Decorative Objects

Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

Michelle Taylor's work is about a personal childhood experience of loss. By fixing broken ceramics, chinaware and found souvenirs through sewing and knitting the stray pieces together, the artist finds a

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AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

AMBIVALENZ’s Flat Pack Furniture Doubles as Art Prints

At first glance, FLÄPPS can look like a simple rectangular art print. Coming in plain white, black and white text balloons, a bouquet of flowers on blue, or patterns of colorful lines, the wooden pieces

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Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood

Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood

Famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek recently designed a beautiful set of baskets, bowls, and trays for Fair Trade Originals. Each piece was handcrafted in Vietnam using palm wood slabs according to the

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Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Japanese brand Bunaco uses environmentally friendly techniques to produce finely designed home products from ribbons of beechwood. Founded in 1956 in the Aomori region of Japan, Bunaco uses an innovative

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See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

Furniture label See-Saw reclaims discarded wood and uses it to create colorful, joyful, and appealing furnishings. They recently released their first collection at DESIGNTIDE Tokyo, where they presented 4

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Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Japanese designer Daisuke Kitagawa presented a collection of objetcts titled “Tolerance” during a recent edition of DESIGNTIDE Tokyo. Using common everyday objects, Daisuke altered the wares with

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HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

HOW TO: Make a Recycled Mustache Mirror

MATERIALS: - A mirror (preferably one you already have) - Fabric paint (we used Tulip non-toxic paint in black) - Mustache templates - A clean, large ziplock bag (you could also use a clean sheet of

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Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé

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Sang Sik Hong Creates Powerful & Sexy Art by Carefully Arranging Thousands of Straws

Sang Sik Hong Creates Powerful & Sexy Art by Carefully Arranging Thousands of Straws

Sang Sik Hong works magic with drinking straws and irony, creating eye-popping sexy art. Employing thousands of standard plastic straws he managed to create great impact by de-contextualizing the flimsy

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Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Inflatable, recyclable, and super cute, Shira Keret's Animal Lamps are shaped like your favourite bird or mammal. Based in Tel Aviv, Keret creates sweet luminaires from Tyvek that emit a soft twinkling

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DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!

MATERIALS: - Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box - A chain or

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LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

LED ‘Living Light’ Springs into Bloom When People Enter a Room

Designed by Joon & Jung Studio 'The Living Light' is a LED pendant lamp that blossoms and expands when people are nearby. Using a programmed microchip, this human-centered design 'magically' gets

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Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Blueware Vases is a collection of white and blue ceramics inspired by traditional British Blue Willow housewares. Handmade by design Studio Glithero, this violet earthenware captures the delicate

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Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Recycled Hockey Sticks Transformed into Incredible Snowflakes at the Montreal Botanic Gardens

Stephen Lindsey of urbanproduct recently worked with Monde Ruelle Gallery to transform old hockey sticks into huge snowflake-shaped "Schtick" holiday ornaments at the Jardin Botanique de Montreal. A

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DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

DIY: Transform Old Christmas Lights Into Adorable Mini Paper-Cube Lanterns

If you haven't yet sorted out your dazzling decorations for the holiday season, revamp last year's string lights with these pretty paper cube designs! This step by step tutorial from Wit and Whistle is

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The Nail Cloud Lamp is a Cumulus of Sharp Nails Suspended by a Magnetic Field

The Nail Cloud Lamp is a Cumulus of Sharp Nails Suspended by a Magnetic Field

Made from hundreds of standard metal nails, the Nail Cloud is a customizable lamp that will make a sharp addition to any interior space. Handmade by product designer Ilias Ernst, the lamp is held

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Jo Meesters Turns Old Woolen Blankets Into Blooming Floral Carpets

Jo Meesters Turns Old Woolen Blankets Into Blooming Floral Carpets

Jo Meesters makes beautiful floral carpets by cutting up old woolen blankets. Combining traditional needlework and delicate floral patterns, the Dutch designer creates new value for previously unloved

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Meshmatics Combines Chicken Wire and Bamboo Paper into Brilliant Soft Lights

Meshmatics Combines Chicken Wire and Bamboo Paper into Brilliant Soft Lights

Rick Tegelaar's main inspiration for design is to discover new possibilities for existing materials. Based in Amsterdam, Tegelaar developed a unique machine to create weird and wonderful shapes for his

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Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

The pair began creating their Songbirds in 2006 and have since transformed a whole range of unexpected relics into these intersting figurative sculptures. Even croquet balls and wheels are given a second

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Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett came up with a genius idea for those pesky pots that new plants for your garden come in.  Instead of feeling guilt for trashing more plastic, he made this fun upcycled chalkboard lamp -

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The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

The Danish Design Center Shop Showcases the Best in Eco-Friendly Scandinavian Design

Normann-Copenhagen’s Mormor tableware collection is available in white and blue, and it is made from low-water use ceramic and renewable cork. Fjällräven's classic bags are very durable and

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25,000 Chopsticks Create Stunning Wooden Clouds Inside LA’s Tsujita Restaurant

25,000 Chopsticks Create Stunning Wooden Clouds Inside LA’s Tsujita Restaurant

Architect Takeshi Sano sought to create a beautiful and mysterious atmosphere influenced by traditional Japanese design. To do this he integrated an incredible ceiling art piece with the restaurant's

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an artistic

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Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

We normally associate gourds with fall and Thanksgiving centerpieces. The curly squash, usually in oranges and greens,  fill baskets around the USA, decorating doorsteps, porches and interiors. Calabarte

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Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Designed from two very different and contrasting materials, ORIGIN is a two-part pendant lamp made from natural wood and partially recycled Corian®. Its creator is furniture and product designer Gregg

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Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

With the electronics world outdoing itself at every turn, your next gadget will be obsolete almost the moment you purchase it. Mike Schropp over at Total Geekdom believes that we can still find use for

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Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk's Accordion lamp is a sustainable throwback to the folded vintage paper lamps of the 1950s. Created through a collaboration with designer Sebastian Neeb, the Accordian lamp is a modern

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Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

About 10 years ago, with the demand for traditional Japanese umbrella decreasing dramatically, Kotaro decided to get involved in his wife’s family business in order to help it survive. He took a deep

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Miss Maple Pendant Lamp Is a Complex Form with a Cozy Glow

Miss Maple Pendant Lamp Is a Complex Form with a Cozy Glow

Elisa Strozyk's pendant lamp "Miss Maple" is a cozy lighting fixture that emits a warm glow as sweet as its bee's nest-like construction. Built from a "textile" that consists of hundreds of wood

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Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

Illuminated Tables and Planters Made from 100% Recycled Plastics

What do you do when you have a room that needs a side table, and an accent lamp? Look to Rotoluxe, a company that makes sustainably, eco-friendly illuminated tables and planters. Their glowing pieces come

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