Reshtki turns unwanted “trash” into comfortable and stylish urban furniture

March 17, 2016 by  
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Where some may only see trash, Reshtki sees opportunity. Founded by Sara Podwysocka and Maria Ostrowska, the Polish design studio specializes in breathing new life into found materials . In their latest project, Reshtki old traction poles, leftover wood, and PCV pipe into new benches and tables. The comfortable and stylish urban furniture was created for a neighborhood park in Gda?sk. + Reshtki 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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Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

November 10, 2014 by  
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NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

November 10, 2014 by  
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Air travel produces roughly 5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, edging us closer to an era of runaway climate change . As part of an ongoing effort to develop greener planes and reduce the aviation industry’s environmental impact, NASA recently tested new shape-shifting flaps through the group’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project (ERA.) The Adaptive Compliant Training Edge (ACTE) program replaces conventional aluminum flaps on aircrafts with twistable trailing-edge flaps that may be more aerodynamic than their fixed counterparts, improve fuel-efficiency, and reduce noise during take off and landing. Read the rest of NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) , aerodynamic planes , air travel , Armstrong Flight Research Center , Climate Change , CO2 emissions , FlexFloil , flexible aircraft parts , FlexSys , fuel efficiency , global warming , green transportation , greener planes , nasa , NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA)

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Nesting Block Birdhouses for Trendy Tree Sparrows

July 7, 2014 by  
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The design wunderkids over at Zupagrafika have worked their architectural magic yet again, this time creating small buildings that any hipster nuthatch would be happy to call home. The Hispano- Polish design collective transformed plywood nesting boxes into  prefab apartment blocks by stencilling patterns onto them with a LETRASET-like technique (popular in the 1960s and 70s), and adding additional textures and architectural elements for good effect. When complete, the nesting houses were hung on trees to make a fabulous modernist district for local wild birds. + Zupagrafika + Nesting Boxes on Behance 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: apartment , apartments , apartments for birds , bird , bird houses , birdhouse , birdhouses , birds , buildings for birds , letraset , modern , modernism , modernist , modernist birdhouse , Poland , polish , Prefab , prefab apartments , prefabricated , stencils , Zupagrafika

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Marta Klonowska Assembles Shards of Glass into Delicate Sculptures of Animals

February 18, 2013 by  
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Baltyk Tower: MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Daylit High-Rise for Poland

June 18, 2012 by  
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Scotch Naturals Introduce Non-Toxic Nail Polish in Brilliant Colors

November 9, 2010 by  
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Photo: Scotch Naturals The makers eco-mom-approved Hopscotch Kids nail polish have recently come out with an adult line of chemical-free, non-yellowing nail lacquer called Scotch Naturals .

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