Loo-cy helps one Maryland man clear snow while sitting on the can

February 23, 2015 by  
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The northeastern US has been inundated with snow over the past month, but one Maryland man has found a way to bring a smile to the faces of passersby with his rather unique snowplow. Dubbed “Loo-cy”, David Goldberg’s sidewalk snow plow is manned from atop a toilet , and the rig is fully equipped with loo paper and a magazine rack—though Goldberg admits it’s probably not advisable to actually “go” on this particular lavatory. Read the rest of Loo-cy helps one Maryland man clear snow while sitting on the can Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bathroom , bethesda , David Goldberg , lavatory , loo-cy , northeastern us , Recycled Materials , salvaged materials , snow , snow plough , snow plow , snowplow , toilet plough , toilet plow , toilet snow plough , toilet snow plow , toilet snowplow , winter 2015

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Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

February 23, 2015 by  
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Apple has just announced plans to construct two new data centers in Europe, and like all current Apple data centers, the facilities will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy . Constructed at a total cost of $1.9 billion, the data centers will each measure 166,000 square meters (545,000 square feet) and will power the company’s iTunes App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri services. Read the rest of Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , apple , computer , data center , demark , Europe , Ireland , lisa jackson , mac , native trees , renewable energy , servers , Sustainable Building , tim cook , waste heat

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Local larch clads this contemporary Alpine farmhouse in Austria

February 23, 2015 by  
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Flow Hive: New crowdsourced project lets beekeepers harvest honey on demand

February 23, 2015 by  
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We know that honeybees are having a rough time , so we’re very excited to hear about Flow Hive —a new honey collection and extraction system that allows beekeepers to easily harvest honey from their hives by quite literally having it on tap. The result of 10 years of careful research and design from Australian father and son duo Stuart and Cedar Anderson, the Flow system replaces regular frames in standard beehives and means beekeepers can ‘rob’ their hives without having to open them, disturb the bees or risk being stung. The Flow Hive blew its Indiegogo campaign out of the water on its first day, receiving more than $1 million in pledges. Click through to read more about the design that could revolutionize beekeeping and that makes it so much easier for backyard beekeepers to do their bit to help honeybees and their vital pollination work . Read the rest of Flow Hive: New crowdsourced project lets beekeepers harvest honey on demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , apiculture , beehive , beekeeping , bees , colony collapse disorder , Flow Frames , Flow Hive , Gardening , honey , honey extraction , honey extraction without disturbing bees , Honey Flow , honey on tap , insects , pollinators , urban beekeeping

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Wooden Incurva Wine Rack Blends Craftmanship with Sustainably Sourced Materials

May 7, 2014 by  
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If you’re looking for a chic and elegant way to display your wine collection, look no further than design studio Formabilio’s INCURVA. This elegant wine bottle holder blends craftsmanship with sustainably sourced materials. The designers constructed INCURVA from almost paper-thin wood layers–unsteamed beech and Canaletto walnut–molded into an elegantly curved shape. A solid walnut knob punctuates the top of the design. INCURVA’s simple and clean form gives the user the flexibility to use the object as a wall ornament, wine rack , or a magazine rack placed onto the floor. + Formabilio 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: canaletto walnut , Formabilio , green design , incurva , magazine rack , reader submitted content , unsteamed beech , wine bottle holder , woodworking

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Svbscription Sends You Quarterly Parcels of Exquisitely Curated Heirloom Designs

May 7, 2014 by  
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In a market oversaturated with cheap, mass-produced objects, there’s a lot to be said for the understated appeal of timeless heirloom goods. The team at Svbscription knows this – and they’ve launched a quarterly service that curates exquisite collections of objects and delivers them right to your doorstep. Quality and exclusivity are the name of the game – Svbscription collaborates with artisans, designers, and makers from across the US on limited-run designs that you won’t find anywhere else. Read on for a look at the latest parcel and a sneak peek at what’s to come. Read the rest of Svbscription Sends You Quarterly Parcels of Exquisitely Curated Heirloom Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: design by mail , design for men , eco-gifts , green design , green gifts , handcrafted design , handmade design , heirloom design , luxury design , luxury lifestyle service , men's design , subscription design service , sustainable design , svbscription

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Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

May 7, 2014 by  
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Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If you see hidden gardening potential between sidewalk cracks when others see decay and abandon, well then, you might be a budding guerrilla gardener and not even know it! The guerrila gardening phenomenon is sweeping the globe as folks are finding innovative ways to come together for the optimization of neglected land and paved surface area. It’s a turf war for some, a poetic gesture for others, but either way, citizens are rolling up their sleeves to create gardens in the most unlikely spaces. Read the rest of Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned lot , community gardens , Green Guerillas , green space , guerilla , guerilla gardening , guerrilla , guerrilla garden , guerrilla gardening , Liz Christy , nature graffiti , resistance gardening , seed ball , seed balls , seed bomb , seed bombs , urban , urban faming , urban food , urban gardening , urban renewal , wildflowers

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