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Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers in Los Angeles and New York!

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Hey New Yorkers and Angelenos! Are you a talented writer with a passion for green design and the environment? Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers in NYC and Los Angeles to contribute coverage of breaking news, events, and local politics. We’re offering you the chance to share your voice with millions of monthly readers while writing about local issues that are important to you, as well as competitive per-post pay. If you currently live in New York City or Los Angeles and you think you’d be a great new addition to the Inhabitat team, send the following information to editor [at] with the headline “New York Inhabitat Writer” or “Los Angeles Inhabitat Writer“:

1. A one paragraph bio telling us a bit about yourself, what your interests/specialties are, and why you would make a fantastic writer for Inhabitat.

2. 1-3 published story clips or links to online articles you have written.

3. Three story ideas that you would like to write for Inhabitat.

These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

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Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman are simple sculptural pieces of decor designed to add warmth to drab interiors. Each piece is handmade from FSC certified birch harvested in Canada and boasts a beautiful finish that shows off the wood’s unique grain. Arbutus+Denman‘s Wall Buttons can be purchased in a variety of sizes and hung just about anywhere. Check out our gallery to see even more interiors all buttoned up!

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Biotic Earth Infographic Shows How Soil Building Techniques Can Encourage Plants to Grow

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Biotic Earth just launched a new infographic that shows a variety of ‘soil building’ techniques that can improve arable land and encourage plants to grow. The infographic explores how soil is naturally created, and how organic and erosion resistant materials and management techniques can be used to improve soil quality. Check out the full infographic after the break!

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

Julie Peppito Creates Colorful “Connected” Art from Recycled Materials

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Julie Peppito‘s “Connected” art exhibit consists of sculptures and drawings comprised of intricately drawn on, stitched, and smashed together debris. Her eclectic pieces make metaphorical connections between our everyday actions and purchases and their impact on the planet. Connected is Julie Peppito’s third exhibit at Heskin Contemporary in NYC, and it’s open until this Saturday, November 23rd.

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14 Heirloom Gifts That Will Stand the Test of Time

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Presents don’t always have to be recycled or made of sustainable materials to be green. Heirlooms can be just as eco-friendly if they are beautiful, well-made objects that your family members can’t help but pass down from generation to generation. From vintage watches to secret family recipes, here are our picks for heirloom gifts that will be cherished for many years to come.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 50 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Markets Across the US

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As technology advances, energy-efficient bulbs continue to grow in popularity. In turn, bulb prices are dropping. In 2013, well-known bulb manufacturers Cree and Philips introduced affordable LED 60-watt replacement bulbs – helping to ensure LED’s place at the forefront of bulb technology’s future. The Home Depot, the world’s largest seller of light bulbs, combined a year of LED and CFL sales information with 2010 U.S. Census data to offer a peek at the country’s top 50 markets for energy-efficient bulb consumption per capita. Check out the image above to see if your city made the list!

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MoMA to Demolish Beloved Folk Art Museum Building Despite Public Outcry

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You might remember the public outcry that resulted this past spring when New York’s Museum of Modern Art announced that it would be demolishing its American Folk Art Museum building, and those plans unfortunately have not changed since then. MoMA released a statement this week confirming that the razing of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architect’s critically acclaimed building, which is only 12-years-old, is still going to happen. The cleared space will make way for a redesign and expansion of the larger museum led by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.