Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay in a life-size LEGO House

November 3, 2017 by  
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Get ready to live out your childhood dream! The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has partnered with Airbnb to offer one family the chance to spend the night in a home made of 25 million bricks . This is an incredible opportunity, and the two-story residence has some amazing features – check them out after the break! The home is well-suited for children, as nearly everything inside is made from LEGO bricks – from the bed in the middle of a LEGO-filled pool to a pixellated “waterfall” and even a giant teddy bear. Other quirky objects on display include a brick newspaper and a breakfast tray for the morning. There’s even a brick-built alarm clock! If guests do feel as if they are missing something, there are plenty more bricks to build with – patrons can use the LEGO molding machine in the lobby to build extra amenities. Other attractions a family might enjoy include the “Tree of Creativity” (which is built from over 6 million bricks) and “Experience Zones” that allow you to direct your own movie , create robotic cars and even design entire cities. LEGO also showcases fan-made masterpieces from all around the world in the Masterpiece Gallery. Related: LEGO relaunches its beloved Taj Mahal model with almost 6,000 bricks Though the LEGO House is a popular tourist attraction in the Danish town, visitors aren’t normally allowed to stay the night. To enter the competition, a family needs to share the one thing they would build if they had an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. The winners will get the opportunity to bring the object to life, thanks to the help of Master Builder Jamie Berard. Said Berard, the Design Manager Specialist at the LEGO Group: “I am so intrigued to see what people will imagine . We have unlimited bricks here, and in some ways it can be a bit challenging but it also liberates you to imagine something that is truly meaningful and expressive. The uniqueness of the opportunity to stay in the home of the LEGO brick should hopefully inspire everyone. That’s how I feel when I come here.” Added James McClure, Airbnb’s General Manager for the UK and Nordic countries, “This really is a dream come true for any family with a passion for LEGO and I doubt there will be much sleeping as there is so much to enjoy in this incredible space.” + LEGO House + Airbnb Via Mirror UK Images via Airbnb/LEGO Home

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Nike calls "Flyleather" its most sustainable leather material yet

October 16, 2017 by  
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When Nike introduced its Flyknit technology in 2012, the sportswear giant literally broke the mold of sneaker construction. By using a weaving technique that results in a virtually seamless one-piece upper, Nike is able to create a shoe that has the featherweight pliability of a sock yet the support and durability of a trainer. Flyknit is better for the environment, too. Compared with traditional cut-and-sew methods, the technology allows the company to slash its waste by roughly 60 percent. Five years on, Nike is employing a similar tack to Flyleather, a new “super material” that looks and feels like leather but is lighter and stronger. Nike calls Flyleather its “most sustainable leather material ever.” Unlike traditional full-grain leather, Flyleather comprises parts of a cow’s hide that’s typically discarded during the leather-making process—up to 30 percent, according to Nike. The firm grinds up the scraps, combining them with synthetic-blend fibers and polyester fabric before fusing everything into a single material. After a finishing process that includes final touches such as pigmentation, the material is placed on a roll for cutting, which improves efficiency and creates less waste. Related: Nike’s stunning Flyknit Feather Pavilion lights up the night at Beijing Design Week All in all, the Flyleather technique uses about 90 percent less water than traditional full-grain leather, Nike said. It also has an 80 percent smaller carbon footprint than conventional leather manufacturing. “Nike Flyleather completely mimics athletic, pigmented full-grain leathers in everything from fit to touch,” Tony Bignell, vice president of footwear innovation, said in a statement. “Unlike with traditional leathers, Flyleather can be produced with a consistent grade across a broader range of product.” You don’t have to wait to experience Flyleather in person. An all-white Flyleather version of Nike’s signature Tennis Classic is available for sale for $85 at www.nike.com and at the Nike SoHo store, NikeLab 21 Mercer, and Dover Street Market in New York City. + Nike

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England’s Stargazer’s Cabin will feature a precise glowing map of the night sky

March 28, 2016 by  
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British beachgoers will soon be able to visit the Stargazer’s Cabin and its glowing display of precisely-mapped constellations . The installation designed by George King Architects , which will be constructed on the southern coast of England near Brighton, will feature backlit LED lights on its facade and serve as a reminder to gaze up at the twinkling night sky. Read the rest of England’s Stargazer’s Cabin will feature a precise glowing map of the night sky

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Channel your inner rockstar with recycled vinyl sunglasses by Vinylize

March 25, 2016 by  
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Vinylize is a Budapest based design company that manufactures eyewear using materials repurposed from vinyl records. The Vinylize 20th Century Icons Remastered collection celebrates the anniversary of unforgettable albums ranging from 25 to 60 years years of age. On March 15 1976 Kiss released their Destroyer album. 40 years later Vinylize has taken that same piece of vinyl and crafted it into an unforgettable set of sunglasses as a tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 70’s. Destroyer was Kiss’s first album to achieve platinum status and included such tracks as Beth or Shout It Out Loud. This eyewear is perfect for Kiss fans and lovers of luxury eyewear alike. The inside of the eyewear box is adorned with a sleeve from the original vinyl. The sunglasses and case are perfectly framed by the remains of the Destroyer record. The frame is ejected by pressing the label which has been laser cut to hide a catapult mechanism. On the front of the frame 3 tracks can be seen: Detroit Rock City, King of the Night Time world and God of Thunder. + Vinylize 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!

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Laurent Fabius says COP21 final draft will be released Saturday morning

December 11, 2015 by  
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French Foreign affairs minister and acting COP21 president Laurent Fabius announced the final draft of the long-awaited international climate deal will be delivered at 9AM local time on Saturday , one day after the original deadline. Negotiators worked through the night on Wednesday , struggling to overcome sharp disagreements, and Fabius reports that much progress was made on Thursday. He believes the terms of the deal will be finalized today, at which point the agreement will withstand a legal review before publishing. Meanwhile, demonstrators have been active outside the conference center, waving signs and chanting “We want freedom – all your oil, gas, and coal we don’t need ’em.” Critics of the climate deal, like many of the protesters, feel the agreement isn’t going far enough to protect the planet, while others are applauding the effort as a good starting point for future international cooperation in the fight against global warming. Via Climate Change News Image via UNClimateChange/Flickr

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A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

August 20, 2015 by  
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In February 2013, a surreal disaster struck a 1970s-era house in the town of Seffner, just outside of Tampa, Florida . Shortly after Jeff Bush settled in for the night, his brother Jeremy heard him screaming for help, only to enter Jeff’s room and find that he and all his possessions had been swallowed up by a sinkhole. Jeff Bush’s remains were never recovered, and the sinkhole was filled in—but now, over two years later, the hole has reopened and is around 17 feet wide and 20 feet deep. For Jeff Bush’s family, it brings back unsettling memories, but for the state of Florida, the sudden appearance of sinkholes is something of a familiar problem. Read the rest of A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

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Thousands of recycled plastic bottles decorate this spectacular LED tree light installation in Nottingham

March 2, 2015 by  
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Sublime Wine Storage Unit Lights up the Night with Low Energy LEDs in France

November 17, 2014 by  
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Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up the Night at Brompton Lodge

January 2, 2014 by  
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The Brompton Lodge Trees is a semi-permanent, off-grid lighting feature by Candlestick Design commissioned to form an engagement with a community through art, installation and conversation with the surrounding environment. The trees are lit by solar-powered LED lights that are timed based on the cycle of the sun – so operation times get later as the night hours change. + Candlestick Design Photos by Eve Wilson 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: Brompton Lodge Trees , Candlestick Design , eco-art , environmental art , green art , green design , green technology , LED , LED art , LED lighting , light-emitting diodes , Solar Power , sustainable design        

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Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket

December 27, 2013 by  
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An Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer has apparently decided to tempt fate by building a full-sized, working replica of the Titanic . Already, 40,000 people have expressed an interest in attending the vessel’s maiden voyage in 2016. Not only will the ship take the same route as the original Titanic on the night of April 15, 1912, but passengers will also be expected to don period fashions and eat the same menu served aboard the doomed ship. The ship will even be divided into different classes just like the original, where the rich bask in luxury and the poor find themselves crammed into steerage — and tickets won’t be cheap, with potential passengers already offering up to $1 million to reserve a spot. Read the rest of Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , blue star lines , clive palmer , cruise line , disasters , global warming , historic tragedy , historical reenactment , history , titanic , titanic ii        

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