10 adorable DIY Halloween costumes for pets

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s the best excuse of the year to play dress-up with your pets. In fact, seeing our furry friends in costume have become one of our favorite parts of the spooky holiday—who can say no to a superhero-costumed dog? Of course, while our photogenic pets might not be as excited about their new outfits as we are, it’s important that their adorable ensembles are safe and comfortable for them to wear. If you need help figuring out how to dress up your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Medicine drum woman builds beautiful earth home village in Joshua Tree, California

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in an earthbag dome home, here’s your chance. When Lisa Starr first purchased land in Joshua Tree, California, she wasn’t thinking about vacation rentals. Instead, the artist and drum medicine woman sought a place not too far from the coast where she could build a sustainable life for herself. After deciding to build in accordance with the Iranian architect Nader Khalili’s affordable and disaster-resilient superadobe methodology, she recruited volunteers and CalEarth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

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This Living Vehicle can take you completely off grid for a month

Combining a glossy aluminum cladding with eco-friendly materials and self-sustaining features, HofArc’s new Living Vehicle trailer may just be the future of stylish, off-grid living. The stunningly sophisticated home on wheels was built with low-impact materials meant to last a lifetime and can be equipped to go off grid for weeks of a time.

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HofArc’s founder, Matthew Hoffman, has spent years living and designing modern, mobile living spaces. The Living Vehicle… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Daylit retreat in Mexico fits perfectly into the surrounding walnut groves

A walnut garden and coffee plantations surround this retreat in Amacueca, México. CoA arquitectura and Departamento de Arquitectura designed Casa Amacueca using primarily stone and timber, creating a serene retreat that fits perfectly into the natural setting.

The layout of the house radiates from the central courtyard which allows more natural light to penetrate the interior. Slender timber columns frame a beautiful walkway that offers a visual connection between the living spaces and nature.

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Denver might require green roofs on new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

American women and their dogs rescued after surviving five months at sea in shark-infested waters

Two women from Honolulu, Hawaii, are basking in the sweet relief of being rescued after they and their dogs spent five months stranded at sea in shark-infested waters. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava set a course for Tahiti on May 3rd but shortly after, suffered engine failure and a broken mast when a storm battered their boat. Fortunately, they had water purifiers, a year’s worth of dog food, and rice, pasta, and oatmeal. The basic supplies kept them alive long enough to be spotted by a Taiwanese… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Aerospace-inspired wonder could be the UK’s first double-decker high-speed train

Lucky Brits could soon ride on high-speed trains with luxury jet-like interiors. Taking inspiration from aerospace design, Andreas Vogler Studio and the German Aerospace Center dLR designed and developed the AeroLiner 3000 train, the first double-deck high-speed train for the UK. Conceived with plans of implementation, this innovative and ultra-lightweight design would allow for an increase in capacity of 30% on the British railways’ existing infrastructure—no new railways needed.

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Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

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Denver to vote on green roof mandate for new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building