15 gifts that will wow the lady in your life

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Is the lady in your life an adventure lover? A letter writer? A knitting fiend? Does she love to explore new wines, or indulge in exquisite chocolates? Whatever her tastes and leanings, we’ve got something for her in this year’s gift guide. We’ve scouted around for some of the most interesting, ethical, and eco-friendly gifts and stocking stuffers out there, from books and edibles to craft supplies and clothing, so you’re sure to find something special for your ladylove. Read on to check out some… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Beautiful bamboo archways add dramatic flair to a Xiamen restaurant

Our favorite Vietnamese architecture firm is nearing completion on a gorgeous bamboo restaurant in Xiamen, China. As reported in ArchDaily, Vo Trong Nghia Architects is close to finishing the Ting Xi Bamboo Restaurant, a striking building with capacity for 200 people. The sculptural restaurant champions the beauty and strength of bamboo, used in its 14 fan-shaped support columns.

Bamboo is a favorite material of Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The firm’s eco-friendly work is helping… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building