Decorative Objects

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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Ayodhyatra’s Moss Tables Bring a Bit of Life to Any Room

Ayodhyatra’s Moss Tables Bring a Bit of Life to Any Room

If your living room needs a little touch of plant life and you've got anything but a green thumb, then these moss tables just may be the thing for you. From home furniture company Ayodhyatra, the Secret

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ECO ART: Reclaimed Garbage Transformed Into Amazing Sculptures

ECO ART: Reclaimed Garbage Transformed Into Amazing Sculptures

Most discarded objects such as plastic toys, utensils and metal objects will fall fate to an eternity in a landfill, but artist Sayaka Ganz sees a second life in them. In a move for both the planet and

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Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

This delightful Drops pouf is a chair made of an inner tube covered with recycled upholstery material. It was inspired by the process behind making tassels (bunching together lots of strips of leftover

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Moss Table Adds a Micro-Landscape to Your Living Room

Moss Table Adds a Micro-Landscape to Your Living Room

Image © designboom We’ve already brought you living bath mats, a carpet made of moss, and a biodegradable mushroom stool, so it was only a matter of time before we pulled out some moss coffee tables

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Bold Type Chair Made from 100% Biodegradable Cardboard

Bold Type Chair Made from 100% Biodegradable Cardboard

Font junkies haven’t had reason to get this excited since the release of Helvetica. Designers at SanSanserif Creatius have just premiered their Bold Chair, a funky new seating module constructed from

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Beautiful Snow-Inspired Lamp Made from Sugar

Beautiful Snow-Inspired Lamp Made from Sugar

Many of us can't wait until spring finally arrives at our doorsteps, but you have to admit there is something really special about the atmospheric glow of winter snow. Designer Anna Palomaa has taken

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A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

A Modern and Eco-Friendly Dollhouse by Brinca Dada

Our modern kids certainly don't need to subscribe their imaginations to antiquated Victorian dollhouses. So why not replace those uptight, dim monstrosities with something a little more in-tune with the

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Atelier NL’s Geotagged Ceramics Showcase Local Design

Atelier NL’s Geotagged Ceramics Showcase Local Design

Today eco enthusiasts like to know where the products they buy are coming from, so that they can eat locally grown food and purchase crafts from area artisans. The ceramicists at Atelier NL took cues from

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No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

Here’s another reader submitted idea that really got a hold on us. In dcannam‘s own words: “The Clamplamp explores the concept of “truth” in design where the main objective

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Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Here at Inhabitat we love the wind -- it's one of our favorite natural resources. That explains our excitement when we heard about Luke Jerram's new artistic venture, an acoustic pavilion that sings when

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READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

If you made the switch from traditional energy-sucking holiday lights to efficient LED ones this year, we applaud you. But we also know that they aren't the cheapest thing in the world. That's why were

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Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Photo Credit: Ernie Buts Some of design's most satisfying moments occur when two seemingly unrelated objects are married effectively into something that is much more than the sum of its parts. That's

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Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

Edible Sake Bottles Made From Sun-Dried Squid

These traditional “Ika Tokkuri” sake bottles are 100% edible and are made from a surprising source – sun-dried squid! Authorities in Takahama recently established the “Committee to

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Christmas Tree Made from 1,000 Beer Bottles

Christmas Tree Made from 1,000 Beer Bottles

At the start of every Christmas season, environmentalists inevitably spark the real-versus-artificial tree debate. But this year, Chinese designers decided to take an entirely different approach to

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possibiliTrees: Green & Modern Alternative Christmas Trees

possibiliTrees: Green & Modern Alternative Christmas Trees

If you're driving yourself nuts trying to come up with a festive holiday decorating solution that doesn't involve chopping down a living tree or vacuum-molding one from plastic, here's a nifty

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Earthship Lollipop: An Eco Gingerbread House Complete with Wind Turbine!

Earthship Lollipop: An Eco Gingerbread House Complete with Wind Turbine!

This holiday, ditch the traditional gingerbread house and make your confectionary construction eco-themed! Khai Foo & Elise Young of Solus Decor and Eastside Design have taken all the sugary pleasures

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BKLYN DESIGNS: Final Call to Submit Applications is TODAY!

BKLYN DESIGNS: Final Call to Submit Applications is TODAY!

Calling all designers & crafters in BKLYN!!! It's December and you know what that means! Time to start thinking about the fantabulous BKLYN DESIGNS show which takes place every year in DUMBO in May.

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re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

re:Use Canopy Upcycled from Plastic Cups by BIOS Design Collective

One of the main principles of permaculture is that “the problem is the solution.” Problem: tons of waste cups created by attendees of the OutsideLands concert in San Francisco. Solution: a

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Zombie Chair Ressurected By Hongtao Zhou

Zombie Chair Ressurected By Hongtao Zhou

Zombie chair! Out for your wood scraps! Oozing sawdust and pure carnage! Designer Hongtao Zhou, who we found  playing with ice, decided to get Holiday on a broken, abandoned chair he found on the

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Seed Orbs Capture Beauty of Blooming Bud

Seed Orbs Capture Beauty of Blooming Bud

Capturing the usually short-lived moments of a blooming bud, environmental artist Richard Solomon's Seed Orbs encapsulate Goat's Beard seed heads in glass balls. As an artist, Solomon has worked with

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Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Links Roundup of the Week: Eco Furniture

Through the end of August, the Museum of Arts and Design is hosting a weekly evening of good drinks, food and art on Thursdays starting at 5:00 PM. Big fans of pay-as-you-wish admission to museums, the

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EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

EDIBLE ART: Biodegradable Bowls Made From Vegetables

Dutch artist Geke Wouters has created a stunning collection of paper-thin bowls made from carrots, peppers, beet root, leeks, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Each delicate piece of edible art is made

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Clever Lids Convert Tin Cans Into Stylish Containers

Clever Lids Convert Tin Cans Into Stylish Containers

Not since the advent of the tin can telephone have we seen such an ingenious use for cast-off cans! Designer and recent graduate of Northumbria University Jack Bresnahan has created a set of nine lids

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