Grow a Grass Rug for Your Bedroom

October 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: pia You’ve got the grass chair in the backyard, now it is time for the grass rug in your bedroom… It’s easier than one would imagine: it’s a grow-your-own, from a kit… … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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NASA’s Visual Tour of Every Fire on Earth Since 2002

October 21, 2011 by  
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Credit: NASA When our earliest ancestors first learned to manipulate perhaps the most powerful of natural forces by creating and harnessing fire, it set the human species on a trajectory towards global domination from which we, for better or worse, have yet to veer. What began as humble campfire flames flickering in the otherwise pitch-black, prehistoric night, now propels our combustion engines and powers our cities, lighting our houses and drowning out stars. But in as much as the flames of our ambitions burn in relation to the benefits of fire, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Six Chairs and a Pair of Shoes at the London Design Festival

September 27, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter, the Pod Travelling around the London Design Festival , one sees the endless interest that chairs hold for new designers. Here is a survey of some of the best, and oddest, on view. Starting with odd is the Pod , but it really is very comfortable. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rest In Peace Mr. Overhead – Let’s Save Some Trees In Your Honor

August 30, 2011 by  
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An emblem of tree killing evil. Image credit: Seth Godin (a pdf file download) While buying school supplies at Staples today I saw a 3M standard model overhead projector on clearance sale, listed for US$21.50. Goodbye Mr. Overhead, I’ll miss you. Your departure from every Hilton Grand Ball Room in the USA floods my head with more fond memories than Vermont has wet basements tonight. Like the time I was saved from an hour-long data dump when the presenter marched up to the podium and dropped his 120 transparencies down stage…all over the floor. At the oth… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Pop-Up Art Gallery is an Architectural Treat

August 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter Who could resist this delightful little architectural folly. Spotted on the grounds of the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, it’s a 24-hour mini-gallery with 4 display windows, with a piece of art in each…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Watch Films on Recycled Fridges

August 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: filmsonfridges Here’s a project that gives a whole new meaning to pop-up and recycling. Films on Fridges is an outdoor cinema made entirely from discarded refrigerator doors. It has popped up near the 2012 Olympic Park. Guess what they will be showing: sporting classics, in tribute to the spirit of the Games. See Rocky, or Chariots of Fire on the back of a fridge. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Recycled Buildings Win British Awards for Ingenuity

February 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: oikos They are called the AJ (Architect’s Journal) Small Projects Awards but the winners turn out to be a celebration of recycled, sustainable and innovative buildings in England. The winner was the JellyFish Theatre , a ramshackle, temporary theatre built out of wood pallets last summer for the 2010 London Festival of Architecture… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Island’s Invasive "Killing Machine" Finally Captured

February 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: Impy Malting The tiny island of Kapiti, located five miles off the coast of Wellington, New Zealand, is one of the last refuges for a menagerie of wildlife driven to near-extinction elsewhere by invasive species. Since the late 1980s, when all non-native animals were meticulously cleared from the island, it has been designated as a sanctuary, an important safe-haven for a host of birds species unaccustomed to predatory mammals. Late last year, however, a single stoat was spotted on the pristine island — prompting an intensive, three month long search for the rogue …

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Yurts Cause Controversy in France

January 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: yourtes The nomads in Outer Mongolia created yurts out of necessity, now many people in France are living in them as part of an alternate lifestyle decision. But the French government has come up with a

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Recycled Pallets are the New Architecture

September 7, 2010 by  
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Image from Ahmad Humeid Recycled pallets, or skids, are becoming the basis for a whole new genre of architecture. And for good reason: they are sustainable, recycled, and make use of discarded packaging.

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