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Art and design are a part of anything we build, but these designers and artists are particularly informed by the natural order and chaos that surrounds us in our daily lives. Some draw on recycled materials while others find meaning in environmental patterns – some are focused on sustainability with a message and others are interested in aesthetics.

Recycled Mutants: The Weird, Wild Tire Art of Ji Yong Ho

Think that there's nothing uglier than an evil-smelling, dust-streaked pile of old car tires? You need the creative vision of Korean artist Ji Yon Ho - because shredded rubber can be beautiful, as these sculptures show.

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Nature Photography: 29 Rare & Exotic Animal Photographs

Nature dazzles us as we stare in wonder at spectacular wildlife found in this world. Here are 29 rare, exotic animal photos, from the bizarre to the beautiful.

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Upcycled Art: Paper Bags Return to Their (Tree) Roots

The paper bags we get our fast food in are usually seen as trash. But at least one artist is taking them back to their roots and giving them new lives as trees.

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Eco Skyscrapers: Green Architecture Reaches for the Sky

To meet the sustainable standards of the future, green architects design ultra-tall buildings that combine a range of functions like farming and housing.

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Design Gets Tired: 6 Stylish Ways to Recycle Rubber

Tire recycling is on a roll, as shown by these six gorgeous products that add quirky style to our homes.

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12 Sky-High Viewing Platforms and Elevated Eco Parks

Fear of heights? Then you might want to stay away from these dizzying outdoor overlooks and elevated eco parks located thousands of feet above the ground.

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Easy DIY Home Energy: 4 Ways to Plant a Solar Tree

Four types of solar tree, from concept to reality, turning solar paneling into works of Art.

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Stylish & Green: 12 Modern Sustainable Home Designs

Sustainability and modern style go hand in hand in these 12 amazing green home designs, from a spinning dome home to a solar prefab home.

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25 Gorgeously Green And Eco-Friendly Jewelry Fashions

Here are 25 eco-jewelry fashions in an irresistible blend of function and style, some recycled wonders and some will make you wonder what were they thinking.

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DIY Upcycled Architecture: Recycled Driftwood Micronation

Upcycling is perhaps a buzzword of the day, but there is no doubt that recycling these otherwise forgotten pieces of driftwood is a spectacular improvement.

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Green in the City: Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop gardens give a view of nature, improve air quality, provide roof insulation, delay storm water runoff and increase natural habitat spaces for birds.

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120 Amazing Crop Circles: Work of Devil, UFOs or Hoaxes?

While some crop circles can be explained, others remain a mystery. The crop circles that cannot be proven to be man-made often exhibit peculiar characteristics.

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8 Ingeniously Creative Green Product Designs

Some of the newest, most adventurous, mostly creatively practical green product designs floating around studios or stores today.

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Six Amazingly Creative Bonsai Masters

Like any art form, bonsai has its stars and envelope pushers. Here are a half-dozen of the world's most creative bonsai artists.

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