Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 1010 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

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Live in a teeny apartment but would love to grow your own food? Say no more — Aggressively Organic’s got it covered. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth Chamber Systems enabling you to grow more lettuce in a room 10 feet by 10 feet than could be grown on an organic farm sprawling half an acre. The systems use less water too — Aggressively Organic says a typical plant in one of their systems only requires watering once every few weeks.

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Royal Navy Helicopter transformed into an amazing hotel room in Scotland

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Giant Wine Barrel Room Overlooks the Black Forest in Germany

There are five “squares” or rooms on a farm in Sasbachwalden village – a tiny community known for its wine-making and wood processing. Named after the kind of wine that was stored in each of the enormous oak barrels, which are so lovingly restored it will View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This train station which doubles as city hall in Sweden will function as an “urban living room”

The new station and city hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö is an urban living room that gathers several functions under one striking, prismatic roof. White Arkitekter’s winning proposal for an anonymous competition, the building combines an expressive form with accessibility and provides a series of public spaces for citizens, visitors and employees.

The 150,000-square-foot wooden structure is topped with an elegant, sloping roof that ensures lower energy consumption. The three main… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LAST CHANCE: Win a $500 shopping spree from IKEA to make over your dorm room

What student wouldn’t love IKEA? Cool, multi-purpose furniture and decor at a fraction of the price. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than with a brand new place to call your own. And thanks to our friends at IKEA, we’re giving away a $500 shopping spree at the Scandinavian mega store for one lucky winner to deck our their dorm room. Fancy a wireless charging table? How about a standing desk? Or even a new bike? Enter below to score everything you could possibly need. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The US government votes to slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for cattle

Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made the decision to use euthanasia to kill 45,000 wild horses currently captive in government holding facilities throughout the US. The decision has come under great scrutiny by organizations who argue for using birth control to minimize population growth, instead.

Over the last 20 years, the BLM has been rounding up and removing wild horses from their natural habitat in the interest of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 smart and cheap things every college dorm room needs

Wireless Charging Furniture:

Your phone is at 5% and you’re tossing everything out of your backpack trying to find your charger, which seems to have sprouted legs and strolled away. Sound familiar? IKEA is putting an end to vanishing phone chargers with their wireless charging furniture. It works like this: set down your phone on your table or night stand. Pick up your phone once it has enough juice to for you to Snap your cat doing that cute human-like thing with her paws. Repeat. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tridika is a self-driving maglev vehicle that would double as a portable living room

Hold onto your seats, folks—especially if you’re sitting on your living room couch. This wild self-driving living room concept lends a whole new perspective to the idea of private transportation. Charles Bombardier, a mechanical engineer from Canada with an unbridled imagination, worked with vehicle designer Ashish Thulkar to develop Tridika, the pod-like living room that doubles as a mag-lev vehicle. After all, Bombardier wrote for Wired, “Why shouldn’t people use their vehicles for purposes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Win a $500 shopping spree from IKEA to make over your dorm room

What student wouldn’t love IKEA? Cool, multi-purpose furniture and decor at a fraction of the price. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than with a brand new place to call your own. And thanks to our friends at IKEA, we’re giving away a $500 shopping spree at the Scandinavian mega store for one lucky winner to deck our their dorm room. Fancy a wireless charging table? How about a standing desk? Or even a new bike? Enter below to score everything you could possibly need. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building