Butterfly inspired tower offers luxury living in a vertical garden

PLP Architecture has unveiled its design for a new butterfly inspired residential tower that's under construction in Singapore. Named Park Nova, it will rise to a height of 100 m and will be defined by undulating balconies that overflow with plants.

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Tiny Bruno camping trailer lives large inside, outside and on the roof

We've recently seen a few small camper vans that look homier than some houses, and now we have a squaredrop trailer that can say the same. The new Kuckoo Bruno combines some of our favorite RV features into a towable all-weather cabin.

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Latest Thermacell backyard repeller expands mosquito-free zone

Thermacell LPG- and battery-powered repellers offer one of the more convenient ways to keep mosquitos off your skin, without open flames, sprays or pungent odors. Now Thermacell launches its latest repeller with increased range.

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Alexa-enabled sticky note printer churns out user-dictated reminders

Despite the current onslaught of "smart" devices, the humble handwritten sticky-note reminder is still hanging in there. That said, Amazon is planning on giving it a high-tech makeover of its own, with the Smart Sticky Note Printer.

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Half-mile-long design institute to rise at the foot of Phoenix Mountain

Shenzhen, China, isn't exactly lacking in huge buildings but an ambitious new university is slated to measure 708 m long, or almost half a mile. The building will be topped by a green roof that hosts parks, sports grounds, and pathways.

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Elevated park brings together communities divided by aging railway yard

A team of architects is collaborating to transform an aging Milan railway yard into a tree-filled park with a NYC High Line-style raised walkway. The project will also involve the creation of new office space and housing for Olympic athletes.

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Self-contained SmartFarm grows plants using water drawn from the air

In many parts of the world there may not be much precipitation, but there is a fair amount of water vapor in the air – particularly at night. An experimental new device draws in that vapor, then uses it to irrigate edible plants.

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Massive mixed-use development to bring a rainbow of color to Paris

Influential French architect Jean Nouvel plans a mixed-use development in Paris, France, that will offer a pleasant, greenery filled place to live and work, while incorporating sustainable design such as solar power and passive ventilation.

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Modular multitool lets you swap tools in and out as needed

Lots of people love multitools, even though they usually ending up paying for and lugging around tool bits they don't need. The Goat Tools multitool is designed to address that shortcoming, as users can add or remove its tools.

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