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London Water Tower Upcycled into Townhouse

Written by Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network Just when I thought I had officially retired my “All along the water tower” series, along comes another eye-catching instance of a decommissioned elongated water storage container transformed into a……

Discarded Appliances Salvaged Using Cork

Living in a throwaway culture, many can’t imagine spending the time to tweak their old, worn out toaster when they can simply spend $12 on a new one. It’s that sort of mentality that leads to small household appliances piling up in our landfills,…..

Wine Corks Recycled into Flip Flops

Cork is a durable material that can be recycled into anything from craft supplies to flooring. Now, it can make its way from your wine bottle to your feet. After a bit of cleaning, of course. Nationwide alcohol retailer BevMo!, has recognized the…

A Cork Floor for the Sagrada Familia, Visited by Millions Each Year. (Photos)

Photo credit: Wicanders

Finally, the inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is done. The church, set out to build 125 years ago and expected to be finished in 2026, attracts millions of visitors every year. This is no surprise due to the breathta…

Poetree: A Funeral Urn That Lets You Plant A Tree From Ashes

Images: Margaux Ruyant

Though conventional ‘deathcare’ is hardly green, thanks to the use of embalming chemicals, concrete vaults and non-biodegradable caskets, burials are getting greener each year with various eco-friendly options and smarter approa…

5 Little Designs That Make Life Nicer, Fresh from the Valencia Design Week (Photos)

Papercraft Hospital exhibited at Valencia Design Week, designed by Lobulo Design. Photo credit: La Merienda

Different themes seemed to be embedded in the Valencia Design Week. After spotting 6 great wooden flat-pack designs, I also found these little…

Green Shopping In Tel Aviv

Capitolina chandelier from Hasadna

One of my favorite things to do when I travel to new cities is check out their green shopping scenes. I was recently in the Tel Aviv/Jaffa region of Israel and had a few hours to visit the area shops and outdoor p…