Decorative Objects

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

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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

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METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

With the goal to bring the lawn indoors, Tokyo based product designer Chiaki Murata of Metaphys has designed a stylish product range of stackable white mod grass planters. The Factory product range brings

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CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

CUMULUS LIGHT CANOPY By Steven Haulenbeek

Using everyday objects as design inspiration is nothing new, but rarely do we see it executed in such a poetic and gorgeous way as Steven Haulenbeek's Cumulus Light Canopy made from simple white

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NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

NEW ECO SOFTGOODS from Looolo

One of our favorite eco textile outlets has just come out with their new line of fabulous softgoods. Canadian company Looolo, whose Molehill pillow we've gushed over before, has released five new pillow

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SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

While grandmother’s doilies may be an anachronism in modern homes today, the UNBLOSSOM salt crystal crocheted bowls represent a very current trend- that is the re-inventing of products from past crafts

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BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

BRAVE SPACE Scrap Wood Mountain Coat Rack

We at Inhabitat love scrap wood furniture, and we love Brooklyn-based design studio Brave Space. Put the two together, and you get this slightly-kitschy yet oh-so clever scrap wood Mountain Range Coat

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FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

FRANK KERDIL’s Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most beautiful, and Frank Kerdil's Noming Vase is no exception. Made from a unique paper-based material comprised of 51% pure chalk, the flat-pack vases are easily

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MARIA HAMPRECHT’s SW° Solar Lamp

MARIA HAMPRECHT’s SW° Solar Lamp

With its simplified, silouhette-like form, soft glow, and ingenious function, Maria Hamprecht's SW° Solar Lamp really does shine- metaphorically AND literally. Leave the "lamp" on a sunny window sill and

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STUART HAYGARTH’S TIDE CHANDELIER

STUART HAYGARTH’S TIDE CHANDELIER

London-based designer Stuart Haygarth knows now to turn mass amounts of trash into awe-inspiring treasure. With training in design and photography, Haygarth conceived of the Tide Chandelier while

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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 everyone in the

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MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES

While the phrase "sustainable textiles" might conjure up images of hemp and itchy burlap, Looolo's Molehill Pillows prove that green textiles can can be both luxurious and well-designed. Inspired by

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MODULAR FENCE CHAIR by Alain Bertreau

MODULAR FENCE CHAIR by Alain Bertreau

Alain Berteau, architect, interior designer, and product designer has designed some fabulously efficient chairs that are noteworthy both for their ingenuity and frugality of material. The Fence Chair

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