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Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Student designer Natalie Sampson recently sent us this photo of her repurposed Wire Whisk Lamp and we couldn’t be more impressed! “My direction in design is repurposing everyday

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Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

The SHR Wood Research Institute in the Netherlands knew that when it came time to renovate their office space, they'd have to be as innovative with their material choices as possible. Working

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Lucky’s Stellar Snowboards are Sustainably Made from Bamboo, Hemp and Poplar

Lucky’s Stellar Snowboards are Sustainably Made from Bamboo, Hemp and Poplar

Lucky Snowboards is a new line of snowboards made from bamboo, hemp and poplar. The US-based company of the same name takes boarding one step further by banking on stellar craftsmanship,

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Polymorphic: Columbia Students Unveil a Transforming Kinetic Bench

Polymorphic: Columbia Students Unveil a Transforming Kinetic Bench

Ten architecture students from Columbia University GSAPP recently completed Polymorphic, a bench inspired by the kinetic action of a see-saw and the reverberating motion of a slinky. Charlie

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Claire Potter Design’s Dover Cabinet is Made From Three Recycled Desks

Claire Potter Design’s Dover Cabinet is Made From Three Recycled Desks

Brighton-based Claire Potter Design recently completed work on this beautiful blue DOVER cabinet, which is made from three separate desks and cabinets which were purchased in a true second-hand

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Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Founded by Hawaii-based husband and wife team Joseph Imhoff and Sara Tekula, Plant a Wish is a public awareness and documentary film project focused on encouraging the restoration of native

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Ceylon Unveils “Bisque” Pottery Collection Made From Recycled Paper and Sand

Ceylon Unveils “Bisque” Pottery Collection Made From Recycled Paper and Sand

Ceylon Paper Pottery recently unveiled a beautiful new collection of home accessories that are made from recycled paper and ground sand. The texture is reminiscent of bisque fired ceramics, and

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Quadrant House is a Prefab Luxury Home That Minimizes Waste

Quadrant House is a Prefab Luxury Home That Minimizes Waste

Quadrant is a modular/prefab housing system consisting of aluminum extrusions held together with a patented locking system. Structural Insulated Panels (SIP's) are used for walls, roofs, and

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Beautiful Birch Bowls are Hand Carved From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Beautiful Birch Bowls are Hand Carved From Sustainably Sourced Wood

Simple, chic and completely unique, each of these hand-carved bowls by Canvas exhibits the natural, beautiful imperfections of the wood they're made from. Crafted from responsibly harvested

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Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects’ modern backyard cottage is a 800 s.f. mini-dwelling created in response to a recent zoning code change in Seattle to create more density. Dubbed the DADU (detached

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Solus4 Unveils Flowing, Solar-Powered Busan Opera House for Korea

Solus4 Unveils Flowing, Solar-Powered Busan Opera House for Korea

Solus4 recently proposed a design solution for the Busan Opera House competition that symbolizes the elements of culture and history of Korea. Alfonso Lopez, lead designer describes the origins

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Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio: A Stylish Modular Space Perfect for a Backyard Office or Guest Room

Sett Studio takes an innovative and green approach to designing functional spaces that can be used as a home office, an art studio, a yoga space, a kids room, a guest room and more. Sett uses

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The Bark Chair is a Sustainably Stylish Stool Made of Cork

The Bark Chair is a Sustainably Stylish Stool Made of Cork

Called the Bark Chair, this stylish seat demonstrates a solution in achieving a successful, sustainable design by combining a renewable material - bark - with advanced design processes.

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Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

Squiggle Salal: Forest Habitat Art Reintroduces Native Plants

This fascinating work of habitat remediation art meanders 200 feet through the woods. Sculptor Deanna Pindell removed invasive vegetation and replanted the area with salal, an indigenous shrub.

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Claire Potter Design Creates Eco-Friendly (q)recode Wrapping Paper from Recycled Waste

Claire Potter Design Creates Eco-Friendly (q)recode Wrapping Paper from Recycled Waste

Have you been looking for a cool and green wrapping paper for birthdays, holidays and other fun occasions? Claire Potter Design’s (q)recode wrapping paper is an awesome and eco-friendly

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14 Green Back to School Styles for the Preppy at Heart

14 Green Back to School Styles for the Preppy at Heart

Whether you're actually headed back to campus or you're just a natural born prepster who is now past your academic years (don't worry, we won't tell), you're going to want to check out our

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EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

EFE-PE’s Firefly Garden is a Verdant Display of Recycled Bottle Pods

Landscape architects EFE-PE recently sent us their delightful “Firefly Garden”, which they envisioned as a polka-dotted “carpet” of funky green pods. The actual pods were

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Modo’s B-House is an Energy-Efficient Home with a Minimalist Edge

Modo’s B-House is an Energy-Efficient Home with a Minimalist Edge

The B-House is a modern home by MODO Architecture & Interiors with style that is as minimal as its footprint. Adaptable to many diffrerent climate situations, the B-House is designed with

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Beans and Greens is a Mobile Market Bringing Fresh Produce to Kansas Neighborhoods

Beans and Greens is a Mobile Market Bringing Fresh Produce to Kansas Neighborhoods

New mobile markets in Kansas are popping up and bringing meat, produce and more to areas where fresh food isn’t available. This one, called Beans and Greens is like a grocery store on

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Eggleston Farkas Architects’ Nighthawk Retreat is an Eco-Getaway in the Cascade Foothills

Eggleston Farkas Architects’ Nighthawk Retreat is an Eco-Getaway in the Cascade Foothills

Set in the Cascade foothills of Washington, the Nighthawk Retreat is a solar-powered, earth-sheltered getaway with clean, minimalist lines. The double-skinned vacation home also features thermal

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Airy Workspace in India Employs Smart Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption

Airy Workspace in India Employs Smart Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption

This airy unit underneath a grove of trees is on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India and was constructed as a corporate and production area for a herbal skin care product company. Designed by Modo

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Grant MacEwan University’s Service Centre is a Sustainable Example for All College Buildings

Grant MacEwan University’s Service Centre is a Sustainable Example for All College Buildings

In May 2011, Grant MacEwan University announced the opening of its University Service Centre in Canada, the first phase of its Single Sustainable Campus initiative. Built to LEED Silver

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Graveyard Made From 1000 Old SurfBoards Calls for a Greener Surfing Industry

Graveyard Made From 1000 Old SurfBoards Calls for a Greener Surfing Industry

Chris Anderson, a graphic design student from Wollongong, is collecting 1000 old and broken surfboards to create a “Surfboard Graveyard” as an awareness campaign about the

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Help Pet Lounge Studios Create a Documentary About Its Sustainable Bamboo Dog Furniture

Help Pet Lounge Studios Create a Documentary About Its Sustainable Bamboo Dog Furniture

Just because your pet can't talk doesn't mean he doesn't want his furniture to be sustainable! That's why Pet Lounge Studios creates their stylish and comfy bamboo furniture just for your fine

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Why Luxury Goods Are Actually Some of the Most Sustainable Products

Why Luxury Goods Are Actually Some of the Most Sustainable Products

Whether they make bags, cars or furniture, there are some brands that simply stand out from the pack - and they're usually the expensive ones. While luxury and designer goods have oft been

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BOOK REVIEW: Ecological Design – 10th Anniversary

BOOK REVIEW: Ecological Design – 10th Anniversary

Every design-minded citizen loves a coffee table book with glossy photography and eye-catching projects. But every now and then, it's nice to see a book about green design that takes a more

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Choi Ropiha’s Beautiful Mona Vale Beach House is a Study in Sustainability

Choi Ropiha’s Beautiful Mona Vale Beach House is a Study in Sustainability

When Choi Ropiha Architects was asked to design a home for an employee of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), they knew it needed to demonstrate a number of active and passive

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Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Luis Lucido’s Simple Garden Patch is a Great Way to Harvest Veggies Right on Your Patio

Designer Luis Lucido recently sent us his refreshing simple concept for a rooftop or patio vegetable garden box. It actually looks a little like the veggie patch we recently spied at the Bowery

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Artomik’s Mod Recycled Foam Board Mobiles Add a Pop of Color to Bland Rooms

Artomik’s Mod Recycled Foam Board Mobiles Add a Pop of Color to Bland Rooms

If you're an architect or designer, you probably remember what it's like to have a ton of leftover foam board from your projects and not really know what to do with it. Well Artomik is making

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