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Almeria, Spain Owner-Built Earthship

A couple lives in an off-grid Earthship made out of bottles, tires, and other materials collected from the trash. Laura Davies and David Buchanan live in an Earthship in Almeria, Spain. Their home is…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

First Electric Vehicle for Wheelchair Users Rolls Out

For most wheelchair users, the simple act of driving means paying $100,000 or more for a modified vehicle. Cheaper modifications are available in some cases, but typically require drivers to physically drag their wheelchairs over themselves to get…

Sugar or Glass? When Gastronomy Meets Glass, Positive Ideas Crystallise. (Photos)

Chef Christian EscribĂ  making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: Poldo PomĂ©s, oh!BCN

Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual assoc…

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…

Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

Design studio Estudihac serving horchata. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus

If you ever find yourselves in Valencia, have an horchata (or watch some polystyrene sculptures burn!). We were served plenty at the Valencia Design Week and grew quite fond of thi…

The Week in Animal News: Melting Zombie Caterpillars, Self-Cloning Jellyfish, and More (Slideshow)

Image: TreeHugger

Scientists have made some startling discoveries in the animal world this week — from a virus that causes caterpillars to turn into melting zombies to a lonely jellyfish that has produced hundreds of clones of itself.

We also have …

The Valencians Have A Problem: The Falles, Culture vs. Environment

Burning Falla. Photo Credit: Manuel Molines

During the Valencia Design Week, the organisers of the FEED, the international bloggers meeting, took us to la Ciudad Fallera, the ‘City of Falles’. This is an industrial area where they build the Falles al…

Hand-Made EcoDesign: A Magical Table, A Napkin Vase And An Elegant Flower Pot (Photos)

Image Credit. Joan Rojeski

Joan Rojeski was back at Valencia Design Week this year, although it turns out that Joan Rojeski is not a person or designer for that matter, but fiction. The Valencia-based designers have made a beautiful short film about …

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…

Barcelona Holds its Very Last Bullfight

Photo: flydime / cc

Centuries after Spanish-style bullfighting first emerged in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, spear-wielding matadores have proven themselves yet again to be victorious in battle against confused, domesticated bulls — and for …