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A DIY Handrail from a Peeled Tree Branch

Recently, the editors of Remodelista posted on the guest rooms at Table on Ten in upstate New York. The detail they most admired? A graceful tree branch used as a handrail in the attic stairwell. T…

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Chinese Eco-City Rises from Marshes

Tianjin Eco-City in China looks is being touted as a model for sustainable living in this rapidly urbanizing and heavily polluted country, whose congested, smog-choked cities are becoming increasingly…

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Books: Green Design and Architecture

Architect Alex Scott Porter grew up in New York City but spent summers at a farmhouse in Maine, eating vegetables from the garden, drinking from a gravity-fed water tap, and bathing in a nearby lake. …

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Cool Green Companies at Greenbuild Toronto

Future360 heads to Greenbuild, Toronto, to check the some of the coolest greentech companies revolutionizing the future. Related: 12 Myths About Electric Vehicles How Much Will a Home Wind Tu…

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Biomimicry: Designed By Nature

"We do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she sees." ~ Buckminster Fuller Here are some questions biomimicry can answer: How would nature get water to the desert? How w…

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Trim The Waste: Zero-Waste Clothing Design

Hereís a quick Q&A: 1. Do you eat organic food? 2. Do you bring your cloth bags with you when you go shopping? 3. Do you recycle? 4. Do you compost? 5. Do you buy clothes that are made from l…

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Sustain-a-Quote For Sustainable Home Design

Designers like to have the absolute last word. One only has to watch the reality TV design shows to see how far self-assurance will get you in the design field. Wishy-washy designers donít make the c…

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