Caroll house corner

Shipping container house in Brooklyn doesn't make sense, and I don't care

LOT-EK cuts up and assembles 21 shipping containers into a single family house. It's totally nuts.

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    Biomega Biolove Bamboo bike (a B fest)!

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    S4 Concept Home

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    Bonded Logic Smart Insulation

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    January 18, 11:41 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Like eBay’s Rethink initiative, Ease-e-waste, and others, Seattle’s InterConnection program will take what you think of as your junky old electronics and see it to it that they’re recycled properly. As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's

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    Glidehouse: Clean & Green Prefab

    January 17, 10:35 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

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    Fiber Futures

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    Victor Papanek - a rebel with a cause

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    Design for the Real World could be seen as a pretty provocative title for a book. That is, until you read the first sentence "There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only a few of them." or this "... by creating whole species

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    The Banana Project

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    Tables by James Murphy Design

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    Sweet! Potato Cars from Toyota

    January 13, 10:37 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

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    Royal Homes Q Prefab House

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    Tridel Element Eco/Luxury Apartments

    January 11, 12:16 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Tridel, Canada's largest developer of condos, claims that it's 24-storey Element building in Toronto's Entertainment District offers "luxurious and environmentally friendly suites." To back up the claim, the suites are fitted with Energy Star

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    Kirei Board

    January 11, 11:03 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    This sorghum board is a beautiful twist on a material that, while highly eco, can be rather blah. But Kirei is definitely more than hip than hippie. Through a process of washing, weaving, and then compressing bamboo-like stalks of sorghum into

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    Erica Hanson's Objects for Walls

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    Toto's EcoPower Auto-Sensor Faucet

    January 10, 1:15 PM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    We’ve all used those auto-sensor faucets and toilets in public spaces from the Centre Pompidou to the Burger King off I-95, but just how well do some of them work? They certainly seem more hygienic than touching the same grubby fixtures that a million

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