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Crossway Passive House

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Parabolic eco house in the English countryside.

The rural Kent home of British architect Richard Hawkes and his family is the kind of house that makes passers-by stop and stare. The sweeping, arched form jumps out of the ground, covered in local flowers and grasses, veiling boxy glass and cedar structures where the family lives. Dramatic aesthetics aside, the home, called "Crossway," has eco credentials out the wazoo. It is one of the first......read more

Down to Earth

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Stone Creek Camp by Andersson Wise Architects: A green-roofed getaway in the Montana wilderness.

Long before sustainable design hit the mainstream, Austin-based architects Andersson Wise earned a reputation for creating low footprint buildings that borrow design cues — and materials — from the sites on which they're built. Stone Creek Camp, a rustic wilderness retreat on the picturesque shores of Montana's Flathead Lake, is a case in point. The central building on the property,......read more

Whatever's Clever

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Clever Little Bag, PUMA's new eco packaging, hits the market.

Sneaker shoppers will be taking home their next pair of PUMAs in something sustainable. The apparel company's new eco-conscious packaging and distribution system, which was unveiled on SHFT last year, will start hitting stores soon. Designed by Yves Behar's fuseproject studio, the so-called "Clever Little Bag" is part of PUMA's footprint reduction strategy. It's claimed that the packaging......read more

EkoMiko Candles

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Recycled wine bottle candles get the green light. $69.00

Your standard aromatherapy candle is made from petroleum-based wax, with a chemically-treated cotton wick, packaged in a new glass container. Soothing and sensual though it may be, it ain't green. Enter EkoMiko's line of eco-friendly aromatherapy candles. Created by actress/environmentalist Izabella Miko (of Deadwood, Coyote Ugly, and The Cape fame), EkoMiko candles are hand-poured using organic......read more

Kork iPad Case

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Lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly. $80.00

There's no shortage of products out there to protect your beloved iPad, but the simple, utilitarian Kork may be the coolest yet. Made from bits of recycled cork shaped into a single form, the Kork fits an iPad snug and secure, with cutouts for buttons and inputs. You'd think you could break it in half (like we've done with many-a-wine-cork), but as you can see in this video, the Kork is strong......read more

Whoa, this spire is almost too sick for words. With a futuristic Lord of the Rings look, the Hydra Skyscraper just took an honorable mention award in the 2011 Evolo Skyscraper Competition. The spire has an exoskeleton made from graphene, which Inhabitat calls a "carbon super-material that is 200 times stronger than steel and highly conductive to heat and electricity." The concept super-tower has......read more

The Cardboard

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The making of a recycled cardboard surfboard.

Many surfers are actively involved in the environmental movement, and if you've ever caught a wave, it's easy to understand why. In this short film, surfer/artist Scott MacDonough promotes his SAVE THE SEA message by chronicling the construction of a board made from recycled cardboard. Beginning on a NYC rooftop, the story takes us across the country to the (semi-successful) launch of the board......read more

Elliot Travel Kit

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Upcycled rubber travel companion from Alchemy Goods. $32.00

The upcycling champs at Alchemy Goods have concocted another winner with the Elliot Dopp Kit, "a sophisticated travel companion suitable for carrying your essential grooming tools and accoutrements." Constructed from old inner tube rubber, this virtually indestructible bathroom bag will handle potential spills with no problems. Thoughtful details include a shiny bicycle valve zipper pull. A......read more

Kenneth Cobonpue's Bamboo and Rattan Roadster

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The world's first biodegradable car.

Sustainable designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner have joined forces to shape what's being touted as the world's first biodegradable car. The Phoenix is a superlight roadster built from rapidly renewable bamboo and rattan, along with steel and nylon. Borrowing design principles from Mother Nature herself, the exterior structure is built like a leaf and the interior is a single woven......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-15-11

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Concentrated solar gets a boost from Google, recycled flip-flops make colorful housewares, marijuana isn't so green, and more.

Grab Your Shades: The future looks bright for concentrated solar power. Google announced a $168 million investment in Brightsource Energy's Ivanpah Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert, which will be the largest concentrated solar plant in the world. (via GOOD) Fancy Footwork: Dutch designer Diederik Schneemann crafted a colorful collection of vases and lamps made from recycled flip-flops found......read more

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