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  • How-To: Make a Summery Coconut-Sea Salt Lip Scrub

    1 September 2014, 2:05 pm by: Emily Peckenham

    Step 1:…
  • Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations

    1 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Josh Marks

    The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices—Seoul, South Korea, is planning to install five charging stations powered by three…
  • The Sochi Winter Village is Now a Ghost Town Just Six Months After the Olympics

    1 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Timon Singh

    There was a lot of controversy over the Sochi Winter Olympics both before and during the competition, with allegations of corruption, shoddy construction work, and facilities not being ready for the athletes. However six months after the games ended,…
  • Le Grand Plateau House Peeks Out Elegantly Over Quebec Lake

    1 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Nicole Jewell

    The unique location of the home, along with its height, offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. For optimal viewing from every angle, the architects built a wrap-around terrace that covers the entire roof, giving the house its moniker of Le
  • Handcrafted Para Hammock is Made From Over 700 Pieces of Walnut

    1 September 2014, 10:30 am by: Inhabitat

    Hammocks are usually made for the outdoors, but Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chaffee Graham has created a stylish wooden version that we're convinced would look just as great as an indoor statement piece. Designed by Graham's furniture company 4th
  • Bio-Hotel Ulrichshof’s New Luxury Addition is Inspired by Old Bavarian Fairytales

    1 September 2014, 10:17 am by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Located within the beautiful Bavarian Forest in Germany, the Ulrichshof hotel has earned a reputation as one of the most kid-friendly hotels in the world, but since last Easter, the complex introduced additional facilities and services that are primarily
  • 3XN’s Semicircular High Rise Will Bring High Quality Affordable Housing to Denmark

    1 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Lucy Wang

    Shaped as a semicircle that wraps around a landscaped courtyard, La Tour gradually terraces upwards to reach a height of over 300 feet. "The gradual elevation helps to convey the transition from the large flat volumes in the local area to the urban high rise
  • Billionare Vinod Khosla Battles to Block Public Access to Popular California Beach

    1 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Colin Payne

    Surfers have been battling with landowners over access to beaches on America’s West Coast for years, but NBC News reports that the highest profile case of the lot to date involves some hard line action from a surprising adversary – billionaire Democrat
  • Victoria One: Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower Will Feature a Botanic-Like Green Glass Facade

    1 September 2014, 5:53 am by: Lucy Wang

    Inspired by Victoria's famous landscapes, Victoria One's form and facade recalls the southern state's diverse terrain, from its waterfalls and rainforests to its oceanside beaches. In addition to providing protection against the sun and wind, the pattern of
  • Innovative Modular Eco Pods Operate Off-Grid in Any Locale

    1 September 2014, 1:00 am by: Ana Lisa

    ECHO's flexible homes are made from 100-sq-ft prefab modules and feature a distinctive pyramid roof that lets natural light flow inside. They can stand-alone as a simple garden room, or link to other modules to create additional space for guests, a studio
  • DIY: How to Make Delicious Nutty Coconut Breakfast with Leftover Rice

    31 August 2014, 12:56 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    You slept through your alarm, the kids are in chaos and the cupboards are bare. What’s a savvy person to do? How about using last night’s leftover rice to make a protein-packed tropical coconut breakfast in just a few minutes. All you need is some coconut
  • 9 Brilliant Backwoods Cabins for Reconnecting with Nature

    31 August 2014, 12:45 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Nathan Fisher's Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin Architect Nathan Fisher's tiny self-sufficient cabin won first place in the International Backwoods Cabin Competition. A cross between Acadian-style architecture and the Traditional Aboriginal wigwam, the portable
  • Tiny Baobed Treehouse is a Cocoon-Like Sleeping Pod for Adventure Seekers

    31 August 2014, 12:15 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Baobed’s oval shape was inspired by exotic fruit that dangles from the branches of baobab trees, known as the “tree of life,” characteristic of African landscapes.…
  • Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    31 August 2014, 11:12 am by: Mike Chino

    It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we're offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a
  • World’s First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy Environment

    31 August 2014, 11:00 am by: Lucy Wang

    Luxury treehouse design and construction firm Blue Forest has charmed us before with their beautiful timber structures and this year’s Quiet Treehouse is no exception. Inspired by the shape of a small coppice of trees, the gorgeous rounded treehouse sits
  • Mother of Two Builds Tiny $1,500 Hideaway Amongst the Trees of Tennessee

    31 August 2014, 9:45 am by: Ross Brooks

    ModFruGal isn't a writer, photographer, or designer, but she is a "gal with a vision who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty." The mother of two built her own modernist treehouse deep in the Tennessee woods. Put together for just $1500, the treehouse…
  • Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery…

    31 August 2014, 9:30 am by: Lori Zimmer

    Initially a painter, Oliveira was inspired by an old wooden fence he saw through his window across the street from his studio in Sao Paulo. The wood was so weathered that it split into layers, which Oliveira equated to brush strokes. From that day, the artist
  • The Garden Igloo is a Pop-Up Geodesic Dome Perfect for Any Backyard

    31 August 2014, 9:15 am by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Very easy to assemble, the Garden Igloo comes with a step by step instruction guide. In fact, it's so simple to build, one person can do it themselves! The tiny shelter doesn’t need foundations and is ideal for sitting on a patio, and, thanks to its…
  • Watch African Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate for the First Time

    31 August 2014, 9:00 am by: Colin Payne

    It is a sad fact and indicator of the inequality of our society that many of those who put in the labor may never taste its fruits. A group of cocoa bean farmers in Africa’s Ivory Coast recently had the opportunity to do just that when they tasted the…
  • 99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

    30 August 2014, 12:41 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to make 1,000 dresses for African children in need. At last count

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