Nendo Creates Delicious Ice Cream Cake Village for Häagen-Dazs

September 9, 2014 by  
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Japanese design firm Nendo has dabbled in the playful redesign of everything from birdhouses to textile chairs –and the studio can now add ice cream cakes to that list. Created for the Champs Élysées Häagen-Dazs shop in Paris, the snowy white ice cream cakes are topped by an adorable cluster of tiny candy houses and will be sold throughout the Christmas season. Customers who buy more than one cake will receive a chocolate “bridge” to connect the various cake villages. The ice cream cake design is meant to remind Parisians of homecoming and spending time with their loved ones. + Nendo 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: Champs-Élysées , christmas cake , Häagen-Dazs , ice cream cake , Nendo , Paris , reader submitted content

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Helsinki Builds 9 Million Gallon Underground Water Tank to Cool Local Buildings

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Just when you thought Scandinavia couldn’t get any more eco-friendly, Helsinki ups the ante . The Finnish capital recently announced some major environmental initiatives aimed at making the city smarter and greener. The coolest of these may be the installation of a giant underwater reservoir tank built 100 yards below the city center to store 9 million gallons of cold lake water that will be used to cool homes connected to the city’s rapidly-expanding district cooling network . After the water circulates through the cooling system during the day, it’s cooled in the tank overnight using heat exchangers to prepare for its next run the following day. According to a City of Helsinki press release , this latest addition to the city’s smart cooling system means it now emits 80 percent less greenhouse gasses from cooling, compared to conventional cooling systems. Read the rest of Helsinki Builds 9 Million Gallon Underground Water Tank to Cool Local Buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conservation , Eco , efficiency , environmental , Finland , friendly , gasses , green , greenhouse , Helsinki , Kalasatama , kutsuplus , public , renewable energy , tank , transit , water issues

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Man Transforms School Bus into a Groovy Mobile Cabin Made from Leftover Forest Cuttings

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