green design

Abandoned coal site is transformed into an innovative adventure playground and monument

Abandoned coal site is transformed into an innovative adventure playground and monument

  The town of Beringen in Belgium was once a mining city and home of the largest industrial-archaeological site in Flanders. Now the abandoned coal mine has been transformed into an adventure

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Family home in Japan is transformed into a serene kindergarten via a new “skin” placed on top

Family home in Japan is transformed into a serene kindergarten via a new "skin" placed on top

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Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

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Tree of Motion offers DIY instructions to assemble your own BranchBoard using a tree branch

Tree of Motion offers DIY instructions to assemble your own BranchBoard using a tree branch

If regular ol’ skateboarding isn’t challenging enough for your little daredevil, maybe she should give branch boarding a try. The folks at Tree of Motion have been experimenting with the idea

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‘Picture This’ lets kids design their own clothing by turning drawings into dresses!

'Picture This' lets kids design their own clothing by turning drawings into dresses!

Finally, something to do with the hundreds of pictures your child has painstakingly drawn and which you are expressly forbidden to put in the recycling bin! You can turn her artistic endeavors into

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

If you’re looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide range of beautiful

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Bitsies jewelry for kids teaches mini fashionistas how to be socially conscious consumers

Bitsies jewelry for kids teaches mini fashionistas how to be socially conscious consumers

My daughter loves draping herself in jewelry, but steering her away from most of the baubles that are geared towards kids (and often high in toxic chemicals like lead) means she raids my jewelry box

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Dutch kids get to pedal their way to school on this awesome Bicycle School Bus

Dutch kids get to pedal their way to school on this awesome Bicycle School Bus

We’ve learned that Dutch children can build their own village in four days using teamwork, so it’s no surprise that the enterprising kids can also team up to power the Bicycle School Bus.

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14 year-old transforms a 1974 Wilderness camper into a dreamy ‘glamper’

14 year-old transforms a 1974 Wilderness camper into a dreamy 'glamper'

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12 treehouses that give us major wanderlust

12 treehouses that give us major wanderlust

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Readers must solve intricate puzzles to unlock the story in this gorgeous lasercut wooden book

Readers must solve intricate puzzles to unlock the story in this gorgeous lasercut wooden book

We all know that books are good for your child’s brain but they’re also a health booster. In fact, new research says reading daily can even lead to a longer life. We also know that puzzles

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Wild Walk is a trail across the treetops that gives you a towering perspective of the Adirondack Forest

Wild Walk is a trail across the treetops that gives you a towering perspective of the Adirondack Forest

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New parents invent a clever way to turn mason jars into baby bottles

New parents invent a clever way to turn mason jars into baby bottles

When Laura and Sebastian Belmar’s baby Pax arrived on the scene, they wanted to make healthy and safe choices for his care, such as using bottles made of safer materials. However, sticker-shock

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Ping pong table doubles as a coffee table with a chalkboard surface

Ping pong table doubles as a coffee table with a chalkboard surface

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Mom builds serene and airy tiny home for her family of four and their Great Dane

Mom builds serene and airy tiny home for her family of four and their Great Dane

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Handcrafted octagonal family treehouse is ‘the ultimate place to play’ in the woods

Handcrafted octagonal family treehouse is 'the ultimate place to play' in the woods

Treehouse envy alert! In 1971 in rural Mississippi, an artist and craftsman built a 1,200 square foot magical treehouse as his home and hideaway. Using found objects and materials, and creative

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13 giant & cozy bird nests that will comfort and enchant children (and adults)

13 giant & cozy bird nests that will comfort and enchant children (and adults)

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HULKI supersized animal playhouses are 100% recyclable

HULKI supersized animal playhouses are 100% recyclable

HULKI’s goal is to rid the world of dull plastic toys while bringing back imaginative play. HULKIs are vibrant, supersized playhouses in the shape of various kid-friendly animals. Fashioned with

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