$10 Recycled Cardboard Bike Indiegogo Campaign Raises Nearly $20,000 in Two Days

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When news of a $10 bicycle made of recycled cardboard first reached our desk, we didn’t think it would ever see the light of day, but in two days, Cardboard Technologies has already raised a whopping $16,070 on its Indiegogo campaign to mass produce what Popular Science Magazine called one of the best inventions of 2013.

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Iranian Recycled Stone Apartment #1 Among 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award Nominees

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Every three years, the Aga Khan Architecture Award acknowledges projects relevant to Islam that are culturally, environmentally and socially superior. Accompanied by a generous $1 million prize, it is among the world’s most prestigious architecture awards. Apartment #1 by Tehran’s Architecture by Collective Terrain is one of 20 projects nominated, and though it faces stiff […]

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Bahrain’s Temporary Market 338 Beats Out Glitzy Shopping Malls

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Despite the many stereotypes about residents of Gulf countries, many people prefer creative, sustainable boutiques to shopping in big glitzy malls, though their options are typically fairly limited. Which might explain why Bahrain’s Market 338 has become such a popular destination. Inaugurated by Al Riwaq Art Space, the temporary souq in Manama’s Adliya district started with […]

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Dazzling Carpet of Plastic Bottles Adorns the Moroccan Desert

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Nobody wants to see rubbish littering the magical Sahara desert, unless of course it belongs to WE MAKE CARPETS.  The Dutch collective has been arranging ordinary household objects into dazzling carpets for a few years now, but their most recent installation commissioned by the Taragalte Festival in southern Morocco is among their finest. Made entirely out […]

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