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7 Apps for Finding Non GMO Foods

By Christina Ray Health and ethical issues concerning genetically modified foods have been a hot topic of debate for many years, and not without reason. GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are full of chemicals that are dangerous to the…

Homes & Tech Transport

Che Bella! The Bolla Eco Yacht

By Arwa Lodhi Centuries ago, humans started exploring the seas, powered by nature: the simple energies of the tides and wind took us around the world and back. For better or worse, explorers from the Vikings to Columbus discovered…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

A Wild Idea: Malaysia’s Forest City

By Jody McCutcheon The larger the development, the greater the risk—for developer and environment alike. That hasn’t stopped green architectural projects from growing in ambition and scope. Forest City is a perfect example of both of these ideas. Designed…

Cars Homes & Tech

Terrafugia: Taking Travel to Land or Air

By Jody McCutcheon Here’s a cool way to beat traffic and still park your vehicle in your own garage: fly to work! The Terrafugia TF-X™ flying car is still just a concept, but what a fantastic, pulse-raising concept it…

Cars Homes & Tech

E-Cars at the CES: Tomorrow’s Cars Today

By Jody McCutcheon Held a short while ago in Las Vegas, the 2016 CES® represented something of a departure for the techie-dream trade show. In terms of predicting the future of electric cars, at least, one could say the CES…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

A Watery Wonder! Aequorea by Vincent Callebaut

By Jody McCutcheon Eco-architect extraordinaire Vincent Callebaut is at it again, with an arrestingly forward-thinking idea. Composed of a group of apartment complexes known as “oceanscrapers,” the project is dubbed Aequorea (inspired by the bioluminescent jellyfish aequorea victoria) and…

Homes & Tech Transport

BMW C Evolution Electric Motorcycle

By Jody McCutcheon Two-wheeled transport has never been so appealing, especially for riders of electric scooters. Forget e-bike speed limits, deafening Vespas and their associated fumes. BMW has thrown its hat into the electric ring with the C Evolution.…

Eco architecture Eco decor Homes & Tech

Thai Pad: Casa Lawa

By Jody McCutcheon Say you want to design a residential space for your family, an architectural venture that seeks to reconcile artistic and functional needs as well as natural and urban spaces. Now say you have only a small…

Eco decor Homes & Tech

Vintage Chic: 6 Steps to Modernist Interiors

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi With its clean lines, natural materials, neutral colours and open spaces, you could say modernist design is the ultimate in eco-interiors. Modernism in interiors and architecture had such widespread appeal, it became known as the International Style, and…

Cars Homes & Tech

Try, Try Again: Audi’s r8 e-tron

By Jody McCutcheon If at first you don’t succeed… Thank heavens for perseverance. Six years after a first try, Audi has succeeded in creating a production-ready, fully electric sports car. It’s called the r8 e-tron (heck, call it the…