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Dear Inhabitat Reader,

With summer just starting to set in we're embracing the warmer weather and bringing you all the hottest stories from the world of green design! Stay tuned for our coverage of this year's Neocon World's Trade Fair, which will be taking Chicago by storm with an explosion of interior design and furnishings from June 14th-16th. We're also excited to announce the moment you've all been waiting for as we unveil the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!



ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

DRUMROLL PLEASE! After receiving hundreds of incredibly crafted DIY designs and an exciting two weeks of exciting online voting, we're thrilled to unveil the winners of our 2010 Spring Greening Design Contest! These incredible examples of recycled design pushed the boundaries of material reuse into incredible new forms, and we couldn't be happier with the innovation and expertise showcased in all of our finalists. Without further ado we present to you....

Our Reader's Choice Winner:

Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner



Our Editor's Choice Winner:

Elasticshelf by SystemDesignStudio

























VIDEO: The
2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Winner!


The Buckminster Fuller Institute recently honored Operation Hope as the winner of this year's Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and we're thrilled to unveil our exclusive video interview with founder Dr. Allan Savory! Not only did this talented individual walk away with a $100,000 grand prize, but you can find out more about him and his organization Operation Hope in our latest video above!
 
WATCH OUR BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE VIDEO >

THE WEEK IN GREEN DESIGN

South Africa’s Most Stunning Green World Cup Stadiums



Solar Powered Shrub Car is Not Your “Garden Variety” EV



Copenhagen Adopts a Mandatory Green Roof Policy



Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light



Photosynthetic Car is Powered Completely by Plants



Cheap Solar Fridge for Vaccines Could Save Millions



KIDS STORIES FROM INHABITOTS



Edible Crayons by Luxirare Look Good Enough to Eat



‘Baby Bubbler’ Respirator Could Save Babies’ Lives



WEARABLE STORIES FROM ECOUTERRE


Thermoelectric Galoshes Charge Your Cellphone!



Flexible OLEDs May Lead to Computer “Bracelets” by 2020



WIN FREE GREEN STUFF!



Win a MoMA Modern Play House and Family Set!

We're now one week in to our MoMA Modern Playhouse giveaway and there's still a chance to win this fabulous pop-up prefab house kit! It's part of Chronicle Books' new MoMA Modern Kids line, which features a plethora of fresh and engaging toys for artists of any age.

ENTER TO WIN A MOMA MODERN PLAY HOUSE SET >

CHECK OUT THE MOMA MODERN KIDS LINE >

UPCOMING DESIGN EVENTS



The Neocon World's Trade Fair is Next Week!


The 42nd annual NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair will be taking place next week in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, and team Inhabitat will be on the scene to bring you all the freshest designs from this year's show! The show will draw over 40,000 architects, designers, dealers, and other professionals seeking architectural products, textiles, floor coverings, furniture, and more, so stay tuned as we bring you the cream of the crop!

CHECK OUT THE NEOCON WORLD'S TRADE FAIR >


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

Jill, Yuka & Mike
Your faiithful Inhabitat editors







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