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Guest Room Hidden in a Wall


Living in small spaces requires sacrifice, one of which is definitely giving up room for guests. Sure, you can put them on the couch, but that means limited use of the kitchen and living area in the mornings, or evenings, which doesn’t make for a very enjoyable visit. Read more »

Using Soot to Make Printer Ink


Printer ink is what companies selling printers make the majority of their profits on. Now MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma has come up with a way to make this ink by “repurposing” pollution. Right now, ink that we buy in printer cartridges is basically just carbon black color mixed with a variety of chemicals, and Sharma has come up with a way to replace the carbon with the soot that pollutes the air in many developed and developing cities.

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Tallest Modular Building Going up in NYC


Apartment prices in New York City are skyrocketing, with demand still driving the prices up. To help alleviate this problem, the architecture firm nARCHITECTS are in the process of constructing a modular building, which will feature only very small apartments. Read more »

New and Super Efficient 3D Printer


Using 3D printers to construct concrete houses is eco-friendly and very efficient, so it’s a real shame it is not yet used more widely. However, there are a few people making real breakthroughs in this field. One such is Nikita Chen-yun-tai, an engineer from Russia, who has recently built a 3D printer called Apis-Cor. Read more »

Sustainable Rooftop Living


Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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Camping on the Water


Wouldn’t it be great, if you could pitch a tent on a lake or river, and let it rock you to sleep? I know I’d love that, so I think this floating pod designed by Daniel Durnin, an artist and designer from London, is simply awesome. He is calling it the WaterBed and it is light enough to be towed on the back of a bicycle.

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