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28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

A photo posted by Inhabitat NYC (@inhabitatnyc) on May 16, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

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Enter Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a vase + $700 worth of design prizes!

Enter Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a vase + $700 worth of design prizes!

Put your design detective skills to the test to win some awesome Brooklyn-made prizes in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Design Finds Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clues below to hunt for six points of

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Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up design fans - are you a writer, photographer, designer, or media professional planning to attend the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair next month? Inhabitat is looking for a few great

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Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway pavilion that

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PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

When it seems that everything has already been invented regarding bicycle storage ... a completely fresh and original new version arises! This cool, elegant and minimal stand is made of birch

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

If you're a fan of modern art, design and architecture, you've probably seen the work of Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and Paul Klee - but did you know these iconic figures share

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MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of salvaged materials

MUM students build a solar-powered bicycle repair station out of salvaged materials

A bike repair stand, basic hand tools and a solar powered air compressor and USB cellphone charger are all at your disposal when you pull up to the DIY bike repair station. Designed and built

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heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden pallets

heri&salli design a minimalist Viennese Guest Room made from wooden pallets

Architecture studio heri&salli designed a set of Viennese Guest Rooms with the main furnishings made entirely from wooden pallets and timber. Designed for Vienna’s Gegenbauer Vinegar Brewery,

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Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive soundscape in the Netherlands

Boom Boom art installation transforms a forest into an interactive soundscape in the Netherlands

Studio Toer transformed visitors to the Into The Great Wide Open music festival into literal treehuggers with their Boom Boom soundscape installation last year. Located in a wooded landscape on

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Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban skyline at night

Masaki Murata’s NIGHTSCAPE LED lamps are inspired by an urban skyline at night

NATEVO, a revolutionary line of LED furnishings, unveiled NIGHTSCAPE, a collection of eye-catching glass lamps that reproduces the image of a city skyline at night. Designed by Masaki Murata,

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Artisan Moss’ plant paintings effortlessly bring the beauty of green walls indoors

Artisan Moss’ plant paintings effortlessly bring the beauty of green walls indoors

If you’ve always wanted an indoor green wall but were too intimidated by the hassle of upkeep, look no further than Artisan Moss’ zero-maintenance living walls. Made from 100% real plants,

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Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Reinier de Jong designs minimalist Stip table made from birch plywood and ash

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong completed the Stip table, an elegant wooden furniture piece remarkable for its minimalist design and high-quality craftsmanship. The sturdy dining table comprises

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair. As part of the grand prize, Formabilio worked

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DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

Brooklyn based Vinylux fashions tableware from old records. Artist Jeff Davis started hand?making these symmetrical, stepped bowls from non-playable LPs as part of his graduate thesis project.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do wonders

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Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Romeow Cat Bistrot concept comes from Japanese Neko Cafè and European Cat Cafè, and arrives in Rome becoming something more: a bistro, with sophisticated vegan and raw cuisine and pastry, open

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Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

If you’re looking to spice up the blank white space in your house, look no further than Berlin-based PaperTrophy’s eye-catching paper craft sculptures. Made from vibrantly colored sheets of

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You can buy one of Wheelys’ new bicycle cafés on Indiegogo!

You can buy one of Wheelys’ new bicycle cafés on Indiegogo!

The team behind Wheelys, the world’s smallest and arguably most eco-friendly café, just launched a new coffee shop on wheels and an Indiegogo campaign to allow entrepreneurs around the world

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Sioux is a handmade solid beech coat rack inspired by American Indian culture

Sioux is a handmade solid beech coat rack inspired by American Indian culture

French studio Nab Design created Sioux, a handmade coat rack made from solid beech wood. Inspired by American Indian culture, the Sioux evokes the image of three arrows embedded into a bullseye

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Johanson3’s electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the modern commute

Johanson3’s electric cargo tricycles are the perfect answer for the modern commute

Commuting by bike is a great way to get around, but traditional 2-wheel pedal bikes have limited carrying capacity. If you love bikes and are looking to schlep around more than just yourself

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INFOGRAPHIC: How digital technology is empowering your inner interior designer

INFOGRAPHIC: How digital technology is empowering your inner interior designer

The advent of digital media like Pinterest and other mobile lifestyle apps has made it easier than ever to find interior design inspiration. But the amazing advances in digital technology have

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Interactive LED Arcade Cake is the coolest birthday cake we’ve ever seen

Interactive LED Arcade Cake is the coolest birthday cake we’ve ever seen

If you want to go above and beyond the standard birthday cake, consider following in the footsteps of Alexander Treiber, a man who baked an edible, interactive LED cake for his wife’s

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Vegua lets you grow plants and clean your fish bowl at the same time

Vegua lets you grow plants and clean your fish bowl at the same time

Ever thought of producing food with help of your pet fish? The Vegua enables you to grow herbs, vegetables and fruit in a creative and innovative way using the waste produced by your scaly

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Sign up now for the Organicology food conference in Portland, OR, this February

Sign up now for the Organicology food conference in Portland, OR, this February

From Febrary 5–7, 2015, the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, will be host to this year's Organicology food conference. Featuring workshops, training

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This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

  When folks zip down icy, snow-covered mountains at warp speed, it's only natural that some (OK, most) of those people are going to take a fall. That's why skiing and snowboarding,

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Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Designer Kate Brown designed Etazin, a series of sculptural and interactive outdoor lounge chairs that turn a full 360 degrees to take advantage of surrounding views. Inspired by the Asian moon

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INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

Since January is Radon Action Month, there's no better time to talk about the dangers that may be present in your home or office. A colorless, odorless gas, radon can seep into buildings

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Harvesting Station uses urban farming to reactivate forgotten city spaces

Harvesting Station uses urban farming to reactivate forgotten city spaces

As cities grow ever denser with increasing development, so do the number of forgotten, interstitial spaces. To activate those leftover spaces, architect Antonio Scarponi developed the Harvesting

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WEWOOD designs textured sideboard made from oak and walnut

WEWOOD designs textured sideboard made from oak and walnut

Portuguese joinery firm WEWOOD designed scarpa, a sideboard with a beautiful 3D textured pattern. Made from oak and walnut, the geometric-patterned sideboard can be adjusted in width and height

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Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Velodome offes cyclists smart solutions for on-the-go bike repair

Bicycling is a brilliantly green way to get around and new products are always being designed to appeal to cyclists. Now, equipment that used to be available only at bike shops or in home

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