Stow away on this stylish, minimalist floating hotel in London

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If you’re looking for a more unique place to lay your head on your next trip to London, look no further than the Boathouse London, a stylish floating hotel docked on a city canal. Created in partnership with home design brand Made.com, this bespoke hotel and events space on the water was fashioned as “an industrial style barge turned contemporary bolthole” with help from interior designer Katie Hanton. Kitted out in Scandinavian-inspired style, the chic getaway comes with customizable experiences,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Sail your worries away on this solar-powered floating tiny home

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Beloved physicist Stephen Hawking passes away at 76

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant and iconic British scientist who inspired countless millions with his intellect and his humanity, has died at 76. After being diagnosed with a degenerative motor neuron disease that left him nearly completely paralyzed at age 21, Hawking found strength in humor and the boundless exploration of science. “My goal is simple,” he famously said. “It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” Throughout his life, Hawking… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MIT claims that clean, limitless nuclear fusion energy is just 15 years away

You’ve probably heard this before… many times. But before you click off to some other story (may I suggest this one about 3D printing is disrupting the architecture industry) check this out. MIT scientists, along with startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems, just announced that clean, limitless power from nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.  They believe that they can have a working power plant on-grid within the next 15 years.

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Sail away from it all in this gorgeous floating tiny home

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‘We were blown away’ – researchers eliminate obstacle to fusion energy

Fusion powers the sun, and if we could harness it here on Earth, we could obtain unlimited clean energy. Scientists have been working on that aim for years, and now researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Texas A&M University just made a huge leap forwards – by figuring out what to do with a byproduct of the process, helium, which weakens the materials comprising a fusion reactor. In nanocomposite solids, helium doesn’t form into destructive… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Star Wars LED optical illusion lamps will take you to a galaxy far, far away

With the countdown to the next Star Wars film on, Star Wars-themed products have been floating around on the Internet, and some of the coolest ones are LED optical illusion lamps that light up with what appears to be a 3D image of Darth Vader or the Millennium Falcon, for example. They’re said to have a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours.

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This giant nest for humans lets you curl up and get away from it all

Although getting a nest might sound like a crazy idea, this is actually something you can do. Gufram, an Italian furniture manufacturer based in Barolo (Piedmont area), can offer you a real, and surreal, human-size nest La Cova in which you will feel yourself better than anywhere else. This “place”, rather than an object, will provide you with a sense of warmth and protection.
Radical design La Cova, that literally comes with two eggs (pillows), is a huge piece made of polyurethane foam and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle or, perhaps, an Italian monastery? Now’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the country is giving away old houses, farmhouses, inns, monasteries and even ancient castles. However, only those who intend to renovate and transform the structures into tourist hotspots, such as restaurants and spas, will receive a plot of historic property.

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LAST CHANCE: Inhabitat is giving away an Avocado Green Mattress

We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but how many of us have taken the time to learn what’s inside our mattresses? Studies have found that conventional mattresses contain dangerous levels of volatile organic compounds and could be the source of many ailments, including chronic allergies, asthma, endocrine problems and even cancer. Not to mention the fact that once traditional mattresses bit the dust, they’re synthetic materials cannot be broken down. That’s enough to cause anyone to have insomnia…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building