Decorative Objects

Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

New York-based architect and designer Emily Fischer began her exploration into quilted maps in 2002 as a part of an academic project in "tactile wayfinding". The pieces were inspired by her mother, who

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World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic Made of 85,794 Cubes Wins Guinness World Record

Toronto-based Cube Works Studio recently set a new Guinness World Record by building the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic from 80,940 cubes! Standing over 13 feet high and 200 feet wide, the

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Brooklyn to West Gives Scrap Wood a New Life as Gorgeous Geometric Tables

Brooklyn to West Gives Scrap Wood a New Life as Gorgeous Geometric Tables

As "a builder, a fixer, and a do-it-myselfer", Ariele Alasko of Brooklyn to West enjoys big tools, old wood, good pasta, and finding primo building material in the dumpster. Having moved to New York from

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Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Assigning themselves the ambitious goal of pulling 700 people out of poverty by 2020, the group trains community members to make a series of high-end pieces for home decor. It is their hope that moving

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Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

Our Favorite Sustainable Home Furnishings at the 2013 Las Vegas Market!

The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection is a North Carolina-based family-run company who makes impressive use of salvaged materials and sustainably-sourced wood. Their one-of-a-kind pieces make

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Colorful Carpet Made From Thousands of Digital Watches by Heidi Voet

Colorful Carpet Made From Thousands of Digital Watches by Heidi Voet

Wristwatches were once a necessity, but now they're entering the realm of novelty - more often than not, when you ask someone for the time they check their smartphone instead. In her installation Is six

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Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp

A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio may look like a hard-bound book on the outside - but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer Max

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Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Not only are Specimen's horn speakers visually intriguing with their flared newsprint protrusion, but they project larger-than-life sound using only 3 watts of power. The technology employed was common in

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Birdhouse Roof Tile: Cozy Nesting Site For Birds Brings Wildlife to Your Home

Birdhouse Roof Tile: Cozy Nesting Site For Birds Brings Wildlife to Your Home

Looking to find some feathery housemates or find a cool new accent for your home? The Birdhouse roof tile created by Klaas Kuiken is an excellent way to bring a little nature back into your life. Built

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Photographer Jamie Kripke Documents the Bitter Side of Christmas Trees

Photographer Jamie Kripke Documents the Bitter Side of Christmas Trees

Ancient Egyptian, Roman and Chinese cultures once saw evergreen trees as symbols of eternal life, and Scandinavians placed them inside -- or just outside -- their homes to express hope for the forthcoming

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Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

Studio505′s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

A dazzling LED flower chandelier has blossomed in Wujin, China, brought to life by Studio505 at the Lotus Conference Center. The colossal structure is a beacon of light for visitors, standing at a

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Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

This faux grass rug invites whoever uses it to interact with the design by playfully rearranging the flowers! The creation of Toronto-based Joe Jin Design Company is made-up of artificial daisies that can

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How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

How to Green Your Holidays With Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, but decorating your home with energy-guzzling lights and dead trees hardly fits in either category. Luckily, eco-conscious yuletide

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the

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Azuma Makoto’s Pixelated Bonsai is Made from LEGOs

Azuma Makoto’s Pixelated Bonsai is Made from LEGOs

Botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s latest masterpiece wasn’t crafted from branches and blooms, but instead from LEGOs! The artist has built a life-like bonsai from the popular children’s blocks. The

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Yusuke Oono’s Palm-Sized Book is a Fairytale Told in 360 Degrees

Yusuke Oono’s Palm-Sized Book is a Fairytale Told in 360 Degrees

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there must be volumes inside this tiny booklet by Yusuke Oono. The Germany-based Japanese architect created this incredible 360 degree picture book using a

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One Two Tree: An Eco friendly Christmas Tree That can be Styled to Suit any Space

One Two Tree: An Eco friendly Christmas Tree That can be Styled to Suit any Space

Standing 84.5 cm tall, One Two Tree is an eco-friendly Christmas tree that consists of 26 ‘branches’ that rotate on a ‘trunk’. A hole drilled in the end of each branch enables you to create a

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Nebula 12 Light Fixture Predicts The Weather and Then Brings It Inside!

Nebula 12 Light Fixture Predicts The Weather and Then Brings It Inside!

Do you ever lie in bed for just a minute after opening your eyes, trying to guess what kind of weather you'll see when you look out the window? The Nebula 12 is a concept light fixture that can bring the

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Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Earlier this month at Designtide Tokyo, local studio Nendo debuted Bottleware: a collection of beautifully crafted dishware that gives new life to recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles. The green-tinted

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Second Life Rugs Turns Factory Residue Wools Into Beautiful High-Pile Rugs

Second Life Rugs Turns Factory Residue Wools Into Beautiful High-Pile Rugs

Second Life Rugs converts wool production residues into beautifully patterned, thick, shag-pile rugs. Instead of being spun and dyed, the wool scraps are boiled, shredded and knotted. What results is a

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3D-Printed ‘Vegan’ Bacon Mobius Strip Takes Fake Meat to Infinity and Beyond

3D-Printed ‘Vegan’ Bacon Mobius Strip Takes Fake Meat to Infinity and Beyond

Behold the 3-D printed Bacon Mobius Strip, a Kosher and vegan-friendly strip of fake meat that twists around itself without beginning or end. Truly, it is a marvel of modern technology. The design by

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Made from laser-sintered polyamide, Kinesis is a "wearable sculpture" by London- and Berlin-based Daniel Widrig that treats the body like a landscape, wrapping and undulating around its form. With a

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Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy Creates Charming Lamps Using a 1930s Copper Jelly Mold

Piers Saxby Candy, a Brighton-based designer, hand crafted his Jelly Desk Lamp and Jelly Table Lamp with using oak wood for the stand and cast an original 1930s copper jelly mold for the shade.

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Macaon Transforms Aluminum Cans Into Cartoon, Video Game, and Superhero Characters

Macaon Transforms Aluminum Cans Into Cartoon, Video Game, and Superhero Characters

When knocking back a cold beer, you hardly ever pay attention to the can. Yet, Japanese artist Macaon notices every picture, letter, and label printed on its surface. Using both alcoholic and

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JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

The British design team JAMESPLUMB is known for its ingenious one-of-a-kind furnishings and interiors created from antiques, cast-offs, and found objects. We were struck by these beautiful and useful

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Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Designed and produced by Supercake, the I-pot is a modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors. The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable interlocking

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Decorex Paints the Town Green with Showcase of Eco-Furnishings at London Design Festival

Decorex Paints the Town Green with Showcase of Eco-Furnishings at London Design Festival

Volga Linen is a family-run company that sells pure linen by the meter, table linen, bed linen and ready to hang curtains. Linen is a naturally environmentally friendly material; flax needs less

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Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

Building Baskets in Brompton: Kingston University Teams up with Lupane Women’s Centre on Sustainable Craft Initiative

The Building Baskets exhibition during the London Design Festival showcased a two-year design collaboration between the Design and Business Schools at Kingston University and the Lupane Women’s Center

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Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmás just launched Dama, a sustainably designed table lamp made from recycled materials by Australian designer Tom Allen. Each Dama lamp is made from a recycled 5-liter

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