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Innovative Eco Architecture: Shelter Made of Palm Leaves

What better way to build environmentally friendly architecture that respects the customs and aesthetics of a particular place than making novel use of local materials? We’ve seen lots of cool bamboo architecture built in places where...Show More Summary

Living Sculptures: Bees Manipulated to Create Artistic Forms

One transparent cube after another displays a strange undulating form of honeycomb, each one unique and notably different from any you would find in nature when bees are left to their own devices. Beijing-based artist and beekeeper Ren...Show More Summary

Stacked Decks: Haroshi’s Recycled Skateboard Art

Like most skateboarders, Haroshi goes through a lot of decks. Unlike his 'boarding brethren, however, he recycles busted decks into striking works of art. The post Stacked Decks: Haroshi’s Recycled Skateboard Art appeared first on WebEcoist.

Bra Seers: Artist Opens Eyes With Bra Cup Art

Forget bootstraps, bra straps (and cups) are where it's at! Malaysian artist Louise Low Seok Loo fights cultural taboos with her eye-popping bra cup art. The post Bra Seers: Artist Opens Eyes With Bra Cup Art appeared first on WebEcoist.

Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, Two New Spider Species

Not only are these two newly-discovered spiders beautifully patterned, they’re also known for their elaborate courtship dances, earning them the hilarious and memorable names ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus.’ Researchers found the two new species in southeast Queensland, Australia. Show More Summary

Supermarkets & Toy Stores Welcome Ugly Fruit

“Ugly fruit” is the latest foodie trend but how ugly is TOO ugly? Takara-Tomy's Fruit Zombie toys answer that question without straining anyone's braiiiins. The post Supermarkets & Toy Stores Welcome Ugly Fruit appeared first on WebEcoist.

Treehouse Apartment Building: Sustainable and Totally Amazing

This treehouse apartment building in Turin, Italy, is so incredible it almost doesn’t seem like it can be real. Apartment buildings generally aren’t all that architecturally creative, let alone eco-friendly in an imaginative and visually striking way. Show More Summary

Trippy Tunnel: Mountain Retreat in Norway with Weird Wood Door

The entrance to this beautiful wooden cabin set on a steep cliff in Bergen, Norway, looks like a portal to another dimension. You’re not sure what you might find once you gingerly climb inside, but no matter what your expectations may be, the interior will surprise you. Show More Summary

More Sweet than Sour: 10 Household Uses for Lemons

Forget about toxic oven cleaners, overpriced produce sprays, headache-inducing bleach and environmentally disastrous pesticides – you can harness the natural cleaning and freshening power of fresh lemons in all sorts of different ways. Show More Summary

So Weddings In Antarctica Are A Thing Now

Tuxedos: not just for penguins anymore! The recent popularity of Chinese weddings in Antarctica is garnering a cool reception from environmentalists. The post So Weddings In Antarctica Are A Thing Now appeared first on WebEcoist.

Stunning Cliff-Hanging Skywalk Gives Visitors Views of Canada’s Glaciers

Step out onto a circular glass platform that seems to float in mid-air, giving you the closest look at Canada’s stunning Athabasca Glacier short of climbing it yourself. Sturgess Architecture cantilevered this extraordinary skywalk over the valley in Jasper National Park as part of a 1,475-foot-long walkway carved into the mountainous landscape. Show More Summary

Embroidery Embodies The Road Less Raveled

Slower than photography and more creative than painting, using embroidery to capture scenic vistas is a charmingly retro way to weave travel memories. The post Embroidery Embodies The Road Less Raveled appeared first on WebEcoist.

Flow Hive: New Beehive Design Puts Honey on Tap

People are extremely excited about the new ‘Flow Hive’ beehive design, if the vast overfunding of the project’s IndieGoGo campaign is any indication. As of late February, the campaign has already raised 2,884% of its goal with over 30 days to go. Show More Summary

DIY Natural Holiday Decorations: 10 Cool Projects to Try

Need a few last-minute ideas to add some cheer to your holiday display at home, or just bring a little bit of nature indoors during the winter season? These 10 fun DIY natural holiday decor projects use easy-to-find (and free!) materials like pine cones, branches, herbs and fruit in creative ways for eco-friendly, biodegradable accents. Show More Summary

Limits to Growth: Is Our Planet on the Verge of Collapse?

When the book ‘Limits to Growth’ was published in 1972, the predictions set forth by its authors – that society was headed toward an inevitable collapse by the year 2100 – were considered ridiculous. But are we really on that...Show More Summary

Here’s to Health: 10 Smoothie Recipes for Your New Year’s Resolution

Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to shed pounds or you just want to add to your collection of healthy smoothie recipes, these 10 concoctions will inspire you to make more frequent use of your blender. Unlike freshly-squeezed...Show More Summary

I Want You… To Recycle Your Old Christmas Tree!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hooked on recycling, and using old Christmas trees to attract fish to northeast Georgia's lakes proves it. The post I Want You… To Recycle Your Old Christmas Tree! appeared first on WebEcoist....

Nature’s Wisdom: 9 Brilliant Examples of Biomimicry in Design

Mother nature has perfected the biomechanics of everything from tiny leaf cells to whale fins over millennia, adapting their functions to be as efficient and effective as possible for each particular set of circumstances and environments. Show More Summary

Nailed It! Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Cars

A self-taught Chinese carpenter had so much fun building (and driving) an electric car out of wood he built a second, larger one that carries passengers. The post Nailed It! Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Cars appeared first on WebEcoist.

Glowing Frogs and Fiery Moss: Amazing Bioluminescent Forest

This forest is unlike any you’ve ever seen, or any that actually exists on planet Earth: as darkness falls, it comes alive in the most unexpected way. Little spots of colored light appear on tree bark, within moss, on tiny plants tucked into damp alcoves and on the backs of frogs. Show More Summary

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