Decorative Objects

Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

One of New York City’s greatest features is undoubtedly the subway system. 718 Made in Brooklyn, which we had the pleasure of peeping last weekend at BKLYN Designs, pays homage to the underground with

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Modern Cabinets Built from Recycled Gymnasium Floorboards

Modern Cabinets Built from Recycled Gymnasium Floorboards

Our friends at Designboom recently tipped us off to these beautiful reclaimed cabinets made by Denmark-based Søren Rose Studio. Dubbed ‘Gymnasium’, the collection was inspired by the glory days of

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Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs

Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs

Visitors to the show were greeted by a sculpture of cascading chairs by Uhuru and a live Twitter feed of what people were tweeting about the event! The Inhabiteam does a quick group huddle before

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Modern Paper Pulp Furniture Looks Like Giant Egg Cartons!

Modern Paper Pulp Furniture Looks Like Giant Egg Cartons!

Egg carton crafts have never looked so good. Designed by Dan Hochberg and Odelia Lavie, ‘Pulp Furniture’ adapts the same process used to create protective pulp packaging to fashion stylish and modern

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Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Ant-Farm Art – FRAMEicariums by Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale

Looking for art that is dynamic, unique and ALIVE? Inhabitat favorites Hugh Hayden and Katie Vitale recently gave us a sneak peek of their latest creation to be showcased at BKLYN Designs 2010: a living,

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13 Smart, Green ECOnomical Gifts for Mother’s Day!

13 Smart, Green ECOnomical Gifts for Mother’s Day!

GLASS BEAD PENDANT NECKLACE - $20 This extravagant fair trade glass bead fringe necklace is sure to make your mom swoon. Its delicate glass beads reflect hours of handiwork by artisans in India

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Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa

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Bionic Humidifier: A Flower that Helps You Breathe Easier

Bionic Humidifier: A Flower that Helps You Breathe Easier

Nature, nurture and design come together in Gonglue Jiang's Bionic Humidifier -- a clever appliance masquerading as a potted plant that also functions as an indoor humidifier. Jiang’s artificial

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Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our

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BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate

BOOM! A Political Statement in the Form of Chocolate

Mexico is one of the largest producers of cacao in the world, cultivating this ancient currency for over three millennia. But while it’s the birthplace of chocolate, any production of this lucrative

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Malva Lamp Topped With a Totally Compostable Shade

Malva Lamp Topped With a Totally Compostable Shade

Compost and lighting don't usually go together, but innovative design studio Ett La Benn decided the two seemingly separate things would mesh perfectly together in their new Malva lamp. Unveiled at Milan

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LIGHT BULBO is a Lamp Made From a Gourd!

LIGHT BULBO is a Lamp Made From a Gourd!

Your parents may have told you to eat your veggies, but we bet they never reminded you to turn them off when you leave the room. But they may have if you'd had 'LIGHT BULBO', an ingenious lamp made of a

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Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Iconic designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with Dupont to design an eco-friendly living space for the future. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his Smart-ologic residence is made from a range of new

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as heat.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

From picture frames to even sandwiches, we love all things jigsaw! And now we can add these clever wooden stools to the list! Made from sustainably produced, plantation-grown sheesham wood, each stool

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Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that blend the

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Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca

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Linda Filley’s Upcycled Paper Gowns Offer Artful Answer to Everyday Waste

Linda Filley’s Upcycled Paper Gowns Offer Artful Answer to Everyday Waste

Just in time for spring we've spotted some fanciful three-dimensional paper designs in the form of colorful frocks. Crafted from paper piles ranging from seed packets to computer paper to newsprint,

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“Newsworthy” Wall-Covering is Made Entirely of Newspaper

“Newsworthy” Wall-Covering is Made Entirely of Newspaper

Textile and product designer Lori Weitzner makes breaking news with this textural wall-covering made up of 100% up-cycled newspapers. Cleverly titled "Newsworthy", the design is created by taking strips

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Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

This may look like just another pretty 3D rendering but it's not - it's a real project that was just unveiled as part of a regeneration project for the waterfront at Widnes near the River Mersey in

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An Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Espresso Maker

An Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Espresso Maker

Despite all the reasons why we should cut down on caffeine, it’s hard to say no to that daily little cup of java goodness. So rather than flipping on the switch to your energy hungry espresso maker –

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Amazing LEGO Table Would Make Even the Most Boring Meeting Fun

Amazing LEGO Table Would Make Even the Most Boring Meeting Fun

Apparently it only takes 22,742 lego bricks to make a table. After seeing this stunning boardroom masterpiece built by ABGC Architecture and Design, we think we might just strike up a collection! The

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Salvaged Wood Table Shines With a Slice of Color

Salvaged Wood Table Shines With a Slice of Color

San Francisco-based Anzfer Farms has taken an array of reclaimed wood and turn it into a table of wild textures with an unexpected slice of color. Their Slice Reflection Table started out as salvaged

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Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

Bug Infested Wood Transformed into Sleek Modern Furniture

In recent years global warming has lent a hand in increasing the population of the Mountain Pine Beetle, which has been wreaking havoc on acres of woodland area, giving way to a surplus of diseased,

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Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when

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Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

We live in a world where pre-packaged items have begun blur the lines between what is natural and what is not. So why should our outdoor gardens be any different? Taking note of the lack of green spaces

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Flora Grubb Panels Let You Design Your Own Vertical Garden

Flora Grubb Panels Let You Design Your Own Vertical Garden

A vertical garden is one of the most eye-catching ways to decorate an empty wall, but how do you move beyond crawling ivy for a more colorful and luscious canvas? After receiving hundreds of emails for

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Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Superstar designer Karim Rashid just unveiled a beautiful new modular lighting system that continues his trek along the path towards greener designs. Dubbed ‘Trex’, the lamp has a soft and stunning

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Oud Now Updates Traditional Cupboards With a Modern Twist

Oud Now Updates Traditional Cupboards With a Modern Twist

With so many furniture choices out there, it’s hard to decide - do I go modernist or traditionalist? Not sure? Instead of copping out and running to buy uninspiring big box furniture, why not go with a

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