No Yard? No Problem With These DIY Gardening Projects!

December 30, 2015 by  
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A vegetable patch may seem impossible for many urban dwellers that are tight on space. For garden enthusiasts willing to think outside the box, there are many opportunities available that don’t require a back forty, but merely a few feet of space…

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Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind

February 11, 2014 by  
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At first glance, the Evolution Door designed by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler looks like a modern barn door, and we expected it to behave the same way – by simply swinging or sliding open. Boy were we wrong. As you can see in the video above, Torggler thought way outside the box when creating this fixture. With a single touch the Evolution Door splits apart into panels, glides across the wall and reassembles itself over the open doorway like a piece of origami. It’s completely mesmerizing: we could watch it open and shut all day! Read on to learn more about how the Evolution Door achieves this mind-boggling effect. Read the rest of Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: door design , Evolution Door , flip panel door , folding door , interior design , kinetic doors , KLEMENS TORGGLER , origami door , origami-inspired design        

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8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

October 28, 2012 by  
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Kids often accuse their eco-minded parents of taking recycling and DIY projects to a level that is socially suicidal, especially during holidays like Halloween . So we put together a series of awesome cardboard box costumes that not only save the environment by keeping more junk out of brimming landfills , but also almost guarantee that your children will be the talk of the neighborhood. In a good way. Hit the jump to see 8 clever designs made of cardboard that think outside the box. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard costumes , cool costumes , DIY , eco design , green design , green halloween , halloween , halloween costume ideas , ideas for Halloween costumes , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , talk of the town

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BlackSocks’ “Smarter Socks” are Fitted with RFID Chips That Find Their Mate

October 28, 2012 by  
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“Smarter Socks” could only have come from one of the world’s wealthiest and most efficient nations. Based in Switzerland , BlackSocks sells packs of ten pairs of socks that are each fitted with radio-frequency ID buttons . After an accompanying wireless reader called the Sock Sorter is waved over one sock, whoever is matching the pairs need only wave the reader over the rest of the pile and when the right mate is located it will issue an identifying beep! Clever, and perhaps a way to curtail wasted socks. But this might also call for a resounding face palm. Hit the jump and take our poll: are these “smart” socks haute or not? READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BlackSocks , clean tech , clothing for men , ecouterre , high tech socks , high-tech clothing , menswear , RFID chips , Smart Socks , Switzerland , wearable technology

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Think Outside the Box With These DIY Cardboard Costumes

October 16, 2011 by  
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Want to make sure your kid has the coolest costume on the block when you take them trick-or-treating? Then forget those conventional, store-bought Halloween costumes, and construct your own custom costume out of cardboard. It’s cheaper, more eco-friendly, and of course, it’ll be more fun. Making a cardboard costume can be pretty challenging, especially if you choose to go the more ambitious route to construct a full-body robot suit or a killer sea monster . But those projects aren’t for everyone. Click through to Inhabitots for some Halloween inspiration, and detailed instructions on how to put together a handful of cardboard costumes. MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard , costumes , DIY , eco parenting , halloween , halloween costumes , kids , recycled matierals

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

October 16, 2011 by  
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Gucci ‘s flagship store in Shenzhen, China , has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse .  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and urinary illnesses and even miscarriages.  Click ahead to see the accusations and what steps Gucci is taking to prevent this from happening again. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Gucci , human rights , shenzhen , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , sweatshops , workers rights

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HOW TO: Make an Easy Eco-Friendly Frog Costume for Halloween

October 16, 2011 by  
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Looking for DIY costume ideas for the upcoming holiday?  Mom Mika’s frog creation won last year’s Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest and she’s graciously agreed to share the how-to.  Click ahead to copy the froggy for your child or be inspired to work your own DIY magic. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy frog costume , diy halloween costume , diy halloween frog costume , frog costume , kids diy costumes

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X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone

October 16, 2011 by  
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “you know, I really dig x-rays from an aesthetic standpoint, but I only ever see them at the dentist or after some kind of injurious catastrophe. What a shame.” Perhaps not. But if you’re thinking that now, then check out this cool umbrella concept from Anastacia Spada . Composed of water-repellent sheets of skeletal film, her brilliant diy project is sure to cast rainy nights under a different shade. Read the rest of X-Ray Umbrella Keeps You Dry as a Bone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anastacia spada , green design , industrial design , rain , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , x-ray umbrella

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

October 16, 2011 by  
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With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of Holy Smoke , an Alabama-based company started by Clem Parnell and Thad Holmes, you can turn your loved one’s ashes into live ammunition and honor them with a bang. The founders actually started the company partially because of personal issues with the ecological costs of burials and are offering their services for just $850 — plus shipping and handling. Read the rest of Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ash bullets , burial ideas , cremation , cremation bullets , eco burial , green ammunition , green burial , holy smoke , live ammunition , natural ammunition , sustainable burial , what to do with remains

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Shoe-Shaped Wooden Birdhouses Hang Over Urban Power Lines Like Sneakers

October 15, 2011 by  
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