Decorative Objects

Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids’ Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

Meet Muki: at face value a cardboard dog, but in reality a DIY children's toy kit that will encourage creative play. Muki is a simple product with minimalist lines using a very low​-​tech

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Kendal Murray Creates Magical Miniature Worlds Using Everyday Objects

Kendal Murray Creates Magical Miniature Worlds Using Everyday Objects

Murray's pieces showcase a range of playful and dramatic scenarios charged with symbolic meaning. By looking closely at these dreamscapes we can spot children playing with boats in a pond, someone

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Transglass Recycled Glass Tableware by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden

Transglass Recycled Glass Tableware by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden

Tranglass is one of our favorite recycled-design projects of all time. Contradicting the old notion that recycling in design equals handicrafts made from buttons and popsicle sticks, the Transglass

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A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

A Chair that Welcomes Plants and Insects Into Your Home

This set of chairs by Analog Media Lab is more than just a nouveau ant farm, or an atrium fused with antique seating. Chair I: Rococo Armchair Retrofit and Chair II: Ghost Chair Retrofit are part of an

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Furniture Designer Hongtao Zhou Resurrected a Creepy, Dripping Zombie Chair

Furniture Designer Hongtao Zhou Resurrected a Creepy, Dripping Zombie Chair

Zombie chair! Out for your wood scraps! Oozing sawdust and pure carnage! Designer Hongtao Zhou, whom we found playing with ice a while ago, decided to channel the walking dead on a broken, abandoned

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10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

Photo via Hometalker Knick of Time Smart Coat Rack Put those unread words to good use by creating a colorful book coat rack that any bibliophile would admire. Just imagine the effect this functional

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Cardboard Safari’s Cruelty-Free Taxidermy Kits Bring Your Walls to Life

Cardboard Safari’s Cruelty-Free Taxidermy Kits Bring Your Walls to Life

If you're looking for some tongue-in-cheek, slightly ironic wall decoration, look no further than Cardboard Safari. The Charlottesville–based company creates animal busts to hang on walls like hunting

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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

Last year's CASA FOA was set at the old Tornquist Bank; a 1926 Neoclassical National Monument right in right Buenos Aires' city center. Architect Julio Oropel's Wine Bar Trapiche welcomed visitors

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Hu2′s Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

Hu2′s Fun Wall Stickers Gently Remind You to Turn Off Lights and Conserve Energy

Is there someone in your household who just can't seem to remember to turn off the lights when they leave the room? Give them the gentle nudge they need by posting up a few of Hu2's clever wall decals.

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Help Dogwood & Hastings Launch Their New Eco-Friendly Homeware Line and Get Cool Perks

Help Dogwood & Hastings Launch Their New Eco-Friendly Homeware Line and Get Cool Perks

Dogwood & Hastings is a new line of eco-friendly homewares designed to bring the beauty of nature to your dinner table. The assortment of organic (GOTS-certified) cotton tablecloths and napkins showcases

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Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Bring Far Away Galaxies Into Your Home!

Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Bring Far Away Galaxies Into Your Home!

"Do or do not, there is no try," Yoda instructs Luke in Star Wars. Larson doesn't need to worry about trying to add a little extra wonder to an already fantastic idea. Larson's Minnesota -based workshop,

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Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!)

Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!)

Hillary Fayle comes from the outskirts of NYC but is currently doing an MFA in Craft/Material Studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She works with leaves as a primary material,

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Dwell on Design 2014: America’s Largest Design Event is Coming Up!

Dwell on Design 2014: America’s Largest Design Event is Coming Up!

America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, will be back at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 20-22, 2014! Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

If you weren't able to make it to BKLYN Designs this year, see what you missed in our new video of the Inhabitat editors shouting out their favorite green designs from the show. From reclaimed wood sofas

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Sarah Turner’s Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

Sarah Turner’s Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

It's great to see that recycled materials are now at the forefront of today's modern product design, and at design festivals around the world, multitudes of innovative eco-artists are enlightening

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Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits, like cheaper utility bills and less room for clutter, small dwellings require

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Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

This year, Tat Chao showcased his line, IN VITRO, which represents the "rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged." Related: 30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014 All of the

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Blackbody’s Stunning OLED Chandeliers Welcome Visitors to Wanted Design 2014

Blackbody’s Stunning OLED Chandeliers Welcome Visitors to Wanted Design 2014

As evidenced by their exhibition at this year's NYC Design Week, Blackbody's stylish chandeliers take full advantage of range of light OLED's offer as well as their environmental benefits. Unlike

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Off Centre’s Delightfully Imperfect Glass Decor Celebrates Little Mistakes

Off Centre’s Delightfully Imperfect Glass Decor Celebrates Little Mistakes

Some say that the secret to happiness is learning to embrace imperfection, and if that's the case, Brooklyn-based Off Centre must be quite content. The design collaborative, founded by Romina Gonzales and

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Urban Chandy Founder Cassidy Brush

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Urban Chandy Founder Cassidy Brush

It was pretty much love at first sight when the Inhabitat editors first laid eyes on Urban Chandy's sparkling upcycled light fixtures at BKLYN Designs this year, and we recently got a chance to take a

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Elkamii Turns Wood Scraps into Space-Saving Home Goods with Minimalist Flair

Elkamii Turns Wood Scraps into Space-Saving Home Goods with Minimalist Flair

Looking at these elegant floating shelves, you probably wouldn't guess that they're made of discarded wood scraps. Designed and crafted in NYC, these charming "Peliships" are just a sampling of what

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Are Pedro Sousa’s Futuristic Pod Lounges Modern Sculptures or Orbiting Spaceships?

Are Pedro Sousa’s Futuristic Pod Lounges Modern Sculptures or Orbiting Spaceships?

The enormous spherical pods are left a bland, white color on the exterior, but each interior reveals a bold, neon-colored lounge equipped with simple lighting and seating for two. Upon entering the

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Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank

Surreal Echappée Aquarium Lets Fish Escape the Tank

The Echappée aquarium by designer Sebastien Cordoleani resembles something out of a Salvador Dalí painting. Something that would easily fit in with a collection of melting clocks, the French artist's

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This Brilliant Rekindle Candlestick Turns Melted Wax Into a Fresh New Candle

This Brilliant Rekindle Candlestick Turns Melted Wax Into a Fresh New Candle

Designer Benjamin Shine has created a brilliant regenerative candle holder that transforms melted wax into a fresh new candle! The Rekindle Candlestick lets users reuse a candle over and over again by

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DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, and that means that people around the world will be given bouquets of roses by their sweethearts. Nothing quite compares to a rose in terms of beauty, grace, scent,

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Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Ivana Mannavola’s Racchetta Hexagonal Frames Makes Storage Fun and Easy

Racchetta by Ivana Mannavola for Formabilio (produced by Live in) is a storage system that you can hang on the wall. Five colorful hexagonal frames can hold objects of different sizes: umbrellas,

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Lucio Curcio’s Pi’gios are Funky Cushions Featuring Your Favorite Emoticons

Lucio Curcio’s Pi’gios are Funky Cushions Featuring Your Favorite Emoticons

Designed by Lucio Curcio for Formabilio, the Pi’gio was born from the idea of creating youthful decor with a touch of humor. Curcio designed a pop object that is easily recognizable, funny, and links

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Fake Artisan Plunger Company Poo Poos “Authentic” Branding

Fake Artisan Plunger Company Poo Poos “Authentic” Branding

A recently launched startup peddling wildly expensive, artisan plungers caught our attention because the whole thing is giant joke, and a really good one at that. The unnamed comedian behind this faux

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Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of Christmas

Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look that

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Ruphus Rocks The World of iPhone Accessories with Eco-Friendly Dockit and PodPad

Ruphus Rocks The World of iPhone Accessories with Eco-Friendly Dockit and PodPad

It's the holidays, and gifts of technology (namely smartphones) are at the top of everyone's list. If you're not planning to give the phone itself, then accessories that allow it to do more, better,

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