYLN Designs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to scope out the latest wares from up-and-coming Brooklyn designers . This year we’ll be handing out awards to the most innovative environmentally-conscious designs, and we want YOUR HELP in determining the winners of the Inhabitat Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs. From hand-blown glass wall planters to repurposed colander lamps and a cork gaming table , last year’s Green Awards winners seriously wowed us and we can’t wait to see what’s on deck this year. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite green designs at the show, so stay tuned for the details! For those of you who are considering attending the BKLYN Designs show, come to our Green Awards Ceremony at 5:30 for some bites, bubbly, and a chance to celebrate emerging design talent from Brooklyn. It’s sure to be a treat! Sunday, May 10th @ 5:30pm Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn + BKLYN Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , best of bklyn designs , BKLYN design , BKLYN Designs , bklyn designs 2015 , bklyn designs greenpoint , BKLYN Green Design Awards , brooklyn expo center , brooklyn furniture , brooklyn interiors , brooklyn made furniture , design trade show , eco design , eco products , eco-friendly furniture , editors’ choice awards 2015 , energy efficient lighting , Green Awards , green design , Green Design Awards , green products , greenpoint expo center , greenpoint trade show , Inhabitat Green Awards BKYLN Designs , Inhabitat Green Design Awards 2015 , local design , new york city design , nyc design , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , sustianable materials

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Help Kickstart SolarPuff and help victims of the Nepal earthquake at the same time

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SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact , and now you can help make it even bigger. Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the earthquake in Nepal . For $50, you can purchase a SolarPuff for yourself and one for Nepal Disaster Relief, or for $125 you can get three and give two. For the truly generous, they are even offering the option to send an entire box of SolarPuff’s to Nepal to help those who need it most right now. Check out their Kickstarter page to help make a difference. + SolarPuff on Kickstarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Affordable Solar Lamp , Alice Min Soo Chun , cheap solar lantern , emergency response lighting , flat packable solar powered lantern , foldable lamp , foldable lantern , foldable latern , foldable solar lamp , Helix solar lamp , humanitarian design , origami lamp , origami solar lamp , portable solar lamp , solar lamp , solar lantern , Solar LED lamp , solar light , solar power design , solar powered lamp , solar powered lantern , solar puff , solarpuff , SolarPuff Kickstarter , Solarpuff solar lamp , solight , Solight Design , sustainable lantern , sustainable light

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Repreve transforms millions of plastic bottles into graduation gowns and caps

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During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall Repreve -based gowns, which were created using more than 8 million recycled plastic bottles, hopefully giving graduates a greater understanding of the importance of recycling along the way. The company transforms plastic bottles into fine fiber, and then uses that to create fabric for clothing, including graduation gowns and caps. + Repreve The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: graduation caps , graduation gowns , plastic bottle fabric , Plastic bottles , recycled plastic bottles , recycled plastic graduation gowns , repreve

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Contemporary design unites two French schools in historical town

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Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

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St. Petersburg is getting a new pier — again. A group of Tampa-based architects, including ASD , Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers , and Ken Smith Landscape Architect have been announced as the winners of the second St. Petersburg Pier redesign competition. After the Florida city decided not to implement the original design proposed by Michael Maltzen Architecture due to strong public opposition, a new competition was announced. “Pier Park,” the winning proposal, takes a more scaled down (and affordable) approach to redesigning the site’s landmark 1970s pier by focusing on public experience rather than “architectural intervention.” Read the rest of Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asd , Design Competition , design contest , florida pier project , ken smith landscape architecture , pier competition design , pier park , pier redesign , Rogers Partners , st. petersberg florida

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An unmanned Russian supply spacecraft is spinning out of control in orbit

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A Russian spacecraft currently in orbit 200km (124.27 miles) above Earth known as the Progress M-27M cargo vessel is spinning out of control as it orbits the Earth. Fortunately, the craft , which was launched from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, does not have any crew on board, but unless control can be regained, the spacecraft will return to Earth in it’s out of control spin and will likely explode upon re-entering the atmosphere in a spectacular fashion. The Progress M-27M was designed to carry cargo to the International Space Station and is carrying 2,357kg (5,196 pounds) of fuel and supplies – which should make the fireworks even more interesting. It is not known exactly what could have sent the spacecraft reeling, but a sudden release of gas, an explosion or even a rocket thruster that didn’t shut down could have caused it. In 1966, the Gemini VIII spacecraft piloted by Neil Armstrong had a similar rocket thruster issue and his piloting skills were required to save the craft. Via Phys.org Image via NASA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cargo spacecraft out of control , international space station cargo ship , progress m27m , rocket explosion , russian cargo spacecraft , russian space craft , russian spacecraft spinning out of control , spacecraft explosion , spacecraft in orbit , uncontrolled spacecraft

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Duke Energy to provide bottled water in North Carolina where water is too polluted to drink

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More than a year after a broken stormwater pipe leaked dangerous coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River, area residents are still faced with limited access to clean water. Eighty-seven property owners in North Carolina have received letters from the state’s Department of Environmental and Natural Resources informing them that their well water is no longer safe to drink or cook with . Recent testing found that groundwater supplies are polluted with toxic byproducts from the 2014 spill. Coal ash in the water is responsible for unsafe levels of chemicals such as vanadium—which causes respiratory problems—and the carcinogen hexavalent chromium to seep into groundwater. Duke Energy has not yet conceded that their pits are the source of the pollution, but the company has offered to provide bottled water to households that have received a notice from the state. Read the rest of Duke Energy to provide bottled water in North Carolina where water is too polluted to drink Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bottled Water , coal ash dump , coal ash pit , coal power , dan river , duke energy , groundwater pollution , north carolina , north carolina environment , water pollution

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Foster + Partner’s garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

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Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

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PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

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Ready to buy a drone but feeling like the cost is a bit prohibitive? You may be able to reduce the cost by turning your powerful smartphone into a PhoneDrone . Simply dock your phone in the drone and watch it go. What better incentive not to crash it? Designed by Indiana-based xCraft, the company is the same that gave us the X PlusOne drone, the PhoneDrone can be flown in a couple of ways. First, using a free app on your phone, users can enter a “ flight path which the PhoneDrone will then autonomously follow.” The second way is to use another smartphone or tablet and keep that one with them and use it to manually pilot the drone via WiFi – they’ll also be able to watch live streaming video from the drone’s phone camera while doing so. The drone works with iPhone 4s and up as well as Android phones. The PhoneDrone is available through Kickstarter for $199. + xCraft + PhoneDrone Kickstarter Image via xCraft Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: android drone , DIY drone , drone app , drone for smartphones , iphone drone , personal drone , PhoneDrone , smartphone drone , wifi drone , wireless drone

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