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5th October 2011

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Macabre and Mother Nature-approved: Handmade Halloween decorOn the hunt for Halloween decor that isn’t of the disposable, made-in-China variety? Check out these 9 ghoulish handmade goodies that you’ll want haunting your home for the long haul.

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Macabre and Mother Nature-approved: Handmade Halloween decor
On the hunt for Halloween decor that isn’t of the disposable, made-in-China variety? Check out these 9 ghoulish handmade goodies that you’ll want haunting your home for the long haul.

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5th October 2011

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21 ways of turning pallets into furniture.
Courtesy of homedit

ddellosa:

21 ways of turning pallets into furniture.

Courtesy of homedit

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30th September 2011

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Researchers create invisible ink from engineered bacteria

By seeding sheets of what look like paper with encrypted patterns of bacteria engineered to glow in certain conditions, researchers have developed an invisible ink for the biotech age.
Among the potential uses are secret, forgery-resistant bacterial barcodes and watermarks, though imagination soon arrives at more entertaining possibilities.
“Obviously, the secret agent kind of application jumps out,” said chemist David Walt of Tufts University, who developed the system with fellow Tufts chemist Manuel Palacios. “Somebody embedded in an environment where they need to get a message out but don’t want to be caught.”

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Researchers create invisible ink from engineered bacteria

By seeding sheets of what look like paper with encrypted patterns of bacteria engineered to glow in certain conditions, researchers have developed an invisible ink for the biotech age.

Among the potential uses are secret, forgery-resistant bacterial barcodes and watermarks, though imagination soon arrives at more entertaining possibilities.

“Obviously, the secret agent kind of application jumps out,” said chemist David Walt of Tufts University, who developed the system with fellow Tufts chemist Manuel Palacios. “Somebody embedded in an environment where they need to get a message out but don’t want to be caught.”

Tagged: sciencebiologybacteriatechdesign

Source: Wired

26th September 2011

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pttep headquarters/hassell
via: archdaily

cabbagerose:

pttep headquarters/hassell

via: archdaily

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16th September 2011

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CHIP is one of the more curious-looking entries in the 2011 Solar Decathlon and certainly the only home in the competition that incorporates a parking space. With its unusual boxy shape and exterior skin made from vinyl-coated fabric mesh, this home’s petite size of less than 800 square feet makes it the ideal candidate for urban infill projects.2011 Solar Decathlon

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CHIP is one of the more curious-looking entries in the 2011 Solar Decathlon and certainly the only home in the competition that incorporates a parking space. With its unusual boxy shape and exterior skin made from vinyl-coated fabric mesh, this home’s petite size of less than 800 square feet makes it the ideal candidate for urban infill projects.
2011 Solar Decathlon

Tagged: Solar Decathlonsolar powerdesignarchitectureenergy

12th September 2011

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Take a cue from the Japanese and lose that downspout in favor of the functional, fascinating equipment known as the rain chain.

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Take a cue from the Japanese and lose that downspout in favor of the functional, fascinating equipment known as the rain chain.

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12th September 2011

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Fire up those photovoltaics, ladies and gents … the 2011 Solar Decathlon is upon us. Here’s a sneak peak of the innovative Solar Decathlon houses.

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Fire up those photovoltaics, ladies and gents … the 2011 Solar Decathlon is upon us. Here’s a sneak peak of the innovative Solar Decathlon houses.

Tagged: environmentsolar powertechenergydesignarchitecture

12th September 2011

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Swiss designer Michel Bussien has created these beautiful chair-shaped greenhouses to help foster the growth of trees into chairs, so that they can be brought straight from the soil into the living room once they’ve matured. Bussien uses fast-growing willow trees to form the chair’s supporting structure and a Russian vine to help keep the tree’s shape as it grows. A fully grown chair is then released from its greenhouse and cut at its anklets just above the soil for transplant into the home.7 examples of living furniture

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Swiss designer Michel Bussien has created these beautiful chair-shaped greenhouses to help foster the growth of trees into chairs, so that they can be brought straight from the soil into the living room once they’ve matured. Bussien uses fast-growing willow trees to form the chair’s supporting structure and a Russian vine to help keep the tree’s shape as it grows. A fully grown chair is then released from its greenhouse and cut at its anklets just above the soil for transplant into the home.
7 examples of living furniture

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7th September 2011

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Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other mediums. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the imprint mankind has left on it.14 artists with a green message

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Nature has been inspiring artists for centuries, and its beauty has been captured in paintings, sculptures, photographs and a variety of other mediums. But some artists take the relationship between art and the environment a step further, creating works from nature itself or producing artworks that make bold statements about the natural world and the imprint mankind has left on it.
14 artists with a green message

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