Decorative Objects

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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Steampunk Rotary Cellphone Makes Technology Tactile Again

Steampunk Rotary Cellphone Makes Technology Tactile Again

In an age when cellphones have been streamlined to a slew of uninspiring, minimalist bricks, steampunk designer Richard Clarkson offers up a throwback dose of vintage nostalgia: the Rotary Mechanical

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Luminous Origami Art Installation Displays Digital Information at Bremen University Library

Luminous Origami Art Installation Displays Digital Information at Bremen University Library

To mark their 350th year anniversary, The University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, created a luminous interior installation made entirely from folded paper. The sculptural paper panels float through the

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By Hand: Whittled Housewares Create Sustainable Creature Comforts with Charm and Beauty

By Hand: Whittled Housewares Create Sustainable Creature Comforts with Charm and Beauty

Nowadays wherever one looks for fashionable, modern furnishings, they're lost amongst pieces made in a factory. You won't find any crumbly, soulless particleboard in the pieces featured here. Our woodsman

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Deck Out Your Dining Table With Edible Centerpieces from Woolly Pocket

Deck Out Your Dining Table With Edible Centerpieces from Woolly Pocket

We didn't think food could get much fresher than when dishes are garnished with crisp herbs picked from your own garden - until we saw these cute lil' planters from Woolly Pocket. The Dining Society (an

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Mexican Designers and Artisans Bring Innovation to the Pottery Tradition of Oaxaca

Mexican Designers and Artisans Bring Innovation to the Pottery Tradition of Oaxaca

A group of designers are teaming up with artisans from the Oaxaca region of Mexico to host a program that will provide training, collaboration, promotion and fair commercialization of their work. This

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Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Gorgeous Hand-Woven Wicker Furniture Showcases Traditional Chilean Craft

Produced from the fiber of the Salix plant, a type of willow (hence the project´s name) these design wonders are made by local artisans from a town called Chimbarongo, near Chile's bustling capital

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Da Morto A Orto: Redundant Furniture Recycled into Abundant and Gorgeous Planters

Da Morto A Orto: Redundant Furniture Recycled into Abundant and Gorgeous Planters

We always love when designers mesh recycled materials with greenery, and Peter Bottazzi and Denish Bonpace’s recycled furniture planters are a shining example! The series, called Da Morto A Orto (from

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WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

WIG: Head Shaped Vases Are Like Modern Chia Pets

It's okay to admit it - you thought Chia pets were awesome when they first came out (it's okay, we all did). But if your tastes have matured a bit since then, you can still have all of the quirky fun they

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Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects’ Delicate “Air” Vases Are Made Entirely From Paper

Torafu Architects unveiled a stunning line of shape-shifting paper tableware at this year's Milan Furniture Fair that is almost as light and transparent as the air that inspired it. Constructed from

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Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

This chic modern WallArt tiles add an extra dimension to boring plain walls. Made from recycled bagasse (a fibrous residue leftover from the process of extracting the sweet juice from sugarcane stalks),

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Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Won Joon Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and is currently studying for his BFA in designed objects at the SAIC in Chicago. Stardust is the result of an intense two-semester design project that focused on the

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Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

Loaded: Heavyweight Craft Exhibit Showcases Designs Made From Iron and Sugar

The Loaded exhibit encouraged designers to ask questions about the value of everyday objects. It explores the fluidity of currency and how objects are shaped by global systems of trade, cultural

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Lloydesign Creates Colorful Layered Stools and Tables from Salvaged Offcuts

Lloydesign Creates Colorful Layered Stools and Tables from Salvaged Offcuts

Using 95 percent recycled materials, Lloydesign creates beautifully layered eco-friendly furniture.

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Office Decorated With a Refurbished Vintage 1960s Fighter Plane

Office Decorated With a Refurbished Vintage 1960s Fighter Plane

When Adam Kushner, principal of design firm KUSHNER Studios, set about designing a creative office environment, he thought big - really big. He and his team hauled in a vintage 1960s MiG fighter plane and

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