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DIY At-Home Image Transfers onto Fabric and Wood

<i>Paulina Thai is a senior graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati, with a special interest in food photography, fashion, hand lettering and brand identity. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Your environment has a huge …

How Your Daily Routine Is Ruining Your Creative Thinking

Sticking to the same schedule may be hindering your brain’s ability to build skills and knowledge.<p>You take the same route to get to work, you order “the usual” from your neighborhood coffee shop, you arrive to the office at the same time every day, sit in the same desk, take a lunch break at the …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based...<p>This new hanging tree tent …

Entrepreneur Changes Life in Uganda by Turning Waste Into Fuel

Emerging Explorer Sanga Moses tackles social problems and deforestation with cooking briquettes.<p><i>Editor's note:Sanga Moses is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to</i> …

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

Car exhaust turns out to be the perfect fuel for making algae grow.<p>A highway overpass might seem like an unlikely place for a garden, but if you’re growing algae, it’s ideal: All algae need to thrive are sunlight and CO2. The pollution from cars driving below is actually an asset.<p>In a prototype …

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Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate | Inc.com

Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution</i>, Isaacson makes the case that the …

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

World's First LEGO Greenhouse

The world's first fully functioning LEGO Greenhouse was officially unveiled in 2011, but it continues to inspire us to this day. Award-winning …

The Future of Agriculture? Indoor Farms Powered by LEDs

A warehouse full of lettuce might not be the first place you would expect to find the next Industrial Revolution. But follow the LED lights and …

Tech entrepreneurs set their sights on urban farming

In the workshop of clean technology startup incubator Greentown Labs outside of Boston, there’s a piece of equipment you would not have found a few years ago: an indoor garden.<p>The garden is a testing lab for Grove Labs, a company designing an appliance to grow leafy green vegetables indoors. Its …

11 Simple Ways To Push Your Creative Boundaries

A roundup of the best advice from 2014 on how to make your work life more creative and fulfilling.<p>Over the course of the year, we’ve devoted ourselves to figuring out what makes creative people tick and what keeps their ideas flowing. Here are some of the best tips we’ve gathered; none requires a …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

60 DIY Business Cards: Design Your Own Business Cards | Jayce-o-Yesta

Today, we showcase the level of enthusiasm and spirit of these people who put so much effort into the card details, as well as their kindness, …

Starbucks to Install Wireless Charging Stations in Stores Across the U.S.

Tired of searching for outlets to charge your devices at Starbucks? You may be in luck! The company has announced that it will roll out wireless …

Benjamin Jones's Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Sustainable designer Benjamin Jones combined his love of bicycles and green living and created a community composter that is not just environmentally …

Bio-digital, interactive Urban Algae Canopy produces a small forest's worth of oxygen (Video)

Can biology and architecture come together to create new and compelling forms and functions? We've seen concepts before like biomemetic architecture, …

Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …

Could This Gigantic Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Machine Actually Pick Up Our Ocean Trash?

An outlandish idea, floated by a 17-year-old two years ago, now has funding, a 530-page feasibility study, and the backing of 15 institutions. Next step: Actually picking up some trash.<p>Two years ago, when Boyan Slat first proposed his giant ocean clean-up device, it didn’t seem likely he would …

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Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow | Colossal

<p>This delicate series of sculpted plants is part of a project by artist Camila Carlow titled <i>Eye Heart Spleen</i>. The photographic project is comprised …

How To Make A DIY Butterfly Feeder For Your Garden

As much as I'd love to have a green thumb, I don't, so I try my hardest and glean as much wisdom as I can from posts such as these. My GNOWFGLINS …

Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

During this year's international Design Week in Milan, many recycled materials were used by designers from different countries to create original …

Fujitsu Converts Fukushima Microchip Factory into a Radiation-Free Lettuce Farm

Tech giant Fujitsu Ltd. just started its own large-scale organic lettuce farm in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture. In a project that blends agriculture, …

DIY: Make your own tiny terrarium garden that'll stay green all winter long

Avid gardeners and outdoor lovers tend to mope all winter long because of the lack of greenery around them, but there's an easy way to fix that! …

9 Simple Projects To Bring Your Backyard To Life

Many times when we visit the local garden center our goal is to find a way to battle the “pests” in our lawn, garden, patio or landscape.<p>However, …

10 Houses Made from Repurposed Shipping Containers

We like the idea of a shipping container as vacation getaway—it’s mobile, inexpensive, and an example of creative reuse at its best. Here, we’ve …

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