July 21st, 2014 | Tags:
green design, eco design, sustainable design, Miraikan, Toilet- Human Waste & Earth

The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it’s like when their lives are going down the toilet. The creative exhibition invites kids to get flushed, by climbing a flight of stairs to the porcelain throne and sliding down the tubes to enter. To top it all [...]

July 21st, 2014 | Tags:
ocean dead zone, obesity costs, carbon footprint costs, true cost of a cheeseburger, cheeseburger carbon footprint, cheeseburger health costs, fast food costs, true cost of fast food, fast food health costs, fast food carbon footprint, cost of fast fashion, cost of fast food, true cost of fast fashion, Mark Bittman, New York Times Mark Bittman,

Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion, but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true cost of a cheeseburger. By looking at carbon footprint, disease costs and even injury rates at slaughterhouses, Bittman shows just [...]

July 21st, 2014 | Tags:
ps1, moma ps1, moma ps1 mushroom building, mycelium, mycotecture, inhabitat, inhabitat interview, the living, david benjamin, mycotecture, mushroom bricks, mushroom buildings, buildings made of mushrooms, biotecture, green design, eco design, sustainable design, innovative architecture, jill fehrenbacher

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July 20th, 2014 | Tags:
odina swimsuit

Make a splash this July in one of our top 5 swimsuits for those sweltering hot summer days! Eco-friendly swimsuits and bikinis are making their way to the mainstream in a big way this summer, with our favorite brands offering up a range of styles and colors that are right on trend. From sultry maillots, [...]

July 20th, 2014 | Tags:
Home Decorating Tips to Make Your Home Feel Like a Cabin

Cabin life is slower, more relaxing, and a welcome alternative to the everyday hustle of normal life. These seven cabin-inspired home decorating tips will bring the spirit of the cabin into your space. Do you yearn for the casual, outdoorsy feeling of the cabin lifestyle? Try these home decorating tips even if you live in the middle [...]

July 20th, 2014 | Tags:

Women face a lot of double standards. Dating younger men is one of them.  Age ain’t nothing but a number. Somebody famous said that. It’s true. We’re really only as young or old as we feel. And anyone can drop dead at any second, so it’s not like being a certain age guarantees you’ll live [...]

July 18th, 2014 | Tags:
Solar Image

I was once told that the only constant in this world is change, and it would seem that the person who told me that was right. We can see the effects of this change in just about every facet of our lives; from fashion to technology, the world that we live in is in a [...]

July 18th, 2014 | Tags:

Earlier this year I penned a popular mythbusting guide to hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking’, the process of extracting shale gas by drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a very high pressure. This process is intensive and potentially risky because the pressure is required to fracture the shale rocks and release the [...]

July 18th, 2014 | Tags:

Turn your kitchen into a space to be proud of! Does your kitchen need updating? Now is the perfect time to undergo an eco-friendly remodeling project. Surprisingly, going green will not add a lot to your budget, and in many cases, doing so will even save you money over the long term. The following ideas are [...]

July 17th, 2014 | Tags:
siberia, giant, hole, mysterious, massive, meteor, climate, change, russia, yamal, lng,

If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet in diameter was recently discovered in Russia’s far north, and scientists are baffled about the cause of the chasm. Located in Siberia on the Yamal [...]