Decorative Objects

ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

ECO DECORATING: Mod Green Pod Wallpaper

Traditional wall coverings often use PVC, a harmful and toxic material that has been known to leech into the air, so buying toxin-free textiles is an important health consideration that can’t be

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EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

EGGLING: Grow Your Own Herbs!

The adjective cute doesn't usually cross our minds when it comes to kitchen gardening -- but that certainly changed when we saw these egg-shaped containers sprouting green leafy specimens. Called an

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Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Perch! Bird-Friendly Design for the Modern Home

Chirp chirp! Tweet tweet! As the weather warms up, the birds are coming out to play, and what better way to celebrate than with some stylish modern bird-friendly designs for homes and gardens. Perch! is

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Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

Turn Back Time with Recycled Vinyl Clocks

With daylight savings time just around the corner, the temptation to simply turn back time is certainly an alluring one. Who wants to lose an hour of sleep, particularly on a chilly Sunday morning, when

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Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

Beautiful Bambu Outside-In Bowls

We're big fans of eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware company Bambu, and we're excited to see that they have recently released a beautiful new line of organic bamboo bowls that are perfect for adding a dose

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat Shop!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat Shop!

Drumroll please... in keeping with the gift-giving spirit of the holidays, we're excited to announce the official opening of the Inhabitat Shop! We've spent the past months assembling a stellar lineup of

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Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

Rent a Living Xmas Tree to Replant in San Francisco

San Francisco residents looking to deck their halls with green holiday decor will be excited to hear that for a limited time the SF Environment Department is teaming up with Friends of the Urban Forest to

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Recycled Magazine Mobiles by Frasier & Wing

Recycled Magazine Mobiles by Frasier & Wing

When it comes to mobiles, everyone knows that they can make great nursery decorations and playthings for babies, but sophisticated, abstract mobiles can also function equally well as artsy decor for

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Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

Luminescent Fiber Optic Wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich

What if we could light our homes with glowing wallpaper rather than having to rely on electric lights? Swedish designer Camilla Diedrich has asked this exact question, and in response, created a stunning

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WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake’s Beautiful Reclaimed Beryl & Friends Lamps

WEmake's beautiful Beryl and Friends lamps are composed from cast-off bases and lampshades that have fallen out of favor. The designers carefully refinish each component and then recombine them to

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Crackery Crockery: Joana Meroz’ Revitalized Tableware

Crackery Crockery: Joana Meroz’ Revitalized Tableware

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure when it comes to Joana Meroz’s beautiful service tableware. Beginning with cracked porcelain ware, the Brazilian/Israeli designer fills each crack with gold

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Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

Growth Series Ceramics by Stanley Ruiz

This past week showcased the A+: The Young Designer's Platform at Accent on Design/The New York International Gift Fair, and 'new organics' designer Stanley Ruiz was featured as one of the bright young

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The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman

The Miss Rio Recycled Flip-Flop Ottoman

The Miss Rio Ottoman is composed of an unlikely material that gives it its Nerf-esque pizazz and Koosh ball buoyancy: recycled Flip-Flops. Designer Karin Wittmann Wilsmann takes industrial leftovers from

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SCRAP LIGHTS Made from Twice Recycled Cardboard

SCRAP LIGHTS Made from Twice Recycled Cardboard

Recently we introduced you to Seattle's Graypants Inc. and their beautiful line of sustainable Scrap Chairs. In the process of fine-tuning their creations, Seth and Jonathan were captivated by the

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Seraglia Recycled Accessories

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Seraglia Recycled Accessories

Seraglia is a beautiful and ethical collection of romantic accessories, all hand-crafted in the UK by designer Lucy Wills. With a dedicated focus on environmental responsibility and genuine

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Canada’s Shimmering Solar Collector Sculpture

Canada’s Shimmering Solar Collector Sculpture

Earlier this week Cambridge, Canada welcomed a stunning new interactive sculpture that casts a shimmering set of lights against the night sky. Constructed atop a sun-dappled hill, Gorbet Design's Solar

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Recycled Paper-Cut Cloud Lamps by Jordy Fu

Recycled Paper-Cut Cloud Lamps by Jordy Fu

Paper is a marvelous material with a complex character - at times a vessel for banal documents and stale legalese, it is also capable of much more expressive forms with a bit of creativity. Case in point:

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University, proved this

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ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

In a world of shimmering polycarbonate chairs and seamlessly engineered surfaces, Brooklyn based Stanley Ruiz's work is a breath of fresh air. Inspired by "walking, improv music, and Thoreau", his New

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RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

If you are a coffee drinker with a hard-to-kick habit, you are probably all too aware of how many coffee stirrers are wasted at places like Starbucks every single day. Day in and day out, millions of

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TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

Domingos Tótora's natural fiber creations are some of the most imaginative and inspired designs we've seen. Driven by a passion for preservation, Tótora draws inspiration from natural landscapes to

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ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

Spring may have sprung, but we're still captivated by the lofty lilt of this "Mora" fallen leaf mobile by San Francisco based Brian Schmitt. We've been longtime fans of Brian's work, ever since we first

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Digitally Fabricated Inversion Bowl by Desu Design

Digitally Fabricated Inversion Bowl by Desu Design

Desu Design displayed their sleek surface line at this year's BKLYN Designs, but their real show-stopper at the show was their cutting edge Inversion bowl. Composed of a single slab of eco-friendly,

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Lotta Jansdotter Soft Toys

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Lotta Jansdotter Soft Toys

Forget Habby and Inhabipuppy, and get ready for the next round of eco-cuteness! Lotta Jansdotter's adorable sustainable soft toys are the latest eco-apples of our eye with their beautiful color palette,

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MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

One of our favorite finds at this year's green-themed Salone Satellite was the work of ascendent Swiss "redesigner" Fethi Atakol. His design debut would do Duchamp proud, as it showcased a wonderful

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MILAN 2008: Stephan Siepermann’s Leaft Lamp

MILAN 2008: Stephan Siepermann’s Leaft Lamp

The first day of Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile was an exciting affair that showcased some of the the finest names in sustainable design. We were particularly captivated by the soft atmospheric

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MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

The arrival of Salone Internazionale del Mobile marks not only the official start of spring in the design world, but also an inspiring cross-pollination of fresh ideas related to innovative furniture,

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MILAN PREVIEW: Light Emitting Wallpaper by Jonas Samon

MILAN PREVIEW: Light Emitting Wallpaper by Jonas Samon

With alternative lighting solutions becoming a typical consideration in sustainable interior design, Jonas Samson’s illuminated wallpaper is set to take the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and its

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GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

GROBAL GREENING: ‘Techno-Organic’ Self-Watering Planters

Sometimes 'it's not easy being green', and a little help is needed to make our living space or office cubicle greener and cleaner without much maintenance. Enter the 'techno-organic' Grobal planter, a

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INHABITOTS: Endangered Species A-Z Graphic Poster

INHABITOTS: Endangered Species A-Z Graphic Poster

If you're looking for a way to spruce up your nursery and expand your knowledge of the animal kingdom, this Alphabet of the Endangered Species in the British Isles is indeed a "timely take on A-Z". With

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