KOBJA recycles invasive toad skins into luxurious accessories

November 26, 2013 by  
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Inspired by fairytales, this Parisian line of accessories re-uses skins from an invasive toad species now affecting Australia.

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Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

August 12, 2013 by  
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Aki Inomata’s Crystalline 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are Inspired by the World’s Architectural Wonders

July 23, 2013 by  
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Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

July 23, 2013 by  
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Cleveland Clinic photo from Shutterstock When it comes to architecture, it doesn’t get bigger than Frank Gehry – the man is world-renowned, and his buildings are as famous as he is. What he may not be, however, is a brilliant political mind. In a recent interview with Foreign Policy , Gehry weighed in on the merits of having a dictator over a democracy – the latter of which causes far too many ugly buildings. Read the rest of Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Foreign Policy Magazine , Frank Gehry , Frank Gehry Architecture , Frank Gehry buildings , Frank Gehry Comments on Dictators and Democracy , Frank Gehry Foreign Policy Magazine , Frank Gehry Interview , Frank Gehry on Democracy , Frank Gehry on Dictators , Hillary Clinton on Frank Gehry , Hillary Clinton Secretary of State Farewell Speech , mayor bloomberg , new york architecture , Robert Moses        

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Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

March 20, 2012 by  
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Inspired by the spirited ascent of the mythical rain dragon in Chinese mythology, Shenlong Tower not only shows what can be possible when we employ natural processes to industrial endeavours – it is also has the potential to stand as an icon of a renewed national pride. Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in the east partially thanks to its status as one of the busiest ports in world, but it isn’t without its problems – three of the major issues that Hong Kong faces is limited land space, heavy air pollution, and limited fresh water . Shenlong Tower is a self-sustaining visionary skyscraper that addresses these problems while improving Hong Kong’s economy and raising the bar for responsible and intelligent design. 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! Read the rest of Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: geothermal skyscraper , green architecture , Green Building , hong kong skycraper , mikey nitro , rain dragon skyscraper , shenlong tower , Sustainable Building

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H&M’s Spring Conscious Line Debuts With Eco-Chic “Glamour”

March 20, 2012 by  
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Big chain retailers like H&M are jumping on the green bandwagon, now producing not just basics, but fabulous, red-carpet-ready gowns that feature sustainable fabrics. H&M recently debuted their aptly dubbed “Glamourous” collection, a line which takes a cue from A-list style, but keeps prices in the reach of the budget conscious. With neon brights, funky florals and a wide array of forms, you’ll likely find something for that camera closeup — and it’ll even come in organic cotton , hemp , or recycled polyester , to boot! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amanda Seyfried , BAFTA Awards , eco-fashion , eco-friendly dresses , eco-friendly formalwear , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , h&m , H&M Conscious , Kristin Davis , Michelle Williams , Spring/Summer 2012 , sustainable dresses , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable formalwear , sustainable style , Viola Davis

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The Year in Biomimicry: How Beetles, Mantis Shrimp & More Inspired Innovation

January 5, 2012 by  
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It's time for the third annual Tommies, Tom McKeag's pick of the top 10 bio-inspired innovations of 2011 — and a look at the lessons that Namibian desert beetles, crickets, Mantis Shrimp and more can teach us about sustainability.

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OODA and OOIOO Architecture’s Leeuwarden Housing Plan is Inspired by Water Lilies

December 22, 2011 by  
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Water, rurality, urbanity, cultural habits and traditions were all key considerations in the design of  OODA and  OOIOO Architecture’s Leeuwarden Housing Plan. Inspired by the water lilly, the team of architects set out to mimic the living organism and its ability to naturally make a “bridge” between the water and the land world . With a need to combine and establish environmental relationships within the study area, and between the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, the architects chose to create a masterplan based on an abstraction of a set of water lilies. The plan of the project fuses water, green spaces and agricultural areas to create a sustainable residential system that is harmony with both the urban and natural environments. + OOIIO Architecture + OODA 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: biomimicry , Eco Architecture , flower inspired architecture , Leeuwarden , Leeuwarden Housing Plan , ooda architecture , OOIOO Architecture , water lilly architecture

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Freeform Wooden Pavilion Structurally Biomimicks Sea Urchin’s Form

November 2, 2011 by  
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Inspired by the structure of the sea urchin, this wooden pavilion joins biology and structural form with computational design.

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How Steve Jobs Inspired a Sustainable Future

October 6, 2011 by  
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Can we take Jobs’ legacy of fanatical dedication to continual improvement and apply it to business areas like supply chain, workers’ rights, and business impacts globally, we will all be living in a better world.

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