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How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

Many children spend hours playing in treehouses, but only a select few of them turn that pursuit into a career path. As a nod to days of youthful splendor, a then-23-year-old Dustin Feider

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MILAN 2008: Photoreactive Sun Canopy by Christoph Klemmt

MILAN 2008: Photoreactive Sun Canopy by Christoph Klemmt

Visitors to this year's Salone del Mobile were in for a treat when they strolled through Zona Tortona into a quaint, Italian courtyard on Milan's Via Borgospesso to encounter Christoph Klemmt's

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PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Vintage Tags

PIECES OF YOU Pillows Made from Vintage Tags

Think a luxury pillow has to be made of silk? Think again- African-born, London-based designer Bridget West crafts gorgeous housewares, pillows, and throws, from vintage labels and tags that

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Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Finnish company Artek is no stranger to innovative, eco-conscious design. Pioneered in 1935 by legendary Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, Artek’s design philosophy has always been

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ECO-FRIENDLY EMIR CHAIR by Trokk 16

ECO-FRIENDLY EMIR CHAIR by Trokk 16

If you are looking for a cool alternative to your average, run-of-the-mill upholstered furniture, the latest buzz (and one of the stunners of the HauteGREEN show) is the Emir chair by Lars

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KANSAS STATE U TOP PICKS FROM MILAN

KANSAS STATE U TOP PICKS FROM MILAN

During the week of Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we put a call out for eco-loving, freelance correspondents to help us out with our coverage. Our plea was met with much enthusiasm

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FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

FLAKE BLIND by WOODNOTES

Biomimicry proved to be all the rage at the Salone Internazional del Mobile this year, with designers drawing big-time inspiration from the wonders of the natural world. Though Finnish textile

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MILAN FURNITURE FAIR: DAY 2

MILAN FURNITURE FAIR: DAY 2

After being alerted to all the Inhabitat-worthy designs that had yet to be uncovered in the Tortona district of Milan during the week of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we made our way

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MILAN 2007: BREEZE SIDE TABLE by SWEDESE

MILAN 2007: BREEZE SIDE TABLE by SWEDESE

The veteran furniture manufacturer Swedese is notoriously associated with classic Swedish style in their Scandinavian homeland. Since its founding in 1945, Swedese has run in the same circles as

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MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting

MILAN 2007: Ingo Maurer Toothpaste TU-BES Lighting

At Salone Internazional del Mobile's Euroluce in Milan, designers fearsomely competed for attention by decking out their booths with high-tech light displays. But the one that caught our eye and

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MILAN FURNITURE FAIR 2007 – Day 1

MILAN FURNITURE FAIR 2007 – Day 1

From April 18 to 23, Milan IS the Salone Internazionale del Mobile as designers, tourists, and journalists flock to the trade fair for the most anticipated design event of the year. On Day One,

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BIG CRUSH PLASTIC BOTTLE LAMPS by Studiomold

BIG CRUSH PLASTIC BOTTLE LAMPS by Studiomold

[Re] design, the non-profit organization established by designers specializing in sustainable design, hit Bluebird restaurant in London recently with a showcase of quirky, smart designs snagged

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ON IN LONDON: Alvar Aalto through the eyes of Shigeru Ban

ON IN LONDON: Alvar Aalto through the eyes of Shigeru Ban

Image by Kalevi A. Makinen, courtesy of the Barbican Art Gallery If you happen to be in London, you should hightail it over to the Barbican Art Gallery where one of the most talked about

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BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

BOTANICALLS: Allows your plants to call you!

If you're a greenthumb in spirit but just can't keep your favorite leafy pets alive, fret not - the answer to your problems has arrived in a clever new human/plant communication project. Four

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TABLE OF TRASH by Marie-Louise Gustafsson

TABLE OF TRASH by Marie-Louise Gustafsson

Marie-Louise Gustafsson specializes in creating interior designs that fuse utility and humor. Recently shown at the Salone Satellite furniture fair in Milan, the Stockholm-based designer’s

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ALUMINUM PULLTAB CHAIR: A La Lata Lounger

ALUMINUM PULLTAB CHAIR: A La Lata Lounger

The phrase “A la lata,” translates as ‘to the can’ in Spanish. A commonly uttered phrase in Colombia, the expression itself also refers to the act of doing something

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DISPOSABLE CHANDELIER by Stuart Haygarth

DISPOSABLE CHANDELIER by Stuart Haygarth

When you first feast your eyes on one of Stuart Haygarth’s quirky designs, the first thing that becomes immediately ingrained in your memory is his apparent talent for juxtaposing color with

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LACOSTE ECO POLO by Tom Dixon

LACOSTE ECO POLO by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon deftly combines smart green design with old school chic in his recent contemporary take on Lacoste's iconic polo shirt. Primarily concerned with the ‘provenance and craft’ of

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SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

Evoking a gallery of stars, Robin Carpenter’s eye-catching LED chandelier, Spiralight, demonstrates how good those little light emitting diodes can look when they are used in a clever way.

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URBAN CURATORS PROJECT In Downtown Providence

URBAN CURATORS PROJECT In Downtown Providence

Participants from the Urban Curators project recently transformed derelict areas of downtown Providence into an outdoor gallery space when they took to the streets and indulged in a little

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ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

ELECTROLUMINESCENT COSMOS CHANDELIER by Fukasawa

Acclaimed in the design world as a ‘champion of the supernormal,' Naoto Fukasawa once again proceeds to wow us - this time with his exciting lighting design for Swarovski , the all too

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ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

ELECTRIC DRIVERLESS BUS by Capoco

Like something plucked right out of a 1960’s sci-fi flick, the model of a Driverless bus wowed visitors at the Science Museum in London - where it is currently on exhibit - with its claims

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SCINTILLA FIBRE OPTIC CHANDELIER by Neues Licht

SCINTILLA FIBRE OPTIC CHANDELIER by Neues Licht

Classical, highbrow lighting is given a modern twist with Neues Licht's exciting new optical chandelier, the Scintilla 60. Utilizing energy-saving fibre optic technology, designer Simon Brunner

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ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB ’06: Winners Announced

Hundreds of young student hopefuls entered the Electrolux Design Lab industrial design competition this year for a crack at the big-time. Finally the results are in – Metin Kaplan, an

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CREEPERS LED LIGHTING by Materialise

CREEPERS LED LIGHTING by Materialise

Belgium-based design shop Materialise has developed their signature style by combining digital manufacturing processes with organic forms inspired by nature. This juxtaposition yields beautiful

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ONE SHOT STOOL by Materialise

ONE SHOT STOOL by Materialise

Folding chairs are great in theory, but most traditional designs are often bulky and unwieldy in both folded and unfolded form -- defeating the whole point of impromptu seating. Now Belgian

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RECYCLED BLUE JEAN INSULATION by Bonded Logic

RECYCLED BLUE JEAN INSULATION by Bonded Logic

If you are feeling the chill at home this winter, why not consider a more eco-friendly form of insulation instead of the hazardous fiberglass standby? We’ve raved about Arizona-based company

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TREE ART: Raining “Miracle Tree” in Singapore

TREE ART: Raining “Miracle Tree” in Singapore

This past week, pedestrians passing the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore were happily surprised by periodic bursts of precipitation falling from a nearby Angsana tree. Many innocent

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RECYCLED BICYCLE FURNITURE by Frida Ottemo Kallstrom

RECYCLED BICYCLE FURNITURE by Frida Ottemo Kallstrom

There is something special about bicycles. Any bike enthusiast will tell you that their bicycle is not merely a means of efficient transportation, but practically an extension of their body. But

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CORRUGATED CARDBOARD LAMP by Giles Miller

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD LAMP by Giles Miller

Recycled cardboard has enjoyed a fair bit of action as far as the sustainable furniture circuit is concerned - but how often is it that you a see a lamp being fashioned out of the stuff?

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