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A Toast to the Buddhist Beer Bottle Temple and Thai Monks

Many creative people have made many amazing new things with used material, but I have to say this one eco-friendly structure is my favorite. Take a look at this beautiful green and brown Buddhist temple, built by Thai Monks. The temple stands strong and tall with the structural help of over one million beer bottles.

Magritta Chair, A Tribute To Magritte?

The Belgian surrealist painter René François-Ghislain Magritte once said that he despised advertising and decorative furniture. But his contemporary, Roberto Sebastian Matta, created the Magritta decorative chair in Magritte's honor!

'Reflection of Mineral' House Proves Urban Design is Hard

Tokyo is a nice place to visit and you WOULD want to live there - especially if your home was the 'Reflection of Mineral' house by innovative urban architect Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Bring Your Appetite to View This Art

Imagine coming home one night and finding your whole living room is draped in cheese. I bet it would have looked something like the Cheese Room.

Calamete Pasta Fork Enables Neat Noodle Nibbling

Dining just got more dangerous, thanks to the fiendishly spiky Calamete pasta fork!

Arash AF10 Almost Production Ready

About 2 years ago, a British Automotive Company called Arash showed us a prototype of a vehicle called the AF10 at the London Motor Show. Since then not much has been heard about it, until just recently that is.

A Green And Ergonomic Toilet Combo: Washup

The Washup is a conceptual design for a toilet/washing machine combo, to conserve water, save space, and provide a more ergonomic solution to typical washing machine interfaces.

Strange Bench-Fellows "Come A Little Bit Closer"

If the people sitting on this bench look a little perplexed, there's a reason why....

"Light" Dining With Terzani's Ortenzia Table Top

Whether entertaining a sweetheart, a group of intimate friends, or a special group of dignitaries, home lighting cannot be underestimated when it comes tits ability to create mood, especially when it comes to the dinner table. The Ortenzia Table Top can set a mood for any of these occasions.

Innovative DIY Human Nest Filled with Autumn Leaves and You

It's fall and for many of us colorful leaves cover our yards, the driveway and the streets. Like every fall, some of us will rake our leaves up and put them on the curb for the trash. Some of us will rake our leaves and put them in a compost bin, and others like designer Gerard Moliné will join the birds and build a nest with the leaves. That's right a nest.

Bed Too Short For Your Bedside Table? The Panier Solution

If your bed is a double, or queen, or king size bed, the proper size sheets are available for it. But beds are not made in one standard height any more, and the designers of bedside furniture are only slowly catching on. One stunning and modern solution is the Panier, by French design team Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Origami Post-it® Notes Fold Under Pressure

Stuck with sticky notes and tired of trashing them? SUCK UK has the solution to problematic Post-it® notes: fold them up into neat origami designs anyone can do!

The House Made of Cellophane

Trying to hide from the neighbors? Well you definitely wouldn’t want to live in the cellophane house.

Another "Project" for Mustang Fans

New Mustang designs have been rolling out of the design studio faster than most dealerships can sell them. Thankfully, that may not be the case for the "Project B" Mustang that is set to make its debut at this year's SEMA.

Russian Boob Ceilings: For The Interior That Has Almost Everything

No, you did not read this incorrectly nor is this a typo of any kind. Suspended boob ceilings are all the rage in parts of Russia. Read on and sort of find out why.

The Car Show of the Future

Each year at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, three graduation shows are held to showcase some of the different work that the college had a hand in creating. For the summer semester this year, a presentation was created that showed the work of 10 students that were graduating from the Bachelor of Science - Transportation Design program. These are just a few of the designs that made an appearance.

Decorative Stuffed Animal Chairs By Campana Studio

Moss design store, known by many a design reviewer as, "the best design store in the world," has many extraordinary creations by world renowned interior and industrial designers. I got caught up in browsing through some chair designs on the Moss website, particularly the stuffed animal chair designs of Brazilian brother design team of Fernando and Humberto Campana.

Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

The Personal Gadget's Gadget: The Sanctuary

Here layeth the stuff you brought home tonight, an array of gadgets and personal carry-withs like wallet and keys. Do you lay them all on the kitchen counter? Or on your night stand? Or do you scatter them throughout your home?

The Insecta Takes Green To A Whole New Level

For the past few years, nature has been at the heart of many vehicle designs. Not just eco-friendly either, so many of the naturally occurring colors and smooth simple lines have made their way into the auto industry. A perfect example of this comes from Shao Yung Yeh, a design student who recently completed a project while working with Hartmut Ginnow-Merkert.