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Sustainable Materials

New Miracle Commodity: None Other Than Bamboo

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

In a time of new materials, a very old one is sneaking into our lives. You may have noticed that bamboo is making an appearance everywhere. There are bamboo floors, cutting boards and walking sticks.

These Jewelry Boxes, Combs, And Mirror Frames Are Made From Human Hair

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Kristin Hohenad Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of London-based Studio Swine researched their...

Top 3 Sustainable Design Competitions of 2012

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.04.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

In just a decade, sustainable design has gone from obscurity to the international spotlight. This year, a series of sustainable design competitions across the globe are set to keep it front and center.

How to Send Less to a Landfill by Keeping More in Your Building

Peggy Brennan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Peggy Brennan

In addition to the creative benefits of repurposing, consider the cost savings. Other than labor, many of the materials are free.

Mean, Green And Sexy: The Lotus Eco Elise

Yahoo! Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The standard Lotus Elise S is an enthusiast's dream car. Supercharged power, light weight, and nimble handling make for a compelling toy -- one that h...

Costco, Wal-Mart's New Milk Jug: More Efficient, Less Popular

New York Times | Stephanie Rosenbloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- A simple change to the design of the gallon milk jug, adopted by Wal-Mart and Costco, seems made for the times. The jugs are che...