GIVEAWAY: Win a DIY Feng Shui prize pack for Chinese New Year!

February 12, 2015 by  
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Chinese New Year is just around the corner , and according to Feng Shui principles, now is the time to get your home in order for 2015. During this time of renewal, we can think of no better way to start a new year than to clear the clutter and create a more holistic space. If you’re feeling completely clueless about how Feng Shui works, we’ve got good news for you! Thanks to our good friend, architect and Feng Shui practitioner Anjie Cho , you can learn how to Feng Shui your home the easy way—we’re giving away a signed copy of Anjie’s newly released book, 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces ,  to 9 lucky winners, and one very special grand prize winner will receive a signed copy of the book in addition to a $108 gift certificate to Anjie’s Holistic Spaces Online Store , a 2015 Feng Shui Charm Keychain for Protection & Luck , and a Natural Crystal Bagua Set . Find out how to win this lucky prize pack below! HOW TO ENTER: 1. SIGN UP FOR THE INHABITAT NEWSLETTER HERE > We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter , so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it! 2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us why you’re interested in Feng Shui and how you feel it might improve your living space. The deadline for this giveaway is Monday, February 23rd at 11:59PM . We’ll pick the comments we like best and announce the winners in our February 26th newsletter, so make sure you’re  signed up ! DEADLINE IS MONDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2015 at 11:59PM Read the rest of GIVEAWAY: Win a DIY Feng Shui prize pack for Chinese New Year! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anjie Cho , chinese new year , chinese new year 2015 , chinese new year feng shui , chinese new year giveaway , contest , feng shui , feng shui bagua crystal set , feng shui giveaway , giveaway , holistic spaces , holistic spaces store , how to create a holistic space , how to feng shui , how to feng shui book , how to feng shui your home , inhabitat giveaway , year of the ram key chain

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Chinese cities ban bacon smoking due to smog concerns

January 26, 2015 by  
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In the Chinese province of Sichuan, government officials have unveiled “ the criminal culprit ” responsible for increasingly severe air pollution in the area: bacon. Smoked pork is a key component in of Sichuan cuisine, but local residents have been banned from home-smoking pork this year as smog worsens in the region. Those who decide to stick with the traditional cooking method will face a fine equivalent to $800. Read the rest of Chinese cities ban bacon smoking due to smog concerns Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , Air quality , bacon , barbecue , barbeque , china , chinese , chinese new year , dazhou , food , illness , lunar new year , New Year , Pollution , pork , Sichuan , smoked pork , unhealthy

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Machine Turns Old Newspapers into Beautiful Wrapping Paper for Chinese New Year

January 31, 2014 by  
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Chinese New Year may go unnoticed by many in the west, but it takes about 1,600 trees and 170,000 liters of petrol to meet the holiday demand for wrapping paper in Hong Kong alone. To raise awareness and encourage more recycling in the city, Saatchi & Saatchi installed a machine that can transform old newspapers into Chinese New Year-themed wrapping paper in just 30 seconds. Read the rest of Machine Turns Old Newspapers into Beautiful Wrapping Paper for Chinese New Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese new year , Chinese New Year traditions , Chinese New Year-themed wrapping paper , instant newspaper recycler , machine turns newspaper into wrapping paper in 30 seconds , newspaper recycling , Recycled Materials , recycled newspapers in Hong Kong , recycling initiatives Hong Kong , Saatchi & Saatchi in Hong Kong , Sun Hung Kai East Point shopping center , turning newspaper into wrapping paper        

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Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

January 31, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , bamboo , beach home , benjamin garcia saxe , Costa Rica , costa rican home , eco design , eco vacation home , green architecture , Green Building , green design , jungle home , modular , modular housing , Prefab , prefab home , rainwater collection , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , teak , vacation home        

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10 Faux Snakeskin Fashions to Ring in the Lunar New Year

February 17, 2013 by  
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Last week, people across the world celebrated the year of the snake, and what better way to ring in the Chinese New Year than to don some cruelty-free, faux snakeskin fashions? There are plenty of reasons to opt for fake snakeskin instead of the real thing, and your options aren’t limited to cowboy boots. From London designer  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys ‘ ”biomimetic” collection of corsets (pictured above) to  Stella McCartney’s fakeskin blouses , we’ve rounded up some of the seasons scaliest faux snakeskin fashions. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anika Dali , chinese new year , corsets , eco-fashion , fake snakeskin , faux snakeskin , Freitag , green fashion , lunar new year , Pauline in Love , snakeskin corset , Stefanie Nieuwenhuys , stella mcartney , year of the snake

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Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

January 19, 2012 by  
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Everyone loves to a receive greeting card. Whether it is for a birthday, an anniversary or a celebration, they let us know we are being thought of by our nearest and dearest. But what happens when the card is so small, you can’t even read it? This is exactly what a team from the  James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at the  University of Glasgow have done to celebrate the  Chinese New Year (and to show off their world leading nanotechnology). The team has created a greeting card that is so small, it is invisible to the naked eye! Read the rest of Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese new year , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre nanotechnology , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre world’s smallest greeting card , nanotechnology , University of Glasgow , University of Glasgow nanotechnology , University of Glasgow world’s smallest greeting card , world’s smallest greeting card

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