Beach House Clad in Cork

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Cork is an often overlooked insulating material, even though it is a great choice for the job, since it’s completely renewable. In the renovation of this 1920s beach house in Essex, UK they used it for cladding and it’s a great choice. The beach house itself is a great example of modern architecture and renovation done right. The renovation was completed by UK-based architect Lisa Shell. (more…)

By |August 4th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Gorgeous Lamps Made of Cardboard

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Graypants, a design firm from Seattle recently unveiled yet another beautiful collection of lamps made from recycled cardboard. According to the designers, this collection was inspired by the movements of flocks of birds, namely murmurations, and it is just as breathtaking as the natural phenomenon it is meant to represent. (more…)

By |August 2nd, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

San Francisco Restaurant is Sustainable to the Core

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The Perennial, a restaurant that recently opened in San Francisco, truly is sustainable through and through. It’s the brainchild of husband and wife Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz and boast of it’s own aquaponic greenhouse, uses only responsibly-reared meat, and was decorated using recycled materials. The latter is only the tip of the iceberg as far as sustainable design goes though, and the restaurant is currently seeking a LEED Platinum certification. (more…)

By |July 15th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Tiny Home Made Out of SIPs and Recycled Materials

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At first glance this home would be easy to confuse for a shipping container home, but it’s not. It was built using structural insulated panels (SIPs) by former boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs of Room To Move. He was hired by owner Briar Hale, and Hobbs drew heavily on his experience as a boat builder when designing the home. (more…)

By |July 6th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Modern Meets Rustic in This Tiny Cabin

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Cabin Manufacturing Incorporated, a firm based in Fort Scott, Kansas specializes in designing and building small, high-end mobile hunting lodges. The Bushwacker is one such tiny lodge, and comes with a number of bells and whistles, which especially hunters will like. But even if hunting isn’t your thing, the design of this cabin is awesome and therefore worth a look. (more…)

By |July 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

New and Cleaner Method of Recycling Plastic Discovered

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There’s probably no need to remind you that plastic is extremely harmful to our environment, and that the current methods of recycling might be doing more harm than good. So when breakthroughs in the latter are made it’s always good news. This has now been achieved by a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China. They have discovered a way to turn plastic into a usable liquid fuel. That’s kind of like killing two birds with one stone. (more…)

By |June 24th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments