Resolution 4 Packs A Lot Into A Poolhouse

October 24, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Resolution 4 Whenever I write about the work of Resolution 4 I have to run for cover, from the complaints about showing “trophy homes for investment bankers driving a Hummer packed full of over-privileged kids.” So it is nice to be able to show one that is only 832 square feet, designed for a cheesemonger and an actress. OK, it is a second home and it is a poolhouse, but it turned out to be as much as they needed.

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Is Smart the Most Sustainable Car on the Planet?

October 7, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Courtesy of smart usa All anyone really ever talks about when it comes to automobiles is what’s coming out of the tailpipe. But fuel type is only one aspect of a car’s sustainability. For the better part of three weeks, I’ve been driving around the country in a smart promoting my new book Urban Green . The car company is a sponsor of my nationwide book tour. I’ve headed out into America to visit more than 20 colleges and universities to engage millennials to discover what they really thin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sancal’s Natural Collection; Good Furniture Locally-Made in Spain (Photos)

September 28, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Sancal Located in Murcia, south-east Spain, Sancal is one of the few furniture companies still left in the country that manufacture locally and have not taken their production elsewhere where labor is cheaper and regulations often weaker. Their main material is FSC-certified wood as well as other natural materials. The pieces are hand-made but they don’t look it. This season’s theme which they presented at the

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What Will The Homes Of The Future Really Look Like?

August 9, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Andrew Maynard @andrewmaynard tweets about a slideshow of Homes of the Future on CNBC that features his Airdrop House, featured on TreeHugger here . Author Daniel Bukszpan writes: A quick look outside shows that the home of the future as depicted in films never quite caught on. Contenders are still being built, however. It’s just that society’s priorities have changed–homes are being designed with an eye toward sus… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Robotic Seagull Attracts a Real Flock of Seagulls (Video)

August 9, 2011 by  
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Image via Youtube screenshot A few months ago we wrote about a mechanical seagull that rivals the real thing in how lifelike it looks on the wing. Well, turns out it can fool even members of the species it is mimicking. The robotic seagull was tested out at TEDGlobal and it attracted a flock of real gulls. Read on and watch a video of the birds…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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TV News Overwhelmingly Dominated by Opponents of EPA: Report

June 7, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Media Matters But Public Opinion Tells Another Tale … Last April, a CNN/Opinion Research Poll found that a whopping 71% of Americans thought that the EPA should be allowed to move forward with greenhouse gas regulations

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Weekday Vegetarian: Barley Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

May 6, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Emma Alter I headed off to the farmers’ market hoping for some asparagus , but not yet, perhaps next week.

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PaperPhone Is Most Durable Smart Phone Ever, Made of Bendable E-Paper (Video)

May 6, 2011 by  
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Image via YouTube video The Queens University Human Media Lab has come up with a phone that not only provides a new way of interacting with your smart phone, but also what could be the most durable device yet. Using electronic paper, you simply bend the corners to call, play music, text and so on.

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Another Amazing Collapsible Shipping Container: The Staxxon

May 3, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Staxxon Inhabitat shows another folding container design that differs from the Cargoshell we showed last year; it folds horizontally instead of vertically. There are advantages and disadvantages to both

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More on The Benefits of Standing Desks (And How To Build One On The Cheap)

April 26, 2011 by  
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Image Credit Marco Ament , Creative Commons CalorieLab shows us the best standing desk ever, Marco Ament’s version made out of Coke cans. While they warn that standing too much can cause varicose veins, author Marissa Brassfield concludes that “Medical research supports the health benefits of using standing desks rather than traditional desks.” … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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