Decorative Objects

“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

“Creative Action for Forest” Bookcase by Greenpeace and Jamy Yang

Greenpeace China already does a lot to fight for the environment, but did you know they design furniture too? Okay, not exactly, but they did enlist designer Jamy Yang to create this fetching

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Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires

Danish designer Annemette Beck takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs, upholstery,

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Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

These gorgeous lamps may look as if they’ve been excavated from ancient crystal caves, but they are in fact the product of an imaginative assemblage of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Created by a

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Kief Table Creates a Sleek Modern Surface From Walnut Cuttoffs

Kief Table Creates a Sleek Modern Surface From Walnut Cuttoffs

It’s not always practical to implement deconstructivism into interior design (see: glasses slipping over non-rectilinear surfaces), so when you finally spot a piece that’s able to embody this

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Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

Godoylab’s Drip Table Turns Thinning Wood into a Beautiful Table

It’s been some time since we last reported on Mexico City-based Godoylab, but this sustainability-focused design studio has certainly been hard at work with a slew of new pieces to show. One piece that

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Egg Cartons Recycled into Awesome Office Lamps

Egg Cartons Recycled into Awesome Office Lamps

We recently brought you a stylish set of furniture inspired by egg cartons -- now comes the complementary lighting, courtesy of designer Victor Vetterlein! Vetterlein's 'Trash Me' lamps reflect upon the

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A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

A Tree-Shaped Shelf Made for Bookworms of All Ages

We were absolutely enamored when we spotted this delightful tree shaped bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh at this year's ICFF. Appropriately named the "Tree Bookshelf," Soh sets up several loving tree

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! Voting on our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to cast

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New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

New Eco-Friendly Modern Mobiles by Rogan Objects

We've always loved Rogan for their ethical fashion forwardness, but now we’ve become enamored with their uber-stylish collection of sustainable modern furniture and accessories! One of the latest

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Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Light up your home the right way with energy-efficient CFL bulbs, then consider transforming your old incandescent bulbs into bud-growing vases like these amazing Potus Pots! Designed by Natalia Hojman

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DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

DIY Icosahedron Mobile/Toy Made From Colored Pencils!

It’s never too early to instill a little pragmatism into your children, but it’s always best when done with a little bit of creativity. Spotted by our intrepid reporters at this year's Model Citizens

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Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Whether you like to turn them into a makeshift megaphones or let them stick to their roles as traditional roadblocks, traffic cones carry a whole lot of opportunity for creativity. Another ingenious

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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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MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

And for more up to the minute Milan Design Week coverage, keep it tuned right here!

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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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