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Wonderful eco-wood accessories

Wonderful eco-wood accessories

Two products – and one Kickstarter prototype – that put wood to ingenious use as an iPad stand, an iPhone case and a notebook (the kind with sheets of paper).

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July 12, 2012

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HWKN does MoMA PS1

HWKN does MoMA PS1

Occupying MoMA PS1’s courtyard all summer, this multifunctional and eye-catching structure neutralizes airborne pollutants for an impact equivalent to taking 260 cars off the road.

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July 3, 2012

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Brooks + Scarpa’s Rosa Gardens

Brooks + Scarpa’s Rosa Gardens

On Rosa Parks Road in Palm Springs, the firm has created an affordable housing complex that seamlessly blends in with the desert landscape.

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June 26, 2012

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Studio Formafantasma at Design Miami/Basel

Studio Formafantasma at Design Miami/Basel

At this week’s art-design bonanza in Switzerland, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin – renowned for employing plant-based plastics and agricultural waste to create unique home accessories – unveil new luxury goods for Fendi and the Vitra Design Museum.

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June 14, 2012

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The future of electric bikes

The future of electric bikes

Big auto companies – like Smart, Audi and Ford – are engineering the next generation of state-of-the-art e-bikes.

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June 13, 2012

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Five great books about going green

Five great books about going green

Sustainability and urban gardening aren’t new, but, if the number of books published on the subjects is any indication, their popularity keeps growing. Here are five go-green titles that have arrived at our office in the past few months.

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June 12, 2012

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What’s On: Floriade’s modern greenhouses

What’s On: Floriade’s modern greenhouses

At the world’s premiere garden extravaganza, two new super-green buildings have sprouted up.

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May 25, 2012

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HOK’s super-green health centre

HOK’s super-green health centre

On a sliver of land, HOK, in association with Stantec Architecture, has created a medical learning centre that’s sliced in half and features a cleverly colour-coded wayfinding system as well as a slew of eco features.

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May 10, 2012

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A brilliant library in northern Italy

A brilliant library in northern Italy

Nestled in a residential area of Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, the new building by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei features winding windows that bring in the elements to create a light-filled reader’s retreat.

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March 21, 2012

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James Corner wins Navy Pier redesign

James Corner wins Navy Pier redesign

New York’s James Corner Field Operations — the landscape designer behind the High Line — has been selected to revitalize the slice of Chicago waterfront that Daniel Burnham once envisioned as the People’s Pier.

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March 15, 2012

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