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The 人 REN Building Takes the Form of a Sloping Chinese Character

The 人 REN Building Takes the Form of a Sloping Chinese Character

Architecture in China never ceases to amaze us—case in point—the REN Building. Copenhagen’s Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) proposed this eye-catching design over a year ago to coincide with

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VERTERRA: Dishware Made From Fallen Leaves

VERTERRA: Dishware Made From Fallen Leaves

While nothing beats reusable dishware for your festive events, these biodegradable plates from VerTerra are a great alternative to yucky paper or plastic dishes. VerTerra (true to the Earth)

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Loop LED Desk Lamp by TRØKK16

Loop LED Desk Lamp by TRØKK16

Award-winning Norwegian design house TRØKK16 will be exhibiting their latest designs at this year’s Milan International Furniture Fair , but before we unveil their latest works, we’d like

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Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

The Nut Bench is fun, colorful and made from pineapple paper to boot! Bangkok-based Yothaka International creates hand-woven, modern Asian designs using local natural fibrous materials available

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Quaker Oats Porridge Powered Factory

Quaker Oats Porridge Powered Factory

Here’s a breakfast that’s capable of not only fueling your body but also powering the entire factory that makes it. Scott’s Porage Oats, a Quaker Oats Factory at Uthrogle Mills in

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Furniture from Reclaimed Wine Staves by Cliff Spencer

Furniture from Reclaimed Wine Staves by Cliff Spencer

Furniture designer Cliff Spencer couldn’t resist when he heard about a Napa winery discarding wine-stained oak. An avid user of reclaimed materials, Spencer now regularly reclaims oak staves

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Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

A human-powered energy-generating gym like Hong Kong’s is now taking shape in Seattle, turning human sweat into usable electric energy. By connecting spinning bikes to wind-generator motors,

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SHAPE-SHIFTING CHAIR: Caterpillar by Anna Bullus

SHAPE-SHIFTING CHAIR: Caterpillar by Anna Bullus

We love designers who get their inspiration from the unexpected, and we love transforming, 2-for-1 furniture even more! Check out the Caterpillar, a flexible piece of furniture inspired by

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ONE CUP OR TWO – Sugar Cup by Anna Bullus

ONE CUP OR TWO – Sugar Cup by Anna Bullus

Here’s a sweet treat that may leave you a little sticky. Anna Bullus’s gives new meaning to term 'biodegradeable' with a vanishing cup made entirely of sugar. With 'One Cup or Two' not

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Solar Cynergy Solar LED Paver Lights

Solar Cynergy Solar LED Paver Lights

Solar Cynergy’s new line of solar LED lights is an eco-friendly, reliable and smart alternative to traditional street lights and home garden lights. Run entirely on solar energy, there’s no

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THE BUBBLE GUM BIN – Made From ‘Recycled’ Gum!

THE BUBBLE GUM BIN – Made From ‘Recycled’ Gum!

Our streets our littered with used chewing gum, but next time your bubble loses its pop, don’t drop it—recycle it! Anna Bullus’s Bubble Gum Bin is made from Gumnetic, a new biodegradable

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SpudWare Cutlery made from potatoes

SpudWare Cutlery made from potatoes

Say goodbye to plastic cutlery and hello to SpudWare—cutlery made from 80% potato starch and 20% soy oil that’s just as heat resistant and every bit as strong as plastic cutlery. The kicker?

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HANSA CANYON: Temperature-Sensitive LED Faucets

HANSA CANYON: Temperature-Sensitive LED Faucets

Last year we highlighted HansaCanyon bathroom fixtures, sleekly designed faucets whose “canyons” are lined with LEDs that change color according to the temperature of the water (blue=cold,

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REFRIGERATORS POWERED BY MAGNETS!

REFRIGERATORS POWERED BY MAGNETS!

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have invented a new method of magnetic cooling technology that brings a whole new meeting to refrigerator magnets. Scientists have been able to

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CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

September 22nd marks the first annual “No Car Day” in China, a national campaign hoping to reduce exhaust emissions and ease traffic congestion by limiting the number of private vehicles on

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RECYCLED GEEKWEAR: old computer parts given new life!

RECYCLED GEEKWEAR: old computer parts given new life!

Wondering what to do with all those old floppy disks, scratched CDs and random computer parts you can’t get yourself to throw away? Check out the clocks, notebooks and jewelry the clever

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BEIJING’S OLYMPIC GREEN

BEIJING’S OLYMPIC GREEN

The Olympics are less than one year away and construction on Beijing’s Olympic Green and Forest Park is stepping into high gear. The Olympic Green, a massive 1,135 hectares along the historic

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LEGO ARCHITECTURE: Building Asia Brick by Brick

LEGO ARCHITECTURE: Building Asia Brick by Brick

Building Asia Brick by Brick is an architectural exhibition currently touring China put together by ArtAsiaPacific magazine, People’s Architecture Foundation and LEGO to raise the awareness of

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CO2LED Solar-Powered Public Art Installation

CO2LED Solar-Powered Public Art Installation

If you want to see a beautiful example of environmentally-minded public art, hoof it down to Arlington County in Virginia before September 1st. In this stunning public-art installation,

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LEONARDO DI CAPRIO to Build “Eco-Town” in Kansas

LEONARDO DI CAPRIO to Build “Eco-Town” in Kansas

Discovery’s new eco-lifestyle channel Planet Green is partnering with actor and avid environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to help launch the channel early next year with a touching

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MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

MIXKO ‘DELIGHT’ BUTTERFLY FELT LAMPS

One of the most eye-catching designs we spotted at ICFF this year was Mixko’s 100% wool felt butterfly lamps called "Delight". Inspired by nature, these truly delightful lamps are soft,

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SINGAPORE’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSING PROJECT

SINGAPORE’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSING PROJECT

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board has unveiled designs for what will be the first eco-friendly residential project on the island. While this is not the greenest residential project

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FLYING WIND TURBINES

FLYING WIND TURBINES

We’ve seen wind turbines fit for backyards, balconies, even oceans- and now pioneering wind-power engineers are looking to take wind turbines to new heights—15,000-30,000 feet in the air!

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LED TRAFFIC LIGHTS TAKE TO TAIWAN

LED TRAFFIC LIGHTS TAKE TO TAIWAN

Red lights in Taiwan will soon be much greener. By 2011, all traffic lights on the small island republic will be fitted with efficient LED lights thanks to a NT $229 million (US $7 million)

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ENVIROSAX ECO-CHIC TOTE BAGS

ENVIROSAX ECO-CHIC TOTE BAGS

These Envirosax eco-chic totes simultaneously rescue shoppers from the mundanity of unfashionable choices, and the planet from the dangers of unconscionable choices. The reusable carry-all

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SWING WITH THE PLANTS: Green Swing by Marcel Wanders

SWING WITH THE PLANTS: Green Swing by Marcel Wanders

For the (green) kid in all of us, check out Droog designer Marcel Wanders' latest creation- 'Swing With The Plants' combines flora and the nostalgia of childhood days spent on a swingset. The

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HONG KONG MOVES TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS

HONG KONG MOVES TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS

Lawmakers are closer to passing an environmental levy to cut plastic bag use in Hong Kong. “No Plastic Bag Day” campaigns may become permanent. According to a report released recently by

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INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

INTERACTIVE “LIVING GLASS” Regulates Air Quality

What if architecture was designed to work for you to keep you healthy? Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin, architects at The Living have come up with a new material called "Living Glass" that will

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SYSTEM X MODULAR LIGHTING by Ross Lovegrove

SYSTEM X MODULAR LIGHTING by Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove’s System X, which he designed for Yamagiwa, is a modular lighting system composed of flexible fluorescent X’s that can be linked with other X modules to create a modern and

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IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

We've long been fans Iannone:Sanderson's amazingly creative and cute sustainable furniture designs. Every year at ICFF we count on seeing several new organic designs in kirei and bamboo from

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