|Hey Inhabitat readers!
Welcome to July! It's been an exciting week in the world of green design as the European Solar Decathlon wound to a close and Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus was crowned the world's most efficient solar-powered home! This week we also brought you all the latest eco innovations from Dwell on Design 2010, where team Inhabitat teamed up with Touch to showcase some great green designs - including the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Competition! Finally, the moment you've all been waiting for... we're thrilled to announce the winner of our iPad + DODOcase giveaway!
ANNOUNCING: Our iPad + DODOcase Winner!
DRUMROLL PLEASE! Thanks to everyone who entered our iPad + DODOcase summer giveaway - we received nearly 2,000 entries, making this one of our most successful contests to date! It was a real challenge to pick just one entry out of all your amazing responses, but without further ado our winner is... VWdesigndiva, who will be using the iPad to teach tots about the joys of gardening! There were too many great responses to give out just one prize, so we're also awarding a runner-up prize to Oucil, who wowed us with his wonderful acrostic poem:
E verything by Isaac Asimov, that’s 470+ books saved!
N othing from Foxnews.com, huge reduction in hot air! :p
V ideo Conferencing to save on unnecessary driving.
I nhabitat Articles & Newsletters of course
R emote home control, turn down the thermostat!
O pen Office for Mac (Go FOSS!)
N o more notebooks (of the pen and paper sort)
M usic, music and more music
E mailing my member of parliament….often!
N ew world record on Angry Birds
T aking my work down to the dock to enjoy the sun!
Congrats to our winners and thanks to all who entered our giveaway!
THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN
The Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!
Amazing Light-Filled Glass Studio In Japan
NASA Unveils Supersonic Green Machine Jet
Stunning Zero Plus Energy Lab in Hawaii
Street-Legal Electric Tron Lightcycles for Sale on eBay!
KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS
The World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball
Recycled Cupcake Crayons Are a Sweet Treat for Arty Kids
WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE
Refugee Turns Spent Bullets into Pro-Peace Jewelry
The World’s First Electronic Spectacles
Thanks for reading, we'll see you next week!
Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your faiithful Inhabitat editors