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In Celebration of Earth Day: Amazing Recycled Architecture

Ever since the day my mom found out I was writing for an environmentally friendly blog she's continuously suggested I write something on homes made from junk. For Earth Day and in honor of my mom who taught me to be creative, a good person and to love trees, below is a list of unique and innovative homes made of recycled material.

Milan Design Week: Spotlight on Nendo

Tokyo-based designer Nendo has been all the buzz in the design world as of late, stepping up to the plate in a big way for the likes of giants Lexus and Issey Miyake. What follows is three of his latest creations.

Want Spotless, Lint-Free Glassware? Try Wubeez!

If you have taken to serving drinks in dark rooms so your guests might miss the ugly spots and lint on your glassware, there may be a solution to your problem in the form of a product called Wubeez Glass Cleaning Cloths. Wubeez may sound like a name straight out of Bugs Bunny's mouth, but the cloths promise to do an adult job of removing spots, streaks, and lint from glassware!

Rob Zinn's Heliocentric Lighting Expands Into the Future

Alien invasion or futuristic lighting? Perhaps a bit of both. Designer Rob Zinn moves lighting into the future with his Concentric and Expansion XL series.

Your Toast, The Way YOU Want It!

What shade of white or black is coming out of the toaster today? It's always a guess at my house, where, regardless of how well our toaster was rated by Consumer Reports, one toaster setting rarely results in consistency for any two-day period. The Transparent Toaster, by Inventables Concept Studios, may soon create the need for a recycle center for last-century toasters!

Seating for Squares: The Box Bench

Not necessarily inviting unless you like testing your balance, the Box bench nonetheless offers some cutting-edge design and uncomplicated style.

Ji Lee's Mini Parallel World Turns Yours Upside Down

We interrupt this program to bring you something a little more random.  Introducing Parallel World, the latest project from guerilla artist and madcap designer Ji Lee, whose initial claim to fame was his NYC Bubble Project a few years back.

Enhance Your Flower Power With the Antibodi Chair

The Italian-made Antibodi Chair created by Patricia Urquiola is a blossoming interior design statement. If you're digging springtime but its still a little too cold to fully enjoy the outdoors, this chair will give you a taste of what's to come with its very organic, budding design.

Go Green When You Go... With the Toto Hybrid Toilet

Going green these days means going all the way - to the bathroom, where the new, environmentally friendly Toto Neorest AH type hybrid toilet awaits nature's call.

Welcome to the Dollhouse: Mini-TV Really Works

Brett Foster, who is soon to be the hero of little girls everywhere, made a tiny working television set at a scale of 1:12 and is selling them online for the tune of about $200. This is the real deal, kids.