Billboard Houses Bats and Translates Their Speech, Tells Us What’s Up

August 19, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Chris Woebken If you’ve ever seen a colony of bats on the move and wondered what they’re up to, this is the billboard for you. The “Bat Billboard,” a collaboration of designer Chris Woebken and artist Natalie Jeremijenko , is a design that will not only house bats, but that will translate their calls and tell us humans what’s going on…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Vegan Steampunk USB Bracelet is Made from Recycled Linoleum Flooring

August 15, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Jesse Herbert Designer Jesse Herbert , who also works as a musician, wanted a way to distribute his music to friends and customers that wasn’t as wasteful as CDs . He decided on USB keys, but wasn’t content to just hand out the devices themselves. So he built them into steampunk-inspired, vegan-friendly cuffs, made from a pretty surprising source: recycled linoleum flooring. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hacked Up Barbie Dolls Make Cool but Ghoulish Jewelry

August 13, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Margaux Lange When I was little, my friend and I tore the heads of his sister’s Barbie dolls. After that, the game was pretty much over. Designer Margaux Lange shows a similar penchant for tearing apart Barbie and Ken dolls, but she doesn’t stop there. She takes the dismembered heads, arms, legs, breasts and accessories, and makes some very unique- if somewhat macabre- jewelry…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Minimalist Table and Stool Reduce a Work Space to Bare Bones Basics

July 18, 2011 by  
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Images Courtesy of Adam Senior At TreeHugger, we’re a little obsessed with work space designs: desks made for standing , sitting, a little of both and even walking . Here’s a design from British designer Adam Senior that takes a minimalist approach to the desk. Th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Twisting Pedestrian Bridge Keeps Everyone Safe and Looks Great Doing It

April 30, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of DVVD / Alain Baudry When the Paris-based architecture firm DVVD (hyperlink) set out to build a pedestrian bridge, they wanted to please everyone. Keep drivers safe from thrown objects by installing protective mesh around the bridge.

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Students Create An Upcycling Blog, and Need Your Ideas

April 23, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Magdalena Akantisz & Lisa Schultz At TreeHugger, we’ve written about tons of examples of great upcycling, from candy wrappers that become wallets to broken zippers reincarnated as funky jewelry . Now, two Austrian students who are as passionate as we are about upcycling have created a blog that will feature one product made fr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Gorgeous Brittany House Built By Hand of Straw, Wood and Earth

April 16, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Franck Deboute & Karine Montagnon In 2009, architects Franck Deboute and Karine Montagnon decided to build their dream home and office.

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Istanbul: A City Growing in ‘Overdrive’

April 16, 2011 by  
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An overcrowded bus in Istanbul. Image: Scene from ” Overdrive .” The Istanbul most visitors see — the Istanbul of palaces and soaring minarets, of ferries on the Bosphorus, bargaining in the bazaar, and bustling nightlife — lies within just a few of the city’s more than 1,000 total square miles.

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Top Eco Fashion Bloggers Compete in Spring Style Off with Naya Shoes – Vote and Win

April 16, 2011 by  
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Emma Grady’s outfit for Naya Shoes featuring Stella McCartney, Monique Pean, and more. Photo: Polyvore Naya Shoes recruited four top eco fashion bloggers to create a spring outfit for Earth Day and the final looks are just in.

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Paris Set To Remake Its River Banks as Green Spaces, Open to All

March 12, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of the City of Paris The proposed design for the river bank between the Tuileries Gardens and the Musee d’Orsay.

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