We’ve made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff

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Whether one is getting an iced latte to-go in the morning, received their restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forgot to take their reusable bags to the store, there are numerous ways one can obtain disposable plastic — and that is a problem. According to the first global analysis of the production of plastics, humans now produce more plastic than anything else and, as a result, have created 8.3 billion tonnes (9.bn tons) of the stuff since the 1950’s. If the trend… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Amazing low-cost, off-grid Lifehaus homes are made from recycled materials

Money shouldn’t prevent people from living sustainably off the grid, according to Lifehaus. They’re a Lebanon-based company started by Nizar Hadid’s NH-Architectes pioneering energy neutral, low-cost dwellings made with local and recycled materials. People living in the green homes will be able to generate their own electricity and grow their own food. Their first 1,722 square foot prototype will be built in Baskinta, Lebanon.

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Low-impact monastery huts in Italy are made from 100% recyclable materials

Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure low impact on the beautiful rural landscape.

The Monastery Complex of Siloe comprises five guesthouse units set outside monastery grounds against a hilly backdrop crisscrossed with trails. Each… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Australia’s amazing Upcycle House is made from the ruins of an old home

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Incredible teepee-shaped ORKA house is made from 24 interlacing beams

Twenty four interlacing beams form this teepee-shaped structure that shelters a large open-plan living space. Antony Gibbon Designs designed the project, named ORKA, as an exploration of different geometric shapes and unconventional forms for residential architecture.

The house has twenty four wooden beams that coalesce, forming a pivoted illusion which transforms angles into a seemingly curved hyperboloid form. Using the frame as an aesthetic starting point, the architects interlaced… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These campers made from 1970′s VW Bugs are the cutest things ever

Volkswagen Beetles have skittered across roads since the 1930′s as the company’s first model. But in the 1970′s, a third party company came up with the idea to turn these iconic cars into little campers. In the 1970′s, they sold these Super Buggers for $6,000 – and a few of these unusual hybrid RVs still exist today. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Creepy fleshy art by Cao Hui makes it painfully clear what everyday are objects are made of

It’s the season of all things spooky, and real life consistently takes the creepy cake. Maybe this thought occurred to artist Cao Hui when he created a series of fleshy sculptures that look so real, they made my stomach turn. Comprised of resin and fiber, and true to life in size, each piece depicts the viscera, skin and flesh belonging to animals whose lives are regularly sacrificed to produce objects of convenience for human beings.

Cao Hui, represented by Lin & Lin Gallery in Taiwan,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove. The house, built using locally sourced materials and rock carved from View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Alaska’s Dr. Seuss House is a whimsical tower made of stacked cabins

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it’s considered to be one of the great architectural feats of America.

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We’re giving away an Artisan Moss green wall made with real moss and lichens

One 40×18″ Red Branch
Two 18×18″ Windy White branch (as one set)
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