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Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists “Paint” Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists “Paint” Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

  The UK's Paul Curtis, better known as "Moose," is one of the technique's pioneers. Operating around Leeds and London, he has been commissioned by a number of brands, such as

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KNITTA PLEASE: Graffiti You Can Cuddle Up To

KNITTA PLEASE: Graffiti You Can Cuddle Up To

Hugging trees is all good, but our arboreal buddies get a lot more snuggly after a visit from one of Houston's most notorious graffiti crews. Knitta Please, a team of 11 women and men who bomb

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FRAME MAGAZINE GOES DIGITAL

FRAME MAGAZINE GOES DIGITAL

Save a few trees AND dollars with Frame's new digital version of their outstanding interior design magazine. Supposedly, Frame Digital will be just like their always inspiring, and often

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RECYCLED ALUMINUM 20-06 CHAIR

RECYCLED ALUMINUM 20-06 CHAIR

Renowned British architects Foster and Partners are famous for beautifully designed green buildings, but did you know they do eco-friendly furniture as well? The brand new 20-06 chair is a

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NAKED ID FLAT-PACK DREIDEL

NAKED ID FLAT-PACK DREIDEL

Wooden dreidels? Sure. Clay dreidels? Even the South Park kids know about those. But recyclable stainless steel flat-pack dreidels? Can hanukkah get any better than this? I think not. If

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LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

For me, nothing induces a good case of eco-guilt like Christmas tree lights. They may be gaudy, cheesy, blazing examples of over-consumption festooned across our streets, but I love them. But

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MARIA YEE ECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE

MARIA YEE ECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE

Maria Yee has been making big strides in contemporary green furniture design. While not the most cutting edge conceptually, the Santa Cruz designer does make eco minded, heirloom quality

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SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES by Maxine Sutton

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES by Maxine Sutton

Modernist in spirit, traditional in technique, and sustainable in execution - Maxine Sutton's lovely textile work has a lot to recommend it. The UK artist uses recycled textiles, organic fabrics

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DIGESTIVE TABLE by Amy Youngs

DIGESTIVE TABLE by Amy Youngs

Talk about a closed loop! Artist Amy Youngs has created a table that allows you to compost your dinner scraps without even leaving the table. Whatever you don't eat, the bacteria, sowbugs and

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LIVING THE LIFE AQUATIC ON A WATERLIVING HOUSEBOAT

LIVING THE LIFE AQUATIC ON A WATERLIVING HOUSEBOAT

Sea levels may rise and coastlines may fall but one thing will always remain consistent: the Danish are going to get through life in style. These fabulous houseboats from Copenhagen's

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PREFAB FRIDAY: TKiT House almost complete

PREFAB FRIDAY: TKiT House almost complete

Real-iT-y Now... The reality of prefab versus its promise has been a hot topic as of late. Last year, we wrote about the high-tech, interactive iT House when it was just a bit more than a

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DIGITAL STAG CLOCK

DIGITAL STAG CLOCK

The deer population has definitely gotten completely out of control in the design world lately. Product design firm Fly-pitcher has created such a fun take on the traditional cuckoo clock,

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THE OVA LUMINAIRE BY ITEM

THE OVA LUMINAIRE BY ITEM

Don't you just love it when aesthetics demand an ecological solution? Such is the case with the Ova Luminaire from UK design firm, Item. Inspired by the remains of sea life found on the beach,

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MANUFACTURING IN INDIA WITH MICHAEL ARAM

MANUFACTURING IN INDIA WITH MICHAEL ARAM

Michael Aram is on the forefront of two of today's top trends: eco-inspired design and outsourcing to India. For the last 18 years, he has been creating exquisite decorative objects like these

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THE NEW GREEN IS BROWN?

THE NEW GREEN IS BROWN?

The 92nd Street Y in New York hosted a fantastic panel discussion last night (7/19) entitled The New Green: The Changing Face of Environmentalism in New York. The participants (full list below)

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THE MATERIALIZED LIGHT OF PADLAB

THE MATERIALIZED LIGHT OF PADLAB

Look up in the sky: is that light a particle? A wave? A drinking implement? In the hands of super talented Los Angeles designer/architects Dan Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch of Padlab, light is

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OCEANA SEAGLASS PLATES WITH PURPOSE

OCEANA SEAGLASS PLATES WITH PURPOSE

How gorgeous are these Seaglass Plates from Riverside Design Group? This evocative collection of dinnerware has been around for some time but given that wedding season is currently upon us, we

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POISSONMOBILE FOLD-UP CHAISE LOUNGE

POISSONMOBILE FOLD-UP CHAISE LOUNGE

With tomorrow being the all-American sunshine-basking, BBQ-eating, firework-watching extravaganza of the year, we thought it apt timing to feature an innovative lounge chair idea. Designer

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GORE DESIGNS CONCRETE COUNTERTOP WORKSHOPS

GORE DESIGNS CONCRETE COUNTERTOP WORKSHOPS

Don't have plans this summer? Go to concrete camp! Gore Designs of Phoenix is offering a series of weekend workshops that will teach you how to make your own concrete countertops, sinks or

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AMY HELFAND’S RUGS AND RUGMARK

AMY HELFAND’S RUGS AND RUGMARK

How do you go about making yourself comfortable in your indoor landscape? If you are Brooklyn Artist Amy Helfand, you make your outdoor landscape into a rug; a very nice, very beautiful rug.

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FLOAT GLASSWARE BY MOLO DESIGN

FLOAT GLASSWARE BY MOLO DESIGN

Inhabitat loves the work of Molo designers Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. Readers will remember us (and the rest of the design community) gushing over their Softwall after this

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ADAPT DESIGN’S SPRING CHAIR

ADAPT DESIGN’S SPRING CHAIR

You've got to love the curves on this bent Plyboo Spring Chair from Adapt Design. Just looking at the picture one can practically feel oneself gently boinging up and down in ergonomic

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CATNIP BIRD Cat Toy

CATNIP BIRD Cat Toy

Searching for the perfect gift for your environmentally aware feline friend? Look no further than these very witty plush birds stuffed with certified organic catnip. Each is handmade with all

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