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3 ways we should rethink humanitarian aid

World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations campaign to draw attention to the importance of humanitarian work, is unique, but not for a good …

13 Mind-Blowing Images of Landfills Around the World Show the True Cost of Our Waste

Every year, the world produces more than two billion tons of waste — enough to fill a fleet of trash trucks to circle the world 24 times, according …

Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of World's First Vertical Farms

But the town is about to become home to one of the only vertical farms in the world. On a thin slice of vacant land next to a parking lot, a startup …

Aquaponics

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library - Telegraph

Show Off Your Sign With Zodiac Constellation Wall Art

One of our favorite things about nail string art is that it’s one of the easiest projects to personalize. And while we’ve created our fair share of custom signs using just nail and string, we haven’t ever thought of tackling that <i>other</i> kind of sign with this DIY basic… until now! Introducing Zodiac …

Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films

An Italian artist illustrates the iconic buildings of your favorite movies from The Big Lebowski‘s Malibu bachelor pad to The Incredibles‘ futuristic suburban home.<p>Sometimes, even more than wanting to be a film’s beautiful heroine or superhero protagonist, viewers are swept away by a desire to …

Origins of Common UI Symbols

They are road signs for your daily rituals—the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you …

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Bad Habits

Not every bad habit is all bad.

Joshua Tree’s Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

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This Is The Cutest Baby Bird You Will Ever See

Period, end of story. There will never be a cuter baby bird than Darth Vader, the button quail.

How to Create Custom Moleskine Notebooks from Your iPad

Remember that awesome drawing and painting iPad app called Paper? No? You can head here for a refresher. And even if you don’t, if you’re anything like us you’re going to swoon hard over FiftyThree’s latest project: Book.<p>A genius partnership of analog and digital, Book lets you custom print your …

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

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Be a Boho Babe in this 5-Strand Headband

This boho-chic headband is a perfect fall accessory. We love the mix of textures and colors, especially that pop of gold!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>gold braided cord<br>• leather strip<br>• leather cord<br>• glitter strand<br>• multicolored ribbon<br>• piece of elastic<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, Kinsey

20 Quirky Ways To Use Wine Corks

Once you’ve poured yourself a glass (or two) of wine from your favorite bottle, we assume the last thing on your mind is what to do with the cork. But next time you pop some bubbly or uncork a robust red, stash the corks somewhere safe. The reason? DIY projects, of course! Whether you’ve got one on …

This Laser Cut Book Replicates an Entire House!

What will you find in these pages? If you’re looking at the book <i>Your House</i> by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, you won’t find any words. Instead you’ll find a complete replica of Eliasson’s house near Copenhagen. As you turn each of the 454 pages a new view of the house is …

DIY Paper Diamonds and Gems

Get creative with your decor by making these 3D paper gems. They work perfectly as garlands, or can even be used as package toppers on a hostess gift. Brilliant!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Heavy weight paper<br>• template<br>• scissors<br>• glue stick<br>• White sewing thread<br>• Tape<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onCreature Comforts

60 Gorgeous Pendant Lights You Can Buy and DIY

Looking to up your game in the lighting department? Then it’s time to forget about the desk, leave the wall behind, and move on up. Up to the ceiling! The world of pendant lights is a surprisingly expansive one, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round the best ones up, both to buy and DIY.<p>1. …

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Peanut Butter Pie

In the mood for a pie, but not ready to fully commit to Fall baking? Try this peanut butter pie. It will not disappoint!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>butter, melted ( 4 Tablespoons )<br>• whole Oreos ( 25 )<br>• Cool Whip, Thawed ( 1 package (8 Ounce) )<br>• softened cream cheese ( 1 package (8 Ounce) )<br>• powdered sugar ( …

Let’s Party On The Moon

Tennyson Point Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop For more images: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/09/23/tennyson-point-residence-by-cplusc-architectural-workshop/

Swirl by Øivind Slaato for Le Klint For more images: http://www.contemporist.com/2013/09/10/swirl-by-oivind-slaato-for-le-klint/

20 Grab-and-Go Snack Recipes

We’re huge fans of snacking and ever since we made these reusable snack bags, we’ve been working on putting them to use with ultra-portable snacks that fun to make and eat. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 recipes for on-the-go munching that are perfect for throwing in a Ziploc or your pretty …

20 Hanging Mobiles that Aren’t Just for Nurseries

It’s time to go mobile… not <i>that</i> kind of mobile! In some cases, this might be a mobile for a baby’s room. In other cases, it’s simply a piece of wall art that is too dimensional for the wall. In all cases, these objects are quirky, move ever-so-charmingly, and will add a pep of shape and color to …

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …

8 Places Where You Shouldn't Travel Alone

Some of the world's most appealing destinations are also some of the most complicated places to visit. Here, eight places where even the most …

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