Barracks Design Turn Manga Comics into an Offbeat Recycled Chair

May 23, 2014 by  
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Kiichiro Ogawa solves the problem of what to do with a languishing stack of old magazines in fine style with Manga chair. Like many people, Ogawa had a stack of long forgotten magazines quietly gathering dust, but instead of sending them to a landfill , he repurposed the old Manga magazines as a functional chair. Read the rest of Barracks Design Turn Manga Comics into an Offbeat Recycled Chair Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , Barracks Design , BKLYN Designs , BKLYN Designs 2014 , new york design week , New York. , recycled chairs , recycled magazines , Recycled Materials

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Anatomical Barbie Offers a Fascinatingly Grotesque Study of the Doll’s Impossible Body

May 21, 2014 by  
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15 Innovative Green Designs from Sight Unseen That Will Make You Look Twice

May 21, 2014 by  
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Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no – and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative, experimental, and boundlessly creative designs showcased at Sight Unseen OFFSITE during New York Design Week . Read on for a closer look at some of our favorite finds – from wooden doughnuts and cricket croquettes to coffee tables actually made from coffee. Read the rest of 15 Innovative Green Designs from Sight Unseen That Will Make You Look Twice Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , eco furniture , eco products , energy efficient lighting , green design , green interiors , green lighting , innovative design , new york design week , nycxdesign , nydw , Recycled Materials , sight unseen , sight unseen offsite , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Natural, DIY Cleaning Products

May 21, 2014 by  
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We all appreciate a clean living environment, but so many cleaning products out there are full of really nasty chemicals that can wreak havoc on our health. Sure, they’ll get the job done, but they can cause incredible damage to our respiratory systems , not to mention those of our family members and pets as well. Making your own cleaning products is simple and easy , and these natural products (made with ingredients most of us already have around the house) are just as effective as store-bought chemicals, if not moreso! They’re also better for your budget, especially since many of the ingredients can pull double duty around the house. Check out the infographic below for some great tips on how you can make your own laundry detergent, kitchen/bathroom cleaners, and more! 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! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Natural, DIY Cleaning Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bathroom , cleaner , cleaners , cleaning , cleaning products , detergent , DIY , essential oil , essential oils , green kitchen , how-to , laundry , laundry detergent , vinegar

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WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

May 21, 2014 by  
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The World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK teamed up with eco-fashion brand Rapanui to release a range of wildlife-inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts. Founded by surfer brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight, the Rapanui brand has been producing environmentally conscious clothing on the Isle of Wight since 2008. The new WWF-Rapanui clothing line is created from from organic cotton, sustainably and ethically produced using wind power , and printed with water based dyes. The bold and on-trend designs call attention to the endangerment of animal species from pandas to rhinos, and promote a thoughtful, eco-friendly philosophy. + Rapanui 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: “wind power” , eco-fashion , ethically produced clothing , isle of wight , mart drak-knight , organic cotton , rapanui , reader submitted content , rob drake-knight , Sustainable Fashion , water based dyes , wind power fashion , world wide fund for nature , wwf rapanui , wwf uk

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors

May 21, 2014 by  
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In our last Green Building 101 post, we delved into the LEED-H criteria for sustainable residential materials and resources. Now that we’ve given you the low-down , it’s time to get specific. While the variety of options and applications in this category can be overwhelming, it happens to be one of the easiest avenues for going green at home. From decking and roofing to countertops and indoor paints, these are the places where the decisions are yours; and they matter. Read on for tips, resources, and product recommendations that will guide you towards beautiful materials that ensure a safe, healthy home. Read the rest of GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part 2—The Great Indoors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , bamboo , carpet , carpeting , concrete , cork , counter , countertops , eco-friendly paint , floor , flooring , green architecture , Green Building 101 , green design , indoor paint , indoor paints , LEED-H , linoleum , low VOC , materials and resources , paint , Plyboo , recycled wood , Rugs , sustainable wood , voc , Wood , zero-voc

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The Most Stunning Sustainable Designs From BKLYN Designs 2014

May 9, 2014 by  
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Off Centre’s Delightfully Imperfect Glass Decor Celebrates Little Mistakes

May 2, 2014 by  
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Some say that the secret to happiness is learning to embrace imperfection, and if that’s the case, Brooklyn-based Off Centre must be quite content. The design collaborative, founded by Romina Gonzales and Edison Zapata, specializes in delicate glass decor that celebrates little mistakes like rippling, wrinkling and folding. Click here to get a preview of Off Centre’s, well, off-center glass masterpieces. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BKLYN Designs , BKLYN Designs 2014 , brooklyn glass studio , DUMBO , Edison Zapata , glass , glass art , glassblowing , Off Centre , Romina Gonzales , urban glass studio

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India’s Amazing Tree Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines!

May 2, 2014 by  
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Oil Company Announces that Oil Spills are Really Good for the Economy

May 2, 2014 by  
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When Kinder Morgan decided that it wanted to expand its pipeline capacity from Alberta to Vancouver, it had to get approval from the National Energy Board in Canada. So the company did what any self-respecting oil corporation would do when faced with unwelcome regulation: say something so audacious that no one could possibly find fault with your argument. And so, in a statement to the board, Kinder Morgan argued that oil spills actually have a positive effect on the areas that they impact. Read the rest of Oil Company Announces that Oil Spills are Really Good for the Economy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: benefits of oil spills , Canada oil industry , Canada oil spill , environmental destruction , environmental disasters , Kennedy Stewart , Kinder Morgan , Kinder Morgan expanding pipeline , Kinder Morgan oil spill , Kinder Morgan oil spills quote , National Energy Board , National Energy Board oil spill , oil company quotes , oil company spills , oil spill , oil spills are good

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