Announcing the 2016 Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide!

November 25, 2016 by  
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We Inhabitat editors have been hard at work for the last few weeks scouring the internet for our favorite ethical and eco-friendly holiday gifts so that you can sit back, relax and shop the green way (from the comfort of your own computer) with our  2016 GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ! This year’s guide is filled with a bevy of eco-conscious presents that everyone on your list will love, and for those of you who choose to avoid consumerism altogether, we’ve got clever DIY tutorials for goodies you can make yourself and buy-nothing gifts of time . So get comfy, down some coffee, and get a head start on your holiday shopping here . GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > GIFTS OF TIME > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM >

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Calling all creative costume makers – enter the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

October 13, 2016 by  
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Are you making an out-of-the-box Halloween costume from scratch? If so, show it off on Inhabitots! Our annual Green Halloween costume contest hosted by Inhabitots kicks off today, and we’re on a mission to find the most creatively handmade, recycled and/or repurposed Halloween costumes made for babies , kids , pets and families . Along with all the fame that comes from entering our contest, you could also win an adorable handmade critter coat from the good folks at Little Goodall . Read on for more details about the contest, the awesome prizes, and how to enter. If you have amazingly innovative costume-making skills, here’s your chance to show the world! ENTER INHABITOTS’ GREEN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST HERE > THE PRIZES 1st PRIZE WINNER The first prize winner, determined by our judges scoring, will have their pick of one warm, cozy, hand-made critter coat from Little Goodall . Critter hoices include: lion, wolf, fox, butterfly, owl, leopard, dinosaur, bear, robot, raccoon, bunny, and more! There are even adult-sized critter coats for you grownups who want in on the action. 2ND PLACE WINNER Judges scoring will also determine the second place will, who will receive their choice of adorable hand-made critter coat from Little Goodall . READER’S CHOICE PRIZE The costume that receives the highest number of votes on our online finalist page will win a “Reader’s Choice” prize or one critter coat from Little Goodall , so encourage your friends and family to vote! Submissions will be posted and open to public voting soon after they are received, so make sure to submit early to get the most amount of votes possible. Online voting will likely begin before Halloween. ENTER HERE!

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Biodesign Architecture Competition Extends Deadline to Sept 6th

August 31, 2016 by  
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Calling all future-forward architects and designers! How can we create buildings that heal themselves, ourselves, and the natural environment? Advances in synthetic biology, bio-printing, and material engineering have opened up a whole new field of Biodesign – and we’re giving away $1000 to the best project that integrates the natural world into the built environment. The winner of our Biodesign Competition will also be showcased to the X-Prize foundation as well as millions of Inhabitat readers around the world – and we’ve extended the deadline until September 6th , so enter today! The Fab Tree Hab living tree house concept by Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona and Lara Greden ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE > The X-Prize Foundation is a prestigious innovation engine that awards forward-thinking ideations for a better world. The winner of our Biodesign competition will get to display their work in front of the exemplary X-Prize board, including Larry Page, James Cameron, and Ariana Huffington. The winning Biodesign will be considered for entry in the new regenerative building X-Prize launching in April 2017. A combination of solar and wind power make Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut ‘s Dragonfly concept 100% self sufficient. We’re looking for applicants with “ bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital, and the biological. ” Will buildings be grown instead of assembled ? What would our buildings be like if they could grow to accommodate changes in their inhabitants or environment? What emerging material has the most potential for a biodesigned future? Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1 museum in New York City – grown entirely form fungus Visions for the following categories will be considered: A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population B. Spaces for learning or healing DEADLINE We will be accepting entries through our online entry form , here , until 11:59 PST on September 6, 2016. *Entrants need to submit their designs in JPEG format (under 1MB) through the user upload form, but please note that all finalists will be asked to provide high-res 11X17 PDFs. Any entrant who wants to be considered for this prize should save all work as high resolution, vector files. ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE >

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Friends give their kitchen a green makeover filled with fun upcycled touches

August 31, 2016 by  
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Tiffany had been planning to eventually overhaul her outdated kitchen anyway, but unexpected flooding caused by burst pipes fast-forwarded the need for renovation. She recruited actor Kat Tingum, a friend and fellow recycling aficionado, to come along on her green makeover adventure. “My job as Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle fully supports this mentality of reuse and upcycling,” Tiffany told us. “And while my day job (and a lot of my hobbies, too) involve building furniture and accessories, neither Kat nor I had ever done anything involving plumbing, hanging cabinets, or installing large appliances. This was definitely new territory and we both learned a ton!” RELATED: How Kitchen Design Has Evolved Over the Last Century Tiffany says she tackled her kitchen reno with the same mindset she does for all of her projects, carefully considering how to use as many salvaged materials as possible in an attractive and appealing way. “That’s where pennies, red wagons, old wallpaper, a few buckets of cement, and bucket lids all come into play,” she said. “All of these materials became the building supplies for my new kitchen.” The shimmering new backsplash is clad in $30 worth of pennies while old bucket lids and scrap fabric were whipped into new cushions for Tiffany’s wooden stools. Three red wagons were transformed into a playful new minibar. Tiffany and Kat used a cement overlay combined with a natural coffee stain and food safe finish to refurbish her dated countertops. New appliances were sourced from a scratch and dent store, saving Tiffany 30-40% off of retail, and the old cabinets and old but still working appliances were sold through Craigslist. “I am loving my new kitchen and am proud of the fact that it was created from loads of love, sweat, and salvaged materials!” says Tiffany. Don’t forget to check out our full photo gallery for more of the fun details that can be found in Tiffany’s new kitchen. + Tiffany Threadgould + Kat Tingum

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Enter the Biodesign Competition to get your ideas in front of the X-Prize

August 17, 2016 by  
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Calling all future-forward architects and designers! Help ideate the latest X-Prize and win $1000 cash and publicity while you’re at it. The prestigious X-Prize Foundation is launching a new prize for regenerative building and we’ve joined forces with Organic Architect’s Eric Corey Freed to help launch an ideation competition . If you like to imagine the future of the built environment, you could have a shot at winning the $1000 cash prize and your work in front of the X-Prize foundation in the Biodesign Competition . Your work will also be showcased in front of millions of Inhabitat readers. Find out how to enter the competition below… The Fab Tree Hab living tree house concept by Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona and Lara Greden ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE > We already know how to build healthy buildings that generate their own energy , process their own waste and clean their own water , but how can we design buildings that heal themselves, ourselves, and the natural environment? Advances in synthetic biology, bio-printing, computational design, and material engineering are already shifting the way we build and the best results are those that have integrated the complex, elegant, and efficient designs of the natural world into the built environment. To explore these possibilities, the Biodesign Competition is seeking applicants with “ bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital, and the biological. ” Will buildings be grown instead of assembled ? What would our buildings be like if they could grow to accommodate changes in their inhabitants or environment? What emerging material has the most potential for a biodesigned future? Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1 museum in New York City – grown entirely form fungus Visions for the following categories will be considered: A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population B. Spaces for learning or healing DEADLINE We will be accepting entries through our online entry form , here , until 11:59 PST on August 31, 2016. *Entrants need to submit their designs in JPEG format (under 1MB) through the user upload form, but please note that all finalists will be asked to provide high-res 11X17 PDFs. Any entrant who wants to be considered for this prize should save all work as high resolution, vector files. ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE >

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Inhabitat is hiring a morning news writer – apply today!

February 12, 2016 by  
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Calling all news writers with a passion for the environment! Inhabitat is hiring a dedicated morning writer to cover breaking developments in the fields of environmental news , technology , politics , and design . We’re offering the right candidate first-rate story opportunities, 20 hours of work per week, and a platform to broadcast your voice to millions of monthly readers around the globe. Candidates must be available every weekday at 8am ET, and you should be able to source and quickly turn around breaking news stories with clarity, precision and wit. If you think you’d make a great new addition to the Inhabitat team, send the following information to editor [at] inhabitat.com with the headline “ Inhabitat News Writer “: 1. A cover letter telling us a bit about yourself, what your interests/specialties are, and why you would make a fantastic news writer for Inhabitat. 2. Your weekly availability. 3. Three breaking news stories that you would like to write for Inhabitat. 4. Three published story clips or links to online articles you have written.

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Announcing the 2015 Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide!

December 1, 2015 by  
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We Inhabitat editors have been hard at work for the last few weeks scouring the internet for our favorite ethical and eco-friendly holiday gifts so that you can sit back, relax and shop the green way (from the comfort of your own computer) with our  2015 GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ! This year’s guide is filled with a bevy of eco-conscious presents that everyone on your list will love, and for those of you who choose to avoid consumerism altogether, we’ve got clever DIY tutorials for goodies you can make yourself and buy-nothing gifts of time . So get comfy, down some coffee, and get a head start on your holiday shopping here . GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > GIFTS OF TIME > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM > GREEN GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD > GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > ECO GIFTS FOR BIG KIDS > GREEN GIFTS FOR THE HOME > GIFTS FOR THE GREEN THUMB > GREEN GADGET GIFTS > COZY KNIT GIFTS > GREEN JEWELRY GIFTS > CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > HEIRLOOM GIFTS >

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Dwell on Design is coming to NYC this Archtober

September 21, 2015 by  
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This year’s much anticipated Dwell on Design New York (DODNY), entitled Design(ed) For You , will come to SoHo on October 2-4 – an event that’s not to missed by anyone interested in the role of architecture and design in our modern world. America’s largest design show will celebrate Dwell Magazine ‘s 15 year anniversary during the month of Archtober , and will include 60,000 square feet of design installations, home tours of NYC’s most stunning residences, credit-earning education sessions, networking face-to-face with industry leaders, and a keynote conversation led by Pulitzer Prize–winning author and Vanity Fair architecture critic Paul Goldberger with renowned architect Eric Owen Moss. Visit ny.dwellondesign.com to register and receive $5 off passes by entering promo code: INHABITAT . It’s sure to be a fascinating weekend of hot topics, and we hope to see you there. Read the rest of Dwell on Design is coming to NYC this Archtober

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8 of the world’s most devastating forest fires

September 21, 2015 by  
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Wildfires continue to rage across the US, and especially in California, where they have been burning all summer long. This isn’t the first time that historic fires have devastated massive swaths of land and, with worsening drought and a warming climate, it definitely won’t be the last. Jarrimber  created the following interactive map highlighting 8 of the world’s worst forest fires as a reminder to be extra careful to avoid sparking fires during the consistently-lengthening fire season. Click on to check it out. Read the rest of 8 of the world’s most devastating forest fires

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Blast your hangover in Mexico’s first underwater oxygen bar

September 21, 2015 by  
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Sucking on flavored air may seem like a weird thing to do, but you can do it while underwater at Mexico’s first submerged oxygen bar. Recently opened in tourist-drenched Cozumel, Clear Lounge invites guests to chill underwater while imbibing an array of aromatherapy scents mixed with oxygen. Aside from the boost from the higher concentration of oxygen, guests can also enjoy oxygen-enriched fruit smoothies at the bar, which promises a good time without a hangover . Read the rest of Blast your hangover in Mexico’s first underwater oxygen bar

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