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Hey Inhabitat readers!

Have you been reading Inhabitat this week?  If so, you might have noticed that our web designers have been hard at work tinkering with the Inhabitat's website design to improve look and user experience. We're doing it to make the reading experience better for you, dear readers, so let us know if you love or hate the new designs, or if you have any suggestions for more upgrades!



NEW GALLERY DESIGN!!!
One thing that many of you readers have complained about is how slow our image galleries were loading.  Well, we've finally fixed this issue and created new super fast-loading galleries that don't refresh the whole page anymore.  We also have a new format that allows us to display super-sized photos, so we hope you guys like this!  We'd love to hear what you think!

NEWS FROM THIS WEEK
This week Inhabitat brought you the summer's freshest green designs, starting with a crop of gigantic grassy sofas that sprung up in the UK! We were also blown away by the unveiling of the world's largest wind power plant and a remarkable design for a supermassive new type of wind turbine. Finally, we saw intrepid designs chart new courses in green transportation as the Plastiki plastic bottle boat concluded its 8,000 mile journey in Sydney and the solar powered Zephyr plane shattered the world record for the longest unmanned flight. Read on for our favorite stories from the past week!

THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

Gigantic Grassy Lawn Sofas Sprout Throughout England!



Plastiki Concludes 8,000 Mile Journey in Sydney, Australia



$1.2 Billion Secured for Largest US Wind Farm



Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture



Zephyr Solar Plane Completes Longest Unmanned Flight



WIN FREE GREEN STUFF!



Win a Vegan Handbag From Matt & Nat (Worth $225!)

There's just one week left to win this super stylish, eco-chic Matt & Nat vegan handbag, courtesy of our friends at Modnique! Enter to win it today!

KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS



Top 6 Designs That Harness the Power of Play



Prenatal Air Pollution Can Lower Kids’ IQs by 4 Points



WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE



Industry-Wide “Eco Index” Label for Apparel On its Way



Kévin Goupil’s Cork Bicycle Helmet




UPCOMING EVENTS:



Foodprint Toronto Takes Place This Saturday!


Heads up green gourmands and food-focused thinkers! On this Saturday, July 31st Footprint Toronto will be kicking off the second in a series of international conversations that explore the past, present, and future of food and the city. This month's event will feature an incredible series of talks on everything from urban agriculture to culinary cartography and edible archaeology, so don't miss out!

CHECK OUT FOODPRINT TORONTO >


Thanks for reading, we'll see you next week!

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your fabulous Inhabitat editors







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