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Ex-boat builder designs unique off-grid tiny house

"The design was a collaboration between the owner (Briar Hale) and myself, but it really is her baby as she had a clear idea of what she wanted," …

Washing Machines

British Product Designer Pioneers Method to Recycle Chewing Gum Into Moldable Plastic

Anna Bullus is keeping sidewalks clean while producing a new sort of polymer<p>While studying product design at the University of Brighton, Anna Bullus …

Dentistry

Work starts on £35m East Yorkshire green energy plant site

<b>Work has started on the site of a £35m biomass plant in an East Yorkshire village.</b><p>The site near Tansterne, will produce enough electricity to power 11,000 homes and is expected to open in 2017.<p>Mark Wickham, managing director of HRS Energy, which will build the plant, said the scheme could create up …

The Sustainable Benefits Of Building A Carbon Neutral Laneway Home

By David Dodge & Dylan Thompson Thanks to innovative zoning, hundreds of beautiful laneway homes have been built in Vancouver, B.C. This has …

How do we ditch dirty coal power without sending miners to the unemployment line?

The nation — in fact, the world — needs to wean itself from fossil fuels if it is to have any hope of managing climate change. Burning coal is particularly bad for the environment, pumping far higher quantities of global-warming compounds into the atmosphere than natural gas, oil or other …

Fossil Fuels

Oregon becomes first state to pass law to completely eliminate coal-fired power

• Coal currently provides a third of the state’s electricity supply<br>• State also aims to double amount of renewable energy produced by 2050<p>Oregon has become the first US state to pass laws to rid itself of coal, committing to eliminate the use of coal-fired power by 2035 and to double the amount of …

Fossil Fuels

How I Developed Ergo Kiwi, an Ergonomic Craft Knife that Your Fingers Will Thank You For

<i>If you've been through architecture school you're probably wary of craft knives, which can puncture the skin of an non-alert, caffeinated student at</i> …

Product Design

A Design Classic, Now in 3D

Yves Béhar teams up with Movado to reinvent its 1947 Museum Dial watch.<p>The Swiss watchmaker Movado is probably best known for its Museum Dial watch, …

Striking "PaperBridge" Created with 22,000 Sheets of Paper and No Glue

Set against a gorgeous green backdrop, the crimson-colored <i>PaperBridge</i> is a striking sight. This installation was created by environmental artist Steve Messam, and it was a small feat of civil construction. The bridge was composed of 22,000 sheets of brightly-hued paper and weighed over 4.3 tons. …

A Wall-Mounted Bar Cabinet Inspired by a Spinning Coin

With curved, segmented panels of wood veneer, the Dime cabinet references the look of a spinning coin. Designed by Splinter Works, the domed, …

The Pandoretta Wireless Speaker Delivers 360-Degree Sound

If your speaker system requires you to sit in front of your music blaster like the classic Maxwell commercial, it’s time for an upgrade. A …

Helix bike is claimed to fold smaller than any other

The whole idea behind folding bikes is that they can be made very small and unobtrusive for transit and storage. It would follow, therefore, that the …

Luggage

IKEA launches furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones and tablets

<b>News:</b> Swedish furniture giant IKEA has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to …

Furniture

This could be the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet

It looks like Huawei is taking smartwatches very seriously. As spotted by <i>Droid Life</i>, two official promo videos for the "Huawei Watch" have accidentally been set live on YouTube ahead of the device's likely announcement tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Before the videos were …

"IKEA works in a very different way to everyone else" says head of design

<b>Interview:</b> IKEA's design manager Marcus Engman explains how a team of just 20 designers oversees the creation of 2,000 affordable products each year …

Bondic: Handheld Plastic Welder for Micro-Repairs

One possession I use the crap out of are these Bose noise-canceling headphones. Over a year ago the cable began to fray near the minijack prong, and …

Headphones

Helpful Infographic Visualizes What a "Net-Zero" Home Looks Like

The falling cost of energy-efficient equipment means that in the not-so-distant future, we'll see more net-zero homes. But, what is that exactly? A net-zero energy home is one that uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional dwelling, and the balance of its energy needs are supplied …

Washing Machines

Dezeen's top design quotes of 2014

Dezeen editor Anna Winston chooses her top design quotes of 2014, including Jonathan Ive on the "tragic" state of education and Marcel Wanders on the …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Android Phones