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Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Procrastination

Stormwater-savvy urban park turns permeable paving into a beautiful design asset

Stormwater management should be an integral component of any site design, but making it look attractive can be tricky. Madrid-based Zigzag …

Denmark hopes to boost its economy by eliminating cash

The Danish government said today that it wants to allow gas stations, clothing stores, and restaurants the option to stop taking cash payments, a move that could accelerate a huge shift toward credit, debit, and alternative payment systems.<p>The measure is part of a larger set of 50 proposals (in …

Payment Systems

Articles about going green 11 ways design plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a...<p>You don’t always need a seat outside to feel like you’re dining al fresco.<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the Subject of Green Design.<p>When I was in college I lived in a …

Green Design

Waterfront Park of Aiyi River / BLVD International

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated in Northeast part of Jinfeng District in Yinchuan city,the Aiyi River Waterfront Park is …

National Parks

Son La Restaurant / VTN Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in North of Vietnam, Son La province is an ethnic cultural area with abundant nature of …

Vietnam

"Briefly": a Documentary About Design's Least Significant Piece of Paper

When we evaluate the work of architects and other designers, we often treat it as if the design was created in a vacuum. It's easy to forget that the …

Industrial Design

Swing Time: Glowing LED Hammocks Change Color When You Move

A series of circular glowing hammocks have changed Boston’s Lawn on D into a stunning luminescent park! Envisioned by Howler + Yoon Architecture, …

Luis de Garrido Unveils Incredible Glass-Domed Eco House Shaped Like the Eye of Horus

Architect Luis de Garrido has designed a glass domed house that is completely energy and water self-sufficient and features an amazing indoor …

Delta House by Yoshiyasu Mizuno centres around a triangular courtyard

A sheltered outdoor cooking area commonly found in traditional Japanese farmhouses is reinterpreted to form the open-air centre of this family house …

INFOGRAPHIC: How Interior Color Choice Can Evoke Moods in Your Home

This great interior design-focused infographic by Design 55 explores how different colors convey certain moods when they are applied to interior …

Infographics

M:OFA Unveils Air-Filtering Green Office for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee

1/9<p>Delhi Pollution Control Committee-MOFA<p>When the Delhi Pollution Control Committee set out to build a new office, they wanted it to be an expression …

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year’s Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for …

Renewable Energy

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

View Gallery (14)<p>Design for Health<p>Buckwheat pillows offer a good night's sleep without hurting the environment<p>The benefits of switching from an …

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

1/7<p>Living Interior Gardens<p>Growing plants indoors is nothing new, but vertical gardens are all the rage now - these leafy green walls can turn any …

Lotus-Shaped Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper Harvests Rainwater to Fight Fires in the Amazon

In these times of global weirding, natural disasters can strike without rhyme or reason. Tornadoes, earthquakes, and forest fires appear more …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

We've built cities that do us harm, according to groundbreaking Netherlands designer Daan Roosegaarde. Along with...<p>7.8 million gallons of drinking …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its …

Renewable Energy

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a …

Clean Energy

Natural Swimming Ponds Ditch the Chemicals

This gorgeous swimming pool isn’t a typical chlorine-filled watering hole–it’s actually a natural swimming pond that relies on plants to filter the …

Swimming Pools

World's First Supermarket Completely Powered by Food Waste Rises in the UK

Proving that there’s life beyond the dumpster for wasted food, a U.K. store just became the first in the country to be totally powered by leftovers. …

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately – if they’re not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they’re figuring out how to …

Archimusic: Federico Babina Reimagines Famous Songs and Musicians as Architecture

Music often plays a vital role in architects' work - whether it serves as an inspirational spark or fuel to power through AutoCAD redlines. In homage …

Amy Winehouse

10 great plants for a living roof

Rooftop gardens keep your abode cool in summer, add a layer of insulation in winter and create funky, fragrant, butterfly- and hummingbird-filled …

System D's Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

System D has designed a compact ozone generator that can provide clean sterilized water anywhere. At the heart of this system is an electric powered …

Cilantro Purifies Drinking Water in Developing Countries Cheaply and Sustainably

No longer just a flavorful garnish, cilantro has taken center stage in studies that show how the leafy herb might be a new, low-cost solution to …

Developing Countries